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Doris, the incredible female ship modeler

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  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Doris, the incredible female ship modeler
Posted by crackers on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 10:34 AM

Doris Obrucova, living in the Czech Republic, is a prolific distaff ship modeler of exceptional talent, creating ship models made of card stock. Her latest model is of the English 17th century warship, ROYAL KATHERINE, named after the wife of King Charles II of England. Here is some of her creations in pictures.

Here is a view of what is inside her model. This talented woman is a sticker for details on all her modeling creations.

As you can see in this last picture, this woman's talent would put any male ship modeler to shame. Her detail, both inside and out side the ship model, is truly that of an exceptional artist. These models are from card model kits that offer a wider variety of ship subjects, unlike wooden and plastic counterparts that have limited subjects.

Doris has a web site that display more of her wonderful works.

These pictures were posted on Facebook.

Happy modeling     Crackers    Surprise Yes

Anthony V. Santos

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 11:10 AM

Wow, that looks exceptional Surprise

PF

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    March, 2013
Posted by LonCray on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 11:15 AM

Whoa, that's gorgeous.  I wish there were more female modelers; most women I know have a better sense of fine detail than I'll ever have. 

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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 11:40 AM

I'm familiar with her work from several of the 'paper model' websites. Truly (for me) unimaginable skills at work!

And to be blunt, to praise her as a 'female modeler' is fainter praise than she deserves. She's a Modeler, with a capital 'M!'

Greg

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Posted by captfue on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 12:08 PM

Great work. 

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Posted by fright on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 1:50 PM

Fantastic work on these ships !!!

Robert O

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    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 2:45 PM

O-M-G !!! Surprise

 

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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 9:46 PM

This is Doris and another one of her many ship models that she has made over the years.

Such incredible talent that is the envy of those engaged in the ship modeler's art.

Happy modeling      Crackers    Surprise

Anthony V. Santos

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:36 AM

Hi Crackers ! 

    These ships look like the ones from The Shipyard . And yes , the detail is awesome.

  • Member since
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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:12 PM

Card ship modeling seems to be an ignored medium of ship modeling. Wooden and plastic kits are the prefered forms. However, card modeling has more subjects to chose from as seen in Doris' line up of her models. Do some research and find the many subjects which include not only sailing ships, but modern steam and diesel driven vessels.

Compared to wooden and plastic kits, card ship modeling is much cheaper $$$ too ! We all like the extra savings.

Happy modeling    Crackers    Stick out tongue

Anthony V. Santos

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    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Friday, November 30, 2018 1:23 AM

Doris Obrucova, living in the Check Repliblic, has submitted updates on her ROYAL KATHERINE. ship building project. Her work is all scratch built from card stock modeling. Here is pictures downloaded on Facebook of her recent additions.

The artistry of this female modeler is beyond awesome. I wish I would just have one half of her talent.

Happy modeling    Crackers   Surprise Yes Yes

 

Anthony V. Santos

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    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, December 17, 2018 7:47 AM

I've talked to Doris on many occasions, and indeed she is accomplished.

My interest in her technique is that she, apart from using card stock for the structures and first layer of planking, is that she uses self adhesive vinyl tape...like the kind you find for use in covering MDF  that comes in many shades and simulated wood grains.

She cuts strips of the material and then simply peals off the backing and sticks the wood colored sticky vinyl in place(Using a hair dryer to expedite adhesion).  She paints it different colors, for trim work and the like.

What I find most exciting is her use of modeling compount to form her gold reliefs....THAT...she does all by hand then paints them gold....mmmmm.

She even uses a bit of car Bondo and paints to smooth things out before applying her vinyl wood strips.  Decks, bullwarks, doors, gratings the white hull.  Nearly the entire model is covered in some form of vinyl self adhesive foil/paper.  And she used the pre-colored..so there is little painting, except were finer detail and shading is required. Amazing.

She even does her own electrical wiring with resisters and LED's for lights.

Enough cannot be said about Doris and her magnificent techniques and models.

 

Rob

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, December 17, 2018 8:45 AM

How does she do the carvings?  Are these laminated from thin stock, or does she use a thicker material for them?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, December 17, 2018 8:43 PM

Don....she uses a type of modeling compound and hand makes each relief..then she cures it by either time or heat.  Then she paints them.

Each relief is made for the specific location...some dublicates she creates a simple hobby pudy mold.

I follow her on Model ship world and her other Czech Republic site.

She uses vary little wood, mostly card stock and her vinyl sheets of many colors and simulatged granes.

And these are the results she gets.....Stick out tongue

Rob

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:44 PM

Wow! Her work is out of this world. Exquisite. 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:40 PM

Not only Doris Obrucova from the Czech Republic a fantastic ship modeler, but is also an enthusiastic sailor. Here she is at the helm of a sail boat from a recent vacation she posted on Facebook.

Happy modeling.  Crackers    Smile  Yes

Anthony V. Santos

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    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Saturday, January 05, 2019 8:36 PM

Stunning work. I'm in awe.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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    April, 2016
Posted by GlennH on Saturday, January 05, 2019 9:43 PM
Thank you a million times for posting this. That gold detail work is spellbinding. I have to admit I am not nearly into modeling as most that post here but I'd have to guess that she has to be at the apex of the modeling world.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

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