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PostSubject: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 13:17

These are all older Revell kits I built about five years ago. I can rig ships okay, but airplanes? Forget it!

Tom

Fleet Oiler USS Mission Capistrano AO-112


Attack Transport USS Randall PA224


Sea Plane Tender USS Pine Island AV-12


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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 13:28

Those are great! What scale(s) are they? If you have some experience with ship models I would really like to find out more.
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 14:00

Amazing work. I also have a large ship model collection. 1/700 is the scale I'm sure. What else are you hiding?

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 14:01

Thanks, PW and Corey. They are about 1/400 scale or about 14" long. I was building ships for many years. The collection I have now is mostly a variety of U-Boats and Postwar USN subjects. I have about 33 assembled...various scales from 1/700 to 1/72....

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 14:19

As a kid I built close to a hundred ships in various scales. In the "Great Purge of 1987" I threw them all away.

Today I'm getting re-interested in boats and ships. There are a few kits I want to get in order to get myself back into the ship building side of the hobby.

Tom, those models are FANTASTIC! Just the inspiration I need to get back into the swing of ship building.

My interest right now is not so much modern ships, but rather the old wind driven sailing ships of yesteryear.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 14:56

Thanks, Allan. I am glad to inspire you! Have fun with the sailing ships. You love rigging so it should fit you well!

I have a stash of Korean War era ships. They are the ships my father was on and ones he encountered during his three tours over there in Korea during the war. He kept a log of ships they crossed paths with, ranging from British carriers, Canadian destroyers to American cruisers and Oilers. Quite an undertaking...

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 20:07

Very nice Tom! I really like the sea plane tender! Great work.
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 20:19

I did not realize there were many transports and victory ships in this scale. Great looking ships. I like that sea plane tender.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sun Feb 26 2017, 21:24

Thank you, guys. They are older Revell kits that were somewhat available on EBay a few years ago. I think the Randall is available as a rebrand, but kind of expensive.

The seaplane tender is in a WW2 measure 32 scheme(I think) and was one of the first ships into Tokyo bay at the end of the war.

It served in Korea, where my father's destroyer took supplies from and made use of their machine shop for repairs, in 1952.

It went on to serve in Vietnam and finally was stricken in 1971, being sold off to a oceanic research organization...

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sat Mar 04 2017, 08:41

More ships of various scales...give time to load!









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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sat Mar 04 2017, 08:45

Some more....various scales and various makers...Revell, Airfix and others...










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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sat Mar 04 2017, 09:01

Quite an impressive collection there Tom. Something for us new shipwrights to aspire to. The PT-109 is one I've been scoping out as a possible early build to get myself back into the model ship building world. Which kit is yours?

When it comes to building ship models, I think we will be following your lead.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sat Mar 04 2017, 09:15

Thanks, PM. The PT 109 is the Revell/Monogram kit. It is 1/72 scale and can be had for around $15.

I took a little artistic license and painted mine in the Haze Grey scheme instead of the green scheme. It is a fairly easy kit with nice detail.

A perfect companion to any Pacific Theater aircraft too!

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Sat Mar 04 2017, 10:28

Very impressive, especially the pre war Yorktown. Are those arresting wires I see on the deck? Very time consuming work on the aircraft & wood decking looks great

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my ship builds..   Fri Mar 10 2017, 18:23

Thanks, K. The wires are cast in the deck. I just did some light weathering to bring them out. The planes were a chore...so many and a few colors on each, plus the decals!

This is one of my favorite ships...

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