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 Author  Topic: Six part video of a man building PT109 diorama
ducati650

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ducati650   Send Email To ducati650 Posted on: Jan 17, 2008 - 6:43pm
I found this very interesting and the final result is pretty cool. The first half of segment 1 is boring but it gets better. He built it "out of the box" so it has the normal Revel kit errors but the final result is pretty impressive. It is in Japanese but the vidoe is worth watching.

I hope this works, here goes:

1/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki86BZTq_90&feature=related

2/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02-jKebghz0&feature=related

3/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlVFqb8RTa4&feature=related

4/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UWfMu28V3E&feature=related

5/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is_gL57RGnI&feature=related

6/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQVp_ibAi5w&feature=related



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David Waples

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Waples  Posted on: Jan 17, 2008 - 9:50pm
Ed,
That was very interesting and entertaining. I really like the water. One of the better out of the box builds and some interesting use of paint and wash. Thanks for sharing. What did you think of it?
Dave

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I wish I could have understood Japanese, but this man certainly is one talented builder. Can you magine how this would have looked had he used updated parts such as guns, torpedoes, photo etched parts. ect. His use of colors and the way he built the water is something no doubt. Any of you model builders out there ever try a project like that?


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David Waples

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Like you I wish I could have understood the conversation. Generally I use significantly less wash and hi-light than this gentleman did. I use more weathering powder such as pastel chalk and other products out there.

I was very impressed with the water. I'm going to have to go through that again and take some notes. The use of foam to represent the white water I thought looked very good. Since I prefer larger scales this could be a good technique to pick up on.

Dave

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ducati650

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ducati650   Send Email To ducati650 Posted on: Jan 18, 2008 - 6:11am
Dave, Frank,
I had lots of thoughts as I watched the videos unfold. Initially I saw some of the rough edges of the kit and thought this would be another nice but uninspiring OOB (out-of-the-box) build. I thought this guy doesn't really know much about PT boats. His build was good for OOB and well within the skills of average builders. You get a "nice" impression of a PT Boat for people who don't know or care a lot about them.

As his began to paint and finish the model, I was very impressed at how the correct use of color, shade, highlight and technique could make a mediocre kit look much better. His techniques are pretty common and many were used in my PT495 build. Something that was very apparent was that he has done this many times and knows exactly what types of paints and finishes can work together. One wrong step here and you can ruin the sub coats. The finished, weathered model was a perfect example of how to bring a model to the next level. At this point it was a beautifully executed, if technically incorrect model boat of the 109.

It was not until the diorama came together that I realized that what he had created was an EMOTIONALLY accurate snapshot of history. It didn't matter that the colors on the boat may or may not have been the exact right shade of green. It just didn't matter. It didn't matter that the details on the boat were a bit crude or that the deck planking showed. It just didn't matter any more. You look at the diorama and you FEEL the history, the emotion. I could look at it and almost feel the deck pounding under my feet and the spray on my face. In modeling, stirring those emotions is rare, even with a 100% accurate, super-detailed, certified color matched model. It was no longer just a "nice model boat". As I watched I wished that I could have had 2 minutes to tell him not to use the lines and stanchions forward or the hull decals and to mount the flag on the starboard side of the mast, but in the whole scheme of things, these are details that would have made the diorama more technically accurate but only marginally improved the emotion accuracy.

I also found it ironic watching a Japanese man building a PT Boat diorama. Don't know why, I just did. I guess it shows how things change. I thought about "What ifs" had it not been for PT Boats in the South Pacific when there was little else standing between us and the Japanese.

I also thought as I looked at the diorama about how this would look in Frank's exhibit, especially if the build was as right and fantastic as Dave's.

Ed


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Ed

Your use of words on the description of the build was dead on and I know how you feel. Yes, I would love to have something like that in my Exhibit, but finding someone to do it with time is tough. Even my model builder can't build me anything for some time as he is laying low for the Winter. I just think that this man brought to life a piece of History that anyone can relate to. Seeing the boat and all it's Packard Power is a sight to behold. This builder captured that moment in time for all of us who love the boats ...........


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I agree with everyone's comments, thoughts and feelings about the diorama.

Thanks for posting it, Ed - very interesting.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ducati650   Send Email To ducati650 Posted on: Jan 18, 2008 - 2:19pm
Glad you liked it Drew.
Ed


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  FRANK

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Ahoy there Ed-

I wish to thank you for posting this amazing build of the 109 OOB. I too wish I knew Japanese! The water and explosion technique blew me away.

Thanks for sharing this with all of us scale ship model builders looking at this board.

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  FRANK

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Hey Ed-

I just viewed part 6 again with my wife next to me. I do a water technique with water putty and gel glaze but mine don't even come close to this guys! AMAZING!

There is only one thing left to do, find someone who speaks Japanese get this thing translated and give it a shot! I've GOT to try this water deal!

Thanks again!

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