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my submission for "Lend Lease"
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 03:37 AM UTC
This is (a part of) Convoy PQ 15 on it's way to Britain via North Atlantic, during unpleasant weather, featuring USS Madison (destroyer) and Liberty Ship Francis Scott Key, in April of 1942. Liberty Ship is 1/700 Trumpeter, and destroyer is 1/700 Dragon Benson Class:





























Francis Scott Key carries a full load of crated aircraft and Sherman tanks on deck.
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 05:15 AM UTC
WOW! That is very cool!🍺 ... Uh-oh, I'm getting seasick... 🤢
—mike
jrutman
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 05:15 AM UTC
Top notch stuff man!
Very effective wave action. Makes me want to reach for the Dramamine.
J
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 11:33 AM UTC
A little bit of atmosphere:



Zildjian1819
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United States
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 11:46 AM UTC
Great work! Look’s like a photo of the real thing!
Petro
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 12:05 PM UTC
Excellent. You can even hear it if you look closely.
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 12:23 PM UTC
Superb, this must have been a huge amount of work & really worth it. I like the mono shot too, could you do a couple even closer from just above wave height? Have to get up on deck fast now lookin’ for Ralph
russamotto
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 01:16 PM UTC
Your water effects are awesome. Would you be willing to post a tutorial as to how you create them? The whole setting is amazing.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 05:05 PM UTC
I can't take any credit for the water effects...here's a link to the YouTube tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoAaodEqO0g
The actual water effects start around the 7:50 mark. The process is surprisingly simple, yet effective.
grom
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 08:10 PM UTC
Excellent work,the cruel sea is well represented, just one point, the ships derricks wouldn't be topped, they would be lowered to prevent damage in heavy weather, but this dio captures the moment in time well.
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 10:51 PM UTC
Nicely done , very cool !!
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 11:07 PM UTC
This is awesome! It's cool to see a cargo ship and an escort in the same display. The ocean effects remind me of why I'm afraid of the ocean....

Did you get this done in the last month (we started on July 1)? For some reason I had it in my mind that we just started Lend Lease last week (confused about campaigns I'm in, sorry) and there was no way you had finished it in that amount of time....
D1GG3R321
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 12:36 AM UTC
The water is exceptional, as are the ships.
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 02:54 AM UTC
Very awesome! I love it, would you be able to post some in-progress photos to show us your technique? I need to start my model, I haven't even cut any spruce yet.
Thanks,
Don "Lakota"
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 02:55 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Excellent work,the cruel sea is well represented, just one point, the ships derricks wouldn't be topped, they would be lowered to prevent damage in heavy weather, but this dio captures the moment in time well.


I asked this very question on model ship forums, and checked numerous photos of Liberty Ships and other cargo vessels under way. Practice varied, although cargo booms were more often stowed in a vertical position when a horizontal position would interfere with cargo stowed on deck. Notice that the second set of cargo booms (directly before the superstructure/bridge) is stowed horizontally.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 03:30 AM UTC

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Did you get this done in the last month (we started on July 1)? For some reason I had it in my mind that we just started Lend Lease last week (confused about campaigns I'm in, sorry) and there was no way you had finished it in that amount of time....


I already had the necessary kits and AM as I already had been planning a Liberty Ship in stormy seas. I just enlarged the concept and added a destroyer. The water effect itself only took a few days to complete (view the video to see how quick and easy it is!). A little over a week for each ship and under a week for the water, and...voila!
grom
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 05:26 AM UTC

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Excellent work,the cruel sea is well represented, just one point, the ships derricks wouldn't be topped, they would be lowered to prevent damage in heavy weather, but this dio captures the moment in time well.


I asked this very question on model ship forums, and checked numerous photos of Liberty Ships and other cargo vessels under way. Practice varied, although cargo booms were more often stowed in a vertical position when a horizontal position would interfere with cargo stowed on deck. Notice that the second set of cargo booms (directly before the superstructure/bridge) is stowed horizontally.

A good point well noted, it was an observation based on peace time practice, I suppose the amount of deck cargo carried during the war made some bad practice possible.