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Revell 1/144 Fletcher build
Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 04:09 AM UTC
April 10th update:
Forward turrets installed, depth charges fitted on the port side. Twin 40mm installed:



all for this week,
cheers,
Julian
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 06:41 PM UTC
Looking great Julian. I especially like the look of the Twin 40's. They look super.....Cheers Mark
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 07:34 AM UTC
Thanks Mark, evil little thing isn't it. The after market brass barrels and the Eduard PE work wonders here compared to the plain OOB parts.
Julian
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 03:18 AM UTC
April 16th update: Build is approaching the final stages now. I have fitted the first deck railings with safety nets. The liferafts have been fitted to their racks as well. The loading practice machine is nearly ready and the two depth charge racks are painted and await final fitting:






two more 5" turrets to go so back to the grindstone...............
Julian
DutchBird
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 06:01 AM UTC
Looks good...

and as far as the colours are concerned, they do look the part to me (a casual observer).

Honestly, I have to say the 5" guns just look odd - a single barrel from a turret. Somehow a double barreled turret looks 'better'



Harm
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 07:25 AM UTC
Hi Harm, thanks. The Lifecolor USN color sets make life a bit easier
The single gun turrets do look wierd. The Gearings looked much more impressive with the twin gun mounts. This is a bit like someone missing a front tooth
Julian
Gremlin56
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 08:11 AM UTC
On finals now, 20mm fitted, boats fitted, mast fitted, etc.:









Still needs weathering and washing,
Julian
javlin
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Mississippi, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 03:16 AM UTC
Top Notch Jules!!I did not know the USN had a secret Hi-Fi system?Look a question.You are in your room radio going all involved in your work nothing else exist and that wife SHOUTS into room at your back.What happens?Gawd it happened this pass week to me,I screamed was pissed and a 1/24 scale Spit fuse flew out of the hands.She knocks quietly now
Gremlin56
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 07:46 AM UTC
Ain't no one going to sleep through the call to general quarters on dis here ship !
Dis one serious PA system
You deserve a medal hefting a 1/24th scale model at SWMBO ! I value life too much to try that Kevin
Cheers,
Julian
Dangeroo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 08:25 AM UTC
Looks like you're in for a smooth landing there, Julian! I'ms till watchin with awe, even though my ship modeling activities have been somewhat stalled lately... Still waiting for a reference CD to arrive...

Cheers!
Stefan
javlin
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Mississippi, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:11 AM UTC
I am not that brave Jules it just flew out onto the work station and I am still working on it.Cheers Bro
Gremlin56
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 05:14 PM UTC
Hi Stefan, nice to hear from you ! Did you get hold of the USN paint from Lifecolor?
Any plans on picking up on the Independence build?
regards,
Julian
Gremlin56
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 05:15 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I am not that brave Jules it just flew out onto the work station and I am still working on it.Cheers Bro



That sounds like a safer option,
Julian
Dangeroo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:22 PM UTC
Hi Julian, yeah I got the paint sets, reviews are on the way.. Mol has perfect service! The work crew on the Indy will be back at work as soon as I get a few other things cleared out of the way and get the reference cd.. Soon, hopefully ...

Cheers!
Stefan
surfsup
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 07:34 PM UTC
Oh she is looking great Julian. Congrats on her build so far. Forgot to ask.....How did you get on with trying to get some EZ Line....????
Gremlin56
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 06:54 AM UTC
Yes Mark, I did. e-mailed the US of A and was informed that there was a minimum number of reels of thread to an order, (the minimum would have lasted me to the ripe old age of about 160 ). They did give me the adresses of two dealers in the UK so I will be trying them, (havent gotten round to that just yet ).
The Chevy just needs one piece of railing fitted and a quick wash on a couple of details and I call her done. Does look the piece for me

cheers,
Julian
javlin
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Mississippi, United States
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 07:16 AM UTC
So Jules any new Pics??been looking in once a week and nothing new.Cheers
Gremlin56
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 07:49 PM UTC
Hi Kevin, the Fletcher is finished. Haven't quite gotten round to putting up some pictures yet, (got sidetracked by the MAS build). I'll see if I can get some snaps up this weekend.
Julian
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 02:37 AM UTC
Here are some photos to round of my build of Revell's 1/144 USS Chevalier Fletcher-class destroyer. Built using aftermarket barrels and Eduards "Big Ed" photo etch set. A very enjoyable build with few real problems:







The "Chevy" has become part of my "wall mounted fleet":


Thanks for dropping in over the last few months,
cheers,
Julian
javlin
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Mississippi, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 02:57 AM UTC
Cool Jules she looks looks beautiful Sir your mastery of the weathering you do shows I spy the CSS Alabama up there?One that I wish Revell would throw back out is a schooner(America?) blockade runner some nice lines on that one.
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 06:36 AM UTC
Hi Kevin, thanks mate, glad you liked the build. It's the Kearsarge up on the wall that you see. I built the Alabama when I was training to be a merchant naval officer way back in the 70's. I ran into a reissue of the Kearsarge a couple of years ago and couldn't resist buying it. The molds are worn out and the model was more flash than anything else. Took a lot of work to get her looking like a ship
Cheers,
Julian
TAFFY3
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 09:27 AM UTC
Hello Julian. A terrific job as always, she is a beauty. That is quite an impressive 'fleet' you have there on your wall. Congrats again on a job well done, and I will be following your MAS build. Al
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 07:06 PM UTC
Thanks Al, the MAS is very nearly finished too. Trying to make my mind up what to build next: Italeri PT-boat, Trumpie Arizona or the Dragon Independence
Julian
normanstef
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Seine-Maritime, France
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 09:18 PM UTC
hello julian
i read all your post.you make a sublim model
sincerely he is very very nice.i like how you used the hull
very superb model.i see we have the same ships !!!!!!

cheers
stef
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 10:17 PM UTC
Thank you Stef, glad you liked the underwater experiment
You seem to prefer the large scale model ships too
Julian