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Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member15 Jul 2012 9:34 p.m. PST

It was too hot today to work outside so I got this finished instead link

Lion in the Stars15 Jul 2012 9:57 p.m. PST

Yeah, hot weather makes yardwork rather miserable, doesn't it! (currently 32degC and 60% humidity where I am… blargh!)

If you're only going to do one ship a month, can I request a 'China station' Gunboat? A couple 3" guns and some MGs on the sides, just the thing to 'settle' trade discussions!

kyotebluer than blue Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2012 10:11 p.m. PST

Your doing a great job Anton!!

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member16 Jul 2012 6:44 a.m. PST

Lion in the Stars, oddly enough I just picked up the Osprey book on that subject a short while ago.

kyotebluer than blue, Thank you

Darby E16 Jul 2012 8:37 a.m. PST

Anton, are these all based on real ships? (I'm sure some are compacted for gaming usage, but by how much?)

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Jul 2012 10:50 a.m. PST

Looks great.
28mm?
beer

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member16 Jul 2012 12:21 p.m. PST

Darby E,
Yes they are, more like cartoons than scale models, a huge amount of length disappears to make them manageable for gaming use. Big Bad Battleships website has loads of photos of pre-dreadnought ships. Length is reduced by about 40-60%, width about 30%, I them thin out the deck fixtures to a bare minimum (it still ends up crowded, but the real ships have very crowded decks) I try to retain the look of the thing as much as possible.

richarDISNEY , yup, 28mm

Darby E16 Jul 2012 1:06 p.m. PST

Well they look brilliant! Very inspirational.

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member16 Jul 2012 7:49 p.m. PST

Why thank you, Darby E

KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2012 10:40 p.m. PST

You insane person! Awesome work!

CorporalTrim Inactive Member24 Jul 2012 11:12 a.m. PST

Great looking torpedo boat. You've really captured the style.

DavidinGlenreagh CoffsGrafton10 Aug 2012 2:52 a.m. PST

Nice! :-)

foggybottom Inactive Member12 Sep 2012 6:02 p.m. PST

i have always loved pronounced tumblehome on warships

these are great and the lead vessel is so cool

Colonel O Truth Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 2:59 a.m. PST

Really, really cool, Anton! Most impressive.

Excellent work.

Personal logo Darkoath Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2012 1:57 p.m. PST

Wow I really like your ships! How you do the waterlines really works well!

Frank Scala Inactive Member17 Oct 2012 9:00 p.m. PST

Any chance of getting templates for the hulls and such for the ships on your blog ?

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member12 Nov 2012 1:47 p.m. PST

Sorry about the late reply Frank,

I would love to but I sort of eyeball these as I go, not a lot of drawings involved. I suppose I could reverse-engineer them for you if you are really interested.

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