PROVE It, Sir...!
Posted by Matty on September 6, 2015, 22:59:25, in reply to "AP130 General G.O. Squier class transport"
Edited by board administrator September 6, 2015, 23:16:55
No, I haven't started mine - and I won't believe you did, either, until I see some pictures buddy! (And also you "owe" us some pics of your USN Old BBs progress, too...) |
Myself, I've been spending all available time (which hasn't been a whole lot, actually) on my P-102: now down to just a couple "small" assemblies. Small in size, maybe, but insanely tedious/demanding! Today I spent basically all day just to make these:
Click on Image for FULL RESBoat cradle/launchers - just ridiculously over-engineered/complex in the first place, as you can see from the instructions - but then 2/3 of their smallest, hair-like parts just disintegrated! All now re-fabricated (or pretty close), out of PE strap (brass and gray-painted) and Plastruct bar (white).
And - just because I already had these uploaded - here are some progress pics from the last couple weeks:
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----FULL RES----FULL RES----FULL RES---Of course, she's much further along by now - including a whole lot more PE, "canvassing"-in the railings over the bridge and aft deckhouse with glue-impregnated toilet tissue and even custom-mastered 3-inch guns (not shown).
And this time I remembered - before it was too late - to put in Loren Perry's pilothouse details:
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I can tell you this build is demanding the full extent of my abilities - particularly with extreme challenges, like the above crumbling boat-cradle parts - but satisfying to overcome them, and I am anticipating she will look fully as good, when finished, as anything I've been able to do, so far.
So show us what you're building, David. (An' that goes for all you lurkers out there, too!)