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Ships of the American Flag GB 2019 -2021

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Ships of the American Flag GB 2019 -2021
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:10 PM
The second ship installment, getting those who want to expand their horizons, or just like building ships. The ships of different nations GB’s continue with American ships.
Any ship which flies or flew the Stars and Stripes is acceptable. Warships, training ships, cargo ships, passenger ships, captured ships, racing yachts, submarines, private boats etc. any era.
You have up to 2 years to submit an entry and no build time limit. That’s right, as long as I'm around, I will answer your posted WIP updates. I know how long it can take to build a ship, Prince of Wales, I’m looking at you.
So, who wants to join me in building something American? I have several in the stash and can pick easy one or hard. I have several in mind but believe I have THE one picked out, besides, the wife got it for me a few Christmas’ ago so………
The small print.

1. Starts on Aug 1st runs until time ends or the Earth is destroyed.

2. You have two years to enter and until FSM goes away to post it.

3. WIP photos a must.

4. 10% completed or less please.

5. Crossovers allowed.

6. As much or little AM as you want.

7. Scratch or OOB.

8. Enjoy yourself, it’s just a plastic kit and a hobby.

9. I reserve the right to change the rules slightly to make the GB more enjoyable if necessary.

 
Fleet Admiral Modelcrazy

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:11 PM

Roster

Fleet Adm. modelcrazy 1/350 Dragon USS Spruance DD-963
                                       1/350 Trumpeter North Carolina
                                      1/82 Lindberg Point Class Coast Guard Cutter
                                      1/350 Trumperer USS The Sulivans as the USS Johnston

Capt. crown r n7 1/72 Revell PT-109 FIRST to FINISH Completed build page 30

Capt. Est. 1961 1/350 Trumpeter USS The Sullivans

Capt. GMorrison 1/540 CVB-41 USS Midway

Capt. Bakster 1/700 Trumpeter USS Wisconsin

Capt. goldhamer 1/72 Revell Gato

Capt. Gamera 1/350 Ironshipwright LST-1

Capt. hogfanfs 1/350 Trumpeter USS Alabama

Capt. The Drifter 1/350 USS Lassen DDG 82

Capt. Ted4321 1/350Trumpeter  USS England

Capt. GAF 1/48 scratch-built USN CCB (Command and Communication Boat)

Capt. DutchLQ7 1/350 Trumpeter USS The Sullivans

Capt. Mach1 1/542 Revell Battle of Midway Carrier

Capt. Kentucky Colonel 1/350 Tamiya USS Missouri

Capt. Scottrc 1/700 Combrig USS Kansas.

Capt Justinryan215 Possable Revell USS Consitution

Capt Drums01 1/350 Banner USS Arizona

Capt Mach71 Scratchbuilt 1/200 USS Blueback. Completed build on page 25

Capt Drabix 1/700 Blue Ridge USS Massachusetts, BB-2

Capt Tanker Builder Paper S.S.Edmund Fitzgerald

Capt TheMongoose 1/350 Academy FFG-48 USS Vandergrift. Completed build on page 22

Capt Straycat1911 1/144 Revell Fletcher class destroyer
                                 1/56 racing yacht America

Capt Joe Rix 1/200 Riich USS Gato 1944
                        or
                       1/700 Dragon USS Oakland

Capt B-36 Andy 1/700 Tamiya Hammann

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:28 AM

Let me see tanks,planes ,cars,figures, yes I’m in with some kind of sea going vessel....

Nick.

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:32 AM

A never-ending deadline just up my street. Last ship built was a small scale Bismark in my teens. No idea what it will be, please count me in. 

Joe 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:30 AM

Sure you bet.

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:15 AM

Count me in Steve. 

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:19 AM

Admiral, I'll join in with the 1/72 Revell Gato. 

Been wanting to get her built for a couple of years.  Missed my target date of Oct 11, 2018 for getting it done, the 75th anniversary of one of the more famous boats going on "Eternal Patrol".

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:48 AM

I've got a couple that would fit. At the rate I'm building though getting something done by the end of time is overly optimistic. I'll see what I can do... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:47 PM

Gam, LOL you are too much 

Great! I'll get you guys on the roster when I get home. 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:20 PM

Steve,

Put me down for a 1/350 Trumpeter USS Alabama

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:09 PM

I am from Wisconsin, so I might as well build the USS Wisconsin.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:25 PM

OK crew, I got you down.

GH, I didn't realize what you signed up with until I added you Yes You're going to need that RV to keep in in when you're done. Wink

Bruce, Ooo, I want that one.

Bakster, I look forward to that one. I want it as well.

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:59 PM

Lol.  Hoping it will find a home in the state veterans office in Salem.  They have a few items in a display area and case in the main lobby.  She is a monster at 52 inches long, may have to break out the old autobody paint gun for it.

Have the complete Big Ed PE and brass props and the 5" and 20mm's from shapeways.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:35 PM

goldhammer
Have the complete Big Ed PE and brass props and the 5" and 20mm's from shapeways.

That had to set you back.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:37 PM

BTW, I also have the badges up as well.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:08 AM

Saw the badges, they're great.  Don't know how much of all that brass I'll end up using.  Doubt I'll use the hull plating but might use the decking but that's tbd.   I think I gave around$60 for it.

The 144 shears gave me fits until I finally tossed them.  At least this time they're twice the size

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:24 AM

Out of a big stash of models; I'd list the three most probable:

1/700 Niko Resin Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser

1/700 Dragon CVL USS Monterey

1/700 Dragon Cleveland Class Light Cruiser

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:16 AM

Interesting picks... I've actually walked around on the U.S.S. North Carolina, Alabama, and the Wisconsion... Wink

 

The badges look good! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:22 AM

GMorrison

Out of a big stash of models; I'd list the three most probable:

1/700 Niko Resin Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser

1/700 Dragon CVL USS Monterey

1/700 Dragon Cleveland Class Light Cruiser

One of the Lt Cruisers would be great to see.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:26 AM

Gamera

Interesting picks... I've actually walked around on the U.S.S. North Carolina, Alabama, and the Wisconsion... Wink

 

The badges look good! Yes

 

The only big gal I walked was the Mo, moored behind the Arizona, fitting tribute IMO. Drove past the Bama while driving a Simi, couldn't stop, just saw it from the road Super Angry

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:46 AM

Gamera

Interesting picks... I've actually walked around on the U.S.S. North Carolina, Alabama, and the Wisconsion... Wink 

It’s fate, brother Gamera. It is a sign that the winds of this GB shall be fair and blessed.

Yes, the badges look good!

Like the ominous firepower of these ships, we have an impressive group of ship builders here, myself excluded. This is my first warship. As being the greenhorn, I will look to you folks for advice along the way. 

I hope you guys will not annoyed by my dragging anchor. Surprise 

Looking forward to the build!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:34 AM

Steve:I think the four Iowa class battleships are pretty much the same though. So walking around the 'Mo' is close to the same as the 'Wisky'. I looked and only the 'Mo' and 'Wisky' got the late '80s era missile launchers so there is that difference between them and the 'Iowa' and 'New Jersey'. 

Bakster: I haven't built a ship kit since I was a youngster. This is going to be interesting... 

I'll have to go though the stash and see what I've got. I know a 1/700th 'U.S.S. Yorktown' I picked up in the museum giftshop after touring the carrier. A 1/700th LST that my uncle served aboard during the Second World War. And a 1/350th Dragon modern missile cruiser that I toured during the IPMS Nationals when they were held in Virginia Beach/Norfolk. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:54 AM

Bakster and Gam, don't worry bout it. This GB is for newbies more that for us sea dogs who already have one in the shipyard at all times.

Any questions just ask.

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:55 AM

Gamera

Steve:I think the four Iowa class battleships are pretty much the same though. So walking around the 'Mo' is close to the same as the 'Wisky'. I looked and only the 'Mo' and 'Wisky' got the late '80s era missile launchers so there is that difference between them and the 'Iowa' and 'New Jersey'. 

Bakster: I haven't built a ship kit since I was a youngster. This is going to be interesting... 

I'll have to go though the stash and see what I've got. I know a 1/700th 'U.S.S. Yorktown' I picked up in the museum giftshop after touring the carrier. A 1/700th LST that my uncle served aboard during the Second World War. And a 1/350th Dragon modern missile cruiser that I toured during the IPMS Nationals when they were held in Virginia Beach/Norfolk. 

 

Ok then, we are in the same boat! Get the oars out..

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:57 AM

modelcrazy

Bakster and Gam, don't worry bout it. This GB is for newbies more that for us sea dogs who already have one in the shipyard at all times.

Any questions just ask.

 

Great to hear. Thank you Admiral.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:02 AM

I'm in way deeper than oars....need the bilge pump and bailing buckets, and that probably wont be enough.

 

Dug the Gato out and found the 20's, wrong base mounts on them, but don't think my scratch work will sufice to deal with it, so they may keep the "cone" bases rather than the open mounts.  And no 5 incher, now remembering that he had issues making it then and I never reordered it that I remember.  Have to go back in and see if still available.

**EDIT**  Have to reorder the 20's, now available with the Mk10 bases.  He makes a 1/350 5"/51, have to see if he worked out the bugs on the 1/72.

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:06 AM

Okay, here is question 1. I just found out the local hobby shop as an Atlantis 1:535 USS Wisconsin BB-64 battleship in stock. This is an old 60s kit. That being the case, old technolgy that made it. I did some research on the Trumpeter and it seems to be built pretty well. 

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  No pressure, just inquiring.

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:08 AM

goldhammer

I'm in way deeper than oars....need the bilge pump and bailing buckets, and that probably wont be enough. 

Lol.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:33 AM

Bakster

Okay, here is question 1. I just found out the local hobby shop as an Atlantis 1:535 USS Wisconsin BB-64 battleship in stock. This is an old 60s kit. That being the case, old technolgy that made it. I did some research on the Trumpeter and it seems to be built pretty well. 

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  No pressure, just inquiring.

 

Unless you're doing a vintage build I'm not sure I'd even mess with the old Atlantis kit. With the new Trumpeter 1/350th one and there has to be a newer 1/700th kit out there I'd go with one of them. Plus the wierd scale will make it hard to find parts if you decide to add any aftermarket. 

Oh, and my apologies- it's Wisconsin- for some reason I keep wanting to add an 'o' in there to spell Wisconsion... Dunce 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:59 AM

Gamera
Unless you're doing a vintage build I'm not sure I'd even mess with the old Atlantis kit. With the new Trumpeter 1/350th one and there has to be a newer 1/700th kit out there I'd go with one of them. Plus the wierd scale will make it hard to find parts if you decide to add any aftermarket. 

Ditto

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