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The Ships from ModelTroia 2008
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 03:01 PM UTC
This was the tenth ModelTroia contest, held in Setubal, Portugal.
Here''s the ship photo report.
Enjoy

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Gunny
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 08:15 PM UTC
Nice batch of builds there, Rui, a good variety of subject matter as well...thanks for sharing!
MikeM
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:51 PM UTC
Good work Rui, a strong interest in IJN and submarines I notice. Is that your icebreaker? The Soviet subs diorama is also a nice work and a new one to me. Some of the others look familiar!

Mike
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 - 12:37 AM UTC
Thank you Rui for posting these photos. It's overwhelming and very encouraging to see this level of ship modelling. We're lucky in part of the world to get a few categories in a contest spared for ships, there in Portugal, you have an entire contest for ship models!

It's nice to see the wide variety of ships and subs displayed. The great big wooden vessels are works of art. The plastic models first class. The IJN fast transport is my favourite,(again that IJN bias showing ) The Shirane and the Alvares Cabral are both stand outs, well done Rui!!

Frank

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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 - 02:39 AM UTC
They sure like them submarines in Portugal!
Thanks for the photos, Rui.
skipper
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 - 03:15 AM UTC

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Is that your icebreaker? The Soviet subs diorama is also a nice work and a new one to me. Some of the others look familiar!

Mike



Hi Mike,

Yes it is my icebreaker, not finished though...
The "New and the Old" soviet submarine dio is from Filipe

Remember that we are a small community here, so there are a lot of familiar models (and faces) every year

Thanks Mike



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Thank you Rui for posting these photos. It's overwhelming and very encouraging to see this level of ship modelling. We're lucky in part of the world to get a few categories in a contest spared for ships, there in Portugal, you have an entire contest for ship models!



Hi Frank,
Correction here: This were the tables an SIG's ship related
There were airplanes, AFV's, Civil Cars, Figure and Dio's - since the show is "too big" to make a full report, I have decided, three years ago to make a "ship only" report.
I think that a ship only contest would fail to success


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It's nice to see the wide variety of ships and subs displayed. The great big wooden vessels are works of art. The plastic models first class. The IJN fast transport is my favourite,(again that IJN bias showing ) The Shirane and the Alvares Cabral are both stand outs, well done Rui!!

Frank



Yes the T-9 is very good, as is the HMS Onslow. The Shiraze is not finished yet, but I decided to take it anyway - I thought the Orange would bring colour to the ship area - it did!
Thanks to all

Rui
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 - 08:12 AM UTC
Remarkable photos indeed. Hopefully next year we will have more ships and a bigger SIG, also we would like that people from outside Portugal would join us in the SIG or in the Model Show.
JMartine
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 - 12:57 PM UTC
THANK you for posting, I just love browsing such aesthetically pleasing and well built models, just fantastic and inspirational work... bookmarked for future enjoyment, thanks again!
jba
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 - 09:12 PM UTC
I felt my eyes bulge at that sub dio on page 1, wow, what a splendid work! i really like the way the ice has been done, great off centered and realistic melting! I really love that one.
Otherwise, it seems Portuguese are really very good at building boat scale models! Your own Kaszub and IJN sub really stand out from the crowd but some of the sub stuff is really very good as well.
OK so, I don't think i see that question asked already, but how many medals did you snatch ?
JB
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 - 10:28 PM UTC


Four

2º place in Military Dioramas with I-58 (1944 fit) - the one with the Chinese Junk
2º place Ships (smaller scales) with USS Cassin
3º place Ships (smaller scales) with Icebreaker Shiraze
2º place Ships (scratchbuilt) with NRP Alvares Cabral
jba
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 06:48 AM UTC
eh, I knew that
Congratulations, I think you have your own style Rui and that's about the best compliment i can do to you
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 07:52 AM UTC
Congratulations on the awards Rui.
Thanks for posting the photos, enjoyed seeing them.
skipper
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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 02:38 AM UTC

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Congratulations on the awards Rui.
Thanks for posting the photos, enjoyed seeing them.



You're Welcome Dave - it's the least I can do
As for the awards, they are only awards... the main thing is to participate and show what can be done with some bits of plastic (or wood).



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Congratulations, I think you have your own style Rui and that's about the best compliment i can do to you


Indeed is a GREAT COMPLIMENT, Jean-Bernard!
As we have discussed before, it's hard to make new ways of displaying ships, so, I guess I can go a little artist on showing mine (not as you do - you are a Poet!!!)

Cheers,
Rui