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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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  • From: USA
Posted by uctrekker on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:53 AM

Buffirn

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

I thought about that but it's 2mm thick here. Scribing would take a really long time. 

Thank you.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:52 PM

uctrekker:  I see what you mean now.  Good luck with it all.

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Posted by Division 6 on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:28 PM

When I removed the shutters on my Gato I scribed with the xacto, it takes a while but once the lengths are done a little flexing will snap the ends  if they are done at least half way through.

A Dremel cutting wheel would do most of it quickly and can even be used to sand to the seam if careful.

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Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:16 PM

Oriskany hull is done. just needs fuel lines and railings on the hull. hanger bay will be work on.                       

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Posted by Goodness180 on Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:49 PM

Raider-hall.  It is looking awsome.  Looks like a pretty detailed build!!!

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, March 19, 2011 11:17 PM

Thank You! more detailing tomorrow and Monday.                                                                                                         

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Posted by potchip on Monday, March 21, 2011 11:47 PM

Taking shape slowly but surely. Scratch building is the most fun and great sense of accomplishment when done. Please keep updating.

As for the material itself, I have many questions:

Is there any particular type of cardboard to use like streyene? How do cardboard take on paint? Do you coat with something beforehand before colouring? Moisture/warp?  

If I ever scratch build a hull I would definately want to use it as a master for resin re-casts, is that possible with cardboard hulls? My carrier phase is overish so I'll be mostly watching now.

 

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Posted by JerrynFrog on Friday, March 25, 2011 9:26 AM

potchip- That carrier is really gorgeous...........very nice job.

uctrekker- Wish I could  give you a magic technique to cut out those areas, but alas, I cannot add to what others have posted. Here's hoping that all is going well.

raider-hall- Wow, what an ambitious project you have undertaken..............will be much fun to watch it come together.

To everyone- Your builds look really great. I am following them all with much interest.

I have cleaned up the seams on the Emden's hull and have worked on the tiny, but deep, sink holes in the whale boats, cutters, and steam pinnace.

After a lull of three years I have finally fired up my compressor and used my airbrush. I sprayed a little light grey on the hull to check out my seam work and the filling of the sink holes.  I have attached the deck and am currently working on the deck seams. I wanted to get it installed earlier than the instructions would have me do it due to painting logistics.

Please excuse my dingy modeling towel.....I just laundered it prior to the second photo. Big Smile

Cheers, Jerry

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

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, March 25, 2011 7:44 PM

potchip

Taking shape slowly but surely. Scratch building is the most fun and great sense of accomplishment when done. Please keep updating.

As for the material itself, I have many questions:

Is there any particular type of cardboard to use like streyene? How do cardboard take on paint? Do you coat with something beforehand before colouring? Moisture/warp?  

If I ever scratch build a hull I would definately want to use it as a master for resin re-casts, is that possible with cardboard hulls? My carrier phase is overish so I'll be mostly watching now.

 

first thank you for the kind comments. i go down to arts & craft store and pick the thin and thickness of each card. i do it by feel. so the feel of the card is close to streyene. the paint is Model Master Acryl that i use as a primer about three coats. i bake the paint with a hair dryer up close in a high temperture. the hull doesn' t warp because i use layer and layers of thin papercard and printing paper. as far as using a papercard hull as a master for resin,no idea. never tried it.

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, March 25, 2011 7:46 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, March 25, 2011 7:48 PM

middle 27c is the customer Oriskany and bottom 27c is mine Hancock. going to work on both flight decks this weekend.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Saturday, March 26, 2011 2:27 PM

Very nice raider hall.  I love carrier's i think my favorit part is building and detailing the planes and deck vehicles for them.

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Posted by 2/20 Bluemax on Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:58 AM

Just found this GB, and I'm in. Will Build Glencoe's Oregon with mucho scratchbuilding and mods to kit.

Jim

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:10 AM

2/20 Bluemax:  Welcome aboard mate!!!  happy to have ya i will add you to the list.

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Shiver Me Timbers Badge Voting Time!!!!
Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:24 AM

Hey all.  Sorry it has taken a while to post some badge choices but here we are.  You have 5 options, you get one vote.  Their big yes but when we decide you should be able to save it and resize it to the size you want.  so voteing is officially open.  You can vote right on the page or you can message me either way works.  Deadline is APRIL 30TH.  I will try and tally each week.  So here we go !!!!

Update:  5/2/2011

So here is the winner!!!

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Posted by p38jl on Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:20 PM

i vote #5... tis the most "shivery timbery" of the group..Toast

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Posted by Goodness180 on Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:29 PM

I think my vote is also leaning toward number 5, but i will wait till the end and go with majority vote.

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Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:42 PM

screwup on the flight decks. have them fix by Monday. some photos.                                                                        

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Posted by Goodness180 on Friday, April 1, 2011 1:23 PM

Raider-hall:  WOW looks great!!!  I forgot how much goes into carriers.  But i do love building them, havnt done one in a long time maybe ill do that after i get done my current build.

Dont forget to vote on the Group build badge!!!

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Posted by Echo139er on Friday, April 1, 2011 6:26 PM

I replaced my lost USS North Carolina.  

Please add another build for me please:North Sea Fishing Trawler

Oh,and also, I vote for #5

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, April 1, 2011 7:49 PM

Goodness180

Raider-hall:  WOW looks great!!!  I forgot how much goes into carriers.  But i do love building them, havnt done one in a long time maybe ill do that after i get done my current build.

Dont forget to vote on the Group build badge!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                           Thanks,major updates this weekend.

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Friday, April 1, 2011 11:11 PM

Number five for me...Wrapping up on an F-18 group build than I should be able to return to the Arizona kit in a few weeks. I got the Gold Metal detail set for her which looks good.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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Posted by JerrynFrog on Saturday, April 2, 2011 9:33 AM

Hi Everyone,

My vote is for #5 also.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I can do some painting on the Emden's hull and deck in the near future.

Cheers, Jerry

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

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Posted by Goodness180 on Sunday, April 3, 2011 3:47 PM

joeviz

I replaced my lost USS North Carolina.  

Please add another build for me please:North Sea Fishing Trawler

Oh,and also, I vote for #5

Consider it done.  And thank you for the vote.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 3, 2011 3:59 PM

I vote for #5 as well... definitely fits the name...

Graf Spee has been moved to the front of my build batting order now that I have completed most of those "near complete" builds from last year.  After watching one of the ship experten WIPs on the Trumpeter Zerstorer I formed some ideas as to how to proceed with building and finishing this beauty. Sub assemblies of building, painting and washes before being attached to the larger compnonents...Idea

So here are some componenets such as the bridge area partially painted

the stack

And forward area of the superstructure

Now that I have added the last fiddly bits to those areas I need to do touch up and detail painting, add the camo pattern, do a wash and some dry brushing where needed.

And I made some mods to the Arado float plane. I hollowed out the area of the float supports as that had been molded solid...No Also the raised detail lines werre way to heavy so I used those a a guide, scribed in new ones, and sanded of the raised ones. I still need to attach the cowl.

and a couple of teaser shots of all sub assemblies placed on the hull. This makes me want to finish her up...

 

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 raider-hall on Monday, April 4, 2011 10:18 AM

I vote #5. I will have more updates tonight.

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Posted by p38jl on Monday, April 4, 2011 1:50 PM

Stik...   looking good !

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Submarine Fever
Posted by Buffirn on Monday, April 4, 2011 6:02 PM

I have been bitten by the submarine bug!  Here are the three that I have finished so far.  More to come!

Hobby Boss 1/700 Oscar II

Hobby Boss 1/700 U-boat VII C

Hobby Boss 1/700 Gato

A comparison shot

I've got four more to finish and several in the "do I really want that model" stage.

Jim

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Monday, April 4, 2011 10:48 PM

BTW, I'll vote for #5.  Gotta love the pirate look.

 

Jim

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, April 4, 2011 11:04 PM

hanger bay has been painted and detail.

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