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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, August 5, 2022 6:51 PM

GAF

Steve,

I noticed Goldhammer (Art Waugh) is still listed on the roster, and while I know he passed away not long ago, as one of his planned builds was a 1/72nd USS Gato, perhaps a fitting tribute would be to post "On Eternal Patrol" beside his name.

It's just a suggestion.  Feel free to ignore it if you think it is a disservice.

Gary

 

excellent idea!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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, August 5, 2022 1:09 PM

Tha's a fantastic idea Gary. I didn't have the heart to remove him. I have his Gato that I'll complete in his honor.

Steve

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Posted by GAF on Friday, August 5, 2022 11:36 AM

Steve,

I noticed Goldhammer (Art Waugh) is still listed on the roster, and while I know he passed away not long ago, as one of his planned builds was a 1/72nd USS Gato, perhaps a fitting tribute would be to post "On Eternal Patrol" beside his name.

It's just a suggestion.  Feel free to ignore it if you think it is a disservice.

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:10 AM

Yeah, design by committee

Steve

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:37 AM

Thanks, Steve!  I left most of the interior out and just put the pressure hull in.  I still don't know if they actually intended to put more in or not.  Guess they realized that without a clear, plastic outer section the effort to put more detail in was wasted.

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 1, 2022 9:35 PM

I'm so sorry Gary, I got you up. Nice kit, I built it a few years back. I could never understand the half ased interior they give.

Nice job boss and thank you for joining anothe of my builds. 

If I forgot or missed anyone else please let me know while I reengage in the forms

Steve

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Posted by GAF on Monday, August 1, 2022 5:06 PM

That is one fine DD, Rob!

Hey, Steve!  I know the USS Gato may not be the best looking sub done, but could you at least put a "Completed" beside my name?   I would greatly appreciate it.  Wink

Gary

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Posted by rob44 on Monday, August 1, 2022 3:25 PM

Thank you for your kind words!!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 1, 2022 10:18 AM

Looks fantastic Rob, I got you on the wall Captain. Thank you for participating in my little GB. We all enjoyed watching you put this beauty together.

Now it's time to find a museum to put it in!

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:46 PM

Like it, love it, want more of it! The crew really sets it off. Nice job all around.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 GAF on Sunday, July 31, 2022 3:30 PM

Looks great, Rob!  Nicely detailed and the crew gives an idea of the true size.

Gary

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Posted by rob44 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 1:16 PM

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Posted by rob44 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 1:13 PM

Well My fletcher is finished (sadly) I loved building it. The shapeway 1:144 crew is fantastic and really adds to the whole thing. The weathering is very lightly done.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:31 PM

Looks great Rob! I love crew on a ship, gives it life.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:47 PM

Absolutely agree, those really add to the ship! Nice job painting them as well! What a beaut.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 rob44 on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:21 AM

GAf, I agree these are a bit pricy, but they really give a new perspective to understanding the size of the ship. I may order a set of 1:144 British sailors to add to my British flower corvette.

 

They are not ready out of the box to paint. You should rinse them off with some alcohol and wash them first.

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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:22 PM

Those look great, Rob!  I wanted to get some for the Gato, but decided that cost vs figures used didn't make sense.  Now a destroyer has tons of room for adding crew.

Gary

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Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 8:27 PM

Adding the crew. These are 1:144 naval personnel from Shapeways, great poses and amazing detail for 1:144.

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Posted by GAF on Monday, June 13, 2022 7:48 PM

A great build, Rob!  I wonder what those signal flags say?  Probably "Watch out! Torpe..."  Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 13, 2022 3:02 PM

Looking good Rob Yes

Steve

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Posted by rob44 on Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:39 PM

Rigging and flags now completed on my 1:144 Fletcher destroyer. I will start some weathering and getting a 1:144 crew in place!

 

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Posted by GAF on Friday, April 22, 2022 7:36 PM

As a sort of PS to Mongoose about where to put the USS Gato, it's found a spot on the top shelf along with other small scale models (though not in size).

Guess it doesn't have to go in the bathtub!  Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by GAF on Monday, April 18, 2022 7:17 PM

Thanks, Rob!

As for the rigging, I used 0.5mm Stretch Magic, which is cord for beads and jewelry.  It's more rubber than cord, but it worked.

And the Fletcher is looking good!

Gary

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Posted by rob44 on Monday, April 18, 2022 5:51 PM

here is a picture of the Fletcher rigged using EZ line

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 18, 2022 3:23 PM

I use Uschi van der Rosten, but in that scale it would be too small. Uschi van der Rosten is for 1/700 ans 1/350.

Steve

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Posted by rob44 on Monday, April 18, 2022 2:13 PM

GAF, Your GATO is wonderful! As for rigging, I am using EZ line a strechable ribbon like material. Also uning the UV setting resin like bondic to attach it with. I will be sending some photos soon of the completed rigging. I think the EZ line really makes it so much esier and allows youi to keep everything nice and tight.

If you use thread you can rub it with beeswax to keep dpwn the fuzzyness.

 

Rob

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Posted by GAF on Monday, April 18, 2022 12:46 PM

First, some late replies:

Rob> Nice work!  The Fletcher's antenna are pretty intricate.  I thought I had trouble rigging the Gato.

Tony> Good going.  How far along are you now?

John> Are you going to depict The Sullivans underwater? Big Smile

As for me, I've finally finished my project, a Trumpeter 1/144 scale USS Gato, 1941.  I've built her as she "might" have appeared at the close of her sea-trials at the end of 1941.  I'll let you be the judge.

As noted earlier, I added a few things to her structure -- propeller guards, antenna masts, flagpoles.

But the hardest part was rigging. I've had to do her over 3 times.  Between thread coming off, an incorrect thread which I found too fuzzy, and breaking those thin supports the simple procedure became a nightmare.  Instead of finishing up at the beginning of the year, it was drawn out into a third of the year gone.  You ship guys have my utmost respect!

I know Modelcrazy is a bit busy now, so I don't expect him to get a picture up soon.  I just want to thank him for running this GB and wish him luck on his move.  I'm just glad I finished!

Thank for looking!

Gary

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, February 28, 2022 6:45 AM

rob44

Here is the completed mast for my 1:144 fletcher class Destroyer. Note the scratch use of fine lead wire to represent the cables going to the radar units.

 

 

Full flag bags are cool too!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Sunday, February 27, 2022 9:38 PM

Looks great Rob

Steve

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