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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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  • From: USA
Posted by uctrekker on Sunday, February 13, 2011 4:40 AM

DrWind

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

 

I'm not sure which brand to go for. Right now, I'll be concentrating on building up each subsection first before putting it all together. It's slow work. I haven't had all that much time. I've been drilling out the torpedo shutters.

I'll be installing the Balao torpedo shutters from Accurate Model Parts (formally U-Brass) once they're drilled out. 

And this is only the beginning of what  I need to do.

 

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Posted by Ray Marotta on Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:52 PM

It's been a while since I've updated my Lexington build.   Due to long hours at work I haven't gotten much done but, here are a few more photos:  First, since the kit doesn't provide any interior detail down the highly visible stack, I scratchbuilt some interior detail.

 

I also got into a little bit of the GMM photo-etch set for the Lex with the support girders for the bottom of the aft end of the stack's gun director and anti-aircraft platforms:

more to follow as I get time to build...

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:35 PM

change of plans. just been comission to do a 1/350 1969 Nam USS Oriskany for a customer. so I wanted a 27c too. well my build will be in  the group build not the customer even though they will be builted at the same time. a photo that shows both.                                                                                                                                                       

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Posted by JerrynFrog on Monday, February 14, 2011 8:27 AM

I would like to join in with a Revell  SMS Emden 1/350 that I started three years ago.  I'm a slow builder so the time frame is about right for me. 

The pic was taken on Thursday and since then I have glued the hull together. I encountered  problems with the alignment of the rear pieces that hold the propeller shafts. Also, I used the extra thin Tamiya solvent and ended up with some fingerprints where I held the parts together. I did take care to have this not happen.

All is fixable and I am now in the process of cleaning up my mistakes (Mr. Surfacer 500 and sandpaper)

 

Frog flies.........................Jerry repairs                       

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Posted by Goodness180 on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:09 PM

raider-hall

change of plans. just been comission to do a 1/350 1969 Nam USS Oriskany for a customer. so I wanted a 27c too. well my build will be in  the group build not the customer even though they will be builted at the same time. a photo that shows both.                                                                                               http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_3156.jpg                                                         

 

Cool look forward to it all. 

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Posted by Goodness180 on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:11 PM

JerrynFrog

I would like to join in with a Revell  SMS Emden 1/350 that I started three years ago.  I'm a slow builder so the time frame is about right for me. 

The pic was taken on Thursday and since then I have glued the hull together. I encountered  problems with the alignment of the rear pieces that hold the propeller shafts. Also, I used the extra thin Tamiya solvent and ended up with some fingerprints where I held the parts together. I did take care to have this not happen.

All is fixable and I am now in the process of cleaning up my mistakes (Mr. Surfacer 500 and sandpaper)

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j158/JerrynFrog/SMS%20Emden/emden001.jpg

 

 

Awsome welcome aboard look forward to seeing more pictures.  I dont know if i have seen ships like this before.  So it will be interesting to see it when its all done.  Welcome Sign

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:34 PM

Hi Guys,well the hard part to Oriskany has been done. the bow with the bridle horns is finish,just neds a little clean up.  the customer ship comes first,but no worries Hancock is still on track.                                                                     

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Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build Badge!!! Finally
Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:11 PM

Hey all Put together a couple of ideas for a Badge.  They are nothing fancy by any means.  Going to do a couple more tomorrow.  But here is a little to wet your appetite. 

Option #1

 

Option #2

Option #3

The third one here was submitted by a Joeviz. 

 

So check em out let me know what you think tomorrow i will open official voting when I have a couple more up their for you.

 

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Posted by p38jl on Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:16 PM

the old ship is my choice so far..Yes

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Posted by potchip on Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:56 PM

Me too. Probably because she appears to have more 'timber' compared to the other 2 tincans.

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Posted by p38jl on Friday, February 18, 2011 8:14 AM

she's more "shivery" to...Yes

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Posted by Jeffry on Friday, February 18, 2011 11:43 PM

I like Option #1.  I just like color.

Jeffry

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:26 AM

updates this weekend.

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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:01 PM

trying something new with Hancock. if this works it means I could lay down 4 carrier hulls a week. she is shabby looking ,but after 3 layers of copy paper and 3 coats of naval gret primer she will be looking good.

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Posted by potchip on Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:44 AM

Ticonderoga being painted.

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Posted by potchip on Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:31 AM

Fin from the same angle.

More pics later.

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:28 AM

very well done.

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Posted by Buffirn on Monday, February 28, 2011 2:22 PM

I got my Oscar II done finally.  It is a simple yet good kit.  No fit problems.  There are only 10 parts without the periscopes. 

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Jim Williams

 

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

potchip

http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy238/potchip/tis2.jpg

 

Looks AWSOMMEEE!!!!  Beer

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, February 28, 2011 10:25 PM

Buffirn

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Nice, I personally have never done a Sub.  But after looking at this i just might.  Thank you!!

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Posted by Buffirn on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:09 PM

Goodness180

 Buffirn:

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I have 2  Hobby Boss subs and they both look great.  The Oscar didn't turn out as well as I had hoped.  I tried a couple of new techniques, but they didn't pan out.  I will ty to finish the other sub, a WWII German Type VIIc, soon and post some more pictures. 

Jim

 

 

 

Nice, I personally have never done a Sub.  But after looking at this i just might.  Thank you!!

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by potchip on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 7:17 AM

After some filter and washes, that's it for this build.

Here's a combo image to show the 3 views:

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Posted by p38jl on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:31 AM

potchip, Very sweet... ! nice..Yes

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Posted by Goodness180 on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:39 PM

Potchip:  very awsome!!!!

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, March 3, 2011 11:46 AM

Here are My WIP pics of my 1/350 USS Cole DDG-67.

 

 

So got some work to do.  Just finishing up some painting on the actual structures and have some work to do about adding the detail parts.  Planning on adding a wash also.  But this is were i am right now.

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, March 5, 2011 7:58 AM

Looks likes a Don Greer painting potchip. Well done!YesYesYes

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Posted by uctrekker on Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:59 PM

Work on the torpedo shutters has slowed to a crawl. Because the plastic is very thick here, cutting these out has taken forever it seems. Anyone out there have any suggestions on how I can speed things up?

 

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Posted by Goodness180 on Friday, March 11, 2011 10:10 AM

uctrekker:  do you have a dremmel?  that might help just use it at low speeds other wise it could melt the plastic.  but a dremmel with a cutting wheel helps alot.  You can find a wide assortment on Micormark.com

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Posted by Buffirn on Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:09 PM

I assume that you are cutting them out to the molded line.  If so, you could scribe those lines repeatedly with a scribing tool or a knife blade.  It will take some time, but it should work on a piece that big.

 

Jim

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by uctrekker on Monday, March 14, 2011 1:08 PM

Goodness180

uctrekker:  do you have a dremmel?  that might help just use it at low speeds other wise it could melt the plastic.  but a dremmel with a cutting wheel helps alot.  You can find a wide assortment on Micormark.com

Hi Good,

I have a Dremel with cutting wheel set at the lowest speed 5000k. That's how I first opened it up. It still melted the plastic, though. Now, I'm using razor saws and files to enlarge the holes and this is what has slowed me down. 

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