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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Kidderminster, U.K.
Posted by Jockster on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1:35 PM

If it's not perfect, Raider-Hall, it looks damn close! Lovely!

On the bench-1/350 Zvezda Varyag, Trumpeter Slava class Varyag and Tamiya CVN65 Enterprise. 1/400 Academy Titanic and 1/96 DeAgostini Victory.

 

 

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:54 AM

Thanks everybody. not perfect,but i did my best.

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  • From: Hancock, Me USA
Posted by p38jl on Sunday, June 24, 2012 8:32 PM

Nice Job ,, Raider.. ! ToastYes

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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Sunday, June 24, 2012 7:53 PM

I been following your build and that is truly an amazing accomplishment. Will you be entering her in any contests?

I am still puttering along on the Arizona kit which is giving me some fits.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, June 24, 2012 7:20 PM

ohh yeah 8 months and 13 days.

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, June 24, 2012 7:19 PM

Thanks for the kind comment bEJ. well i'm be 56 in July and I always wanted this carrier in this size. i guess that what kept me going. i've doing a lot of research like you on this build and others. i guess i build them because nobody has them. Thanks for looking and keep at it. you be fine.

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    May 2008
  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:51 PM

If you don't mind my asking, how long did it take to build this great model from scratch?

The reason I ask is, I am sooooo slow. I hadn't modeled in about 50 years when I re-started.

Got a Hasegawa 1/700 ESSEX to build in Jan 2008. Started the kit and found out how wrong it was for the period I wanted to build.

 Spent a lot of time doing research, and updating myself on tools, tecniques, materials, ahesives, paints, scratchbuilding etc.

 Finally started building/rebuilding Jan 2009 and am still working on the thing.

 In the meantime I've collected about 9 more carrier kits, 6 other ships and a couple aircraft kits.

 I'm 70, so at this rate of building, I'll  be about 120 years old - if I keep at it.

How do you keep motivated?

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:12 PM

i'm done. she still needs small things to be added. the opening in the sea is for a DDG  that i'm working on now.

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:10 PM

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:03 PM

outside shot.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:17 PM

ejhammer

That is a really great build. If you didn't know that pic was of a model, you'd think it was the real thing.

Job well done Mardis.

EJ

                                                                                                                                                                                         Thanks EJ

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:15 PM

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:11 PM

she is done. a few small things need to be added. have the board and paint and will be apply this Sat.  added a DDG to see what it will look like with both on the way to Nam together.    

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    June 2012
  • From: Kidderminster, U.K.
Posted by Jockster on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:12 PM

Hello gents, I've only recently joined FSM computamabob pages and it's so cool to see so much great work, how do I join the group build? Would I be eligible seeing as I'm from Scotland and our shipbuilding industry has sunk without trace? I am about to start the Trumpeter Slava Class 'varyag' in 350 scale as soon as I have finished my Zvezda Protected Cruiser 'Varyag' again in 350 scale.

Regards,

Jockster

On the bench-1/350 Zvezda Varyag, Trumpeter Slava class Varyag and Tamiya CVN65 Enterprise. 1/400 Academy Titanic and 1/96 DeAgostini Victory.

 

 

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    May 2008
  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Monday, June 11, 2012 5:00 PM

That is a really great build. If you didn't know that pic was of a model, you'd think it was the real thing.

Job well done Mardis.

EJ

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Monday, June 11, 2012 12:43 PM

almost done.

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Monday, June 11, 2012 12:42 PM

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:54 AM

A-4's,F-8's,A-1's are coming together finaly.

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:52 AM

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Friday, May 18, 2012 7:50 AM

Thank You! planing on get this done before June.

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  • From: Hancock, Me USA
Posted by p38jl on Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:23 AM

wow.. looking good ..!

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:25 PM

just wanted to see what the Spads and Gunfighters look like on deck.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Friday, May 4, 2012 7:49 PM

hope to be done with her in another week.                                                                                                           

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:35 PM

almost done.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:01 AM

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:28 PM

AS, I have seen some nice brass barrels for the 14" and 5" guns that are quite affordable on Ebay, so I will pay heed to your words here and get those for when I tackle my Arizona. If I can find some good plans I may even attempt a 1941/1942 Pennsylvania conversion, but that all depends on how bold I feel and how many ships I have under my belt when I have a go at her. But I am certainly enjoying watching yours take shape.

 

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 Monday, April 9, 2012 11:16 PM

so gents do we have more time?

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    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Friday, April 6, 2012 7:31 PM

The strip stryene sure beats trying to do it with filler but I can't take credit for it having read of it some years ago in another website review of an Arizona build. One thing I would do over if I were to build another Arizona is to remove all those secondary 5"/51 turret mounts and install aftermarket guns. I would have done it here but I didn't find any good  reference photos until after I glued the decks together.

I surely thought the aft fighting top would be the most difficult in applying the PE but it was painless compared to aligning the 3 legs of the top to the other parts. The catapult PE was also very easy to do and it's sure a beaut to look at. An Mr. Loren Perry of Gold Metal was helpful in advising me the best way to attach the PE yardarms to the FWD fighting top which is on the next to do list here. I am using Tacky Glue to set the PE than following up with superglue, so far so good.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 6, 2012 2:31 PM

I have the Trumpeter re pop of this kit in my stash. Great idea to hide that pesky seam between the casemates with strip styrene IdeaYes I will have to copy that whenver I get around to building mine. Those fighting tops and the catapult look great with the PEStick out tongue

 

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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