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Anton Ryzbak15 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!

Anton Ryzbak16 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 E Inactive Member16 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?)

richarDISNEY Inactive Member16 Jul 2012 10:50 a.m. PST

Looks great.

Anton Ryzbak16 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 E Inactive Member16 Jul 2012 1:06 p.m. PST

Well they look brilliant! Very inspirational.

Anton Ryzbak16 Jul 2012 7:49 p.m. PST

Why thank you, Darby E

KTravlos Inactive Member18 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 CoffsGrafton Inactive Member10 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.

Darkoath Inactive Member23 Sep 2012 1:57 p.m. PST

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

Frank Scala17 Oct 2012 9:00 p.m. PST

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

Anton Ryzbak12 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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