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trumpeter 1/200 missouri and full pontos .

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:53 PM

"david falls fold fixed , try saying that 3 times fast ."  Smile Burger Big Smile 

bautiful additions!

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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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:58 PM

It looks cool Steve. I like it.

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:22 PM

thankyou gentlemen .


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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:23 PM

yes i'm afraid netting is above my pay grade , 1/200 is just too small , this is the best I can do . but I think it made for a better build , cheers .

Ah, an oops.  The life rings (which are off wite/pale gray in wartime) are tied off on the lifelines abaft the rigged ladders.  You would marline (rop yarn strand) them to the inboard side of the life lines.

Line for rescue would be flaked out

also inboard of the lifelines--it will be small stuff, no more than 3/4" line, and only about 15-16 fathoms' worth (you can't heavy line much further than that).

The netting would be something a person might could do with extremely fine gause--but would be way back aft between the lifeboat davits, where there's no railing.  It would be rolled to perhaps a foot in diameter and the width of the davits long, and bound in marline.

The "book" method for coping with "gone in" incidents is to have a 26' motor whaleoat in the water already--especially if reciving dignitaries, or taking abboard Liberty parties.

Those accomodation ladders are skinny, barely a couple of feet and as rickety as your neighbor's extension ladder.  So, users are on their own until reaching the deck edge.

They dance around at the best of times.  Have the boat at the bottom give them a good bump, and it's like going to the rodeo.

All while trying to maintain a seaman-like bearing.  So, you are focused more on getting to the top platform and Saluting the Colors before turning to the OOD manning the Quarterdeck.


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