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Ships of the American Flag GB 2019 -2021

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Posted by Ted4321 on Monday, July 01, 2019 10:45 PM

This conversation is opening a can of worms. Doing a little googling I read that the rule prohibiting siblings serving together already existed but the brothers insisted.  I find that a little suspect- can't imagine many enlisted men told the Navy how to operate.  

Elsewhere I read the sinking of the USS Juneau was the start of the rule as Goldhammer stated. 

Modeling the Juneau is also of interest.  However available models look like they may be out of my price range or not yet available (Dragon). Not to mention its complex camo. Not sure I'd be able to do it justice. 

I'm not trying to start a debate just sharing what i found. Interesting indeed.  Looks like I need to buy more models! 

I'm really looking forward to this GB.

T e d

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, July 01, 2019 10:59 PM

IIRC the movie on the Sullivan's mentioned that, but the Navy let it slide that early in the war.

Still looking forward to the build and hope to do mine justice when she gets on the ways

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 01, 2019 11:18 PM

The one reasonable option for a model of Juneau is to take the 1/700 Pit Road/ Dragon kit of Atlanta and try to figure out the camouflage. Gator makes a good mask set for her Measure 12 Modified scheme. That works overall, and also above the deck at the end.

That, my shipmates, makes the BB-39 color discussion look like Sunday School.

Currently in progress at my bench.

The Sole Survivor Regulation was not enacted until 1948. Prior to that, the thought was a policy.

I think what gave the Sullivan bros. a special place was that they had been heavily celebrated in the media as an example (correctly so) of the supreme sacrifice a family would make even to be in service.

My wife's six maternal uncles all served in WW2, as did her father and his brother. By God's grace none of them were killed, however they all came home with wounds both physical and emotional.

I think someday there will be a USS The Sullivans in space. 

 

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 2:18 AM

goldhammer

IIRC the movie on the Sullivan's mentioned that, but the Navy let it slide that early in the war.

Still looking forward to the build and hope to do mine justice when she gets on the ways

 

The film about the brothers has always stuck in my mind after watching it many years ago, the loss and sacrifice of a family. The heartache of the parents, I could feel that as a kid never mind now as a parent myself. I was going to do a PE boat P177 that I have had for some time but a GB that doesn't need to be rushed was the ideal time to be build this ship and hopefully do it justice. I look forward to starting it.

Joe

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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Posted by DutchLQ7 on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 5:44 AM
Hey all, Count me in. I’ll be building the USS The Sullivans. It will be only my second ship and my first crack at 1:350 and photo etch.
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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 7:53 AM

Gamera
At the rate I'm building though getting something done by the end of time is overly optimistic

Ha! Big Smile

-Greg

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Posted by The Drifter on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 6:08 PM

Hello Steve,

I may change my entry to the model below. I will let you know before I get started. Thank you sir.

Jeff

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 8:42 PM

Ted, Dutch, I got you down Yes Nice kit. I was building one before moving to Texas for a yaer and half. Unfortunatly it fell, broke and lost several pieces while I was gone Crying I want to get another one.

Jef, I changed your entry. I'll be looking forward to it. I've been wanting an AB for a while.

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 3:02 PM

Would you put me down for Revell's "Battle of Midway Carrier" please. I'll be building it as CV-6 USS Enterprise. A friend has been pushing me to branch out into naval subjects and this looks like the perfect opportunity.

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Posted by The Drifter on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 5:19 PM

Mach1

Would you put me down for Revell's "Battle of Midway Carrier" please. I'll be building it as CV-6 USS Enterprise. A friend has been pushing me to branch out into naval subjects and this looks like the perfect opportunity.

 

Wow Mach1...that's a big one to start out on. I will enjoy watching you buidl it. Enjoy!

Jeff

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 7:47 PM

It's great to have you aboard Mach, I always enjoy your builds. I'm with Jeff, looking forward to that one too. I believe almost everyone for the SPace Race GB is here. Big SmileBig Smile

Edit

Oh Sorry, I confused you with Mach71 LOL. I am still looking forward to it and glad to have you aboard Yes

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Thursday, July 04, 2019 8:13 AM
Since it ends at the end of time It's right up my alley. My Tamiya 1/350 USS Missouri has been setting in the box for 10 years now. This would help me get it out and start working on it. So that's the one I'll build. I have several different after market things I will be adding to it. As soon as I finish the German armor I'll start on this ship.
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Posted by Mach1 on Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:46 AM

modelcrazy

It's great to have you aboard Mach, I always enjoy your builds. I'm with Jeff, looking forward to that one too. I believe almost everyone for the SPace Race GB is here. Big SmileBig Smile

Edit

Oh Sorry, I confused you with Mach71 LOL. I am still looking forward to it and glad to have you aboard Yes

 

 

I was gonna say ... but then you beat me to it.Smile Heaven help the forums if Mach71 and I somehow ever manage to do the same model in a group build. Wink

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Posted by Mach1 on Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:52 AM

The Drifter

 

 
Mach1

Would you put me down for Revell's "Battle of Midway Carrier" please. I'll be building it as CV-6 USS Enterprise. A friend has been pushing me to branch out into naval subjects and this looks like the perfect opportunity.

 

 

 

Wow Mach1...that's a big one to start out on. I will enjoy watching you buidl it. Enjoy!

 

 

Thanks. Its a big one for a first try, but it's the one I've got the most reference material for right now.

 

Looking forward to following everyone else's builds.

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  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:56 AM

Mach1
Thanks. Its a big one for a first try, but it's the one I've got the most reference material for right now.

Mach1,

It should be a fun build for you since you have a good amount of reference material. That is a impressive ship and it's going to be a treat to watch you build her.

Jeff

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:07 PM

I got you down Colonel. I built that one years ago and still have it on the shelf. It has gone through it's own battle damage and reminds me of how far I've come. Fun kit, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 04, 2019 10:17 PM

Mach1
I was gonna say ... but then you beat me to it. Heaven help the forums if Mach71 and I somehow ever manage to do the same model in a group build.

That would totaly confuse the Admiral LOL Wink

It looks like we are getting a full battle fleet with 4 battleships, 2 DD's, a DE, PT Boat, sub, LST, CCB, fleet carrier and of course a modern Arieigh Burke DDG.

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Posted by The Drifter on Friday, July 05, 2019 8:38 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Mach1
I was gonna say ... but then you beat me to it. Heaven help the forums if Mach71 and I somehow ever manage to do the same model in a group build.

 

That would totaly confuse the Admiral LOL Wink

It looks like we are getting a full battle fleet with 4 battleships, 2 DD's, a DE, PT Boat, sub, LST, CCB, fleet carrier and of course a modern Arieigh Burke DDG.

 

LOL...you're right Admiral. This is going to be a fun GB.

Jeff

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 05, 2019 9:42 AM

Oh great......now we are all officers......who is going to do the work???  Big SmileBig Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 05, 2019 10:22 AM

Thanks GH, I did last night after promoting everyone to Captain. 

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 05, 2019 10:49 AM

You do realize that the title of "Captain" is more honorary than anything.....the Senior Chief actually runs the floaty things....COB is the largely forgotten rank between Captain and Admiral

Sorry, forgot for a minute you were USCG.Big Smile  Momentary senility creeping in.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 05, 2019 3:08 PM

goldhammer
You do realize that the title of "Captain" is more honorary than anything

Yep, knew that. The Storis had a Commander but was he was addressed as Captin, or Storis when piped abroad. The small boats are commanded by a Chief Boatswainmates but are called Captain as well but I can put you down as Senior Chief if you want though. Wink

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 05, 2019 4:58 PM

Naw, as a 7 level E-4 with a line # for E-5, that is as close to an O rating I'll ever get or want.Big Smile

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, July 07, 2019 12:13 AM

Reordered the 20's, with the correct mounts this time.  Also ordered a 4"/50 and a 5"/51.  Just have to dig out what was bolted to the foredeck on her last patrol.  I think it was a 4" from what I found from her 6th patrol, but not sure if Morton upgraded on the the refit before heading out.

All from Shapeways, they should be as good or better than the1/144 versions from the same maker.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 07, 2019 12:45 AM

Did you order from Shapeways?

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, July 07, 2019 1:12 AM

Yes will ship by the end of the month supposedly.

 

Going to build as USS Wahoo, SS 238, as she appeared leaving Pearl on her last patrol.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 07, 2019 9:48 PM

GH, looking on Navsource.org, a view from the wreck showing the main gun, a 4"/50.

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, July 07, 2019 11:12 PM

I've seen the pics on navsourse, lot of growth on it.  I don't know much about the difference, just that the 4" and 5" were almost look a likes except for bore and barrel length.  I bow to the Admiralty as I can't find anything different.  Saw that she used the 4" on the 6th patrol....4"/50 it shall be.

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:22 PM

Hey Steve,

As a squid builder, put me down in your GB for a Burk class destroyer. I am also hankering to build a cruiser or battleship soon.  And of coarse, it will probably be 1/700.

Scott

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:38 PM

I figured you'd jump in sooner than later Scott. I'll get you down with an AB, possably 1/700. I'm assuming either Dragon or Hobby Boss.

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