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SS World Legion, post war Liberty.
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:49 PM UTC
Seems odd to see a Liberty without the gun platform fw'd but she's looking good nonetheless
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC
Si,

very nice, clean and swift work! And, even if in a somewhat different way, once more out of the beaten path, quite as Russ remarks.

Very nice!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 09:31 AM UTC

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Si,

very nice, clean and swift work! And, even if in a somewhat different way, once more out of the beaten path, quite as Russ remarks.

Very nice!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

Always fun to do something different with a kit, and finding the photograph of a Liberty in the colours of a former employer, Iit just had to be done.

Quite a few changes to come, so it will be challenging.

Always glad to have you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 06:10 AM UTC
Looking very nice Si! Definitely coming along.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 09:21 AM UTC

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Looking very nice Si! Definitely coming along.



Thanks Rory,

If I manage to sneak a bit more time at the bench this weekend, hope to get a bit further.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:01 PM UTC
Something out of left Field doing her Post War but nice work so far Si.....Cheers Marki
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:25 PM UTC

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Something out of left Field doing her Post War but nice work so far Si.....Cheers Marki



The peacetime careers of the Liberties is often forgotten, some tramped round the world into the late 60's.

In no way trying to ignore the massively important wartime role.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC
A little progress last weekend.

The forward gun platform had the crutches for the derricks serving No.1 hold, with the gun platform, with that gone more standard crutches needed to be scratchbuilt, they are very simple structures.



etch going on No.2 and 3 hatches, test fitted in place.



The crutches fitted in place, with the derrick booms.



Also visible is the spare anchor on it's bracket, which has the crutches for No.2 hold's derrick.

rigging the stowed booms next.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:22 AM UTC
NICE.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 05:54 AM UTC
Si - Nice work, really enjoying this build. Can't wait to see what you have in sotre for her.

Dave
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 08:45 AM UTC
Nice scratch building to de-weaponize her, Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 07:17 AM UTC

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NICE.



Thanks Mark,

Cheers

SI
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 07:19 AM UTC

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Si - Nice work, really enjoying this build. Can't wait to see what you have in sotre for her.

Dave



Thanks Dave,

Quire a few changes from the wartime fit, not just removing the guns, notably around the superstructure.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 07:20 AM UTC

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Nice scratch building to de-weaponize her, Si



Thanks Russ,

A few more bits and pieces to come, none of the major or complicated.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 07:04 AM UTC
Si,

scratch building is very nice, good job!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 10:33 AM UTC

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Si,

scratch building is very nice, good job!

Cheers
Jan



Only little bits so far Jan,

some slightly more serious stuff to go on around the bridge structure.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 08:24 AM UTC
A bit more progress.

No.2 & 3 hatched detailed up, and the winches assembled.



The kingpost that sits between 2 & 3 holds assembled pout of the box.



The modified and fitted to the etched deck house along with vents.

[Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/8DLHyNn.jpg)

Base coated.



The hatches and the spare anchor fitted.



derrick booms and walkways fitted.



An overview.



The derricks for No.3 hold sit on cradles on the boat deck, which is why they have yet to be fitted.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 11:26 AM UTC
Si,

The detail for those hatches really have an effect, nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 06:31 PM UTC
interesting etch on the cargo hatches, Si.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 09:32 AM UTC

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Si,

The detail for those hatches really have an effect, nice work.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The eduard etch does work rather well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC

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interesting etch on the cargo hatches, Si.



It is that Russ,

The Liberties would have had hatch covers made of wooden boards, covered with a large tarpaulin to make it weathertight. The tarps are secured to the hatch coamings with wedges, and then the canvas straps across the top, tightened with a ratchet system built into the centre.

It was a labour intensive process, opening and closing these hatches, but the structure was simple and easy to repair if damaged.

Modern General Cargo ship hatches tend to be mechanically opened steel slabs.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 08:47 AM UTC
A little bit of progress on the superstructure.

The front of the superstructure and the upper bridge with their wartime details, protection and gun tubs.



and removed.



Both upper & lower sections assembled.



both sections test fitted.



Not bad a fit all round.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:11 AM UTC

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Not bad a fit all round.

Cheers

Si



although Trumpy didn't do a great job on the hull halves, they did a really good job on everything above the upper deck
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 02:59 PM UTC

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Not bad a fit all round.

Cheers

Si



although Trumpy didn't do a great job on the hull halves, they did a really good job on everything above the upper deck



The multi-piece deck was a real pain to remove the seam.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 09:10 AM UTC

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Not bad a fit all round.

Cheers

Si



although Trumpy didn't do a great job on the hull halves, they did a really good job on everything above the upper deck



Hi Russ,

Never did like there horizontally split hulls, great if you want build waterline, but not so good for building full hull, unless they have lots bulkheads to keep everything rigid.

Cheers

Si