Bart Goesaert very nice model, and the seawaves are fantastic. could you explain how you did them?
11. June 2015, 12:13
Steve Luckinbill Thank you so much everyone. Those comments are very appreciated.
Bart, to answer your question regarding how I made the sea effects. It is made from sawdust, in a box made from poster board. The sawdust is shaped as needed, then glued with thin CA (this took a lot, so I will probably use foam board next time). I then went over that with strips of printer paper and medium acrylic gel to smooth out the roughness of the sawdust. The water was then sprayed with blue and the churn/wake with a sea foam green of my own color mix, then a light spray of white. The wave caps, bow crash and wake were topped off with cotton and acrylic gel. The entire thing was then sprayed with an acrylic varnish to show wetness and firm up the bow crash.
Steve Luckinbill Thank you again guys,
Christian, The method I used is a slight variation on Chris' method, but like I said, I will go with the foam board next time. In fact, I am working on a replica of the Musashi wreck. I have limited information so, I'm guessing at some of it. Hopefully it will turn out to be plausible enough.
11. June 2015, 18:40
Martyn Fox Wow! Fantastic model. The sea is superb.
11. June 2015, 19:24
Christian Bruer Ah you're the mate building the Musashi and place an WIP on Modelwarships. The WIP is really informative and even it is not my Navy this is an interesting work because of modeling techniques and history research. Wer good start on this Steve!
For all who are interested: shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=159654
You should post your progress on Scalemates too
Because of your method of making water, I thought you're following Chris method even it is slightly different. I'm really impressed of his naturally results and you kept it really close and nice. I'm far away from this.
Vegard Øksenholt I don't care too much about any other topics than aircrafts, but for once I'm happy to see a boat dio on the news feed. This is crazy! The whole diorama seems alive.. It's a masterpiece!
Ingmar Stöhr I made some experiments on making convincing water. My impression is, that the difficult part is not the technique you use, but to shape the waves and the wake in a convincing way. I feel this needs a reference picture and a lot practice to get it right.
Sculpting waves must be a bit like sculpting music in some ways, all those different frequencies interacting with each other, the rises and falls, the crescendos and moments of dissonance crashing about against things and bouncing off walls
12. June 2015, 13:33
Hanno Kleinecke In this way of thinking, Steve is closer to Beethoven than to Mozart .
12. June 2015, 14:06
Choppa Nutta I was thinking more Bach myself for this piece, just for the sheer Gothic drama of the scene
Btw the backdrop really does set the scene !!
So Steve, it's a super hi res version of Pavel's variation
12. June 2015, 16:09
Rui S Hi agree with Mike and Choppa, Modelling art like an old master painting
12. June 2015, 16:55
Steve Luckinbill You guys are really embarrassing me. I put forth a lot of effort to make my best build yet, apparently I succeed. Those cropped images are fantastic, thank you. Pavel, your enhanced version looks great, I wish I had computer skills like that.
I'm familiar with rough sea waves. I spent several years in the Coast Guard and in the Barring Sea. You get to see that scene a lot, and rougher.
Luckily Steve, Pavel has got your missing computer know how, sounds like a good excuse for a bit of a team up ?
Anyhow, I reckon you would sell a few, especially if mounted onto some posh card reading for framing
12. June 2015, 17:53
Steve Luckinbill That's an idea.
I am going to show her at the IPMS show in Salt Lake City this October, if everything works out. I was hopping I could donate her to a museum at some point after. Having several of that picture on a cards may also work. There are really very few pictures of the Indy in 45, especially underway.
12. June 2015, 18:02
Pavel Pinzhin First things first, this beauty deserves a thorough photoshoot then. And as for further editing and composing for print, I'd be delighted to propose some variants, that's for sure.
12. June 2015, 18:22
Choppa Nutta Are you allowed to sell stuff at the show ?
Greeting cards is another nice idea as they could sell well due to a lower price point as well as the full size prints, which would of course be signed and numbered
12. June 2015, 18:25
Steve Luckinbill I'll see if I can barrow my son-in-law's camera for some better shots. These were taken on my Galaxy S3.
12. June 2015, 18:45
Choppa Nutta cool, if you can recreate that pink glow on the back drop even better
Choppa Nutta be careful with the lighting, too much light on the green will bounce onto your model giving it a green tinge.
Angle the green upwards to help bounce the green light away and keep the strong lights only on the model.
This is why I like the backdrop so much you get a very natural light radiosity from it, subtle I know, but then great art is made from great subtly
Rui S I've made a lonnnng retrospective search in my ENGAGED threads and gladly revisited so many Great Pieces of Modeling Art but I've found the one I remember and I've to call at the moment.
Not my favorite environment but nevertheless sooooo IMPRESSIVE that I enjoy bring it again to the front page.
10. January 2016, 04:33
Choppa Nutta This is a fantastic work with a great presentation
Well worth the seeing again !!
10. January 2016, 05:59
Rui S Is the U-Boat going to get the Indianapolis?
10. January 2016, 12:29
Anthony Flanagan Rui S - good call on bringing this one to the front of the que. Really well done.