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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Monitor Roberts finishedd
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, May 12, 2017 9:21 AM

Finally finished the Roberts.  I will be adding a plexiglas case to the base.  The masts and rigging are so fragile I am afraid to move it lest I touch something in that area.  But don't know how long it will take me to make a case. So I am declaring it done, and posting the picture below.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, May 12, 2017 10:07 AM

Great work Don,

I like the weathering on such a unique subject.  

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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, May 12, 2017 11:18 AM

Both an impressive craft and a superb bit of modeling. Well done, Don!

Greg

 

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Friday, May 12, 2017 11:36 AM

Impressive build Don.  It still reminds me of a mini version of the Nelson or Rodney.

        

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    September, 2013
Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, May 12, 2017 2:45 PM

Don,

I have that kit and with your statement about the masts, do you think a attempt to make my own out of metal rod would be a benefit?  I had to do this for the Dreadnought kit as the mast and yardarms were very weak.

Great looking model.

Marcus

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, May 12, 2017 2:54 PM

Very nicely done, Don.  Will be a nice addition to the shelf.

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    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Friday, May 12, 2017 3:00 PM

Beautiful work Don.

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, May 12, 2017 4:07 PM

Hi,

Looks great.

Pat

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, May 12, 2017 6:39 PM

A fine build Don. A very good looking ship model.

Mike

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:57 AM

scottrc

Impressive build Don.  It still reminds me of a mini version of the Nelson or Rodney.

 

I thought the same exact thoughts when I first saw it.  I'd like to do a Rodney or Nelson some day.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:01 AM

Marcus McBean

Don,

I have that kit and with your statement about the masts, do you think a attempt to make my own out of metal rod would be a benefit?  I had to do this for the Dreadnought kit as the mast and yardarms were very weak.

Great looking model.

Marcus

 

Yes!  I did the antenna on the rear mast myself after exploding the kit one.  However, the wire/rod I used did not match the PE one on the foreward mast.  So doing both from the same brass stock would make it look better.  I made a pretty complex jig out of particle board to do the one mast- it wouldn't have been hard to use the same jig for a second- I was just lazy and in a hurry.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:17 AM

Yeah Sure :

 Lazy and in a hurry my Eyeball ! You just did what I do ."Hey , It's finished . Gonna get away afore I break sumpthin ! " You ain't foolin this old man. Just because you done a Kick Butt job again !

 She still looks like a Rodney or Nelson that hit the White Cliffs of Dover at full speed head on ! No , really Don she's beautiful !  T.B.

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 15, 2017 10:40 PM

It looks excellent, Don. Great work.

 

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    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:41 PM

Great model Don, how about some more pictures. I know what you mean about fragile. My Tamiya Missouri model, I gave to my friend 29 years ago & I just got it back & it was in perfect condition until I got hold of it & broke the masts with the rigging on them. Boy what a repair job. I made up my mind to use brass wire or rod for small things. Even if it is a little off, it won't break.

  Resin is terrible for fine things, just too fragile.

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