Unofficial GB for Ships?

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  1. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    Putting this out there to gauge interest in having an unofficial GB for ship models. I've never built a ship model before and have two in my stash: USS Independence carrier and a Graf Spee. It would good for me to get some tips and observations if I embark on one of these builds so let me know if you are interested and, if so, when you'd like to start. If there's sufficient interest, I'll set something up similar to the Doras Galoras format.
     
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    Have been sniffing around those 1/350 Liberty ships by Trumpeter..... :lol:
     
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    Sounds very interesting. I would go for it with a paper submarine ORP Orzeł or one of others I have in my stash.
     
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    Always wanted to do the Revell (ex- Matchbox) 'Flower' Class Corvette, in 1/72nd scale. It's a bit pricey though and, to be honest, I've nowhere to put it, and probably wouldn't get around to building it, with so many other projects earmarked for 'the stash'.
    But if a 1/72nd scale Air Sea Rescue launch qualifies, I might join in, as and when time and inclination allows.
     
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    Ive got a 1/750 le Arsenal HMAS sydney that I would l love to do. I am just finishing off a 1/850 scale USS Constellation.

    It generally takes a lot longer to build a ship model compared to an aircraft. I would estimate that about 6-8 months would be needed.

    There are a lot fewer ship entusiasts, but I would strongly support an (unofficial) ship group build
     
  6. Lucky13

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    I want a injection molded 1/350 USS Yorktown CV-5! :( :lol:
     
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    I have been doing a major refit on a U.S.S. Oregon (Glencoe) since 2001. Wooden decks, resized turrets, re-figured, ...well, just about everything.
    Yep, I'd be up for it!
     
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    If a (very) slow build is allowed, I've got a Constructo 1:35 HMS Halifax model to finish. All wood and metal, with linen sails...
     
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    That sounds good Evan. Got a pic to show what it looks like?
     
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    If it's a long term build I might jump in. I have a 4 stack destroyer that was partly done before it was stepped on (don't ask) so maybe a rebuild-build. I also have a DE in the stash.
     
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    I've been looking for a USS Constellation CV64. Another theme I have is to build the aircraft from this ship. I know Arii made one and I'm trying to find reviews on the kit to see how it goes out of the box. Being a non ship builder, I don't want to go nuts on a bunch of stuff I'll never use again.

    Geo
     
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    Oh... so are sailing ships allowed as well? It would be great... :)
     
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    If it floats.... :lol:
     
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    How about sinking ships, such as 'U' Boats ?
     
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    Reminds me I also have the Revell U-99 kit around here somewhere
     
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    I have been thinking about blasts of a strong wind rather. :lol:
     
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    Oh this one is so tempting and may just be what I need. I've struck a bit of a flat spot lately and am in need something to spur me on. I've the bow section of HMS Victory (Nelsons Flagship) tucked away, big project which could eventually equal Pauls longstanding build since 2001. Last galleon I did way back………………………..the wrecks of WWI were still scattered about the countryside.

    Anyway, here are some pics of the kit and if time and qualification permits………………..I'M IN.

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    That is really cool Vic.

    Geo
     
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    I have seen the final effect of assembling of the kit. Looked really great. Nice choice my friend.
     
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    I've got a 1/200 Bismarck that I'm thinking of starting once I get a detail pack.
     
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