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The Ships at ModelTroia Contest
skipper
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 12:04 AM UTC
Hello,

Here is the "ship only" photo report of ModelTroia Contest, held in Lisbon, during the 6-7th March weekend.
Enjoy the report...

Rui

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
bigal07
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 01:01 AM UTC
I know you'll probably say that's okay, but thank you for the effort in displaying these photo's, some very nice shots, I like the idea of that diorama, the one with the tree line, I might have to nick that idea lol. Thank you again.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 04:11 AM UTC
Skipper, I echo Alec, thanks for taking the time and effort posting these photos. There are some great ships there. That sailing ship is a real stunner, no wonder she won best of show. I also liked the wrecked sub on the sea bottom.

So what's up with the weather? I thought Portugal was supposed to be always sunny?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 05:55 AM UTC
Hi Ruis...thank you for posting...a very nice array of ships.... I like the 2 dioramas very much especially the one with
the 2 portugese ships
Very good expo skipper. we will be having ours in 3
weeks time and i am really looking forward to it...
if u want to have a look our website is www.ipms malta.com
best regards from malta
louis
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 07:11 AM UTC
Hi guys

@Alec: You can nick it, but then be prepared to the owner go and talk to you, at Telford

@Rodger: The entries were good, the Barge was a real masterpiece and deserved all the prizes it got! About the weather... go figure, but than, it's winter. A severe one, but winter!

@Louis: Thank you for the compliments! The two portuguese ship dio, is my own creation, and it was supposed to be in the contest, if it wasn't for the big carpet monster that ate two parts, and after searching for those parts for one hour, I gave up... trow the towel, but took it to the SIG table! There are more shows coming up, so..
Good luck for your show, and if possible, can you do the Ship Only Report?

The two portuguese ship dio are:
F-331 NRP Diogo Gomes, a River class frigate modernized and shown in the 1952 fit (they came to Portugal in 1949) - this is the 1/700 Seals Models kit;
A-527 NRP Almeida Carvalho, a Bangor Class Fleet Minesweeper, modified to Portuguese navy configuration, in this case, also the 1952 fit. Later this ship was converted to a Corvette and went to the Portuguese African Colonies of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau, as F-470 NRP Cacheu. This is also a 1/700 Seals Models resin model.

Thanks for your comments
Rui
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 05:13 AM UTC
The Gomes and Carvalho are real standouts and I had a suspicion who produced them.

This reminds me of what famed mathematician Daniel Bernoulli exclaimed when he saw Isaac Newton's anonymously submitted proof solving a physics riddle which had stumped the experts for years: "The lion is known by his claw!"

So, I salute the Lion of Lisbon! (How do you say that title in Portuguese?)

--Karl
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 01:25 PM UTC

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So, I salute the Lion of Lisbon! (How do you say that title in Portuguese?)

--Karl



Heheheh
Thanks for the "Lećo de Lisboa" Title... of course this would be perfect for Filipe (football team symbol: Sporting Club de Portugal)...
But I accept your idea, since each one of us have different "signatures" in our production/works

Glad you like the report, Karl
Thanks for the feedback
Cheers,
Rui
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 01:31 PM UTC
I love the LCAC! Is that the 1/144 or 1/72 kit?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 02:00 PM UTC
Hey Kenny

It's the 1/144 scale one! It turned out quite good didn't it? It has a good amount of detail and still, is small

Cheers,
Rui
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 06:13 AM UTC
Skipper - thanksfor taking the time to post these pics; I always enjoy them and find them inspirational.