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ModelScala 2010 Ship Photo Report
Gunny
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 01:10 AM UTC
MSW plank-owner Rui Matos (skipper) sends us his annual ship photo report from IX ModelScala contest in Montijo, Portugal, in this MSW feature!

Enjoy!


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 07:12 AM UTC
An excellent collection of naval subjects! That weathering finish on the Type VII is fascinating, and what an impressive turn-out of sailing subjects. Is that typical for the Lisbon show?

--Karl
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 10:23 AM UTC
Surprise, surprise!!
Thanks for airing it, Mark!

Hi Karl
Thanks, there were very good models in the contest... the only bad point is the venue lighting
Back to the ships, usually there aren't that many wooden ship models... wooden and plastic usually don't mix much.
Normally is the plastic modeler that makes an experience into wooden models and displays them.
Wooden ship modelers consider plastic ship models just a simple way of getting a ship model

Wrong! Very wrong... but this is me

Thanks for your feedback
Rui
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 10:57 AM UTC
I understand about the wood vs. plastic debate--I have the highest respect for masters of wood shipmodelling. In fact, I consider it to be a separate hobby.

What I was really asking about earlier was the prevalence of sailing subjects in a pan-genre show.

--Karl
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 11:07 AM UTC
Hi Karl

Sorry for my misunderstanding, but there's a reason for it

Almost all sailing ships there were wooden models - exception made to the greek birreme.
As for the debate wooden x plastic... with all respect I have for wooden ship modelers and you too, Karl, I am not going to start (restart) it here
Hope you understand.


Rui
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 12:14 PM UTC
It was an impressive show from what you revealed, and congratulations on holding up our sub-specialty in naval dioramas in the face of all those armor guys!

One of the fondest memories from my contest days was having my Enterprise (CV-6) dio, the only naval dio in that show BTW, take first place in the category over all those panzers....

Your work was a standout, and not because you edited the photo coverage, either!

--Karl
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2010 - 01:38 PM UTC
Thanks for the photos Rui, enjoyed seeing them.