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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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Posted by uctrekker on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:16 PM

Thanks! 

But I know those pictures by heart.

 

 

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Posted by Ripcord on Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:31 AM

stikpusher

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...

Two hours from So. Cal...  Its about 70 degrees of sun and I'm freezing my butt off,  man its cold outside.  I realy miss 115 and can't wait for summer.    I have been building an 1/600 HMS Victorious in the ship thread not realizeing I was in this group build.  I started memory meds to maybe help.....  I have not done much but try to put the hull together and fill the seam.  Oh and also sanded the armor plating per a more experienced modeler.  *Cough Cough Bodoman*  Bow Down  Shall I transfer my work in progress here? Or just use this link...and continue here.

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Thanks for reading!

Mike

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Posted by cdclukey on Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:32 PM

Put me down for a 1/350 Dragon USS Ticonderoga (CG-47). Might be awhile before I start building it.

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Posted by potchip on Sunday, January 23, 2011 6:27 AM

As usual, instead of finishing off one built I ended up starting more and finishing none D:

 well, the small mine sweeper will be my insurance in case the Tisconderoga didn't make it.

Other builds at various stages

Yes, I'm a carrier fan.

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Posted by Ripcord on Sunday, January 23, 2011 12:51 PM

For those that are interested the build started here.  Sanding the hull has taken myself quite awhile, maybe a month or so I think?  I find now a days I really enjoy having patience in my work and taking my time even though Im still a youngster sort of (30).  Sanding the armor plates away and creating smooth hull, I have run into these stair? ladder type pieces? being careful not to damage them sanding.

Then I realized...what are these?  I looked in my reference book that I am using Anatomy of the ship series HMS victorious and did not see them in the pictures or the drawings so my quiestion is what are these?  If I can't find them I may just remove them.

Also while sanding and cleaning other parts of the model I found it quite difficult to find a tool, blade, pin vise and such to clean up the tower here:

So I opted in for WEM photoetch:

Thanks for looking! Also any replies!

Mike

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, January 24, 2011 10:26 PM

Ripcord

 stikpusher:

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...

 

Two hours from So. Cal...  Its about 70 degrees of sun and I'm freezing my butt off,  man its cold outside.  I realy miss 115 and can't wait for summer.    I have been building an 1/600 HMS Victorious in the ship thread not realizeing I was in this group build.  I started memory meds to maybe help.....  I have not done much but try to put the hull together and fill the seam.  Oh and also sanded the armor plating per a more experienced modeler.  *Cough Cough Bodoman*  Bow Down   Shall I transfer my work in progress here? Or just use this link...and continue here.

/forums/t/133769.aspx?PageIndex=1

Thanks for reading!

 

Ripcord glad to hear from ya.  Oh by the way currently it is -4 here in southern Maine and were looking at getting 2 feet of snow on Wednesday WAHOOOO!!!!!!  So no crying about 70 being cold haha.  JK your welcome to post pics here totally up to you boss. 

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, January 24, 2011 10:28 PM

cdclukey

Put me down for a 1/350 Dragon USS Ticonderoga (CG-47). Might be awhile before I start building it.

 

Not a broblem boss look forward to seeing some pics.  Welcome aboard Welcome Sign

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, January 24, 2011 10:34 PM

Goodness180

 Ripcord:

 stikpusher:

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...

 

Two hours from So. Cal...  Its about 70 degrees of sun and I'm freezing my butt off,  man its cold outside.  I realy miss 115 and can't wait for summer.    I have been building an 1/600 HMS Victorious in the ship thread not realizeing I was in this group build.  I started memory meds to maybe help.....  I have not done much but try to put the hull together and fill the seam.  Oh and also sanded the armor plating per a more experienced modeler.  *Cough Cough Bodoman*  Bow Down   Shall I transfer my work in progress here? Or just use this link...and continue here.

/forums/t/133769.aspx?PageIndex=1

Thanks for reading!

 

 

Ripcord glad to hear from ya.  Oh by the way currently it is -4 here in southern Maine and were looking at getting 2 feet of snow on Wednesday WAHOOOO!!!!!!  So no crying about 70 being cold haha.  JK your welcome to post pics here totally up to you boss. 

 

Ripcord apparentlly you did move it over here!!!!  Just needed to scroll a little further.  LOL!!! Looks like you got a lot of photo etched work a head of you.  Good luck im still working on mastering Photo etch. 

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Posted by potchip on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:34 AM

Junyo is ready for painting.

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Posted by Echo139er on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:57 PM

I need to pull out of this GB. I no longer have the ship that was slated for this build.  I'll sign back up once I get another.  The good thing is I have plenty of time still.  Thanks.

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Posted by Ripcord on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 8:02 PM

What are these stair, xmas tree looking things. Can I sand them off? HMS victorious 1/600.

i looked in my reference book and they are not in the pics or the drawings...

thanks

Mike

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:31 PM

joeviz

I need to pull out of this GB. I no longer have the ship that was slated for this build.  I'll sign back up once I get another.  The good thing is I have plenty of time still.  Thanks.

 

Sorry to hear that.  Hope to see you back hear soon.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:36 PM

stikpusher

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...

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i181/stikpusher/models/008-4.jpg

 

 

Looks great and yea its more then welcome here.  Just wish i could help with your weathing and paint questions.  Sorry.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:37 PM

uctrekker

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.

 

 

 

Welcome aboard I will add you to the list.  Thanks and look forward to seeing your pictures.

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Posted by potchip on Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:34 AM

Weather's good today, managed some painting. Found a few expired bottles of paint. Deck eats a lot of masking tape...

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Posted by Buffirn on Saturday, January 29, 2011 8:57 AM

Please add me to the fun.  I will start with a Hobby Boss Oscar submarine.  After that, I have a few possibilities.  Maybe that 1/350th Bismark that has been sitting on the shelf for 15 years.

Jim

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Ripcord on Saturday, January 29, 2011 2:06 PM

Ripcord

What are these stair, xmas tree looking things. Can I sand them off? HMS victorious 1/600.

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae9/mchlcrash/hms%20victorious/SDC10691.jpg

After 229 days of research I believe they are ladders.  I have removed them as I will be replacing them with PE.  Also  as I am thankfull Airfix made this kit that I am able to build....after researching certain criteria as the ladders and such,  I found the kit is nothing like the actual ship it resembles.  Windows are wrong size, wrong spots, etc.  With that, this kit is work, lots and lots of work.  It gives me something to do and I thought it would build the funds....HA!  Certain posts and GB have me buying all kinds of kits to throw in the stash.  Big Smile  Thanks for watching!

Mike

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Posted by Ripcord on Saturday, January 29, 2011 8:13 PM

I sanded off  the ladders... I have a WEM photoetch set that has ladders on it that im gonna use.

I sanded the hull some more and put two pieces of the hull top on after sanding.  From the kit one piece looks cut off and non of the pieces fit.

I have quite of bit of filling to do.  Also some hard to reach sanding spots...I actually am just tired of sanding all together so I grabbed my dremel with a polishing bit and slowly sanded some more.

Thanks for looking, more pics later, now is break time as I am determined to keep this hobby fun and not fell like its work.

Mike

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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Monday, January 31, 2011 9:01 AM

Enterprise CVN-65 Update:

Got the lower hull all done, except for the AM railings will add those next.  The hanger bay aircraft are next, followed by the slow process of painting the flight deck and all those tie downs

 

  

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, January 31, 2011 7:03 PM

Buffirn

Please add me to the fun.  I will start with a Hobby Boss Oscar submarine.  After that, I have a few possibilities.  Maybe that 1/350th Bismark that has been sitting on the shelf for 15 years.

Jim

 

Sounds good Jim.  I will add you to the list and welcome aboard!!!  Welcome Sign

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, January 31, 2011 7:05 PM

Ripcord

I sanded off  the ladders... I have a WEM photoetch set that has ladders on it that im gonna use.

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae9/mchlcrash/hms%20victorious/SDC10699.jpg

I sanded the hull some more and put two pieces of the hull top on after sanding.  From the kit one piece looks cut off and non of the pieces fit.

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae9/mchlcrash/hms%20victorious/SDC10700.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae9/mchlcrash/hms%20victorious/SDC10701.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae9/mchlcrash/hms%20victorious/SDC10703.jpg

I have quite of bit of filling to do.  Also some hard to reach sanding spots...I actually am just tired of sanding all together so I grabbed my dremel with a polishing bit and slowly sanded some more.

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae9/mchlcrash/hms%20victorious/SDC10702.jpg

Thanks for looking, more pics later, now is break time as I am determined to keep this hobby fun and not fell like its work.

 

Rip:  I think it looks better with out the stairs myself!!!  Looks great and you gotta love the Dremel

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, January 31, 2011 7:06 PM

B-17 what scale is that?  Thing looks like a beast!!!  cant wait to see it all done.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, January 31, 2011 7:11 PM

Looking good.  Masking tape is allways fun isnt it.  :)

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Posted by B17Pilot on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 2:42 PM

Goodness180

B-17 what scale is that?

1/350 Tamiya kit

  

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Posted by DrWind on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 8:00 PM

Please know how good that deck looks to these eyes.  Very impressive.  The labor of the masking approach you've used is well worth it.

Group Build (Shiver Me Timbers):

1:200 Trumpeter Arizona, 0% complete

1:700 3 Flight Deck Akagi, 10% complete

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by DrWind on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 8:21 PM

After posting my "where I'm starting from" narrative and pictures back in December, and committing to this group build, I've promptly headed off in a completely different direction, doing no work on my 3-deck Akagi, but instead progressing/completing a number of other 1:700 models on my workbench.  Go figure.  Add to that that I snapped a small part on my Iwata airbrush, which is off to the shop for replacement parts and a cleaning.

Completed this week are Hasegawa's VII and IX U-boats, IJN I-16 and I-58 submarines, among others.  Progress on an IJN oiler by Fujimi and the Japanese Antarctic research vessel Soya, by Special Models.  Beautifully detailed plastic kit, wonderfully colorful amidsts the military greys.  Will post pictures when complete.

PE and wood deck has come in for the Hasegawa 3-deck Akagi, and I'm very excited about the looks of that.  Also ordered from HLJ a 1:700-scale JMSDF Wakaba, a former IJN Tachibana Class destroyer sunk in July 1945, raised and returned to service as a JMSDF training vessel, and then converted to a radar testing vessel.  One option for this build is with an awkwardly large SPS-12 radar array over the pilot house, sure to be an attention-grabber on the shelf.  Some pix here if interested: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=7409

Love seeing the variety of other builds here.  Keep those updates coming.

 

Group Build (Shiver Me Timbers):

1:200 Trumpeter Arizona, 0% complete

1:700 3 Flight Deck Akagi, 10% complete

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Posted by potchip on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:33 AM

Actually..I was referring to masking the deck tan on grey only!

The planking was achieved via a few simple cardboard templates, aligned by hand and sprayed:

More recent progress: AA added and started rigging.

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Posted by uctrekker on Friday, February 4, 2011 3:35 AM

Thanks for the welcome.

To recap, I wanted to convert my Revell Gato to the Pampanito to commemorate my son's overnight trip on board her with his Cub Scout Pack back in 2009. I was more involved with his Cub Scout Pack and became a Den Leader so I had to shelf the project until now.

I ordered Iron Bottom Sound's Pampanito Conversion Set and had gotten to work on the bow section. I'd plugged the anchor space with a resin plug from the conversion set. 

Next time, I will be cutting out the forward torpedo shutters and install a set of Balao shutters from Accurate Model Parts.

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 Goodness180 on Saturday, February 5, 2011 6:54 PM

 

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Wow it looks like a monster compared to your hand!!!

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Posted by DrWind on Sunday, February 6, 2011 6:40 AM

Nice to see a recent build of this kit.  What brand of glue will you be using on the plastic seams?

Group Build (Shiver Me Timbers):

1:200 Trumpeter Arizona, 0% complete

1:700 3 Flight Deck Akagi, 10% complete

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