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Gunze Sangyo 1/350 Lusitania

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  • Member since
    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Monday, November 23, 2020 1:46 PM

scottrc

hi Chris,

I went through your entire build this morning and I am very impressed with your work. Such clean craftsmanship.  Very well done.

Scott

 

Thanks Scott!

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    December 2003
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Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:28 AM

hi Chris,

I went through your entire build this morning and I am very impressed with your work. Such clean craftsmanship.  Very well done.

Scott

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:11 AM

1943Mike

Chris,

It's been a real pleasure to follow your build!

This thread is now saved as reference if I ever get around to building mine.

Super work! Bow Down

 

Thank you Mike!

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    December 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, November 20, 2020 10:32 PM

Chris,

It's been a real pleasure to follow your build!

This thread is now saved as reference if I ever get around to building mine.

Super work! Bow Down

Mike

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

Hector Berlioz

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:04 PM

Thanks Tanker-Builder and Ben. I have found out that the display cases are much more expensive than the kits themselves! 

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:51 AM

Stunning work and a beautiful display. Your attention to detail and fortitude to push past the challenges really allow this ship to stand out in any display setting, simply wonderful!

Thanks for sharing the build with the forum....

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer (WIP)

- 1/78 AC-119 Stinger Gunship (GB-Pending)

 

 

 

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:08 AM

ChrisSC;

 Well, now I think that's a view we all aspire to. I can only say Well Done, Captain,You have the bridge!

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:41 PM

Mrchntmarine
Chris - been poking in and out here. It’s beautiful I think. Great work. But I know you must be a little relieved too. . I hope I can do that one day too! Wm.
 

Thank you Mrchntmarine. Yes I am relieved that I got her into the display case without breaking anything off lol!

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    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:08 PM
Chris - been poking in and out here. It’s beautiful I think. Great work. But I know you must be a little relieved too. . I hope I can do that one day too! Wm.

 

Keep on building!

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:56 PM

Silly_me

Such a great build Chris, I can only hope that mine comes out half as good.  

 

Thanks Silly_me. Good luck with her! 

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    September 2015
Posted by Silly_me on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:41 PM

Such a great build Chris, I can only hope that mine comes out half as good.  

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:59 AM

Tanker-Builder

Well Shucks! Ya Gonna stop now?

 That is Gorgemous. My Dolphins Splash for the job well Done. Been chased by them critters again! Your Ship is breathtaking. I can't say enough!

 

Thanks Tanker-Builder. There were a few afterthoughts I was thinking of adding but the rigging is kind of in the way of most things so I decided to leave well enough alone. I don’t feel like breaking anything at this point lol.
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:42 AM

Well Shucks! Ya Gonna stop now?

 That is Gorgemous. My Dolphins Splash for the job well Done. Been chased by them critters again! Your Ship is breathtaking. I can't say enough!

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Monday, November 16, 2020 10:08 PM

Thanks so much Knox and GMorrison, much appreciated.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 16, 2020 9:25 PM

Bow DownBow DownBow DownBow DownBow Down

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Monday, November 16, 2020 9:22 PM

Beautiful!  While I don’t have the talent or patience for something like this, I’m glad I know enough about modeling to really appreciate the skill and work that went into your ship.  

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Monday, November 16, 2020 8:33 PM

I'm calling 1/350 Lusitania done. That's as much as I feel like doing.

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Monday, November 16, 2020 9:06 AM

Thank You Tanker-Builder. I just need to add the davit hardware, and a few more odds and ends and I'll call her complete.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 16, 2020 7:09 AM

Well;

 You certainly have presented us with a Beautiful Lady of the Sea!

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Sunday, November 15, 2020 9:26 PM

I'm in the home stretch on my 1/350 Lusitania. I put together and installed the cranes, davits, and lifeboats. I need to add a few more things but expect to be finished tomorrow or the next day!

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:05 PM

Today I added the wireless spreaders and lines, the docking bridge and stairs, and the bow railings.

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Friday, November 13, 2020 8:20 PM

Thanks Tanker-Builder. Well the rudder on Titanic certainly didn't do it any favors! I put on the front mast, ratlines, and some rigging on. The end is in sight. I just have a few more railings, the cranes, anchors, props, and more rigging to go.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, November 13, 2020 9:26 AM

Hmmm;

     Looking at your work and the subject. WELL DONE. I do think the Lusitania was a far better looking vessel that the three "ICS". They had kind of a Brutish look to them. The Lusitania has a more civilized, people friendly look to her.

      That particular look, you have brought out very well. One thing that I always wondered about the marine Design engineers back then. Why didn't they know that those rudders on many of those ships were too small for the ship's massive size. The Rudders on the " Big Three" didn't even properly disturb the force from the inner Props. The outers, None at all.

       Sadly, although bigger, but inefficiently designed rudders were present they hadn't learned that lesson by the time of the Lusitania.

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:08 PM

Some more progress on my Lusitania. Main mast, ratlines, some rigging, and more railings.....lots of railings!

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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:23 PM
These precut railings are really giving me a hard time on this model. In hindsight I think I would have been better off using generic railings and cutting them myself as I usually do instead of trying to make all these fit.
The wood decks and some warped parts aren't helping the fit either. The front wheelhouse was the worst so far. Not my best job of getting this one together. You only get one of each so if you mess it up you have to live with it. I'm gonna live with it lol!
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    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:18 PM

Thanks Tanker-Builder. I think the Normandie was a fantastic ship.

Lusitania Funnels are up and rigged. The ventilator covers are also installed. The funnel caps are not glued yet, just stuck on there crooked. Two of the ventilator covers had to be skewed as the rigging was hitting them. The funnels also wouldn't sit straight on their platforms, they rocked side to side so I used a slower setting epoxy to give me some time to get them to sit straight. The covers were tedious and so was threading the funnel cables but I'm glad I now have at least some of those lines out of my way. It was becoming a tangled mess with EZ Line laying everywhere. That's it for today!!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:23 AM

Oh;

      For Sure! I do believe that design wise and the time frame she was even prettier than the S.S. United States! Can You imagine what she would've looked like with only two Stacks? Much sleeker for sure! The Normandie will never be surpassed in that regard!

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:20 AM

Ya Know;

 Disregarding my earlier comment. I like the look those Decks give the ship! Artfully done!

 I didn't know about the break in the structure at that point and the two deck rise! Interesting!

 Note;

 Look at the rudder. That's one of the Design flaws that all the "ICS" Had. The Titanic was the worst though.

  • Member since
    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Sunday, November 1, 2020 6:30 AM

Luvspinball

Looking fabulous.

My base looks almost exactly like yours!  Nice taste.  Great minds think alike?

Bob

 

Thanks Bob, I guess they do lol!

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