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Sail Ho!!! Off the larboard bow!!
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:29 AM UTC






Revell USS Consitution built around 1990 while I was at Ft Bragg. Took about a year!! Ocean is plaster,model cut at waterline and given full rigging. Wish I had used a backdrop.
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andyman
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:51 AM UTC
That's real nice Jerry I always wanted to build on of those sailing ships mabe one day I will , neat water effect.
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:01 AM UTC

A man of many talents!
Nice shading on those sails Sir!!

Well done m8!!
I always loved that ship!! So elegant!!!!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 09:29 AM UTC
Holy Crap, Jerry!

That looks quite nice. Doing all that rigging must have been maddening:)

I really like it.

At the occupational therapy clinic here they have some ship models that require you to do the rigging and stuff. They tried to get me to make one but there is no way I could make one to come close to what yours looks like.

Thanks for sharing this oldie but goodie.
James
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 09:36 AM UTC
Thanks guys,for the super nice comments. James,you should give rigging a try. It makes you concentrate very hard and takes your mind off everything else. It is also great for keeping finger dexterity. Surgeons like to practice tie fishing lures sometimes to help with that. It's good practice for them.
Every spar on this beast had about 3 or 4 dozen knots involved.
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ReconTL3-1
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 09:39 AM UTC
I don't know if I'd be able to do the rigging right now. Between some TBI issues and my right hand and arm having problems, those things will have to be fixed first before I attempt anything like this. Currently I have to use this contraption thing we designed at the OT clinic so I can paint without losing hold of my brushes. It kind of sucks but I have been learning to adjust my techniques.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 09:41 AM UTC
Great job Jerry! I built this for my father-n-law. You might want to change the title to Starboard bow, not larboard.

Jesse
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:41 AM UTC

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... Every spar on this beast had about 3 or 4 dozen knots involved.
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Wow Jerry!

You probably tied more knots on this ship model than I've tied in my six years of Hobie Cat sailing! I yield to your starboard tack ... oh wait! ... did you yell starboard or larboard?! ... Anyway, Hobie's are much faster and I would just duck under your bow, startling all those on board. LOL!

ómike
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 03:10 AM UTC

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Great job Jerry! I built this for my father-n-law. You might want to change the title to Starboard bow, not larboard.

Jesse





I believe some of the older salts used larboard instead of port. Or starboard,can't remember which but they did use larboard for sure.
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justsendit
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 03:47 AM UTC
Reference: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/larboard

"In the British Navy it was not until 1844 that larboard was abandoned for port in reference to that side of the ship."


AlanL
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 12:15 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

Splendid work.

Al
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 02:29 AM UTC

Hi Jerry,

Very beautiful building. I believe you've spent one year. Really good job !

Regards

Giovanni
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 02:09 AM UTC
Thanks Al and Giovanni, for the very kind words!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 06:43 AM UTC
Well hello Jerry ,

yes i'm back brother and i'm checking this one out .

A beautiful build of the ship and the water effects are quit convincing (i mean the sea ). The bow wave ? Or what ever the exact word in English is , is simply stunning.

Thanks for sharing J .

Cheers
Kurt
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 07:00 AM UTC
I can't see the tread!!
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 02:36 AM UTC
Thanks Kurt,you are correct,it is "bow wave",that works and this vessel does have treads. It is the amphibious Old Ironsides which was made by a complete refit of the original ship circa 1952. The treads are underwater and so,sadly,can't be seen.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 03:43 AM UTC

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Thanks Kurt,you are correct,it is "bow wave",that works and this vessel does have treads. It is the amphibious Old Ironsides which was made by a complete refit of the original ship circa 1952. The treads are underwater and so,sadly,can't be seen.
J



I think the Treads that are being refered to are the kind you find on Tanks, and other armored fighting vehicles.
You posted your BEAUTIFUL ship model in the ARMOR SECTION and not the SHIP SECTION.
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 06:28 AM UTC

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Thanks Kurt,you are correct,it is "bow wave",that works and this vessel does have treads. It is the amphibious Old Ironsides which was made by a complete refit of the original ship circa 1952. The treads are underwater and so,sadly,can't be seen.
J



I think the Treads that are being refered to are the kind you find on Tanks, and other armored fighting vehicles.
You posted your BEAUTIFUL ship model in the ARMOR SECTION and not the SHIP SECTION.



Sorry,I was just trying to make a silly joke.
Can you point me to the ship section on this website?
If this ship post isn't allowed I will be glad to delete.
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OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:47 AM UTC

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Thanks Kurt,you are correct,it is "bow wave",that works and this vessel does have treads. It is the amphibious Old Ironsides which was made by a complete refit of the original ship circa 1952. The treads are underwater and so,sadly,can't be seen.
J



I think the Treads that are being refered to are the kind you find on Tanks, and other armored fighting vehicles.
You posted your BEAUTIFUL ship model in the ARMOR SECTION and not the SHIP SECTION.





Sorry,I was just trying to make a silly joke.
Can you point me to the ship section on this website?
If this ship post isn't allowed I will be glad to delete.
J

It is very easy to find, Simply click on the Light Blue Button on the far left side of the Black strip at the top of the page where it says Kit Maker Network. You will have a bunch of different Buttons pop up. Click on the one on the far right that says Model Shipwrights.























jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:13 AM UTC

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Thanks Kurt,you are correct,it is "bow wave",that works and this vessel does have treads. It is the amphibious Old Ironsides which was made by a complete refit of the original ship circa 1952. The treads are underwater and so,sadly,can't be seen.
J



I think the Treads that are being refered to are the kind you find on Tanks, and other armored fighting vehicles.
You posted your BEAUTIFUL ship model in the ARMOR SECTION and not the SHIP SECTION.





Sorry,I was just trying to make a silly joke.
Can you point me to the ship section on this website?
If this ship post isn't allowed I will be glad to delete.
J

It is very easy to find, Simply click on the Light Blue Button on the far left side of the Black strip at the top of the page where it says Kit Maker Network. You will have a bunch of different Buttons pop up. Click on the one on the far right that says Model Shipwrights.


Ok thanks,found it. I didn't know there was so much more on the Kitmaker site. My bad.
I still don't see anywhere on the ship forum to post finished dios other than the campaigns forum
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OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:40 AM UTC
I don't see anything for dioramas, you should click on forums on that site and post under the ships by class, then select the sailing vessels box.