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Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« on: November 28, 2009, 03:34:50 PM »
I made this model in 1985.

















This photo shows the guns at the side of the main deck.
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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 04:37:02 PM »
Amazing!

How large is it, and to what scale? How long did it take to build?
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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 05:29:14 PM »
It's about 60 inches length - scale is 1/16" to the foot - took about three years to build.

 The plans came from the Maritime Museum in the UK.  There is a thread here for the plans.  It is made of wood.  The hull is planked with 1/8" birch.  The guns and the ports are made from castings.  The lifeboats are  carved from basswood.  The railings are photo etched brass. The eagles on the bow are gold leaf. 

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 10:54:41 PM »
Oh my Lord,  Douglas ! I can't believe how gorgeous your Standart  model is!
I finally can understand why it was so revered and thought so beautiful .
Amazing. Thank you for posting the photos !
 
 


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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 06:41:32 PM »
Oh my Lord,  Douglas ! I can't believe how gorgeous your Standart  model is!
I finally can understand why it was so revered and thought so beautiful .
Amazing. Thank you for posting the photos !
 

Thank you for your kind remarks BlessOTMA.   We only see B/W pictures of the yacht but it was actually rather colorful.  With the model you can see that.  I was hoping that someone would color some photos of the yacht and post them.

Also, I have posted all of these photo free of watermarks. 

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 07:28:45 PM »
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Thank you for your kind remarks BlessOTMA.   We only see B/W pictures of the yacht but it was actually rather colorful.  With the model you can see that.  I was hoping that someone would color some photos of the yacht and post them.

 
Funny you should say that Douglas. Once the Christmas/ craft show season is over, I will be doing Romanov paintings ( on canvas , with brushes etc) and this model will help me out a great deal with the one of Tatiana from 1914. I frankly can't wait. Thank you again!

 

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010, 11:07:15 AM »
Amazing work Douglas
Truly a work of art

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2010, 03:50:02 PM »
Amazing work Douglas
Truly a work of art

Thanks Constantin, the fun was in the making of it.  Seeing it this way, gives one a sense of what it looked like in colour and real life.

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2010, 10:15:41 PM »
you should take some more close up shots so you can see the detail better also pairing of the actual pictures taken on the actual Shtandart with shots of your model so you can have a sense of those colors.

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010, 01:44:26 AM »
thats a good idea.

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010, 02:05:44 AM »
you should take some more close up shots so you can see the detail better also pairing of the actual pictures taken on the actual Shtandart with shots of your model so you can have a sense of those colors.
WOW! I would love to see that as well!

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2010, 05:08:15 AM »
A really beautiful model !!

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2010, 11:00:20 PM »
Douglas, what appears a reddish brown wood  on the deck , was that mahogany?? 

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2010, 11:51:46 PM »
Douglas, what appears a reddish brown wood  on the deck , was that mahogany?? 

The decks were teak, which is a silvery light tan color. It's endures in a wet environment better than any other wood.

 Do you refer to the reddish brown color of the deck cabins, hatches, etc.?  Naturally we don't  have color photos from those days but  using examples of yachts from that era that still exist, I would say that yes, it is Philippine mahogany. 

The mahogany used today  comes mostly from Honduras and is more open grained.

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Re: Standart - A Model of the Yacht
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2010, 04:56:04 AM »
Douglas, what appears a reddish brown wood  on the deck , was that mahogany?? 
The decks were teak, which is a silvery light tan color. It's endures in a wet environment better than any other wood.
ah! That explains why the decks appear almost white ...also why it's sometimes hard to tell if canvas is on them... ( which seems to be the case at times, ) because  teak  and the canvas  could read the  same in b/w photos . 
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Do you refer to the reddish brown color of the deck cabins, hatches, etc.?
Yes, items on the deck... saloon walls  paneling etc. ...also what I believe were the storage boxes for the lowering down mechanisms for the smaller boats .
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Naturally we don't  have color photos from those days but  using examples of yachts from that era that still exist, I would say that yes, it is Philippine mahogany. The mahogany used today  comes mostly from Honduras and is more open grained.
Fascinating....Well the reddish brown adds a great richness to the black and white of the yacht. In the photos these items appear almost finished in  a black enamel and recede. Thank you for your answer!

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