Profile for Denis


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Location: Boise, Idaho USA
Hobbies: Figure and ship modeling
Date registered 11.26.2011
Last online: 11.25.2012
Sex: male

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Denis has written a comment on "medieval kogge model 1st print".

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Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:39 pm | jump to post

Wow, this is amazing. Did no know that this even existed at this level. For the painting it appear that an airbrush would be needed and even then some areas may be difficult to access but Shep Payne once said if you can see it you can paint it(or some thing like that). Can't wait to see the finish product.
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Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:00 am | jump to post

Still do not get it . All models are now born out of 3D drawings and from there molds are made out of steel or aluminum (cheaper but not as good). Newer molds are also called sliding molds with parts that are movable so the finish product can be easily removed and so more intricate molds are used. Do not understand from the 3D to the printing and how that will go to make parts out of a printer. Are we buying the "blueprint"? What is the model made of? My question is what am I buying, it is not p...

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Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:16 pm | jump to post

I am thoroughly confused (and no I have not yet started celebrating), is this going to be a "paper" model instead of plastic or resin kit like the Zvevda Cog. I have tried paper models and the results were dismal (I am not good at working with this type of medium). In another post it was mentioned that it would be "plastic". I deduct that it maybe printed on very thin plastic sheets. Am I correct?

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Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:14 am | jump to post

Great work Carlos, won't you mind sharing some of you secrets ? Would like to start on some building but never done wonder where to start. Paster of Paris, etc..Keep up the good work.Denis

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Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:15 pm | jump to post

Hope that the hull will be in one piece or split in the middle which is best for model hulls, also the mast is not essential. Anyone buying such a model is more likely to be able to make one out of wood. All my ship kits have wood masts. Also could make it more affordable by not including a sail. Plastic sails are usually not very good and many modelers use real fabric dyed in tea or coffee. Those items (mast and sail ) could be made available as separate items for those that like to use them.Th...

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Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:16 pm | jump to post

Moved to a new house last year, still unpacking some of the non essentials will post as soon as I locate it. The cog will be expensive but it will be a small release therefore the price. Looking to locate some 30mm figures for the "1/72" Zvezda cog. Anyone could help me to find some of those 30mm figures, medievals of course. I am not looking for a couple of armed men guarding the ship and give it a sense of scale.

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Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:50 pm | jump to post

The cannons will be cargo being loaded on the ship, I have also done some barrels . This is my first such project and may instead use the Valdemar Cog which will be a more accurate scale to go with the figures. I did learn a lot using wood and plastic together and blending the colors. Just wondering about the cost of the new kit and of course the size. Also drawing different versions of a medieval crane, the large one with the large "wheels" on both side look tempting but may be too much for my...
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Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:26 pm | jump to post

Here are some photos (I hope ) the cylinder in the front are two canon that I turned out of a brass rod. Maybe too long and will need to be shorter. /Users/johnthirion/Desktop/100_2965.JPG/Users/johnthirion/Desktop/100_2966.JPG/Users/johnthirion/Desktop/100_2964.JPG[URL=][/URL]

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Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:25 pm | jump to post

I would be willing to buy such a ship, I guess the price would be about twice the cost of the Zvevda model. Would it be resin or styrene?Also to cut cost a waterline option and a full hull version could be made available. The Zvevda way of fitting the bottom hull to the rest of the hull is a nightmare to fix. Re-planking with real wood is a way to overcome this problem. A better solution would be to have theoption of two hull or have the full hull scored inside for easy removal.


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