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Twin German S-100 Schnellboot
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 11:14 AM UTC
MSW crew-mate Kostas Katseas (angeleyes) shares an artful display of his latest vignette, this time the spotlight is on his twin S-100 Schnellboot in 1/700 scale!

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Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 12:26 PM UTC
WOW! .......I guess amazing things do come in small packages.
Great dio and models.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 12:40 PM UTC
Kostas well done mate.

Very, very nice work.

I like how you have both vessels sitting out of the water.


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Illinois, United States
Joined: March 16, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 02:43 PM UTC
Kostas, the way you display your naval projects never ceases to amaze me. This is a way cool vignette. That it is in 1/700 scale is unbelievable. Well done, sir.

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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 06:30 PM UTC
It even got a crew - sweet!

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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: January 07, 2009
KitMaker: 887 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 08:28 PM UTC
Some people couldn't do this good in 1-72 , however to be harsh, while using a dark wash the S-100's are not really in their true colours, don't get me wrong I believe a fantastic job has been achieved here especially in 1-700, of late, to get the best shading and Hollywood look a lot of builders have come away from the reality of these fine surface craft, and one last note, while looking at the photo's is great, how on earth did he manage to make those parts he used to build the S-100's ? I have MTB and S-100 all in 1-700 and they don't come with photoetch, not in my kit, I would love to see a step by step guide on how these 2 little marvels were put together. Here is a scary thought, while we've seen Kostas Katseas and some 1st rate builds, I believe we have still to see him at his best, some time ago I commented ''He is already good, but has anyone noticed he's actually getting better ?'' high sea, crashing bow waves and 1-350 3-D figures ''painted'' now 2 S-100's fully loaded, I suspect sooner or later we'll be looking at a gobsmacking diorama.
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: April 13, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 12:42 AM UTC
Wonderful work Kostas!
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 04:15 AM UTC
All I can say is WOW....The effort and the skills are brilliant...Cheers Mark
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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: February 22, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 08:10 AM UTC
Incredible detail for such tiny models, really superb work. I doubt i'll ever touch 1/700 as its just too small for my skill level but certainly in awe of what you can achieve. I do believe the wash you have used is important at this scale so as to enhance what natural light can not at this scale to pick out details. Looks about right to me. Top work sir, a pleasure to view...

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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 12:33 AM UTC
another marvelous build by Mr Kostas. I hope my 1/72 scale comes out 10% as good as his 1/700 scale. Thanks for sharing! PS - love the water effects!