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Official Shiver Me Timbers Ship Group Build NOV2010 - March 2012

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  • From: Hancock, Me USA
Posted by p38jl on Monday, February 6, 2012 9:41 PM

looking nice Raider !

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Monday, February 6, 2012 7:29 PM

WOW Raider, very nice.  Did you ever find airwings in 350?

 

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, February 6, 2012 6:31 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, January 28, 2012 9:14 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:18 AM

landing area to be work on.

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:16 AM

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, January 15, 2012 12:05 PM

it just the photo.

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:49 PM

Raider:  Looks great man.  That thing looks like it is MASSIVE!!!!  Is it or is it just the Pictures make it look big???

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Monday, January 9, 2012 10:31 PM

flightdeck has been drawn up. waiting for painting neek weekend.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, January 8, 2012 10:48 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, January 5, 2012 8:01 AM

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:26 PM

she has a island. more tomorrow.

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:23 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:01 AM

start work on the island this weekend. the layout of the deck will look like this.

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  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:11 AM

As an old "Whaler", I'm loving your choice of aircraft...

Keep up the good work

Ray

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 8:04 AM

rounddown needs work. but overall it starting to look like a 27c. island this weekend. whales look o.k on deck.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 8:03 AM

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, December 5, 2011 10:56 PM

portside is almost done. added new bulkheads and fuel pipes with a updated bow area.

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, December 5, 2011 10:54 PM

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  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Saturday, December 3, 2011 5:51 PM

I think that's what I'm going to do.  Airbrush the arresting gear sheaves while they're still on the PE fret.

Since each sheave consists of 2 TINY circles are connected and have to be folded in half to make up

a single sheave,  I will glue the bases to the deck, m place the "pennant", then fold in half.

This ought to be fun since the folded pieces are less than 1/16th inch in diameter...

Pix soon

Ray

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, December 3, 2011 8:24 AM

port and starboardside will be done this Sunday and Monday. also the bow area wil be updated.

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:13 PM

Thanks, still needs work with trimming out things.be o.k. in 2 weeks.

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:27 PM

Looking great Raider!!!!  I like the PE railings.

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:19 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:05 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, November 27, 2011 1:31 PM

finally got off my lazy butt and work on Hancock. show some photos tonight.

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Posted by Goodness180 on Saturday, November 26, 2011 3:12 PM

Hey Ray ya sounds like you got some decisions to make on what comes first the chicken or the egg.  I myself like to paint first then glue but thats just me.

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  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Monday, November 21, 2011 12:24 PM

Hi All,

Another small update on my Lexington.  I've assembled the kit parts of the island and stack and have

been up to my elbows in resin dust sanding down the stack base to fit onto the kit parts.  It's too flimsy

to cut it down with a razor saw.  Actually, most of what I've been doing is staring at the backdate set's

instructions and trying to visualize a path forward.

Since the flightdeck is going to be painted to simulate unpainted pine, I've been thinking of pre-shading

it with a wash of MM Flat Sea Blue to show the slight spacing between the planks.  Another problem is the

arresting gear pulleys and cables.  Should I assemble the PE pulleys and glue them down before painting

the flightdeck and then go back and brush paint the pulleys?  Or, paint the deck and arresting gear

separately and then glue the gear to the deck?  Lots to think about.  The ship is progressing but at a

snail's pace.  Pix to follow later.

All the best,

Ray

 

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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Thursday, November 3, 2011 8:45 AM

Having wrapped up the F-18 group build I can give more attention to this one. Started removing the deck gun tubs to be replace with those from the Gold Metal Models Arizona set.

The first attemp was using both a Dremel tool and a x-acto knife.

I found it was faster to just use the knife.

Took about an hour to do, now I just need to clean the areas up a little bit.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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  • From: Maine
Posted by Goodness180 on Sunday, October 16, 2011 5:22 PM

Hey Ray.  Yes I am still following this build.  Just havnt been around much is all as of latelly.  But now that the warm days of summer are pretty much gone i expect i will be around a lot more.  Nice build you got going by the way.  Sorry i havnt been a good host.

 

Goodness

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