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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Monday, June 27, 2011 10:15 PM

Mighty O should be done next week.                                                                                                                                  

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, June 27, 2011 10:22 PM

Raider:  Looking awsome man.   I have had my build on the bench for a while with no work done, been spending alot of my free time Riding my motorcycle on the nice days.  :)

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  • From: Amherst, MA
Posted by M1 A1 A2 Tanker on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:59 PM

Requesting a change of venue. Big Smile

 

Need to switch to AFV Club 1/350  Type VII B U-Boat if possible?

 

Thanks

Scott

 

 

 

 

“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.”  ~ Joseph Campbell

 

 

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Posted by Goodness180 on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 1:40 PM

Tanker:   Consider it done man!!!

 

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, July 3, 2011 5:05 PM

CVA-34 Oriskany to be finish tomorrow. last photos of her before shipped to her owner. Hancock will be build up here for the group build.

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Posted by potchip on Sunday, July 3, 2011 9:59 PM

Congrats! Two worthy projects. I, too am a flattop lover.

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Posted by B17Pilot on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 6:40 PM

I got the flight deck all done.  Installed three of the blast deflectors in the raided position, and except for a couple of minor items on the catwalks the flight deck is done.  I did spend about six hours on the fire hose heels, adding thin black string to them, and I think the effort was worth it.

Don't worry, I'll weather the flight deck once the island is in place

  

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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:40 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:42 PM

I damage my BigE late last year. I'll be working on her next to Hancock. Oriakany will be getting final upadetes this weekend.

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Posted by Ray Marotta on Sunday, July 24, 2011 12:34 PM

I'm finally feeling better and started the horror of building the Lex's guns with PE.  I've finished assembling the 12 five inch  guns.  Now, I have to try and drill out the bores and paint them.  Then will come the 27 20mm cannons each with 4 PE parts(sight, shield, shoulder brace, and, locking wheel) followed by 24 .50cal machineguns with 1 PE part each (sight)

 

 

 

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Posted by Goodness180 on Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:24 PM

Ray:  looking good man!!  Very nice.  I gotta get my self building somthing.  I havnt built anything lattelly.  Gotta pull myself out of the slump.

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, July 25, 2011 11:35 AM

final photos of MightyO before being shipped to new owner. work on the rebuild of BigE tonight.

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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Saturday, July 30, 2011 11:27 PM

Major construction of the Enterprise is done! Time to gloss coat, add the flight deck marking decals, weather and flat coat it. Oh, yea guess I still need to do the aircraft for the flight deck.

Anyway first up is the island:

I have put on railings to the main mast after the picture was taken, which when this picture was taken the mast wasn't attached yet. The railings might be visible in the next set.

The completed ship: (also added the nets around the flight decks,all PE)

  

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, July 31, 2011 2:06 PM

nice done on your BigE.

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, August 5, 2011 10:48 PM

anyone knows were i could get these in 1/350?                                                                                                            

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, August 8, 2011 6:34 PM

B17, looking great man.  WOW!!!!

Raider, Sorry i can help you out with that request.  Wish i could man.

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  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:23 AM

raider-hall

anyone knows were i could get these in 1/350?                                                                                                             http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/n1369726805_105207_1784.jpghttp://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/E-1BTracer1.jpghttp://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/0533317.jpg

Yes!  Try here:  http://www.starfighter-decals.com/resin-aircraft-for-aircraft-carrier-kits.html

All the best

Ray

My mistake!  These A/C are not 1/350th but are for the old REVELL Box-scale carrier kits...Sorry about getting your hopes up...

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  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:30 AM

Change of plans for my 1/350th USS Lexington!  Yesterday I ordered a "backdate" kit for the ship as it appeared

between 1938 and 1941.  That will mean very few 20mm cannon and the addition of 4 twin 8" turrets.

The only progress since my last post is that I've cut out the plastic grills on the stacks and replaced them

with PE.  Pix later.

All the best

Ray

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  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Sunday, August 28, 2011 5:36 PM

The promised update photos.  First, very little progress has been made due to a trip to San Francisco and an airline supplied cold.

First, I replaced the stack cap grills with PE from the Gold Medal Models set.

Next, the change of plan to backdate the ship to it's 1941 configuration.  The conversion set has arrived.

The set consists of brass, white metal, brass PE, and, resin with a really good set of instructions.

The brass and white metal:

The PE:

The resin:

The plans:

That's it for today.  Now to get off my lazy butt and get started.

All the best

Ray

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, August 29, 2011 5:19 PM

Ray yea it looks like its going to be some work but looks fun.  I myself havnt touched a model in about 3 months so i too need to get my lazy but in gear!!!

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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Friday, September 2, 2011 11:22 PM

The USS Enterprise CVN-65 is done!  Got the flight deck decaled and weathered last week and got all those dang small planes done this week.  Lots of pics.

The ship all weathered without the aircraft:

Aircraft added:

 

And finally a close up of the island:

  

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Posted by Ray Marotta on Saturday, September 3, 2011 10:30 AM

VERY nicely done!!!

All the best

Ray

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, September 5, 2011 4:35 PM

WOW B-17 looks awesome man!!!! 

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Posted by B17Pilot on Monday, September 5, 2011 10:08 PM

Thanks, ya'll! It was fun and interesting, but I think I won't be doing a ship for a while.

  

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:07 AM

i've been ill for a bit. will have something for you to look at Monday night. great work B-17!!

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Sunday, September 18, 2011 8:17 PM

raider-hall

i've been ill for a bit. will have something for you to look at Monday night. great work B-17!!

 

Sorry to hear it.  Hope your fealing better!!!

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Monday, September 19, 2011 9:39 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, September 25, 2011 11:00 AM

i will have a update on my CVAN-65 tonight.

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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:11 PM

Slowly beginning work on the Arizona. I was doing a little reseaching last night and I came across an article on the colors the ship was painted in and it mention the use of Medium Blue on all above waterline surfaces save the wooden decks and medium gray on the upper halves of the mast towers. Of course turrets 1,2 and 3 tops were painted red.

What would be a good medium blue to use?

Scott

 

 

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 9:29 PM

after seeing B-17 build of BigE,I had to get to work on mine.  portside large sponson has been rebuilted. also the small sponson too. fantail area and aft portside sponson is being work on.                                           

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