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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:36 AM UTC
I hate to ask this but does anyone have or know were i can find part 161? Its the base for the 4" deck gun I was building it and then i realized it was missing from the sprue. Im not if i lost it or if it was missing in the kit. If anyone could help i would really appreciate it.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:12 PM UTC
Ezra,

Very nice metal work. It going to look sweet when finish.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:53 PM UTC

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I hate to ask this but does anyone have or know were i can find part 161? Its the base for the 4" deck gun I was building it and then i realized it was missing from the sprue. Im not if i lost it or if it was missing in the kit. If anyone could help i would really appreciate it.



Try going to Revell's (EU) site directly, Ezra. They have a pretty good spares replacement service and may be able to send you the piece that's missing
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 06:39 AM UTC

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I hate to ask this but does anyone have or know were i can find part 161? Its the base for the 4" deck gun I was building it and then i realized it was missing from the sprue. Im not if i lost it or if it was missing in the kit. If anyone could help i would really appreciate it.



Try going to Revell's (EU) site directly, Ezra. They have a pretty good spares replacement service and may be able to send you the piece that's missing

That was the first thing i did when i couldn't find the piece, but guess what.... They wont ship parts to the USA!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 06:41 AM UTC
On a side note whit the 88mm I said I entered in my Fletcher build, I got first place in the Junior category of FNSS Plastic battle!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:15 PM UTC

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That was the first thing i did when i couldn't find the piece, but guess what.... They wont ship parts to the USA!



That's really unusual, Ezra... It seems the Corona virus has had more effect on our lives again...

Maybe you can move on to something else until the situation is resolved???


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On a side note whit the 88mm I said I entered in my Fletcher build, I got first place in the Junior category of FNSS Plastic battle!!!



Woop! Woop! Well done! That's awesome!
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 07:31 AM UTC
What I may do for the missing platform is bye a whole new 4" gun from shapeways. I've just started drilling the flood vents so look out for that next!
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:49 AM UTC
Ok here we go the main oil canning of the hull is done.(It was done with a curved Nm.11 X-acto blade and sandpaper.) All I have left is the fuselage hinge plates need to get riveted and the oil canned. I also attached most of the PE that goes on the deck. I just have a bit more sanding to clean up the oil canning.





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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:59 PM UTC
Sweet!

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 02:02 PM UTC

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On a side note whit the 88mm I said I entered in my Fletcher build, I got first place in the Junior category of FNSS Plastic battle!!!



Congratulations, E! Was that 88 the 1/35th Tamiya version?

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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 02:04 PM UTC

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I hate to ask this but does anyone have or know were i can find part 161? Its the base for the 4" deck gun I was building it and then i realized it was missing from the sprue. Im not if i lost it or if it was missing in the kit. If anyone could help i would really appreciate it.



Don't ever be afraid to ask - it's what we're all here for! (Now, getting answer - that's something else! )

Also, did Revell give a reason as to why they won't ship such a small part to the USA? Unless it's because it's a small part, and the postage would've cost more than the part?

Tim
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 02:13 PM UTC

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On a side note whit the 88mm I said I entered in my Fletcher build, I got first place in the Junior category of FNSS Plastic battle!!!



Congratulations, E! Was that 88 the 1/35th Tamiya version?

Tim

Yah it was the Tamiya 1/35 88mm, it was really fun and quick to build!
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 02:15 PM UTC

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Did Revell give a reason as to why they won't ship such a small part to the USA?

Tim

Yes they said they cant ship it because of COVID-19. I will probably end up buying the gun off shapeways.
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 07:33 PM UTC
Beautiful work Ezra! What did you use to attach the PE in the weapons and the conning tower? Looks very clean and tidy.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC
Ezra,

Looks great so far! You have some skills...

BTW, I took a bunch of USS Cobia reference photos a number of years ago, so if you are interested please contact me via IM and we can arrange something--no charge, I freely pass on my reference photos to fellow modelers that are interested.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:31 AM UTC

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Beautiful work Ezra! What did you use to attach the PE in the weapons and the conning tower? Looks very clean and tidy.

All i used was regular Loctite Atack super glue with a homemade applicator. (A toothpick with some wire wrapped around it making a loop that i can dip into the glue.)
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:35 AM UTC

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Ezra,

Looks great so far! You have some skills...

BTW, I took a bunch of USS Cobia reference photos a number of years ago, so if you are interested please contact me via IM.

The Last Dinosaur

Thank you Matt! Im trying to improve with each build. And thank you some reference pics would be great!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:47 PM UTC
Nice work on the oil canning, Ezra
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 03:06 AM UTC

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Beautiful work Ezra! What did you use to attach the PE in the weapons and the conning tower? Looks very clean and tidy.

All i used was regular Loctite Atack super glue with a homemade applicator. (A toothpick with some wire wrapped around it making a loop that i can dip into the glue.)



That simple eh? Works really well! Thanks.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 04:54 AM UTC

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That simple eh? Works really well! Thanks.

Your welcome! Very simple but saves you from having to spend money to get a real applicater.
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 - 07:42 AM UTC
Ok here we go. I still need to rivet it and clean up the flood vents, but its nearly ready for paint!

testing the wood deck.



Flood holes.

These still need some cleanup.

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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 03:57 AM UTC
Im just putting this out there, would anyone be interested in me doing a build log of the Revell 1/72 S-100 with the Griffon PE set? And around christmas time maybe the Revell platinum edition 1/72 Flower class corvette or the Revell 1/72 platinum edition U-boat or the Lindberg I-53? Tell me what ones you would be interested in seeing. Just an idea but if enough people are interested ill do it.
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 06:33 AM UTC
I'd be interested to see the S-boat and the corvette. I built the latter in 1:72 a while ago (not the platinum edition); you can find it on this forum somewhere!

Wouldn't mind seeing the U-boat as well to be honest
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 11:13 PM UTC

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Im just putting this out there, would anyone be interested in me doing a build log of the Revell 1/72 S-100 with the Griffon PE set? And around christmas time maybe the Revell platinum edition 1/72 Flower class corvette or the Revell 1/72 platinum edition U-boat or the Lindberg I-53? Tell me what ones you would be interested in seeing. Just an idea but if enough people are interested ill do it.



Yes, all of the above

but if I chose just one... hmm... Revell platinum 1/72 Flower Class
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 09:01 AM UTC
Alrighty then I just bought the 1/72 S-100 with the PE set so Ill start a blog for that when i get it. And ill try to build the 1/72 Flower !