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USS San Saba
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 12:41 AM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!

MSW crew-mate Anthony Kochevar [ AJKOCHEV ]shares a fine gallery of images of his 1/700 scale, USS San Saba in this "On Display" Feature!


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
#027
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 01:17 AM UTC
Beautiful work Anthony!

Kenny
JMartine
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 02:45 AM UTC
Gorgeous work.. I like the way water color changes closer to land. Lots of good ideas here, thanks for sharing, cheers!
skipper
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 04:06 AM UTC
Aarrgh!

You beat me on showing the Palm Tree stuff Anthony
I am waiting for a proper lighting conditions to make a MOD on this:


Now back to your USS San Saba:
I like all the action you have put on the ship, lot's of small details that show that "something is happening"!
Details like cables/ropes make it even more realistic

The action on shore also looks good, but has you say, some PE persons could help a little bit more

I also thing you should try on making your own water instead of the plastic seascape, since it could make this small scene even more convincing

Congratulations Anthony!!


Rui
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 04:16 AM UTC
Great work Anthony, nice subtle colour gradation on the water. I agree with Rui, some PE sailors/marines on the beach would top it off.

thanks for sharing,

Frank
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 08:11 AM UTC
Nice job! Neat dio also!
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 10:25 AM UTC
Well done, though, as a deck officer, not having a kedge anchor deployed astern would make me nervous!

--Karl
peterf
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Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 05:14 AM UTC
Kedge anchor eh ? - must look into that.

Yes, I agree with my chums, a very vital dio that tells the story. lots of animation and action.

Also, you'll have to make your mind up about the pe figures, I've stuck on circa 500 to my HMS bruiser dio which is nearing completion, and coincidentally has aircraft 8 x Spitfires in the overhead it all adds up to a very satisfying mix.

cheers,

Peter F
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Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 10:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the replies everyone. I love hearing the good and bad ablout my work as it helps me see what I'm doing good and all I need to improve still. I'm still a bit timid about doing different water. Too worried I' blotch it and end up ruining the model. Part of it to is laziness to do it after two or three months on the model.

As for the kedge anchor, if they had one it was small and they stored it in locker somewhere. I never did seen one in the photos or plans online. Maybe I missed it though.

http://www.rpadden.com/232/232.htm
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 10:50 AM UTC

Quoted Text

As for the kedge anchor, if they had one it was small and they stored it in locker somewhere. I never did seen one in the photos or plans online. Maybe I missed it though.

http://www.rpadden.com/232/232.htm



Hi Anthony!

That's not a biggie, really. It's just that your diorama depiction is so realistic, anchoring a ship so close to shore is fraught with danger. LST's, which are designed to run up on beaches, do have kedge anchors on their sterns to both steady them against the swells and to bodily pull them off the beach shelf.

I for one appreciate dioramas that push the envelope and I hope you will carry on the good work!

--Karl
ajkochev
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 10:18 AM UTC
I'm okay with no Kedge, other than a little irked that I missed a great modeling opportunity for a deployed rear anchor! I should of thought about a rear anchor. I see them all the time on my IJN ships and as the dio is now two states away... oh well I'll get it next time. Thanks everyone for your replies and comments. Happy Modeling!