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"Dimitrios ship wreck at Gytheio" by Thanos Mentzelopoulos
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Thanos Mentzelopoulos presents his version of a famous greek shipwreck with hundreds of in-progress construction, painting and weathering pics!!!

"Dimitrios ship wreck at Gytheio"

by Thanos Mentzelopoulos


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HISTORY

Dimitrios (Greek Δημήτριος) is a Greek shipwreck famous due to its picturesque location on an easily accessible sandy beach near Gythio, Greece. Dimitrios (previously named Klintholm), a small, 67-metre (220-foot) cargo ship of 965 gross tons cargo capacity built in Denmark on 1950, was registered in the Prefecture of Piraeus, registration no. 2707. The ship belonged 76.75% to the Molaris Brothers (Greek: Αφοί Μόλαρη) and 23.25% to the Matsinos Brothers (Greek Αφοί Ματσινού). Dimitrios has been stranded on the beach at Valtaki (Greek Βαλτάκι) in today′s Evrotas municipality in the prefecture of Laconia, Greece, since 23 December 1981. There are many rumors about the ship′s origins and how it got stranded on the beach. Most relate that the ship was used to smuggle cigarettes between Turkey and Italy. She was seized by the port authorities of Gythio and then deliberately released from the port and left to be dragged by the sea to the beach at Valtaki, about 5 kilometers (2.7 nautical miles; 3.1 miles) from the port of Gythio. She was then set on fire to hide the evidence of cigarette smuggling. Another, less common rumor speaks of a ghost ship of unknown origins.

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KIT

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CONSTRUCTION

A rather old but honest kit, lacks modern standards of detail and fit, but unique in appearance. Suits perfectly in dioramas like this one. The build was straighforward, the kit's railings were added and just some modifications in order to represent the right ship.

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PAINTING
 
The ship was painted with acrylic and enamel paints. Weathering was done with oils and the acrylics with the hairspray technique. The water is transparent resin and the base was painted with water-based colours. 

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Some rusty close-ups
 
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ADDITIONAL

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CONCLUSSION

I hope you like it!!!

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Text and Photos by Thanos Mentzelopoulos

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