Meet and Greet - Vienna modeling group around Willi Meischl, alias @schifferlbauer

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Yesterday evening I had the chance to meet one of our members Willi Meischl, alias @schifferlbauer ,
and some of his modeling friends in a small restaurant in Vienna.

They meet regularly once a month and most of them knows each other already centuries - so many thanks to them that they allowed me to join this group of very good modelers.

First of all a photo of us
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from left to right: Willi Meischl @schifferlbauer , Adolf Achtsnit, Uwe Karl @Uwek , Peter Bauer and Tibor Pinter

Do not think, that drinking wine was the main subject, no, we talked around three hours about ships, history and especially the modeling activities

Tibor showed the hull and some details of his actual model of the Le Soleil Royal (scale 1:78) - he is in moment working on the head at the stem construction
Here some photos I made of his very accurate work

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Tibor in the talk with Willi discussing a detail

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Peter showed us his actual work on carving on the Lion - figurehead, asking for further tips by Willi - the Lion will decorate his model of the HMS St. Albans (1764), a 64-gunner in scale 1:72
Conclusion of the discussion - the haircut of the Lion has to be adjusted

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Some words, or better models these modeler made already

Peter Bauer - french 64 gunner Le Protecteur in scale 1:75
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_St_Albans_(1764)

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http://www.schifferlbauer.com/Seite64.html


Adolf Achtsnit - Belle Poule (based on Jean Boudriot and Hubert Berti drawings) in scale 1:48 under construction
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Belle_Poule_(1765)

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http://www.schifferlbauer.com/Seite77.html

and

Willi Meischl - HMS York see

https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/hms-york-70-gun-ship-1680.3158/#post-59923


Willi and Adolf built also once a model of the Admiral Tegetthoff in scale 1:20, which was part of a film production of the austrian television and Willi made for the same film production the rigging of one 1:1 model of the same ship

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scale 1:20

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1:1 model preparation in Vienna

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_Tegetthoff_(Schiff)

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installation of the model in the Arctic where finally the film was partly produced


But this is a different story ........

Fine models, interesting projects and very nice guys - I hope to participate regularly in these Jour Fix meetings


The groups name is Modellbaugruppe I.G.MSS and the web-page organized by Willi is
http://www.schifferlbauer.com/index.html
 
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Outstanding workmanship on these models, this what we should all be working toward. Thank you, Uwe for posting the quality models I am looking forward to seeing more of these fine models.
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Once a month there is the come together of the modeling friends in Vienna. And I participated, together with Willi alias @schifferlbauer , Tibor and Peter.

We had some wine or beer, and were talking about ships and models - once more a nice evening and I enjoyed it very much sitting together with friends.

Peter showed the actual status of his improved Lion (1:72) of his HMS St.Albans - by the way much better than one month ago

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and also some very good samples of his rope work he is preparing already - btw: a very good idea with the tube to store them

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Tibor showed his actual status of the gallion of his Soleil Royal and compared it with photos of a contemporary model

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And I took the chance to show my friends an unfinished scratched section model - next time maybe my Salamandre

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See you next month .........
 

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Yesterday evening I participated once more on our monthly Vienna modelers meeting. (last month I was unable due to my knee-accident)
Willi allias @schifferlbauer , Stefan, Tibor an Peter joint the interesting talks.

Taking close look on Peter´s HMS St Albans - discussing a detail of the masting - maybe James Lees can help?
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Stefan and Willi discussing a detail on the drawings of Stefans HMS Royal George
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and comparing it with original NMM drawing
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Yesterday´s Highlight was off course Peter´s model of the HMS St Albans (1761) in scale 1:72, which under construction - main works on the hull are finished and he started now the preparation and works on masts

here some impressions of this beautiful model - imagine her when she will be fully rigged :cool:

PS: I got on a stick photos of the model during construction and will prepare a small building log in Peter´s name..... stay tuned ...

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A very clever idea:
Peter turned the guns out of two parts, so he could install the main part already on the lower gun deck.
During construction and modeling works, he can close all the gunport-lids when all the front parts are not installed.
For representation (like yesterday) he can open the lids, push the front parts of the guns into the fixed installed part - finish.

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Stefan is working on a 1:48 scale POF model of the HMS Royal George, with a very special way .... and the entire model in BOXWOOD
I had the chance to see the work on the I-Pad - Great - I will be able to show you his work more in detail in a new building log

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temporary positive form in order to get the correct lines
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This will get interesting ....... stay tuned
 

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Many many thanks, Uwe for sharing with us this monthly Viena meeting. From your photo documentary and written storyline, it was enjoyable and very interesting. looking forward to the build log of Peter´s model of the HMS St Albans (1761). Thumbs-Up Thumbs-Up Thumbs-Up
 

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Yesterday evening once more we had a glass of wine and talking once more about details of the ship models.
This time we were all together only four friends sitting together for some hours.
Here you can see Willi (on the right) discussing details of the mast elements of the HMS Saint Albans under construction by Peter (seen on the left)
And we realized, that James Lee´s book "The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War, 1625-1860" is definitely not showing all the details - more research work are necessary .......

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The started building log of the model

 
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