1. 2014 Model long version

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    EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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    • 2014 Model short version

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      EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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      • 2010 long version

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        EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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        • 2014 box long version

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          EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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          • 2010 Short version

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            EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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            • Movie 2

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              EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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              • Movie 3

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                EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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                • Movie 4

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                  EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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                  • Movie 1

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                    EMPRESS OF FRANCE IS A 1:48 SCALE BUILDER'S MODEL OF THE SHIP BEARING THE SAME NAME. IN 2010, SHIP MODEL ENGINEER, LUCIAN PLOIAS WAS COMMISSIONED TO RESTORE THE EMPRESS OF FRANCE MODEL TO HER FORMER GLORY. AS A RESULT OF OVER 100 YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE MODEL HAD BEEN BADLY DAMAGED. The restoration process took more than 3,500 hours of intense labour over a four-year period. Time was spent taking apart every component, stripping down the old paint, repairing any damage through various wood conservation treatments then finished with new paint or varnish. For areas with missing or damaged parts, new pieces had to be fabricated and all of the 20,000 parts had to be reassembled. In the end, something that was created from one person’s passion, was, in turn, restored by another’s. Following the journey from derelict to beauty as each photograph details the intricate steps in rebuilding an Empress. This unique project was made a reality by the support of the Lakeland Interpretative Society of Lac La Biche, Alberta. This small county, 300km north of Edmonton, became the proud owners of this model after Padre Pere McGranne donated to the local Legion. After his death for unknown reasons, the model was removed from its case and left exposed for more than 30 years. Consequently, the condition of the model deteriorated to such an extent that there was a desire to dispose of it. Thankfully, it was preserved by an enthusiast and stored in its garage for an other 20 years when finally a decision was made to save it.

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                    • Best Canadian Motor Inns - Lac la Biche

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                      This is the second of an eight video series we completed for Best Canadian Motor Inns - bestcdn.com . We were fortunate enough to travel to all of their locations and shoot stills and video of the hotel and the surrounding community. It was a great month of travel and a pleasure to shoot! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whether for work or leisure, we will show you that we stand apart from the rest. Our 100% Canadian owned and operated facility offers clean, comfortable rooms with outstanding service. Our location offers a complimentary continental breakfast to enjoy with an assortment of fresh coffees and teas to suit everyone’s tastes! Take advantage of our wide variety of room types that make all our locations a perfect home away from home. Whether staying short term or long term, we ensure your needs are met with all our in-house amenities. Free parking available at all times!

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