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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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  • Member since
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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Friday, December 17, 2010 4:16 PM

joeviz

Goodnes,  I am going to have to pull the USS North Carolina from this GB.  I do not have the time to complete her with all that I have going on.  I have a USCG boat that is 50% done... if you don't mind a cross-over this late in the game then I we can add her instead.  Otherwise I would have to bow out of the GB.  What say you.

 

Joeviz, I would be more then happy to except the USCG boat, but also keep in mind that the end date for the build is March 2012!!!!!  Not this coming 2011 march.  So you have a nother year and two months.  I did this because their were alot of  other builds going on right now and hoped for interest have way through as well.  So the balls in your court i deffinatly understand the buissiness of the time of year and peoples schedules.  So think about it and let me know but i will deffinatlly add your coast guard boat if so desired.

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Posted by Echo139er on Friday, December 17, 2010 4:22 PM

I guess it would help if actually payed closer attention to the dates hu? Embarrassed  

Lets leave the North Carolina on the list but lets go ahead and add the CG Rescue Boat as well... why not.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Friday, December 17, 2010 4:27 PM

HAHA No problem bud.  And why not lets add the USCG to the list  Big Smile  look forward to seeing it. 

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Posted by p38jl on Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:32 PM

Goodness.. although i havent started my official build yet, I did get asked by a nieghbor to build a 1/700 resin Aircraft carrrier the USS Franklin D Roosevelt . Her father served onboard in the 50's.. so..,

I officialy started on it Friday night.. I'd like to add it to this build, and still keep my other ship..

I'll post pics soon,,

Smile

 

 

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Posted by BigSmitty on Sunday, December 19, 2010 2:09 AM

Decided to get started on CG-52 tonight.  A little history first.  USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) was my first assignment in January of 1991 as a budding Electronic Warfare Technician.  I flew from my home in San Antonio after Class "A" School in Pensacola, FL to Tokyo via FedEx 747.  I kid you not, I was stuffed in with a bunch of sailors, Marines and AF pukes.  Free drinks if I remember right though.

Anyways, I get to Tokyo, only to get put on a C-9B Skytrain on a "hop" to Bahrain, where I took a "Desert Duck" SH-3 out to the ship.  I get settled in as much as possible, get a bunk in the lower combat systems berthing area and... WHOOM.  Yeah, lower CS berthing was just aft of the forward Mk 41 VLS cell.  And it was January 16th, and we fired the first Tomahawk from the Arabian Gulf.  Welcome to the Navy, I suppose.

So, the kit.  I picked it up in Hong Kong in 1995 when it was first issued after I left Japan and was stationed in San Diego.  I've toted this kit around for 15 years from coast to coast, through at least a dozen moves, and still have it.  The box is beat to hell, the kit instructions are yellowed with age, and the decals will most likely disintegrate once I put them in water, but this ship, and this kit, are a very REAL part of my career, so I'll do my best to do her justice. 

On to the pictures:

First couple of shots.  15 years in a box, only had two parts come off the sprues (sprues were still sealed in the bags).  One of the AN/SLQ-32(V)3 antenna and an SH-60B folded rotor blade.  Not too shabby:

The hull had very little warp after being in the box so long and subjected to heat/cold/humidity/etc.  I did have to use some help keeping the sonar dome together, as the last two photos show:

That's about all I was able to get done tonight.  I am still trying to figure out the best way to assemble her to minimize having to pick out some of the minute details after the haze gray/deck gray has already been sprayed on.  Should be fun!

 

Matt - IPMS #46275

"Build what ya love and love what ya build..."

Build Logs, Rants and Humor

 

 

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  • From: Hancock, Me USA
Posted by p38jl on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:35 AM

ok,, here are few from my rushed FDR project..

kinda grainy from my cell phone..

Spanish Cedar base.. 5 coats of varnish so far..Photobucket:

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 Island.. w some scratch built items...

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 some of the 3 inch guns

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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:16 AM

i have 2 1/350 resin DDG kits from ISW which are the Cold War DDG  i want. but  these are not the builds i'm doing i'll let you know on Friday.                                                                        

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Posted by p38jl on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 10:33 AM

ok,, FDR update... major painting done.. all subassemblies attached..

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Posted by Goodness180 on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:47 PM

p38jl

Goodness.. although i havent started my official build yet, I did get asked by a nieghbor to build a 1/700 resin Aircraft carrrier the USS Franklin D Roosevelt . Her father served onboard in the 50's.. so..,

I officialy started on it Friday night.. I'd like to add it to this build, and still keep my other ship..

I'll post pics soon,,

Smile

Awsome i look forward to seeing it.

 

 

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    August 2010
  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:49 PM

raider-hall

i have 2 1/350 resin DDG kits from ISW which are the Cold War DDG  i want. but  these are not the builds i'm doing i'll let you know on Friday.                                                                        http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_2928.jpg

 

Ok sounds good look forward to see them.  Look forward to adding your build to the list when u get back to me friday.

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:54 PM

So i unfortunatly have sustained an injury to my right hand and will not be doing any building for  atleast two months which sucks, but i will stay connected to  everyone and continue leading the build.  Maybe now this will give me time to work on the badge for the group build.

 

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Posted by Goodness180 on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:57 PM

BigSmitty:  its looking great thank you for the history on it. 

P38 yours is looking great i like the base you made for it.  looks very sharp

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Posted by p38jl on Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:22 PM

ah... done.. finished last night at 1:30am....

gave it to the customer today.. he was very pleased.. said it will make his father-inlaw cry...Crying, in a good way...Yes

the base got 3 more coats of varnish after 1 more sanding job..

the planes have a "hurried" stars n bars, the kit came with no decals, and the generic decal sheet had no plane markings..so.. I had to hand make em... not my best effort there, but it worked ...

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Posted by dostacos on Friday, December 24, 2010 3:38 PM

well I have a Lindberg Diesel Tug with a aftermarket glass hull. Since this is a LOOOONG build time I hope to have this finished and radio controlled

Dan support your 2nd amendment rights to keep and arm bears!
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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, December 24, 2010 8:06 PM

o.k the build will be a 1/350 scratchbuilted waterline USS Coral Sea in Nam trim. that means 4 5'54 inch on board.whales,f-4's,a-7's. sort of like this picture.

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Posted by Jeffry on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:50 PM

Hello everyone

I finished one part of the Sovremenny - Russian Northern fleet grey.  This is the radar structure.  Over 100+ parts in this one.  I used WEM photo-etch on this part.  I am glad this part is done - tired hands/poor eyesight/etc.

Onto the rest of the ships.  Russian Baltic fleet grey is next.

 

 

 

 

Jeffry

 

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:02 AM

WOW!!!!!  Talk about detail.  looks great cant wait to see the rest jeffry.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:49 AM

dostacos

well I have a Lindberg Diesel Tug with a aftermarket glass hull. Since this is a LOOOONG build time I hope to have this finished and radio controlled

 

Sounds Good to me!!!

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:49 AM

raider-hall

o.k the build will be a 1/350 scratchbuilted waterline USS Coral Sea in Nam trim. that means 4 5'54 inch on board.whales,f-4's,a-7's. sort of like this picture.http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/a66e8a0d.jpg

Got it bud.  Will add it to the list

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Posted by p38jl on Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:03 AM

hey.. silly question.. I may have missed it.. do we have a badge yet ??

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, January 1, 2011 7:42 PM

i'll post the aft section of the hull tomorrow.

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Posted by Jeffry on Sunday, January 2, 2011 6:25 PM

Hello everyone

Just a picture to show everyone what it is like in SUNNY southern California.  YES  it is SNOW

 

Jeffry

 

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Posted by BGuy on Sunday, January 2, 2011 6:59 PM

Hey look everybody--MODELS!!  *stares at them instead of out the window*

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Posted by p38jl on Sunday, January 2, 2011 7:24 PM

oooooh.... aaahhh.....

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:00 PM

Jeff, those Russian ships must have brought the snow with them. About 75 miles south of you we are getting nothing but rain along the coast...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:38 PM

p38jl

hey.. silly question.. I may have missed it.. do we have a badge yet ??

Thier is not a badge as of yet.  I have been working on a couple and just have been busy.  I will try and post something if not this week then next.  Hope to have a few choices for everyone to vote on.

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Posted by p38jl on Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:48 PM

Goodness180

 p38jl:

hey.. silly question.. I may have missed it.. do we have a badge yet ??

 

Thier is not a badge as of yet.  I have been working on a couple and just have been busy.  I will try and post something if not this week then next.  Hope to have a few choices for everyone to vote on.

 

Ok.,,, cool. I'll be watching for it.. and prepping my #2 build...Big Smile

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 17, 2011 3:40 PM

Are small craft allowed here? Anyways, I have this Dragon 1/35 LSSC that is near completion and need some advice on weathering and detail painting. What was the "pilots"seat covered in? OD or Khaki Canvas? Black or Leather or Vinyl? Also what sort of weathering would be present on a craft like this? The boat is mainly fiberglass with some ceramic armor so rust would not really be seen...

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by uctrekker on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:13 PM

I had to shelf my 1/72 Revell Gato "USS Pampanito" conversion for almost a year now. I would love to get it started again. Count me in! 

 

On The Bench: Revell 1/72 Gato converting to USS Pampanito 5% Done.

Also on the Bench:

1/72 Monogram B-52D 10% Done.

1/48 Tamiya Spitfire MK Vb 10% Done.

 

 

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Posted by Division 6 on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:06 PM

You might find these pix from her 2007 dry docking of interest if you haven't already seen them.

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