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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:10 AM

Bish, PE that small can be a bit of a challenge. 

I knew you wanted to build your Bismarck a few years from now so I will probably delay the German build till Aug 2020 and run it for 2 years. That would be after the British GB ends.

I'm leaning for a Japanese ship build starting Aug 2019 till 2021, but a Merican would work as well. I have plenty of everything. I will probably switch off between allies and axis. A Russian/Soviet ship GB would be last if there were any interest .

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:40 PM

Steve,

Did you ever receive the brass barrels for your POW? I ordered from the same vendor and they haven't hit state side yet. 

Also, I'm game for a Japanese, German or Merican GB. 

I probably won't start tomorrow, but I will be pulling the KGV out and taking the plastic off the box! 

 

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:03 PM

hogfanfs
Steve, Did you ever receive the brass barrels for your POW? I ordered from the same vendor and they haven't hit state side yet. 

I did, sometime while I was in Boise (I just returned to Dallas today) however, I'm still waiting for the POW coat of arms from the same seller.

I assuming they came in very recently.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:57 PM

hogfanfs
Also, I'm game for a Japanese, German or Merican GB. 

Yeah it sounds fun and would keep me busy as a host for a while too LOL.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 12:17 AM

OK mates, hoist the Union Jack and get underway.
I wish you fair winds and following seas.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 1:51 AM

modelcrazy

Bish, PE that small can be a bit of a challenge. 

I knew you wanted to build your Bismarck a few years from now so I will probably delay the German build till Aug 2020 and run it for 2 years. That would be after the British GB ends.

I'm leaning for a Japanese ship build starting Aug 2019 till 2021, but a Merican would work as well. I have plenty of everything. I will probably switch off between allies and axis. A Russian/Soviet ship GB would be last if there were any interest .

 

Nice idea haveing the GB's cross over and 2020 sounds good to me. I have a nice big fat Type VII U-Boat just screaming for attention.

Consider the flag hoisted.

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, August 02, 2018 12:50 AM

Was going to do this last night and forgot. The Airfix R.M.S. Mauretania parts in a bath. Big Smile

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 02, 2018 12:56 AM

That's going to be a nice build LK

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, August 02, 2018 2:22 AM
Should be interesting. I haven't worked on a civilian type ship since I did a Revell Titanic about 10~12 years ago!

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, August 02, 2018 4:58 PM

Ok I'm off and running. Spent 1.5 hrs on the Invincible last night. Yes Not too exciting yet. Lol 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 02, 2018 10:24 PM

Griffin25

Ok I'm off and running. Spent 1.5 hrs on the Invincible last night. Yes Not too exciting yet. Lol 

 

 

 

 

 

That's a nice size Griffin. I wonder how it stacks up against the Nimitz in size.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 02, 2018 10:35 PM

I've got a flock of Trumpeter 1/700 Harriers. Not going to give them away, but make me an offer.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, August 02, 2018 11:59 PM

Steve. The Invincible class carriers were pretty small. About 700 feet long. The Nimitz class are quite large right? I don't have too much knowledge on ships. 

GM the Trumpy Harriers are the AV-8B U.S. version I think. Different wing and canopy then the British Sea Harrier. I know this because I bought a set without doing my research. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 03, 2018 7:45 PM

Griffin25
Steve. The Invincible class carriers were pretty small. About 700 feet long. The Nimitz class are quite large right? I don't have too much knowledge on ships. 

I'll have to get the 1/700 Nimitz when the "Ships of the American flag" get going. At around $80 for an 480mm (18 inch) kit....that's a big boy.

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, August 03, 2018 8:34 PM

The Nimitz class carriers are a little over 1100 feet long with a beam a little over 250 feet. You could play three football games at the same time, with room for spectators! I have the 1/350 Trumpeter USS Nimitz which is 39 inches long. It’s a big ship.

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 03, 2018 11:57 PM

hogfanfs

The Nimitz class carriers are a little over 1100 feet long with a beam a little over 250 feet. You could play three football games at the same time, with room for spectators! I have the 1/350 Trumpeter USS Nimitz which is 39 inches long. It’s a big ship.

 

That ones too rich for my blood. The 1/700 is hard to justify, especially when there are several 1/350 ships for around that price. But you never know, my wife has surprised me with stuff I thought I'd never see in my house.  Good woman, and I never say anything on the rare times that she goes out and buys something for herself. I am far more impulsive than she is

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, August 05, 2018 7:50 AM

Griffin,

Nice start on the Invinceable. 

 

And last night I scored a 1/350 Trumpeter HMS Hood for a great price.

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 05, 2018 8:28 PM

That Hood has been on my wishlist for a while Stick out tongue

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, August 06, 2018 1:29 PM

I have the main hull and deck together, primered. It's only about 7 pieces all together. Pretty simple and no fit issues. I sanded down the raised lines on the flight deck. They were way outta scale.


 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 06, 2018 6:27 PM

I'm looking forward to this one Griffin. Stick out tongue

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 1:53 AM

Coming together nicely there Griffin.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:29 PM

Some nice starts here guys. I'm looking forward to this GB, but I've got 4 concurrent builds so I want to knock off one or two before I start.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:33 AM

I feel like I'm hogging this thread but I realize everyone has a lot going on. Me, this is all I got Smile Anywho I have painted the deck it's basic colors. It might not be accurate but I saw this configuration on a reference page and I liked it because it added some contrast to an otherwise dull deck. 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:55 AM

Well, the site has been a bit quiet in general Griffin, must be the warm weather. Yours is coming on nicely.

I might actually make an early start on my Trafalgar and get going this weekend.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:17 AM

Tony, I'm with you, I have 2 builds I need to move off the bench then I'll start on  Swordfish for Bish's GB and the POW. It shouldn't be too long now.

Griffin, looking good, and no, you're not hogging the thread. The GB goes for 2 years so I suspect there well be slow times where 1 person or no one is contributing. Once I get going I'll probably just keep pumping the British navy out of the shipyard. I'm tooling so to speak Wink

Bish, I'm looking forward to your Trafalgar.

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, August 09, 2018 4:45 PM

Griffin, don't fret mate, many of us are lagging in hoisting our anchors.  I myself still need to finish my build for the 1941 GB and haven't opened the box other than to play with the hull of my build for this one.  I have been too busy training for my first Triathalon which is this Saturday.  So ya, been out in the warm weather a bit.  

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, August 10, 2018 5:09 AM

It may be a while for me because I got to save up my allowance to buy Shamrock V. If the American GB gets here, I can do Endeavor and recreate the 1934 America's Cup. Now if only I could find some 1/80 figures....

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 10, 2018 12:57 PM

lewbud
If the American GB gets here, I can do Endeavor and recreate the 1934 America's Cup.

Yep, It'll be next year.

  

Steve

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:11 PM

I have the hull painted and am trying my best at getting the lines right. I make a few going one way then seal it and mask the other way. Then back again. It's a bit tedious and it's the only logical way I can think of. I'm sealing it to prevent the paint pulling up. Learned the hard way. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:23 PM
I'll have to try that method.

Steve

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