View Full Version : S.S. Maheno. Ship wreck by Barry.

Dr Dave
05-15-11, 09:09 AM
I managed to catch up with my old mate Barry who specializes in ship wrecks and car wrecks this week end at a display our local model club (DDSM) put on at a nearby military museum where they were staging big re-enactments of famous battles, mock bombings and dog fights, etc etc. What a great week end.

Anyway, Barry said he was happy to let me show you his models:)'
This one, I don't know what scale it is, is the wreck of the S.S. Maheno which ran aground on Frazer Island, at the southern end of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef, during a storm back in.......I can't remember if it was during or before WW2.

Barry collected over 2000 photos of the wreck and a few of her while still afloat. The model represents the remains of the wreck as it stood on the beach in 2008. The entire ship wreck is scratch built from sheet styrene, real sand on the beach with clear varnish to make the wet sand water line. Some kind of gap filler was used to make the water, and the waves were formed with a butter knife as the filler was setting, finishing off with artists oil paints to bring the ocean to life. It took him over 5 months of full time work to complete this model.

I'll post a few photos of Barry's car wrecks in the diorama forum when I get a chance.


05-15-11, 09:17 AM
This is great work! I love the effect of the water and waves. 1clap1


07-04-11, 03:11 AM
It is really awesome work, the effect of water and waves are great its look like real, I heartly appreciate your work, I like it very much, thanks for sharing a great pics of your work.