login   |    register
General Ship Modeling
Discuss modeling techniques, experiences, and ship modeling in general.
Hosted by Todd Michalak
PHOTOS: MODEL
Model On Display,"SS Sea Witch"
Gunny
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
Armorama: 713 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 09:01 PM UTC
Crew member Mike McCabe (MikeM) sends us a photo selection of his cargo ship build, the "SS Sea Witch"... Enjoy!

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
wildspear
Visit this Community
Michigan, United States
Joined: April 03, 2007
KitMaker: 960 posts
Armorama: 12 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 09:43 PM UTC
MikeM,

A very good build and I like it with the background picture, gives it a real sea type feel to the diorama. I only have one question.....The cribbing used under the landing craft (I don't know the actual type, bad with that stuff) was it that big? It just looked big (thick) to me for some reason, maybe the angle of the picture. I know that stuff was heavy and there is that whole Trans Atlantic thing going on so maybe it had to be thick.
Grumpyoldman
Staff MemberConsigliere
KITMAKER NETWORK
Visit this Community
Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
KitMaker: 15,329 posts
Armorama: 7,294 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 10:02 PM UTC
Nice model.
I like the weathering.
MikeM
Visit this Community
Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: December 31, 2004
KitMaker: 219 posts
Armorama: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 10:51 PM UTC

Quoted Text

MikeM,

A very good build and I like it with the background picture, gives it a real sea type feel to the diorama. I only have one question.....The cribbing used under the landing craft (I don't know the actual type, bad with that stuff) was it that big? It just looked big (thick) to me for some reason, maybe the angle of the picture. I know that stuff was heavy and there is that whole Trans Atlantic thing going on so maybe it had to be thick.



Frank
Can you show me a photo to prove the point?

Mike
#027
Visit this Community
Louisiana, United States
Joined: April 13, 2005
KitMaker: 5,420 posts
Armorama: 25 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 11:45 PM UTC
Beautiful work Mike.
Littorio
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 15, 2004
KitMaker: 4,694 posts
Armorama: 501 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 12:28 AM UTC
Great work Mike this is just a beaut, really like the effects on the sea and the slight weathering that gives it that tired but cared for look.

Ciao
Luciano
redshirt
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: January 26, 2007
KitMaker: 270 posts
Armorama: 1 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 01:31 AM UTC
Good stuff. I really like the weathering, rigging and water. The color and wake/ wave effect is fantastic! I think that the frequency and swell disruption really fit.
Harry_at_BFM
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: February 04, 2007
KitMaker: 594 posts
Armorama: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 02:12 AM UTC
It just looks so........ real

H.
RKernaghan
Joined: June 11, 2007
KitMaker: 21 posts
Armorama: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 02:17 AM UTC

Quoted Text

MikeM,

A very good build and I like it with the background picture, gives it a real sea type feel to the diorama. I only have one question.....The cribbing used under the landing craft (I don't know the actual type, bad with that stuff) was it that big? It just looked big (thick) to me for some reason, maybe the angle of the picture. I know that stuff was heavy and there is that whole Trans Atlantic thing going on so maybe it had to be thick.



An excellent model from Mike.

Actually, I'd say that the timber looks right and would be pretty heavy duty stuff .

Cheers,

Rob
Gunny
Visit this Community
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
Armorama: 713 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 02:17 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Good stuff. I really like the weathering, rigging and water. The color and wake/ wave effect is fantastic! I think that the frequency and swell disruption really fit.



I do agree, 100%...I absolutely LOVE the water effect, the subtle colorization is top notch!
MartinJQuinn
Visit this Community
New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 19, 2005
KitMaker: 568 posts
Armorama: 25 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 02:43 AM UTC
Nice stuff, Mike. I especially like the water - very nicely done.
jba
Visit this Community
Rhone, France
Joined: November 04, 2005
KitMaker: 1,845 posts
Armorama: 777 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 07:21 AM UTC
Well I have been looking at it every now and then since this morning trying to pinpoint what it was that I liked about the diorama, and hey, there is an austere feeling about the whole, grey ship, grey sea, rust etc, the ship really looks like one of those anonymous freighters that went down by dozens because of torpedoes, we are far from a Bismark glory here, and the way the diorama is done emphasizes this and I really like that, there is a great whole about the complete scene -and of course the building is excellent!
sincere congratulations !

Tarok
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
KitMaker: 10,889 posts
Armorama: 3,245 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 05:45 PM UTC
I'm don't know too much about modern sea going vessels, but I know what I like.... and this is seriously one bleeding excellent model!!

The ship is excellent, but that sea.... man, that moves me!

Awesome work!

Rudi
PFulgoney
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: June 06, 2007
KitMaker: 42 posts
Armorama: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 08:06 PM UTC
Evocative, and moody, I can taste the salt, top build by a top artist.

Cheers,

Peter F.
wildspear
Visit this Community
Michigan, United States
Joined: April 03, 2007
KitMaker: 960 posts
Armorama: 12 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 08:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

MikeM,

A very good build and I like it with the background picture, gives it a real sea type feel to the diorama. I only have one question.....The cribbing used under the landing craft (I don't know the actual type, bad with that stuff) was it that big? It just looked big (thick) to me for some reason, maybe the angle of the picture. I know that stuff was heavy and there is that whole Trans Atlantic thing going on so maybe it had to be thick.



Frank
Can you show me a photo to prove the point?

Mike



I don't have any photo's, I was just curious if the cribbing was that thick?
blaster76
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: September 15, 2002
KitMaker: 8,985 posts
Armorama: 3,034 posts
Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007 - 07:08 AM UTC
I can only echo what everyone has already said. I think the sea coloring is without a doubt the best I have other seen this side of not being real