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A Tanker Wheelhouse Detailing

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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
A Tanker Wheelhouse Detailing
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:35 PM

Gonna try this again here;

     This is a 1/87 scale scratch built tanker wheelhouse. 100% scratch built with removeable roof.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:42 PM

Nice work!

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:00 PM

Thanks, Bill;

   I will try to post more as time goes by. So far it's looking like it's going to be one picture at a time. But there is more. The Hull Pics from White plastic all the way to where I had to stop. There's two with different wheelhouses. I haven't done any more on them since I had my heart thing happen. Getting back to it though. Aw; Here's another   this is going to be aggravating till I get it right! If you'll notice there is the radio room and the all important head! I am trying to meld the old fashioned gear with modern touches.  That's why the two radar repeaters and the central console with separate engine telegraph!

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:11 PM

After you have added the first link, hit the return key. The cursor should show up just below the image. Sometimes it doesn't but go ahead and add a second image.

See what happens.

I don't know about the watering hole in Martinez with the ship model, but that'd make sense.

Hey did I ever tell you that I worked for the guy who bought the Hughes covered barge? He uses it as a floating drydock, which is what it originally was.

When he bought it, can you guess what was inside of it?

No, not the "claw".

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:13 PM

Oh, I gotta Ask;

 Hughe's favorite case of Booze? OR a piece or pieces of the Sub?

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:21 PM

Property of US Government...

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:33 PM

Hey did you ever go in "Horse-Cow" in Valley-Joe?

That was where the dolphins all unwound after patrol out of Mare Island. Crammed with memorabilia.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:40 PM

Tanker-Builder
If you'll notice there is the radio room and the all important head! I am trying to meld the old fashioned gear with modern touches. That's why the two radar repeaters and the central console with separate engine telegraph!

Very nice work indeed, and it looks as though it could be double the scale.

Look forward to seeing more!

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:44 PM

GMorrison

Hey did you ever go in "Horse-Cow" in Valley-Joe?

That was where the dolphins all unwound after patrol out of Mare Island. Crammed with memorabilia.

Looks very like the coffee shop of the old Ohio Motel in Chicago. Except, of course, for the conspicuous lack of tall buildings surrounding on all sides....

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:20 AM

Hey! G !

   Were you spying on me ? That looks just like my car parked out front!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:23 AM

 Hi Gregbale!

 Hey that's 1/87! I also now work in 1/144 and 1/160! There's so much stuff that can be used on Planes, Cars, Armor and Ships in the train section of some hobby shops, Online and Brick and Mortar you wouldn't believe it!

     I do work in 1/96 too. I have quite a few R.C. vessels. The biggest is the H.M.S. Snowberry ! She is an all weather performer too. Oh, I take that back, I have an Aegis Class Fibreglas hull I am piddling with! OOPS!

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:44 PM

I've been wanting to do a wheelhouse or bridge for some time.  At the Maritime Museum in Duluth I took pictures of the wheel station, the binacle and Chadwick, and would like to do a large scale bridge or wheelhouse.  Lots of brasswork, and I have a pretty good supply of K&S brass.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:42 AM

Hey Don!

 Ya really want to wow them? Build your Wheelhouse/Bridge large enough so you can use the little compass from an old Cub Scout knife in the Binnacle. Probably about 1/24 or 1/32 scale!

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