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Ships of the American Flag GB 2019 -2021

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Posted by rob44 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 11:51 AM

Thanks I will try the Tamyia panel line since I already have it!

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:30 PM

Rob, I will usually lighten the color in places to add a varity, like some streaking. Dry brushing will certantly bring out the detail.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:46 PM

Rob that looks really good! And good advice from Mongoose and Steve! 

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Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:06 PM

Building the targetting radar and the torpedo tubes for my 1:144 fletcher destroyer

 

 

 

 https://i.imgur.com/b76ORM3.jpg

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Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:07 PM

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:21 PM

Nice detail Rob Yes

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, September 12, 2021 5:40 PM

Got the hull, and main decks on the Brown.  Couple of seams to fill after sanding flush.  Will get some pics up late next week.  Got to make a LHS run for the grey and red.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:38 PM

Great GH looking forward to seeing it come along. 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:20 PM

Deck seams filled tonight, and curing.

Just looking at the next steps, and I think I hate Trumpeter already.  4 of one winch, 10 of another, and add in 2 more for good measure.  Everyone of them is at least 4 parts.  Wonder how many the carpet is going to eat.  I only have 10 fat thumbs going for me, and the carpet just loves that.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 20, 2021 6:04 PM

Yeah, they sure know how to suck the *** out of ya.

Steve

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Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:53 PM

Continuing with my !:144 Fletcher, construction, PE and priming of the 5" guns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:12 AM

Thiose look outstanding Rob

Steve

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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 10:26 AM

Finished up a couple of things, so work on the Trumpeter USS Gato (1941) is resumed.

I've finished the work except for a few minor things that were not included in the kit (such as bracing for the forward mast) and she's now ready for paint.  Scheme 9 doesn't leave a lot of room to play with...  black or black with a bit of dark gray.  Oh, well!

The conning tower is only placed on right now as I will have to rig the thing after painting, and I've left the propellers and dive planes off for later.

Also, some tips on rigging might be appreciated.

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:22 PM

Looks good Gary. Not much of a color choice is it?

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:44 PM

I'm gonna enter my 1/301 (I think) Revell U.S.S. The Sullivans. I plan on doing it for the Christmas Challenge build this year. One problem...I don't see the kit's decals! Indifferent 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:20 PM

Wow going to be one stunning build! Your pe work looks great. those 5" guns are super detailed. Man what a model this will be.

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another 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!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 8:27 AM

I'll get you down KJV. I've found decals and hull numbers in the web before. I dono about 1/301 scale though.

Steve

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:38 AM

Bit of a delay.  I have to construct two propeller guards for the sub.  Now where did I put those plastic rods?

Gary

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:23 PM

modelcrazy

I'll get you down KJV. I've found decals and hull numbers in the web before. I dono about 1/301 scale though.

 

Thanks, modelcrazy. It would be hard to find decals for the scale. The old Revell kits don't have much scale standardization, which leaves me to possibly face the prospect of trying to paint it on? Who knows how to do that, though! :)

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     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 1:27 PM

Gary, if you want something more than styrene, IIRC there is a PE set in that scale has the guards.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:47 PM

The finished builds for this GB look fantastic. Keep up the good work everyone. I'm regretting that I missed the entry window for it.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:55 PM

No big deal Tony, it's only been a few months after the end date. Whatcha got?

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:03 PM

Thanks Steve, that's very kind. I've got a few but I think the S-Mars 1/700 USS San Diego (Atlanta class cruiser) with Pit Road P/E set would be a nice way to get under way.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:40 AM

I got you down mate. Not many American light cruisers out there. Looking forward to it.

Steve

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Posted by GAF on Thursday, December 16, 2021 9:59 PM

Goldhammer88,

I'll pass on the PE.  It doesn't agree with me.  Big Smile

Meanwhile, the propeller guards are about done (got to do the supports on the opposite side, but letting things dry now)

 

They'll need some cleaning up after completion, but I'm satisfied.

Gary

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:29 PM

Don't feel bad, it gives me ulcers and acid reflux too.  I gave up on it for my Gato being done as Wahoo.  Got the stuff for the big Revell, and it's just a bigger nightmare.

Those guards look great

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:54 PM

John 3:16 KJV

 

 
modelcrazy

I'll get you down KJV. I've found decals and hull numbers in the web before. I dono about 1/301 scale though.

 

 

 

Thanks, modelcrazy. It would be hard to find decals for the scale. The old Revell kits don't have much scale standardization, which leaves me to possibly face the prospect of trying to paint it on? Who knows how to do that, though! :)

 

if you need stencils cut later on let me know. I can pop some out on the cameo in any scale. 

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another 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!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, December 17, 2021 7:57 PM

TheMongoose

 

 
John 3:16 KJV

 

 
modelcrazy

I'll get you down KJV. I've found decals and hull numbers in the web before. I dono about 1/301 scale though.

 

 

 

Thanks, modelcrazy. It would be hard to find decals for the scale. The old Revell kits don't have much scale standardization, which leaves me to possibly face the prospect of trying to paint it on? Who knows how to do that, though! :)

 

 

 

if you need stencils cut later on let me know. I can pop some out on the cameo in any scale. 

 

That sounds great; thanks for the offer! I sure wish I knew how to do stuff like that. Smile 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 9:33 PM

"Thar she blows!   The great, white wha... wait, it's a submarine!"  Big Smile

The propeller guards took a little while.  I had to remove them and rebuild, but they're finished.  Today I gave it a primer coat of Tamiya white primer.  There are some gaps on the deck I'll have to take care of, but she's coming along.  Dive planes, the conning tower, and the propellers are still not attached.

Hope to be finished by the end of the year. 

Gary

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 7:50 AM

Looking pretty cool. sitting it on the chair gives a great perspective on the size. Where are you going to put it?

ha! Can you imagine a 'B movie' where we learn Moby *** was a sub and captain Ahab was taken out by a torpedo lol 

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another 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!

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