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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 21, 2020 1:15 PM

I have the Lion Roar set to go with my Bismarck, but that will be a couple of years before i build that. I'd like to get a Scharnhorst as well, i'm thinking either the 40 or 41 kit. I look forward to seeing the Destroyer and Spee, i would like to add one of the Z ships to my collection.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:53 PM

KGV progress.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 22, 2020 3:21 AM

Very nice work there BB.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 7:38 AM

Cracking job BB! You're really starting to look like a ship builder now, and just after 3 ships Yes Before long, half of you ship will be after market items.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Monday, June 22, 2020 5:31 PM

Thanks guys. The KGV is coming along quite nicely and I am enjoying the kit. Other than a few mishaps with PE parts, she is turning out quite well.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:17 AM

Steve, as tehre is no end date as long as we have signed up before the 2 years is up, could you put me down for another modern British sub. Its the Bronco 350 HMS Vanguard SSBN. I am planning on doing it next year and it should be a nice little quickie build.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:18 AM

You got it mate, Bob's your uncle.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by rob44 on Sunday, July 26, 2020 7:19 PM

Continued build of the Flower Class corvette "Compass Rose" PE and Resin Depth charges, racks  and dinghy from L' Arsenal. Also Eduard PE sets

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 27, 2020 8:53 AM

Looks awesome Rob Yes Keep it comming mate.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, July 31, 2020 2:10 PM

Well, I finally started on the KGV

I drilled out the port holes, however,  I did not attempt to verify their accuracy:

A bit of Photo Etch to spruce her up:

Pontos wood deck:

Brass main and secondary guns:

And the plans to build her in her 1945 fit:

Hopefully, I'll get some done this weekend.

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 31, 2020 2:45 PM

Excelent Bruce, looking forward to her. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, July 31, 2020 4:45 PM

Rob that Compass Rose is a real head turner. Like the wood deck on there and the detail on the lifeboat.

Bruce! I'm right behind you with a KGV. Will enjoy this and steal shamelessly as I gather build tips from you Angel

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 31, 2020 6:22 PM

If either of you guys want to bin the kits Pom Poms, take a look here. Not a bad price and lot of cool stuff to spend the paycheck on. Shipping time isn't bad either, especially from France.

https://blackcatmodels.eu/en/

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:42 PM

modelcrazy

If either of you guys want to bin the kits Pom Poms, take a look here. Not a bad price and lot of cool stuff to spend the paycheck on. Shipping time isn't bad either, especially from France.

https://blackcatmodels.eu/en/

 

ha, You know they just went on their European vacation! Not back till the end of August. Good thing I don't need it right away. Might be a money saver for me though, no temptation to buy it. I'll just focus on out of box Beer

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 31, 2020 9:35 PM

Wow, a month long holiday. We in the US feel guilty if we take a week.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:58 PM

modelcrazy

Wow, a month long holiday. We in the US feel guilty if we take a week.

 

Heck Ive been known to tell people if i can do without you for 3 weeks i don't  need you!  Mean i know. I blame my generation of workaholics Whistling

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:39 PM

TheMongoose

Bruce! I'm right behind you with a KGV. Will enjoy this and steal shamelessly as I gather build tips from you Angel

 

 
Chris, sounds good, but, this is my first ship build since I was a kid. I think we'll be trading build tips with each other as we go along. 
 

modelcrazy

If either of you guys want to bin the kits Pom Poms, take a look here. Not a bad price and lot of cool stuff to spend the paycheck on. Shipping time isn't bad either, especially from France.

https://blackcatmodels.eu/en/

 

 
Steve, thanks for the link, I took a look and I think I will place an order. They look really nice! 
 
 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:39 PM

Here’s my obligatory sprues pictures. I’m going to be a very busy boy trying to finish all these models.

Merit’s 1/35 X-Craft

 

       

 

 

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:43 AM

rob44

Continued build of the Flower Class corvette "Compass Rose" PE and Resin Depth charges, racks  and dinghy from L' Arsenal. Also Eduard PE sets

 

This is really fine modeling. I mean that sincerely.

I finished my Midway for the American Flag GB and now and going to put "Rose" on the bench.

Mine is the one before she was refitted with the longer forecastle accomodaion and radar.

Bill

 

 

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:19 AM

GMorrison
This is really fine modeling. I mean that sincerely.

I completly agree.

GM I'm looking forward to it.

Steve, awesome, I've been looking forward to this.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    July 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:13 PM

rob44

Continued build of the Flower Class corvette "Compass Rose" PE and Resin Depth charges, racks  and dinghy from L' Arsenal. Also Eduard PE sets

 

Rob,

This is some really beautiful work. I can’t wait to see more.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:52 PM

Thank you Steve for your comments. Now finishing up. The build is complete, awaiting some hull markings and a silk flag. Will then lightly weather.

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Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:53 PM

Bill Thank you for your kind comments, you have helped so many of us!

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:38 AM

Thats a stunning looking ship you have there rob, very nicely done.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:49 AM

Bish

Thats a stunning looking ship you have there rob, very nicely done.

 

Ditto

She looks like she's ready to do some escort duty.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:42 PM

Wow! Rob, she looks amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing how you do the weathering. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:59 PM

Weathering done of the Compass Rose, with weathering powders and a limited amount of oil paints. Still awaiting hull numbers and a plaque. Included is a copy of "The Cruel Sea" the wonderful book that inspired me to build this model.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:57 PM

That looks excellent Rob, do you want me to wait for the numbers to put up the pic?

Love the background. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:34 AM

Thank you! The background is part of my bookshelp where she will be displayed. I guess ill take the pic now if OK. I have been waiting months for the silk flag and hull numbers, not sure when they will appear.

Thank you all of your support!

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:08 PM

Hi,

Your build looks really nice Smile

Pat

1st Group BuildSP

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