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Ships of the American Flag GB 2019 -2021

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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, October 16, 2020 8:11 PM

Absolutely fan-freaking-tastic.  You put your all in her.

 

As a side note, University of Arizona main quad has a full size main deck perimeter outline in brick.  Really have to see it from above to notice it.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 16, 2020 11:04 PM

DRUMS01
I have already purchased the Tamiya Yamato in 1/350 along with the Lions Roar, and Eduard detail kits, decking, etc. (smile) but that will be next year.

I will absolutely be looking forward to that Ben!

Here is your ribbon should you want it.

I've put her on the wall.

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, October 16, 2020 11:23 PM

Admiral....the good Captain should be put in for the Navy Cross for what he accomplished with the Banner kit. 

That thing is in the highest tradition of the Navy.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:22 AM

I think you're right GH. I believe I'll put in the paperwork. 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:53 PM
Captain DRUMS01,
You are hereby awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Metal for exceptional performance of duty above that normally expected and contributed to the success of a major project.
The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to officers in principal commands at sea, or in the field, whose service is of a manner to justify the award.
Fleet Admiral Modelcrazy

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:44 PM

Ben: Congrads!!!

 

And the LST-1 is still sitting here. Steve is going to beat me. I was hoping this GB would motivate me to get off my butt and build the darn thing. But I keep fooling around with other stuff... Embarrassed

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

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 19, 2020 7:53 AM

Don't worry Gam. You have it down, you have all the time you want.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 23, 2020 10:28 AM

I've been away for a long while now. I've just been slammed with things to do and modeling has fallen behind. Since my last post where I had dropped the nearly complete Peleliu I have been reworking the kit. I had to purchase another Tarawa class ship to rob some parts off that got lost when I dropped it and others that were damaged beyond repair. Since I had to do all that I also decided to get some PE for the ship and make it look a bit better. I ran most of the railings, safety catch nets and antennas on the ship. The PE is super small and very hard to work with in this scale, so some of it just can't be done by me. The ship however, does look much better and more to scale with this added. Here is the shots just before heading off to repaint kit. As long as I don't drop it again I should get this done before too much longer.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 23, 2020 1:28 PM

Looks good BK. Nice taping job.

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, October 23, 2020 3:49 PM

very nice , the PE added a lot . looking forward to seeing it painted .

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 23, 2020 4:17 PM

LOL. thanks Steve. I just didn't want to repaint the whole deck. Too much work.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 23, 2020 4:18 PM

steve5

very nice , the PE added a lot . looking forward to seeing it painted .

 

Thanks, that PE just about did me in. That was a huge chore. I'm not a fan of this scale and have no plans to work in this scale again. 1/350 or bigger from now on.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:18 PM

Outstanding work Ben!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:27 AM

BrandonK

 

 
steve5

very nice , the PE added a lot . looking forward to seeing it painted .

 

 

 

Thanks, that PE just about did me in. That was a huge chore. I'm not a fan of this scale and have no plans to work in this scale again. 1/350 or bigger from now on.

 

BK

 

Ship models often need a lot more hand brush work than other types, except maybe figures.

Im hoping your assault ship didnt have deck decals on it. 

Bill

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:06 PM

GMorrison
Im hoping your assault ship didnt have deck decals on it.

All the work on the deck is airbrushed with the exception of the small numbers, those are decals, all the rest is paint.

At this point my nerves can't take anymore and I'm calling this one done. I would love to do one of these in 1/350, but not another one at 1/700. I got it cased up and on display before I remembered to take final pics. Here they are.

Steve, thanks for allowing my to tag along. This was fun for my first ship. I will definately do others, just bigger.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:21 PM

Sure looks good BK! Especially like the helo rotors. Nice job on those details!

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:22 AM

TheMongoose

Sure looks good BK! Especially like the helo rotors. Nice job on those details!

 

Thanks buddy. I appreciate the kind words. This is a 3 footer. Any closer and the glue for the PE shows up and the little blems are many. But, at 3 feet she looks pretty good.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:27 AM

As much trouble you had with it, it really turned out great BK. Fantastic job on all the AC. I have that kit in the stash and was thinking of selling it but now look forward to building it.

I', glad you hung in there and finished it since you have so much on your plate. I'll get it up and make a ribbon up for you tonight.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:26 PM

Hey guys I posted up a technique question on waves. Check it out here, , http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/13/t/186694.aspx and toss out any ideas and opinions you have.

edit- i got the hyperlink to work in the past so it showed just a short title but no doing today i guess.

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:23 PM

BK, here you go. Thanks for joining in Big Smile

 

Chris, I'll take a look

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:06 PM

Hey guys! Im still around and still working on the NC. Made some good progress. Sorry for the lack of pictures on here. Life has been super crazy lately and now the holidays. But non the less finding an hour here or there to work on the NC. 

 

The new pics will be quite a jump in progress from the last ones i posted. I will work on getting those up in the next day or 2. 

 

Hope everyone is doing well!

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:14 PM

Here are some pics of the NC Progress so far. Hope you enjoy. 

 

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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:54 PM

Love the Camo BB

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