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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Aw! Do I have to?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:36 PM

Hmmmm;

       I am as you know, all involved with my card (or paper) phase again. So far I have five under construction. How did this happen? Well, it's a Looong story. remember all the articles I have written about Details? Yeah well, they came back and bit me on the BackSide! Yup!

      I have three I can do this with and darned it, I've gone and done it after saying I wasn't gonna!  I was going through some P.E. for another project and what did I find. Yes, P.E. Generic 1/400 parts .Twelve frets of ladders, rails and other goodies. All ship related.

      Yeah , I know, the Ciudad de Rio is 1/400! Oh Boy, "What a Revoltin Developement this is". Here I am trying to figure out how to do another detail, now this. Oh well, someone deep inside said to me," You know there's a lot of detail that will be covered up if you build the Helo deck support structure like they tell you , Right?"

      Aw, do I really have to do that? That's at least three extra days on it! After looking again at the instructions, there's no way I can build the helo structure like the kit says to. Soooo. Now, after two days I have destroyed a box of parts that I thought were parts. Turns out it was an H.O. tower crane without a description sheet or box cover. Sadly it WAS complete! Not anymore! I didn't figure that out till the instructions fell out of the wrinkled paper taped to the bottom of the box.

        That means I am going to have to build another crane and pay full price for the kit! But, Darned ,You should see the beautiful Helo Support structure it has made. Now that means I also have all the extra parts with which to make the Burn-Off tower and the  other fixtures on board. As I look at the start of this I can't help but say" Do I Have To?"

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:41 PM

Sounds like you do old mate. Happy building!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
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  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:56 PM

TB,

OK, I'll bite.  What is Ciudad de Rio?

Rick

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:06 PM

Hello!

It's a wicked ship...

It's actually called "PETROJARL CIDADE DE RIO DAS OSTRAS" - a floating oil rig.

TB - good luck with your build! I see you are already havin' fun!

Have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:58 PM

O M G! You're a better man than I TB. Wouldn't tackle that one.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:19 AM

Its a hobby.  The more choices I have in my hobby, the better I enjoy it.  I sometimes scratchbuild, sometimes use all the aftermarket I can find, sometimes I buil out-of-box.  I am old enough that I started modeling before there was such a thing as aftermarket accessories.  Only model airplane accessories were winders for winding rubber motor, stuff for starting gas engines, control lines and handles, etc. Oh, I guess paint and glue were aftermarket, but only gloss colors and only primary colors and that.

I think it is fantastic now that we have so much aftermarket now, and such a wide range of kits, from basic ones to fantastic detailed kits including resin and photo-etch.  Each year brings a new more golden vista, as new techniques, aftermarket products, new finishes, new tools (only tools I started with were a razor blade and lots of pins).

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:58 AM

Hey Don:

 Did Your grandma give you her old pins? Mine did!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:59 AM

Okay Pavel! Where's you get that picture? I need another from the other side too!

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:21 AM

 

                           "PETROJARL CIDADE DE RIO DAS OSTRAS"

 

Paweł, that's absolutely

   http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/awesome-smiley-emoticon.gif

 

 

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:52 PM

Hello everybody!

I'm sure glad you like it...

Just googled it on the web... TB - the other side? Be my guest! But first - do you know this one?:

https://www.teekay.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Petrojarl-Cidade-de-Rio-das-Ostras-Fact-sheets-update-2019.pdf

Hope it helps - have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, October 19, 2020 8:11 AM

And Just Think Pavel !

 She started life as an ordinary Tanker-WOW ! My magnifying Glass and I will have a field day here. By the way I have the New, Improved Plastic Helo rig partially built. And all my 1/400 P.E. will show up great!

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