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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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  • Member since
    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Thursday, April 5, 2012 7:56 PM

Besides the photoetch parts...I'm getting a bad case of scratch builditis which is dragging this build out for me.

The kit with that darn seam down the middle and oversize portholes.

 

Using plastic sheet to cover the seams

 

The kit turret catapult...No

Now the catapult from Gold Metal..

The fighting top searchlight platform.

And this is where I'm starting to go a little overboard...

Having came across some excellent photos of not only the Arizona but her sister ship the Pennsylvannia, I'm looking at adding some wiring, plumbing,  junction boxes etc so to spruce up the smaller detail aspect of the kit..

 

 

 

 

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:37 PM

Ditto  June would be good.

I'm having fits with this Banner Arizona kit but I think it''s going to look pretty good when done. Will post a few progress pics on Thurs.

Scott

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:17 PM

June would be great!

Jim Williams

 

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:01 PM

Archangel Shooter

EXTENSION! EXTENSION!  I have been working on my Arizona kit and first thought I would have been done by the end of the month but I caught myself into wanting to really detail it out and so besides using the Gold Perry photo etch set I have been doing a lot of scratch building too.

 

Thats fine with me.  I have been on a modelling slump myself as of late.  So ya what do you think like June maybe??

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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Sunday, March 25, 2012 10:02 PM

EXTENSION! EXTENSION!  I have been working on my Arizona kit and first thought I would have been done by the end of the month but I caught myself into wanting to really detail it out and so besides using the Gold Perry photo etch set I have been doing a lot of scratch building too.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, March 25, 2012 12:03 PM

no way this build will be finish by the end of the month.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:48 PM

she has Spads and Willy Fudds. more to come.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:47 PM

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:00 PM

Thanks for the kind comments.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:59 PM

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  • From: Hancock, Me USA
Posted by p38jl on Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:37 AM

Looking Good Raider ! Toast

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:07 AM

weather the hull and ad the island number.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:06 AM

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Monday, March 5, 2012 10:10 PM

added the refueling hoses and starboard aft ECM anttenan. working on the aircraft now. not sure she will be done by the deadline.

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    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Monday, March 5, 2012 10:09 PM

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, March 4, 2012 8:34 PM

adding a little something to my build.  a carrier is never without a escort  on the high seas.                                 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:30 PM

RH, thank you for the flight deck shot Camera

EJ, thank you for the kind words. She has several flaws ,but I am overall happy with the finish.

 

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: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:12 AM

Very very nice Mardis. I love to follow your builds. Thanks for posting.

 

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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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:15 AM

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Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:23 PM

stikpusher - Very nicely done! Thanks for the pics.

 

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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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:00 PM

As of 1630 hours, 29 Feb 2012, PST, I am calling this one done. Academy's 1/350 new tool Graf Spee. Built OOB with no add on parts and only some slight modsby me.

First up, the required giant penny shot with the float plane

The kit nameplate and stand

and multiple views of the completed beast

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:46 PM

How about a high angle shot showing that F-8 on the flight deck?

This morning I applied some rigging to my Graf Spee. I could not duplicate the actual rigging as the kit masts are inaccurate- both lack a lower yardarm, the aft mast lacks braces to the funnel top, and the forward superstructure lacks yardarms and booms that are rigged in with the foremast. So I kept it simple and went with what I could based on photos.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:58 AM

just a damage test F-8H on deck to see how it looks.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:57 AM

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:34 PM

Your carrier is sure looking good RH Yes

Today I pulled my Graf Spee off the ready shelf and attached the last parts. First up, I took a suggestion from Manny and used hair for the crane cables. Good thing my 19 year old daughter has long dark hair. It works perfect.Wink

Then I installed the cranes and the fore and aft masts

And the screws

and my final assembly parts on the Spee herself, the fore and aft jackstaffs

Everything in place (except the Arado Float plane which I plan to finish tomorrow), and ready for a final flat coat. And some form of rigging.

with a couple Type VII (VIIA and VIIC) U Boats that I am finishing up- my 1/350 Kriegsmarine

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:04 PM

starting on the starboard side.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:03 PM

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:02 PM

portside is almost done.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:00 PM

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Monday, February 6, 2012 10:14 PM

LOOKS AWESOME Raider!!!!  I gotta get cranking on mine March is right around the corner and I have been neglecting my builds, Maybe Friday i will get some time and I will post some pics!!!

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