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dallas_m
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:46:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Without giving too much away, it will be part of a larger scene that I am planning on. Greg

And, insofar as this scene is unlikely to need a lens cap, please leave that in another room at all times! (Somebody has to remind you before it's too late)


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Ensign
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:49:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Funny Dallas!
I've painted all of my lens caps to look like life buoys now. Just in case!

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  09:05:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anchors Aweigh!

Now I know why Resin Prep stock just went through the roof!

"Now turn to; commence ship's work!"

Pete
in Michigan



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jbelwood
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  09:30:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Here we go again, Greg intimidating the bjeezus out of us with his work. As
an avid ship model enthusiast I'll be watching every turn of the wheel on
this one. Can't wait to see your work Greg.

John Elwood



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elwoodblues
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  10:09:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
What a great way to honour those who have inspired you. A ship build, this is going to be fun to watch.


Ron Newby
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Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
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Ensign
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  12:12:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jbelwood


Here we go again, Greg intimidating the bjeezus out of us with his work. As
an avid ship model enthusiast I'll be watching every turn of the wheel on
this one. Can't wait to see your work Greg.

John Elwood



Thanks Pete,John & Ron!
John,I hope you & others really don't feel that way!
It is always my intention, only to show that anyone can do what I do here.
I am just a regular guy, with a strong desire to build models,that's it!
That's why I post so many photo's, and try to cover as many of the steps in a build that I possibly can.
Maybe if I am real lucky,one day I might be as good as Bob Santos is now, and all of the other great forum modelers like yourself, that we see here everyday!

Greg



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Chester
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  7:15:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ambitious and interesting project Greg. Look forward to seeing progress on the SS Santos.

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  9:07:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, full speed ahead and damn the torpedos.


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Ensign
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Posted - 06/01/2013 :  10:19:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Chester & Frank!
It's great to see you 2 climb aboard!

Greg



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 06/01/2013 :  12:09:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What a wonderful idea, Greg! Bob is a fine modeller and a true ambassador to the hobby. Now, that's one big looking vessel! I'll be following along closely as you once again ply the ship-building waters!

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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Ensign
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Posted - 06/01/2013 :  12:37:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike!
Yes you are so right about Bob being a great ambassador to our hobby, very much like yourself!
Welcome aboard my friend!

Greg



Edited by - Ensign on 06/01/2013 1:00:02 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 06/01/2013 :  5:48:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great name and great project. The ship is huge, that gives you plenty of space to practice your modelling talent. And for us, plenty of foreseeable pleasure.


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Ensign
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Posted - 06/01/2013 :  11:03:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Merci Frederic!
I will try and live up to your expectations of me.

Ahoy there!Everyone.
It's time to begin the first steps of this build.
The instructions tell us to start with opening up the scupper drains in the sides of the hull.
I have already done this step before I started this build.
By carefully drilling holes into the places where the scuppers are located.
Then carefully again, using a sanding stick, finished them around the edges.
Just following the cast in contour lines.





These are the cheap sanding sticks I use, to neaten up the holes.





Next I drilled out the hawse pipe holes in the bow section.





I then used the sanding stick again to finish it off.
These hawse pipe holes are more egg shaped then round.









The instructions don't mention anything about drilling out the portholes now,but I think if you are going to do it, now would be a good time to do so.
So I first used a small 1/16" drill bit, to start a pilot hole in the center of each window.
There are 3 sizes of portholes on this ship.
For the larger holes I used a 3/16" drill bit.
The medium sized portholes along the hull sides,I used a 5/32" drill bit.
And the smaller portholes in the doors I used a 1/8" drill bit.













This is the completed bow section.





And completed stern section.





The mid section only has these 4 portholes to drill out.
I still have those to do,so while you are reading this I will be working finishing those off.






I will now wash these,Arrh!! I mean scour these down with a resin prep and an old toothbrush and warm water and let these parts dry overnight, before I glue the together.





To be continued.

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/01/2013 :  11:13:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet!

Shinnie Shipbuilding Ltd. is underway on another project! Inspiration is At Hand! Woo-Hoo!!

Greg, you have no idea how much I envy you the time to run this build and do it Right. I'm along for the ride in a Big Way. The kit is In the House, but the timing isn't propitious for a build just now -- I have grandkids coming in August, the railroad isn't rebuilt, and I need to be able to run trains!

Thanks for sharing this with us!

Pete
in Michigan



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/01/2013 :  11:15:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg

You drilling those holes out by hand??
Nice job so far.


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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