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Dry Docked 2018 campaign thread
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC
That sail looks quite a bit better than painted plastic.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 05:24 AM UTC
Richard,

Very nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 08:09 AM UTC
Here are 3 photos of the ship. I have not mounted the paddle wheels, and paddle boxes until I finish the rigging. The sail,which I copied, more or less form the plastic one from the kit, is made from silk span and painted with acrylic paint. I used elastic thread of different sizes for the fixed and running rigging.













I intend to make a topssail and main sail for the fore mast and a jib/fore stayssail. also I have yet to finish the shrouds and ratlines.

The Lindberg kit was originally released as the United States Revenue Cutter Harriet lane. It was built in 1857. It was 'drafted' into the US Navy during the Civil War, captured by the south, and converted to a fast blockade runner. From what I read it could do 11 knots -not bad. More info on the Harriet lane and blockade runners to come in future posts.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 05:24 AM UTC
Lindberg 'Blockade Runner'






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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
Welcome!

Done
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McRunty - Trumpeter USS England
TimReynaga - Pyro War Junk


Enlisted (10)
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Bink123 - Lindberg Blockade Runner (paddle-wheel steamer)
d6mst0 - Revell USS Haven
Deranius
Fordboy - Airfix 1/72 E-Boat
Fright - Lindberg 'Jolly Roger' Pirate Ship
GaryKato - DML 1/700 HMS Trafalgar
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Kustaanmiekka
Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
Good morning all.

I would like to join in this GB. I started my first ship model last autumn of 2017, and it has been pretty slow going. (The last ship model I did was about 50 years ago when I was still in my teens. I think it was Revell's HMS Victory.)

Anyway after re-starting scale modelling as a hobby about 8 years ago I built exclusively aircraft - mostly biplanes, and Inter-War. I found it was getting a bit stale so that's why I decided to have a go at ships again.

After much research I decided on Lindberg's Blockade Runner (USRC Harriet Lane). It has been slow going as there isn't much reliable information on it. So I chose to make a generic side wheel steamer of the post US Civil War era.

I was stalled many times doing research on rigging techniques, sail making etc., so I thought that entering this group would motivate me to finish.

I have participated in several GB's on Aeroscale, so I am familiar with how GB's work and the Campaign Gallery etc. I will be posting some photos of the in-progress model soon. The kit was inexpensive and the parts pretty sharp with not much flash.

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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
Someone asked how to go about a campaign, so here is a link to a campaign tutorial thread I wrote a few years ago for Armorama. It should still work for other Kitmaker sites.

Campaign Tutorial

The campaign gallery for this campaign is
here.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:16 PM UTC
An Oldie and hopefully a Goodie.

Done
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McRunty - Trumpeter USS England
TimReynaga - Pyro War Junk


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d6mst0 - Revell USS Haven
Deranius
Fordboy - Airfix 1/72 E-Boat
GaryKato - DML 1/700 HMS Trafalgar
goofmuilwjk
Kustaanmiekka
Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:09 AM UTC
Here is my entry for this campaign, Revell's Haven-Class "S.S. Hope". She been sitting around the bench this past year after I develop an urge to build armor. I am over that now and ready to take on some delayed ship builds. I thought this one deserves to be finish.

Mark

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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 06:16 PM UTC
Actually it's a diorama of a modeler taking the paint off a sub. It took forever to get the water effect just right.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 06:12 PM UTC

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And here is my HMS Trafalgar. I had so much fun painting it that I decided to strip all the paint off so I could paint it again! I even knocked one of the fins off so I could assemble it again!



Throw in a rubber ducky and it looks like you could have some bath time fun!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:40 AM UTC


And here is my HMS Trafalgar. I had so much fun painting it that I decided to strip all the paint off so I could paint it again! I even knocked one of the fins off so I could assemble it again!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 04:27 PM UTC
Tim,

Wonderful finish. She is a pleasure to look at.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 06:43 AM UTC

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Thanks Gary. After two and a half years, the long-drydocked junk is done!




Looks amazing. Attention to detail is just incredible!

I have gone back and added my pics to the gallery.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 02:24 AM UTC
The Campaign's gallery is now live.

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31345
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:46 AM UTC
Well done! Hopefully, we will get our campaign gallery soon.

Done
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McRunty - Trumpeter USS England
TimReynaga - Pyro War Junk


Enlisted (9)
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d6mst0
Deranius
Fordboy - Airfix 1/72 E-Boat
GaryKato - DML 1/700 HMS Trafalgar
goofmuilwjk
Lakota
steviecee
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 09:10 PM UTC
Thanks Gary. After two and a half years, the long-drydocked junk is done!

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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:43 AM UTC
I've been following your thread. Amazing work!
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC
The Junk is almost done...
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 06:47 AM UTC
Done
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McRunty - Trumpeter USS England


Enlisted (9)
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d6mst0
Deranius
Fordboy - Airfix 1/72 E-Boat
GaryKato - DML 1/700 HMS Trafalgar
goofmuilwjk
Lakota
steviecee
TimReynaga - Pyro War Junk

No word on the Campaign Gallery. It seems our Campaign Manager has been AWOL since March 31. No doubt, Real Life has his attention right now.

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Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 05:44 PM UTC
Rory,

These more recent pictures of your USS England are excellent - I can really see the details now! It makes me want to build one...
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 01:15 AM UTC

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Rory,
Your England looks great! The Measure 21 scheme is so dark, though, it is difficult to see against that white background - could you take some more pics against a darker backdrop so we can better appreciate your work?

From what I can see so far, it looks first rate!



Its actually stopped raining here and there is some sun. I will take her outside and get some brighter pictures

*Later*

Took some better pics in better natural light.




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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 05:35 PM UTC

The junk's boom lashings are now done - ready for masts and sails!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 05:23 PM UTC
Rory,
Your England looks great! The Measure 21 scheme is so dark, though, it is difficult to see against that white background - could you take some more pics against a darker backdrop so we can better appreciate your work?

From what I can see so far, it looks first rate!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 04:39 PM UTC
Rory,

She is a fine looking ship, well done.

Mark