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Building a Revell 1/96 Kearsarge

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  • Member since
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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:51 PM

Bill, Yes I do . Thanks again . That would be the Starboard, right side. How do you like that starbd stuff. My brother never did learn to say right & left after his Battleship days. He flew in the Kingfisher as a signalman on the Indiana. 

  I have all the deck work done & I fit the 3 lower masts in their hole, no glue yet. They all 3 had to be sanded down quite a bit. I ground out the inside & put brass rods in the masts to stiffen them. I did put a coat of Dullcote on the deck to hide any glue. Really looks good. If I find the funnel I will mail it back to you.                             Gene

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:36 PM

Gene,

No problem. I will send it tomorrow afternoon.

Bill

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    March, 2006
  • From: Bangor, Maine
Posted by alross2 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:51 PM

As noted in this thread, the Revell KEARSARGE is a composite of the original and post 1888 refit configurations.  Here is the correct forecastle for the 1864 configuration.

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:28 PM
No picture

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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  • From: Bangor, Maine
Posted by alross2 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:48 PM

Click on the small black box with an X.  It should come up (does for me).  For more photos, go to my KEARSARGE ALBUM   https://www.facebook.com/al.ross.315/media_set?set=a.10214271698326038.1073741831.1223199372&type=3

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  • From: Bangor, Maine
Posted by alross2 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:01 PM
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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:09 PM

Apparently your links only work for people on facebook.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:28 AM

littletimmy

Apparently your links only work for people on facebook.

 

 

Same here. Clicking the little X does nothing. The link sends me to log in to facebook, of which I do not have an account. I'm finding that not eveyone does facebook or twitter or -----??

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Bangor, Maine
Posted by alross2 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:28 AM

Yuh, I was afraid of that.  Ever since a certain photo hosting site got greedy, I have not had much luck sharing photos.  For those members who are sharing photos, what are you using?

Al Ross

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    May, 2008
  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:39 AM

alross2

Yuh, I was afraid of that.  Ever since a certain photo hosting site got greedy, I have not had much luck sharing photos.  For those members who are sharing photos, what are you using?

Al Ross

 

 

I tried Imgur. Seems to work for me, but now being gunshy, I've not delved to deep into posting stuff on any hosting service. They can all do the same thing as PB did. Wish there was a way to post pics directly from my hard drive.

EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:48 AM

Hi Al,

I switched to Fotki.

It costs me about $ 24 a year for the level of data storage I picked. No doubt that’ll change.

As fast as before. Works pretty much the same way. NO ads.

You can grab copies of all of your photos, one album at a time 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:58 AM

Why can't FSM enable us to post directly from our hard drives?  I know that other sites, such as www.papermodelers.com make posting photos extremely easy.  Why do we have to use a photo service?

Bill Morrison

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:48 AM

 I posted on Picasa & then Google took over that & I now post from Google Photos & it has been super with the best editing anywhere. I still post on Picasa & transfer to Google. I haven't figured out how to post directly to Google because I am a complete computer dummy.

   Bill the Kearsarge is prettier than ever . More pics soon.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Bangor, Maine
Posted by alross2 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:36 PM
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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:20 PM

 I use postimage.org

Its free, easy to use, and "ocassionally" you get to see .....

Russan women who need love. ( Yes I know. Add's. But their nowhere near as bad as Photobucket is !! )

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:35 PM

NO ads on Fotki.

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  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:34 PM
Gene, I don't have FB. So I am playing with the Google photo storage. I am building my Connie as a practice subject for a larger wood version. Right now I am in the getting everything primed and hand painted. Taking each part as a separate build. I am not planning on getting as detailed or historically exact as others, but still want it to be something worth displaying in case at VA Hospital where I work or at home in one of my many model displays. I might post some pics on my thread http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/175207.aspx?page=1 1/96 USS Constitution is there a difference. Which I have gotten some fantastic help from other excellent members....
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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:24 PM

Gene,

Your work is truly an inspiration to this hack modeler. I love viewing your WIP and your finished models - they're so neat, tidy, and seemingly realistic.

About photo hosting sites. After the Photobucket debacle I tried a couple and settled on Flickr. It's free and I don't notice any annoying ads. I've also tried Postimage and it looks like a good alternative if Flickr follows PB along the greed route.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/149460475@N05/

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:49 PM

Livit, I just got 2 surprises, one from you & one from Mike on his Flicker. You work at my VA in Asheville. I live in Waynesville. PM me & I will give youmy phone #. Here is my Mamoli Constitution.  Some people might gripe about Mamoli, But 35 years ago I built a lot of wood models & I liked the way Mamoli went together, rigged & their material was the best. 

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    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:11 PM

 Thank you Mike, but guys like Steve5 & DavidK put me to shame. They are real modelers. I do have a real great time doing it. I do take an easy way out & am not real concerned with accuracy. Just a nice clean model. I just told livit about me getting a big surprise from your Flicker pictures. I found one of a Kingfisher recon plane on a WW2 battleship that could very well be the Indiana. My brother flew on both planes off the Indiana in WW2.He got a big kick out of it. He was a signalman on the Indy.

  When we were up at the Dulles Museum & up over the Enola Gay hung a Kingfisher I went up to look at it and it was from the Indiana. That was a thrill for me to see a plane that my brother had flown in. He had 7 battle stars & he got a kick out of the picture. I had built him a Kingfisher   If you find out what ship that is , let me know.  Thanks Jim.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:48 PM

thank's for the nice word's gene , but I not in david's class , I am still learning something everyday, and I agree with mike , you are the neatest modeler I have seen .

steve5

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:44 PM

 Thanks Steve, I have never tried to build to perfection, just sort of neat & clean & don't look at my stuff to be authentic, just pretty. I was in model railroads for over 40 years & at contests there would be a guy who had worked on an egine for 20 years getting every bolt right. That is great but I liked to do the whole layout . 

 One thing I remember is that there were some really great women modelers there who did the little bitty N scale stuff. They were great 

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  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:22 PM

Gene, sounds like a plan. If you had ever been in the Hobbytown store when it was near Michaels in the first year or so it was open. Then we have probable met. I was the RC Plane, Boat and trying to learn more train guy.  Most call me DJ.

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:31 AM

For those of us who also build wood kits, Mamoli has restarted production after being shut down for several years due to a fire at their production plant.  Mamoli has always been a puzzle for me; on the one hand, their models of HMS Victory, USS Constitution, and the Royal Louis are quite excellent. However, their HMS Surprise does not represent that ship at all, while others like the Blue Shadow were simply made up.  But, I enjoy building the accurate ones.

Gene, your Mamoli USS Constitution is beautiful!

Bill

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, November 17, 2017 11:57 AM

Bill, I could still tie knots then. Tilley would have been proud of me. I guess because I haven't built many ships for a long time, I forgot. I know I did have a real good bottle of fast super glue & a bunch of fine tips. That was the best AC glue & bottle I ever had. One thing I did was to sew my ratlines. It does make a neat job. 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:59 AM

Well Gee !

 Imagine finding you here ! I have read your post and do heartily agree . I don't build intentionally for contests .I build for my eye and satisfaction of a job well done . If you build them Floaty Thingies as well as your cars we're in trouble LOL.LOL.

 I agree 100% with your philosophy Gene !

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:05 AM

Thank you Tank, it has always been for fun with me. I was better with train models, buildings & scenery than about anything. I had a good friend who was a model railroader,& super good, who was the chief range safety officer at the Cape. He also discovered the 1715 Spanish wreck off Salerno Beach. They hauled up millions in gold & silver & artifacs.

    His fireplace was made from ballast stone from the wreck & he had crossed sabre & cuttlass over the fireplace. 

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    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:24 PM

I would think using stone that is soaked in water would be risky, as the water absorbed in stone would turn to steam and explode. Years of camping in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho taught me this experience.

Happy modeling   Crackers   Sad

Anthony V. Santos

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:59 PM

crackers

I would think using stone that is soaked in water would be risky, as the water absorbed in stone would turn to steam and explode. Years of camping in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho taught me this experience.

Happy modeling   Crackers   Sad

 

Beautiful country. I spent a couple summers building trails west of Stanley. That's remote country, at least back in the 60's.

More recently I worked on a big project up in Ketchum, a condo resort thing. Every chance I get to ID is a pleasure.

I'd assume his ballast stones had a chance to dry out.

Sorry, Gene.

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:22 PM

I'm sure that Lou would know something like that even tho I wouldn't have had any idea. He was a NASA engineer. My wife & I spent 25 years camping all ove this country & Canada. Mostly out west , in the gold & narrow guage country. Love Idaho. 

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