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Ancient Greek TRIERA - Finished
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 12:41 PM UTC
Well hello there guys how r u ?
I ve finally managed to finish this 1/72 Ancient Greek Triera Ship. 1/72 Zvezda model. Fair enough kit .
I lay the pics under your eyes.
Thanks for your time.












PorkChop
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 12:47 PM UTC
Hey that's pretty sweet.
1) How long did it take
2) What did you use to weather it?
3) Where is the crew? LOL....
4) and just to be obscure this is the 9th post under "oars & wind"
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 12:50 PM UTC
Well thanks Nate .
It overall took me over 3 months but with other projects parallely .
I used many washes and pastels to weather it.
Well the 300 1/72 crewmen are swimming to Wisconsin Nate !!!! Surprise u ll paint them !!!!!!!!


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AndersHeintz
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 12:55 PM UTC
Excellent Costas! Great to see you finally finishing this beast! It looks superb!

Now you can focus on figures again :-)
whodini
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 12:57 PM UTC
that is an awesome boat!
good job Major Goose!

I have one question, wouldn't the crew members be covered up?
garrybeebe
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 01:01 PM UTC
Ok Costas be ready I'm going to lay it on you.
Absulutely Beautiful model! The workmanship you put into this build is awesome. Painting and weathering is great! everything seems to have a touch of realism to it. I bet this was quite the challenge to build, all them ores, sheesh! I have a question. Are those sails real cloth or are they the plasic molded kind? They sure look like cloth! Well I said I was going to lay it on, you need the pat on the back for this build!

Best regards,

Garry
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 01:04 PM UTC
Costas,
This is a really cool model. My question is the same as Garry's is the sail real cloth?
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 01:12 PM UTC
Thanks on commenting guys
Unfortunately the sails were no cloth , plastic pieces that i primed, painted and treated with some white pigment to give them some texture .
I hope they do look good

No crew will be covered guys . The crew was 300 people on that , so if anyone is interested to paint them !!!!!!! Nate is the first canditate !!!!
jackhammer81
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 01:16 PM UTC
Costas, this is superb!!! Looks like its ready to take to the seas I feel you have out done yourself with this one. I look forward to my sunday nights to see what you have finished up each weekend. I agree with the others what are the sails made from they look excellent. Now are you ready to start the big secret project? Cheers Kevin
SonOfAVet
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 01:23 PM UTC
First off-- well done, you have a very impressive piece of work there!

Second...what does it say on the hull there? Looks like some blue greek lettering?

Well Done,
Sean
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 01:43 PM UTC
Well thanks on kind words and sorry for not saying .
the Greek lettering says "ΑΙΟΛΟΣ" "EOLOS" WHICH IS THE GREEK GOD OF WINDS in ancient Greek .

Costas
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 03:23 PM UTC
Is this a plastic or a wooden kit? If it is plastic, then you are to be commended for an awesome paint job. Did the kit come with the crew (or any figures)? It sure would look spectacular with some on it. No I won't paint them for you...hey you are suppossed to be the figure painter, I just do tanks and battleships. In any case it sure deserves a place of honor in your house, Fantastic job
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 04:23 PM UTC
Well thanks for ur comments guys. My fault that i didnt mention : this one is Zvezda 1/72 plastic kit , everything is plastic.
I really made a big effort to make it look like wood - at least look like it since its not !!!
Well its a pretty big kit , rates over 49 cm long and 28 wide and over 24 tall
There was no crew in there , else i would have painted !!! but no figures in it .

Was a good kit in all, with some plastic parts weaker and easy braking. Lots of ropes to make

Costas
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 04:35 PM UTC
Costas this is a fantastic model. You have done amazeing work here.
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 04:59 PM UTC
Thanks a lot Cliff

Good works push for more !!!! Good comments also !!!!

Costas
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 07:33 PM UTC
"ALL ABOARD!!!"

Costas, i didnt know you make warships also... wonderfull work!

Now, you need 300 little figs there..... and glasses with dioptry after them :-)

J/K offcourse, i really like the ship!

Mirko
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 07:36 PM UTC
Thanks Mirko .
No figures Mister this is a Ghost ship !!!!

Costas
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Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 08:20 PM UTC
adelfe moy,
glad to see nightmare finished. you spend so much time and effort on that but the result is awesome as always. i liked everything on that triera but the most impressing part for me is the old look of the ropes.
congrats and i am sure you friend will keep in forever.
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004 - 01:43 AM UTC
Outstanding Costas,the weathering to make it look like wood,spot on,you should have got it onto the rowing lake,a gold medal winner for sure :-) whats next.
Arthur
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004 - 12:37 PM UTC
Thanks a lot guys on your comments . I am really glad that this project looks nice cause i have spent on it more than 180 hours of work ...well surely more than this .so at least it deserved it


Thanks
PvtParts
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004 - 07:00 PM UTC
Costas, Wonderful job...makes me want to do a......naaaahhhh.. Great work! :-)
blaster76
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Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 04:58 AM UTC
Squadron sells this kit for a mere $58. They also have a Roman one on sale this month for $40.You might be able to buy some figures for this set...perhaps modify some of the plastic Roman soldier figures.
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 12:24 PM UTC
Thanks a lot guys. If these sales are still on ...well u grab some of them i had my share on that !!!!!!!

Costas
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Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 04:20 PM UTC
Lord Goose,

I am sorry for such late post, as I seldom check this forum. But WOW! What an awesome job you did. Those damn riggings must take your forever, man.

Very nice JOB! AND SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF!
WeWillHold
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Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 10:43 PM UTC
Costas

Fabulous workmanship here. To be truthful I thought I was looking at a wood kit, (and you mention it is plastic). Just a great job on painting and weathering the hull and deck.

W-hat a great looking piece from antiquity
O-utstanding paint and weathering
W-orthy of all the praise you have received.

Steve