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Ships of the American Flag GB 2019 -2021

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  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:45 PM

Pampanito, yes!

I've been aboard several times, inc. for breakfast in the ward "room" (closet), she narrowly escaped getting burned up.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:47 AM

GMorrison

Pampanito, yes!

I've been aboard several times, inc. for breakfast in the ward "room" (closet), she narrowly escaped getting burned up.

 

Bill

 

Been on her a few times myself. I Lived in Vallejo, Sabastopol and Santa Rosa for a few years after I retired from the Coast Guard.

1/48 Balo! That's huge Chris!

Yeah, I put you down.

Steve

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GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:59 PM

Steve,

I haven't forgotten about this, but I need to switch out models.  The CCB suffers from a lack of information that I can lay my hands on.

Put me down for a 1/144 scale Trumpeter USS Gato 1941.  Should be a challenge.  Big Smile

Gary

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:54 PM

No problem Gary. That the kit I used for the Puffer. Not a bad kit although they have some minor interior detail for somereason Huh? 

Steve

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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:54 PM

And here I thought the Revell boat was big at just under 4 1/2'.....  1/48 works out around at 6 1/2'.  Better have a long fireplace mantle for her.

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:37 AM

goldhammer

And here I thought the Revell boat was big at just under 4 1/2'.....  1/48 works out around at 6 1/2'.  Better have a long fireplace mantle for her.

 

oh yeah! Not sure what I'll do but as always I end up worrying about it later... except in this case i have to figure out where to build her Blind Fold

ive started a 'fund', saving money to get started. Just need to finish my SS gift and my wife's gift and then the Balao class boat is up. Yesterday i got anothtable for my work room in hopes that it will help. Also selling off alot of the stash at a local meet this month to help with space and money. Can you tell I'm actually fixated on getting this done lol

she's  hidden way under here right now...

just picked that Blue Devil. Going to do a then vs now build next year as i still have the one i did when i was 9 Pirate

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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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 12, 2021 10:13 PM

Captains, you have until the end of July to list any ships you want to enter.

You still have as long as you need to conplete them.

Calling all Japanese Captains. The Japanese Flag GB is about to begin....BANZAI!!!!!

Steve

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    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 1:18 PM

I would like to enter a 1:144 Fletcher class destroyer!

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    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:16 PM

Damn.

I completely forgot about this GB. 

(Face palm)

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:22 PM

rob44

I would like to enter a 1:144 Fletcher class destroyer!

 

Ooo, that's a biggie. Got you down Rob.

Steve

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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:28 PM

Straycat1911

Damn.

I completely forgot about this GB. 

(Face palm)

No worries Straycat, you have all the time in the world to work on your Fletcher and America

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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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 8:25 PM

Admiral Modelcrazy,

I am hereby submitting a request for TDY reassignment to the Merchant Marine and the Liberty ship SS John W Brown, Trumpeter 1/350, to train the officers and bridge watch in submarine avoidance procedures.

Once training completed, request assignment back to my original duties.

Signed

Capt. Goldhammer

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:43 PM

Progress Report:

The Trumpeter USS Gato is not a complicated model.  It should be an easy build... but more on that later.  This is a rundown on what is included in the kit.  Inner hull, outer hull, deck, conning tower and acoutrements.

The inner hull has some bulkheads and flooring which I have no idea why it was included.  There's no detail and unless you want to recreate the submarines interior at 1/144 scale, it serves no purpose.  I glued the two halves together and painted it and the interior of the outer hull black.

I then glued the inner hull to the inner section, and using good old Testors cement (because I had such a long glue section) taped the two sides together.

Then I attempted to glue the deck onto the outer hull, but found that there was a terrible mismatch where the deck meets the forward area, so I had to remove it.

Dry fit, THEN glue.  I should learn that.  And that's where she stands now, as I try to figure out how to fix the deck.

Gary

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:59 PM

Nice start on her.  Shapeways has some beautiful deck guns in 3,4,and 5", as well as 20mm's.  If you want to add torture to her, there are PE sets for the shears, prop guards, etc.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, July 24, 2021 5:58 PM

Hey GAF love the Gato. Looking good for sure. I'm a little far behind you but I'll get her brethren surfaced next year sometime.
goldhammer shapeways is about as adictive as PE And costs about the same too! I started donating plasma to be able to pay for this stuff Smile Burger
I went to the dark side myself. 2 donations to pick up the 1/48 Balao Fairweather. It looks really nice. 1 of the railing broke already though. Honestly I figure I'll end up soldering some wire for them anyway. Time will tell...or maybe my clumsiness will as if i keep breaking them it'll definitely be time to get the soldering iron out lol


this stuff is way better than the fiberglass piece that came with the sub. It was formed with a seam down the middle and the 2 halves were off by 1/8". The replacement above is the White Natural Versatile Plastic. Good for modeling. Another reason to replace the railing will be so it survives submersing Once i get the r/c equipment in it.

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!

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:55 PM

As big as she is, and the handling, brass and wire will be better for railings, masts and antenna mounts.  Will follow this build.  Love the Gato class

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:11 AM

Sorry boys, apparently I've been slacken.

I'll catch up in the morning. 

Goldhammer, your TAD is approved. I'll write up the orders in the morning. 

Steve

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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, July 25, 2021 1:15 AM

Thank you Admiral, I'll pack my seabag, salute the OOD and the colors as I leave the boat.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 26, 2021 9:19 AM

Capt Goldhamer, your orders just came through, so enjoy your TDY and don't get into too much trouble with the civies.

Gary, I had know idea what the purpose of that sorta kinda detailing half as##d attempt of and interior was either. I figured they wanted to make an interior for it, decided not to and didn't want to spend anymore resourses it. So they went with what they had.

Chris, looking good. Once you're done, upload some vids of her in the water.

 

Sorry about being out of the office men. I was helping to watch over our three grandsons over the past few days (4, 5 and 13). Haven't really had the time do do some housekeeping like I would have liked.

Steve

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 26, 2021 9:35 PM

Mongoose & Gary: Ohhhhhhh those are cool guys!!! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, July 26, 2021 9:47 PM

Aye Admiral, in the best navel tradition.  Have to keep them from getting wet and waterlogged.  They keep us submariners in fish, grub, and beer.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 26, 2021 9:54 PM

Sounds cool too GH! Sorry I missed you... Embarrassed

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:46 PM

Starting on my 1:144 Fletcher destroyer.

 Hull assembled. I put some shot into the bottom to give it a bit of helf when I am building

Hull painted

 

PE for some gun tubs being installed

 

 

PE for one of the funnels

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:29 PM

Awesome, I've been looking forward to this one Rob.

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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  • Member since
    February 2018
  • From: North Carolina, USA
Posted by Model Monkey on Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:02 PM

Nice work, everyone!  Very impressive.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:47 AM

Model Monkey

Nice work, everyone!  Very impressive.

 

 

 

Ditto! Those look great!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 10:46 AM

Walls with PE vents and doors and gun tubs installed on !:144 Fletcher destroyer. Prepainted with Navey blue, measure 21 camoflage.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 10:50 AM

So cool

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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  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Friday, August 20, 2021 6:49 PM

Continuing my build of the 1:144 Fletcher. I have a question for all. I am trying to build the USS Johnson (557). It was painted in measure 21 camoflage.   Navy Blue with a deck blue deck. The problem is the colors are very effective. You can see almost nothing on the bulkheads in anything but the brightest lighting. I was thinbking of perhaps dry brusing the doors. vents etc something lighter to makke them stand out. Any ideas or suggestions would be valued!

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, August 21, 2021 12:18 AM

rob44

Continuing my build of the 1:144 Fletcher. I have a question for all. I am trying to build the USS Johnson (557). It was painted in measure 21 camoflage.   Navy Blue with a deck blue deck. The problem is the colors are very effective. You can see almost nothing on the bulkheads in anything but the brightest lighting. I was thinbking of perhaps dry brusing the doors. vents etc something lighter to makke them stand out. Any ideas or suggestions would be valued!

 

 

 

 

you might want to try a gray wash to start with. Easy to take off if you don't like it. Then you can dry brush over the top srfaces. I think the wash will add depth. I use the flory washes over a satin clear. Have also used tamiya panel line over gloss.

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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