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Aw , And I so liked the " Great White Fleet " !

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Aw , And I so liked the " Great White Fleet " !
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:28 AM

Hi;

 I don't usually comment on ships in the mag . This one I had to . See , what I mean ? She looks dark and many details are hard to see , even in that scale .

 I do have to ask you Mr. Plunk , what resin plug are you referring to ? One from the aftermarket kit or somehow one included in the kit ? The reason I ask ? I have that kit and it doesn't have any resin bits in it .

 The work is first rate , But I myself would've sanded off most evidence of a steel plate texture except here and there for effect . With the dark paint , it ( the surface ) is too busy for these old eyes . I do like the effect the wood deck gives it .

 Otherwise an admirable build of an old , old subject , a truly unusual looking ship . Oh ! Bill , I have a photo of the " Great White Fleet " standing off San Francisco Bay . It's probably a copy of a copy et al .     T.B.

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    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:29 PM

Tanker - Builder

 I do have to ask you Mr. Plunk , what resin plug are you referring to ? One from the aftermarket kit or somehow one included in the kit ? The reason I ask ? I have that kit and it doesn't have any resin bits in it .

Resin parts are in my Encore Premium edition.   The plugs which are referenced are some V-shaped parts to close in various hawse holes.  In the same bag are some resin props.   Also included in the premium edition are a couple of PE frets, a couple sets of brass gun barrels, wooden decks, some chain, and brass pedestals.  My kit also came with a pine plaque which I discarded (too short and too poorly routed to finish well)

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3:18 PM

Tanker - Builder

 Otherwise an admirable build of an old , old subject , a truly unusual looking ship . Oh ! Bill , I have a photo of the " Great White Fleet " standing off San Francisco Bay . It's probably a copy of a copy et al .     T.B.

 

It would be nice to get a little more detail about what ship you are refering to... and please don't reply "the one in the magazine."

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:58 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Tanker - Builder

 Otherwise an admirable build of an old , old subject , a truly unusual looking ship . Oh ! Bill , I have a photo of the " Great White Fleet " standing off San Francisco Bay . It's probably a copy of a copy et al .     T.B.

 

 

 

It would be nice to get a little more detail about what ship you are refering to... and please don't reply "the one in the magazine."

 

 

GM,

Part of the fun of a TB post is how he keeps you guessing! 

But, in this case, I believe TB is referring to Mr. Plunk's build of the USS Olympia in the September 2018 issue of FSM. 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, August 30, 2018 1:16 PM

Hi " G ";

 I got you there . The Photo I mentioned  , I picked up at an antique store in Antioch ,CA. some years back .It was said to be a print of some famous photo .There are nine ships visible for detail .

 As to the ship , I am replying to the builder of the ship in the latest issue of the mag . I think it's the Encore Premium  edition  of the Olympia  . Bill Plunk did a great job on her . Was it the Olympia ? I think so . T.B.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:16 PM

TB,
    That Encore USS Olympia is a really nice kit. It is a true multi-media endeavor by Encore/Squadron. (resin parts ,  anchor chain , photo-etch , wood deck, and metal barrels plus the original Revell Plastic model.)
 
 
     That  picture you spoke of...  I looked for it and maybe found something like it but it would help if you took a picture and posted it.  Keep at Posting pics from Flickr.  It will become second nature like Port and Starboard.
 
 
 These are the most detailed shots I have collected.  Click on'em for the full effect.
 
       Nino
  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 31, 2018 9:06 AM

Nino .

I don't have to take a picture . It looks like a reverse image of the Top Photo , only a little closer . No Vessel wake in the foreground either . It's quite common in places with Nautical decor around the Bay area.

 I know they didn't have Photoshop back then , But I bet it's an altered photo . T.B.  P.S. - I really do like the bottom photo . And I know which ships had better engineers . They are making the least amount of smoke !

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 31, 2018 10:22 AM

Thanks for the ID. I should go pick up the magazine and stick it in the kit box.

That ship was built in San Francisco in a facility that while empty, still exists and is sort of "in storage" for future renovation.

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