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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 12, 2018 10:34 AM

I didn't get the Warspite done in time for the 100th aniversary of the Armitice signing, but I'm very close to being done.  The superstructure is now secured and all that is left are what seems like dozens of boats and a few tidbits of small caliber guns.  Then mount the yards arms and apply the rigging.

I wondered why the battleships of this period had so many boats? It was that they seldomed docked, so all supplying, liberty transporting, and corresponding had to be done by ships boats.  

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 12, 2018 10:43 AM

Looking good Scott, be nice to see that done.

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 12, 2018 10:54 AM

Bish

Looking good Scott, be nice to see that done.

 

Ditto

Steve

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 12, 2018 11:28 AM

Thanks guys, I am looking forward to finishing it, but also have been really enjoying this build.  These old battleships have some pretty unusual details.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, December 03, 2018 1:19 PM

21 days later and I really thought I would be done by now.

But no, between family commitments, work, and then spending this weekend on my back with an inner ear infection, I am now down to rigging the foremast.

Here are updated pics as of today,

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 03, 2018 4:27 PM

It' looking super Scott. I'm looking forward to the completed rigging. 

I'm in a similar boat, so to speak, with the POW. My new job, settling in a new schedule and other commitments have me putting her aside for the moment. I'll get back on her after I get a few things off the bench, probably around Feb. I don't believe I'm joining any more GB's until I get a few things off the bench. 

Steve

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 03, 2018 4:52 PM

Scott, that rigging is sure coming along.  The only thing that is really delaying my build is the thought of rigging the ship!   

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, December 06, 2018 7:52 AM

This kit has been a good test bed for me to try some techniques with both stretch sprue and monofiliment.  Problem I'm having now is that I'm still fighting this sinus infection and am taunted by the unexpected sneeze than seems to pop up right when I am at a delicate moment.   Work has been delayed once again. 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 06, 2018 8:56 AM

You might be be finished yet Scott, but that is still very impressive. Always amazers me what you guys do with these ships.

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 06, 2018 11:30 AM

Scott, there's plenty of time, as long as you started during the 2 year period, you have as long as you need to complet your build. You more that meet that criteria.

Balloons Get well my old friend.

Steve

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1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
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Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Saturday, December 08, 2018 7:08 PM

I've broke anchor and her commissioning pennant is raised.  The HMS Warspite in now complete and I add another GB to my roster.  Thank you Steve for hosting it.  The first pic can be used to post on the first page.  

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 08, 2018 10:31 PM

Beautiful job on that old gal scott, cracking job Beer The rigging looks grand! What did you use? Thank you for joining in and I hope you're game for the American build in Aug.

I got you posted on the front page and you get a quote from Rear-Admiral Ben Bryant.

“The dangers of the sea should always take precedence
over the violence of the enemy”

Raise the Jack mate!

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

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Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 09, 2018 5:53 AM

Scott, really nicely done, that is deffo one to be proud of. Was a pleasure watching this come together.

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 09, 2018 7:10 AM

Steve, Thanks, I look forward to the American GB. 

I used this build to enhance techniques using both stretch sprue and monofiliment.  There are a number of builders on MWS that just blow me away with what they do with the stuff and have posted some practicums.  I am at my first baby steps in regards to where I want to be with this skillset.

Meanwhile, I may be taking a break from other model projects to finish up this old gal and really hone in on some rigging skills.  Its going on 10 years work in process and she really needs to be finished up and put in a case.  

 

Bish, Thank you sir for the kind compliments and your support.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 09, 2018 7:23 AM

scottrc

Steve, Thanks, I look forward to the American GB. 

I used this build to enhance techniques using both stretch sprue and monofiliment.  There are a number of builders on MWS that just blow me away with what they do with the stuff and have posted some practicums.  I am at my first baby steps in regards to where I want to be with this skillset.

Meanwhile, I may be taking a break from other model projects to finish up this old gal and really hone in on some rigging skills.  Its going on 10 years work in process and she really needs to be finished up and put in a case.  

 

Bish, Thank you sir for the kind compliments and your support.

 

Now that is simply stunning, i would not even know where to start with one of those. Look forwrad to seeing that finished, what ship is it.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 09, 2018 8:47 AM

Revell 1/96 Constitution.  

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, December 09, 2018 9:25 AM

Scott, excellent job on that Warspite, and I like how you have it displayed - it's simple but still quite effective in portraying the massiveness of this battleship.  Yes

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 09, 2018 10:00 AM

Thank you JackBig Smile

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