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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, April 4, 2011 11:07 PM

BTW very nice boats Jim!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:40 PM

A little progress on the Graf Spee. Fist off ( a huge addition...) the cowl added to the Arado...

Then this midday I added a "tint" coat of heavily thinned Tamiya Deck Tan over the Testors Deck Tan to tone it down. I think the Testors shade is way too vivid. Tomorrow I will added a wash of Raw Umber over the wood to make it "pop"...

here are a few before and after shots

hull

and superstructures

 

 

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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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 11:18 PM

raider-hall

BTW very nice boats Jim!

Thanks Raider!  It isn't scratch building but it keeps me off the streets at night.

The Hobby Boss subs are very nice.  Only about 10 parts to each one and they go together pretty well.  I'm just getting back into serious model building and the simple models allow me to regain some lost/rusty skills.

The next sub I complete will be an OKB Grigorov Thresher.  It is a really nice resin kit with some PE.  I'll get it done this weekend.  Then I can finish the other three HB subs I have.

 

Jim

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 11:36 PM

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:04 PM

Today's progress: A wash of Raw Umber to all wood decking areas. The wash worked great and looks better to my eyes than it does in these pics.  The overall effect is a weathered wood now...

the hull

Hull with superstructures in place

close ups of the fore and aft supperstructures

and a close up of the fantail for a better look at the effect achieved

After the wash dried madesome touch ups of the Hellgraucamo basecolor on small parts that needed it , painted the 20mm guns on the stack platform, and began the camo painting...

Stack

forward superstructure

aft rangefinder

gun directors

catapult

forward rangefinder

and after twin 105mm AA mount

 

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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  • From: Frisco, TX
CVN-65 Update
Posted by B17Pilot on Thursday, April 7, 2011 7:39 PM

First off there's some great looking ships being built here!

Well its been a while, but the hanger bay on my Enterprise CVN is done.  Man its time consuming cutting and repositioning all those tiny wings, and to top it off I get to do it again for the flight deck!

Anyway, the two lowered elevators needed to be finished and weathered a bit to finish off the hanger bay. Also added some guys here and there to spice up the model a bit.

Hanger bay:

A couple of close ups:

Now onto painting the flight deck Whistling

  

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 7, 2011 8:31 PM

B17, your Big "E" is looking beautiful!Smile

As for me, well..... today's painting was going smoothly until... BANG..Major Snag...Super AngryBang HeadBlack Eye for some reason, the white paint (MM AcrylMarine Colors Schnellboot Weiss- did I mention that those paints bite???) which I used to paint the false bow waves cracked while drying. Now the colors that were on the hull beneath have had MONTHS to dry and cure(perhaps a year or so...Hmm), so I know that is not the cause of said snag... I will give this a fewdays to dry completely and have another crack at it next week...

so to avoid any other stress moments, any furhter painting was put aside so that I could complete construction of the forward and aft superstructures. I added the rainlings, reels, twi 37mm FLAK mounts, a boat crane, the aft 105mm FLAK mount, and some of the small boats.

And here is a shot of the superstructures placed on the hull, along with the bridege and stack

Next up is touch up of the Hellgrau base color. Adding the Dunklegrau camo patterns, and then a wash. I think next week will see her nearing completion on those area.

 

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 Saturday, April 9, 2011 8:26 AM

paint both hulls and add railings this weekend.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:04 PM

Your scratch built work on those carriers is beautiful raiderYes I am looking forward to seeing a coat of paint on them.

 

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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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, April 11, 2011 9:19 AM

Hey guys.  WOW Talk about some First Class ship building!!!!   Looks amazing.

Jim:  Love the sub's.  As soon as my computer works better and have the patients to deal with it i will up date the opeing page.

B17:  WOW!!!  I love carriers and what your doing its just awsome!!!  thats a lot of work to cut all the wings and fold them but you have done awsome!!!  You must have bought additional air craft for the kit who's kit's did you use???

Stik:  Doing awsome with yours.  Looks like its going together pretty fast.  and what you did with the wood decking...  wow!!!  Sorry to hear about your paint cracking on the hull though.  I had this happen to me a few months back, think i had thinned the paint to much when i sprayed it with my air brush. 

Looks like alot of people are going for Badge #5.  but i will leave it voteing till the end of the month. 
as for me I have big plans for tomarrow to work on my builds.  Been pretty buissy planning for my upcoming wedding in June, that and every time my fiance touches my computer she breaks it!!! lol!!!

Happy modeling!!! 

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, April 11, 2011 9:59 AM

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, April 11, 2011 10:04 AM

this is the customer Oriskany. 3coats of dark ghost grey show some things tha need to be work on. Hancock starboard side needs work before paint.

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More Subs!
Posted by Buffirn on Monday, April 11, 2011 7:41 PM

I finished two more subs.  The USS Thresher and the USS Los Angeles.

USS Thresher (OKB Grigorov)

The decals come from a Micro Scale RR sheet.  Three individual and tiny numbers.  It took a little while to overcome shaking hands.  Still, I think this sub looks great.  I will probably get more from OKB Grigorov.

USS Los Angeles (Hobby Boss)

Another fine Hobby Boss model.  I have the Akula and the Typhoon sitting on the painting table.  Hopefully, I will make them look good too.

 

Jim

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:07 AM

Great Boats!Yes

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Posted by Goodness180 on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:50 AM

Yea nice Subs!!  Looking at them makes me want to watch "The Hunt for red October" !!!  Nice Job.

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Posted by B17Pilot on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:56 AM

Goodness180

B17:  WOW!!!  I love carriers and what your doing its just awsome!!!  thats a lot of work to cut all the wings and fold them but you have done awsome!!!  You must have bought additional air craft for the kit who's kit's did you use???

Thanks!  I bought Trumpeter's EA-6B, SH-60 Seahawk, and E-2 Hawkeye kits to beek up the airwing.  The F-14, F/A-18, A-6, and S-3 all came from the Enterprise kit.  I did add the refueling probe on the A-6s, using the one off the EA-6Bs as a guide.

  

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Posted by Goodness180 on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:58 AM

raider-hall

this is the customer Oriskany. 3coats of dark ghost grey show some things tha need to be work on. Hancock starboard side needs work before paint.

Yea looks like it came out pretty nice!!!

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Posted by Goodness180 on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:01 AM

B17Pilot

 Goodness180:

B17:  WOW!!!  I love carriers and what your doing its just awsome!!!  thats a lot of work to cut all the wings and fold them but you have done awsome!!!  You must have bought additional air craft for the kit who's kit's did you use???

 

Thanks!  I bought Trumpeter's EA-6B, SH-60 Seahawk, and E-2 Hawkeye kits to beek up the airwing.  The F-14, F/A-18, A-6, and S-3 all came from the Enterprise kit.  I did add the refueling probe on the A-6s, using the one off the EA-6Bs as a guide.

Very nice!!!  I love doing these small planes that come with the kits!!  They allways kick my but and give me a huge challenge!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:32 PM

A successful day for completing fixing up last week's mess up on the painting. Sanded down the original white a bit, applied another coat of white yesterday, and repeated the sand/paint today. Results are much better. If you look very closely some crackle texture can be seen, but overall, not too bad... I also began camo painting of of the Arado float plane, and finished detail painting and assembly of the motor launches.

and here is a shot with nearly everything in place (but not glued on) alongside for scale comparison a 1/350 SSN (USS Chicago) that I am working on for another GB here.

 

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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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:12 PM

hope to have the Oriskany flightdeck on this weekend. also start on the island.

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:18 AM

camera is acting up. may have to get another. try again tonight after work.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:04 PM

Stik:  She is looking very nice.  Glad you got paint cracking worked out, I cant even tell.

Raider:  I know the feal mate, been having computer issues so i have been doing alot of stuff at work, am i supposed to be eeeehhh not really!!!  haha but my computer at home is better now.  Oh if your looking for a new digital camera i just bought an Olympus the thing is water proof, shock proof, and its like 14 mega pixels i think, its been awsome havnt really used it much but I'm going to Mexico coming up in June for my honey moon so i hope to put it to the test.  Just thought i would recomend it if your looking into buying a new one.  Any ways Good luck!!!

 

HAPPY MODELLING EVERYONE!!!

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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:10 AM

have to get  a new camera.

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Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:54 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:56 PM

flightdeck is not glue down. just wanted to see that everything fits. island half's are ready to be put together.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Friday, April 22, 2011 11:39 AM

raider-hall

flightdeck is not glue down. just wanted to see that everything fits. island half's are ready to be put together.

 

Very nice!!!!  I take it you got a new camera?

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, April 22, 2011 7:28 PM

yes sir I did!

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:39 AM

more updates tomorrow.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, April 25, 2011 9:33 AM

raider-hall

yes sir I did!

 

HAHA Nice!!!!

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, April 25, 2011 10:22 PM

cut my finger this afternoon,x-blade got me. was able to work on the client's Oriskany island and starboard. started work on Hancock and wasn't careful. photos of CVA-34.                                                                               

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