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Posted by lostagain on Friday, June 29, 2018 7:43 AM

Lewbud,

Super choice of subject there, looking forward to that.

And I saw what you did there - 'my entry is going to take a different tack ' boom boom!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 29, 2018 8:48 AM

Lewbub,

You got it. I'll put you down for the Shamrock V but wait till you decide on a kit to add that.That will be great to watch.

Does anybody know who has the cup now? I used to follow pretty closely but lost touch several yease back. Last time I knew, the US had it (that may date me). I suppose I could look it up.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Friday, June 29, 2018 9:57 AM

New Zealand won it last time i believe.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, June 29, 2018 11:04 AM

Bish is correct, New Zealand is the keeper of yachting''s Holy Grail at the moment.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:15 AM

Lewbud,

I am looking forward to your entry.  I would like to someday build a large J Class for RC.

I was a big Cup fan, but I now consider the race more an air race with the carbon airfoils and cat hulls than a race against sailboats, so I don't follow it as much.

Steve, 

I used a 1/700 wooden deck on an aircraft carrier, but never tried one on a battleship, so I went ahead and made an offer for one for the Warspite.  It should add some fun to the build.  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:04 PM

Scott, I agree about the cup race. Not as fun as when they didn't use cats.

I received the 1/700 wood deck for the POW. It looks very nice, very thin and comes with a little PE tree and anchor chain. I'm still waiting for the 1/350 deck, Big Ed set and brass barrels.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:59 PM

I went to all of the races in 2013. One of the most awesome sports events I've been to. I saw a sailboat go 45 knots.

It always changes, and that's fun.

Yes , the Kiwis currently hold the cup.

Very nice choice of subject.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:13 PM

GM, it's amazing how fast they can move. I like the Reno Air Races when I can make it.

Steve

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, July 13, 2018 9:05 AM

Can we start this now?? LOL

 

Griffin

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Posted by Bish on Friday, July 13, 2018 9:39 AM

Griffin25

Can we start this now?? LOL

 

Patience dear boy patience. Wink

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 13, 2018 11:23 AM

Yes, yes, Bish you must listen to.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 13, 2018 7:02 PM

I received The BigEd set for the POW today. I'm waiting for the barrels and wood deck and she'll be ready to start in Aug. I'm sure they'll arrive while I'm away in Boise which is fine. I don't think I'm going to use the PE crew on this one. "Panzer VS Tanks 3" on Shapeways makes some really nice 3D crew which I'm going to go with. I may repaint them and use them on the Kent.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, July 14, 2018 12:27 AM

Could I do a RAAF PBY-5 Flying Boat? Surprise

I'm thinking of the 1/48 Pro Modeler Monogram PBY in RAAF Camo and markings... it was in HMS Naval service as a U-boat sub hunter / killer, and its a boat, right?

I recently saw some markings for several variants to include "Dagwood" from 1942 with a nice camo scheme. (Crap, I'm giving away my secret).

v/r,

Ben

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:43 AM

Sorry Jim, ocean going vessels flying the Union Jack only.

Bish has an "Aircraft or the Commonwealth" GB that it would work in just fine.

Steve

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:49 AM

Is it August 1st yet?!  That Z-class is staring at me every day just begging to be built!  Big Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:22 AM

I know, I don't know how many times I looked through the POW, KGV, Kent and Rodney and thought about their seascapes.

Steve

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:24 AM

Unless you have rules not allowing someone that is 0-5 or so when it comes to GB's I would like to give it a shot. I have an Airfix 1/600 RMS Mauretania waiting and willing that I want to convert to the Lusitania.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:43 AM

I want to build something that nobody else has chosen just yet. I decided on the HMS Roberts Monitor in 1/350. The shape and layout has got me really interested. Just purchased and in the mail. I also got the P.E., and turned barrels for the 15 inch, 4 inch, and bofors.... 

Pictures as soon as it arrives.....

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:36 AM

Lodni Kranazon

Unless you have rules not allowing someone that is 0-5 or so when it comes to GB's I would like to give it a shot. I have an Airfix 1/600 RMS Mauretania waiting and willing that I want to convert to the Lusitania.

 

No such rules, your are welcome aboard. I'm intrested in seeing the conversion. I updated the roster.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:40 AM

DRUMS01
I decided on the HMS Roberts Monitor in 1/350.

The Roberts would be a fine addition.

I'm assuming the Trumpeter kit unless you found one I'm not aware of.

I updated the roster.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:10 AM

DRUMs, really keen to see one of these Monitors. Is it the WW1 or WW2 ship your doing.

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:49 PM
Thank you very much M/C!! Looking forward to this! Actually, because they were more or less sister ships, there are not too many external differences. The biggest ones being the air vents & deck houses.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:03 PM

Lodni Kranazon
Thank you very much M/C!! Looking forward to this! Actually, because they were more or less sister ships, there are not too many external differences. The biggest ones being the air vents & deck houses.
 

I was going to build the Airfix 1/600 RMS Mauretania after I get a few others done. Looks like a nice kit. Old mold in a new box, but still nice.

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:32 PM
It really is very sad and somewhat shameful that there is not a single injected plastic kit of the Lusitania in production, and hasn't been for a very long while. I am doing this for a WW I Centenary display at the local VFW that I'm a chaplain at.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:43 PM

Yeah, you can find Titanics all over the place but hardly anything else from that era. The Lusitania is nowhere to be found.  Unfortunate.

Steve

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:05 PM
I was very lucky, I guess, to come across an old Revell S.S. United States in fairly decent condition not very long ago, only paid $5 for it. Since it is very close to 1:600 it should look nice next to this ship when done.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:34 PM

BISH= The monitor I chose was the Trumpeter WW2 version; used in operations "Torch", "Avalanche". and the Normandy landings.

v/r,

Ben

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 30, 2018 11:54 PM

One more day to go guys then let the Union Jacks fly.

I was thinking yesterday that next year I may add a Ships of the German, American or Japanese flag GB, which would also run for 2 years. I would like to run all 4 nantions eventually but not sure which one to start up second next year.

Steve

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:45 AM

modelcrazy

One more day to go guys then let the Union Jacks fly.

I was thinking yesterday that next year I may add a Ships of the German, American or Japanese flag GB, which would also run for 2 years. I would like to run all 4 nantions eventually but not sure which one to start up second next year.

 

Keeping the ship theme going.....I like that.  Great idea.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:36 AM

Sounds interesting Steve, i will deffinetly be in for the German one, especially if its a few years down the line. All my German subjects are on the larger size and going to take lots of time.

My PE turned up yesterday for both my builds, from White Ensign. 1/600 PE looks scary so thats going to be interesting.

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