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Goldpony's Cold War Tin Can - USS Scott
JMartine
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 11:24 AM UTC
Great work Jim! Those resin bits are a HUGE improvement over the original parts... they look great! Look forward to the rest of the build, Cheers and happy new year!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 02:57 AM UTC
It has been a while since I have posted any progress on the Scott, so here is an update. This is my first 350 ship since 1990 that I have built. It is also the first one I have done the PE for. I did some PE on an armor build and it drove me nuts. I thought this would do the same, but it has actually been a dream.

I started to install the railings this week. They have been fairly easy to work with. I will say that they have also been the long straight runs. My technique of using super glue and Gator glue at different points works well and I am pleased with the results.

There are a couple places I am scratching my head about, but I will fix those. I did break the last barrel off of the Veteran models replacement 5” mounts and the very front mask was broken at some point. So, those will have to be fixed. I am on target to get this done by the end of January.

An update with pictures will follow when I get a few minutes.


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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 01:03 AM UTC
Blowing the layers of dust off this one, time to get back into building. I would make excuses for my lack of work, but I was just being plain old lazy. So with that said here is some progress I made last night.

I started to work on the business end of the Scott, her Mk 26 launchers, Harpoon launchers, and CWIS mounts. Added some more PE pieces and found out one piece of PE I had put on earlier is MIA.

I hope to be working on her each night and keep moving along. I noticed some more doors that are missing from the kit, so I need to add this. If I can find the doors I bought.

The weapons, ECM pods, and chaff launchers are from Veteran Models. They are a 200% improvement over the kits parts. However the resin is very brittle on my parts, so be careful if you use their stuff.
















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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 - 04:30 AM UTC
Carry on Jim

You are on the right corse!!
You can always replace the broken barrels of the 5'' with brass

Keep us posted,
Rui
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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 - 01:12 AM UTC

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Well, I started out mostly hanging out on the Armor boards but slowly I started to come over here and talk. Then Mark (Gunny) sucked me in.

Seriously, I enjoy ship building, and since I have some salt water in my veins, ships are just hard to get away from.

So come on in, the water is great!





Aye, matey, you've given your soul to Davey Jones now!!!

Nice work so far, Jim, keep it up!

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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 - 12:34 AM UTC

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Excellent job so far, Jim. I am very impressed by your PE work. I have to check out this Gator glue.
These warships seems more and more attractive.



Well, I started out mostly hanging out on the Armor boards but slowly I started to come over here and talk. Then Mark (Gunny) sucked me in.

Seriously, I enjoy ship building, and since I have some salt water in my veins, ships are just hard to get away from.

So come on in, the water is great!


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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 - 12:24 AM UTC
Excellent job so far, Jim. I am very impressed by your PE work. I have to check out this Gator glue.
These warships seems more and more attractive.
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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 11:22 AM UTC
Knowing the ship does make this fun and it turning out to be a pain. I loo at somethign and say thats not right. So I am needing to get some extra ladders and hatches. One thing that gets me is nobody that I can find makes a 1/350 SH2F Seasprite Helo. Too late for me to add a helo, I already have the hanger bay shut.

Our bird was in the barn while we passed through the Suez canal. So that makes things a little easier.

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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 10:57 AM UTC
Looking good! That PE looks nice.... also good that you know the layout of the ship, probably doubles the fun of your build Cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 03:35 PM UTC
OK, another one of my semi nightly construction updates. I have the main deck attached and the mounted the superstructure to it. On the real ship there is a flange around the entire base of the superstructure. This flange is aluminum and it sits on an identical flange on the main deck. This flange is steel. The two flanges are welded together, which as you know steel and aluminum cannot be welded together. So how did they do it? A very large amount of current was run through each part of the ship and they pretty much melted together. Exothermic Welding it is called.

Since the ship is going together nicely I am going to work on one area at a time. Now that I am working on it, I think I may have picked the wrong area to do first. But since I am working on it, there isn’t much I can do about it. I think the top down approach will work fine.

Yes, on the real ship that ladder is right over that hatch. It was a pain going in and out of that hatch. That exhaust stack is not attached, so I can finish cleaning it up




It is strange there is not a ladder to go up to the aft upper deck. I guess I need to get some generic ones.



AM 5" gun from Veteran Models. Not too bad looking, just 3/4 of them had broken barrels.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 06:21 AM UTC
I see, build it up with rounds on top and bottom and a cylinder in the middle. Then to do the brass top I can punch out a round piece of brass. Thanks Rui! I will have to get what I need first, but I think I can do something that simple.


Thanks Kenny!

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 06:15 AM UTC
Looking great Jim!

Gator
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 05:55 AM UTC

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One thing I need to do and I am not sure how to do it replace the forward and aft capstans. They are totally wrong looking. If anyone knows of anything, give me a direction.




If you want to use my recipe: scratchbuild it.
Just have to "dismantle" it in circles and rectangles and use evergreen, fresh cutter and a punch & die set
It worked on my Alvares Cabral and in the Unyo

Rui

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 01:23 AM UTC
It is time for another no picture update. Last night I was able to get the main deck and fan tail installed. There is a big gap in between the main deck section and the fo'c's'le, I will have to fill that and do some cleaning there.

I also broke out the Veteran Models upgrade parts last night and started to prep those. Beware if you buy a set of the 5” guns. I bought two boxes of them and out of 8 guns, only two of them had their barrels intact. Every other one was broken. Tonight I will add some new pictures and hopefully have some more done with the main deck.

One thing I need to do and I am not sure how to do it replace the forward and aft capstans. They are totally wrong looking. If anyone knows of anything, give me a direction.

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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:05 PM UTC
Great progress Jim! That pe DOES look nice.... doing a great job so far!

PS Thanks for the glue info all, will get some for sure!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 11:58 PM UTC
Looking good for a first one (PE parts of course)
Keep us posted on your progresses



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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 09:14 PM UTC
Progress, progress, progress....

Looking good Jim, keep up the great modeling, and thanks for the update!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 03:24 PM UTC

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hey Jim! Sorry I missed this thread before, have to learn to look two places on each page directory

Nice progress! Nice PE so far....also nice, crisp close up pics...

and... Kenny glue? Modelshipwrights Kenny? Glue for PE? Pardon the ignorance!



James,

Thanks. Working with PE just takes time. Now I can see why these ships take so darn long to build.

The pictures are thanks to my wife. She kept pushing me to get a nice DSLR camera and I finally did last October. If I ever learn to use it I'll be happy.

You saw Rui's post. Kenny's glue is great. Just takes getting used to useing, It is not as fast as regular CA, but it is nice and since it is water based, easy to clean up.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 03:19 PM UTC
Since I had a major busy day at work I had to get some bench time in. SO, of course I decided to try the other radar system on the Scott. This one was harder than the first one. I really am glad it went together fairly well.

I also did get some railings added to the aft mast and some more work done on the exhaust stacks of the ship. If all goes according to plan I will be doing surgery on the upper deck so I can add some more PE. Once you start to work with it and learn how it reacts it really isn’t all that bad.










Like normal there is some clean up work to do, but the major portion is done on that portion.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 12:58 PM UTC


Hi James
Yes Kenny Kenny from MSW
Check it here: Gator Glue review

;)
Rui
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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 12:51 PM UTC
hey Jim! Sorry I missed this thread before, have to learn to look two places on each page directory

Nice progress! Nice PE so far....also nice, crisp close up pics...

and... Kenny glue? Modelshipwrights Kenny? Glue for PE? Pardon the ignorance!
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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008 - 04:44 AM UTC
Frank,
The stuff is a pain to work with, but it does make your build take on a whole new life.

I like the red surface as well, the brass stands out on it really nicely.

Looking forward to some new images from the Nagato.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 04:03 PM UTC
Hi Jim,

Good to see you starting this build. Your PE looks great,... and don't worry, you're not alone, no one likes working with the stuff. It's a necessary evil in our hobby!

Frank

P.S. I love the Ano red etch mate, mine's green and quite dull compared to yours!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 02:33 PM UTC
Sorry, no photos tonight. I had planned to work on the forward radar system, but ran into a problem. Some of the support work in that area needed to have some filling and sanding done, so I had to delay installation of the forward radar.

I did get some work done on the railings for the 48 Echo’s platforms. Those are not as easy as they look either, but I did get some installed.

Also did a few other parts of the build and those will also require some filling and sanding. The general appearance of everything looks right on.

I will try to get some new photos tomorrow after I get some more work done.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 09:31 PM UTC

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Tonight I made up my mind to tackle the first major PE project of the build. If I messed this up, it would cause major problems. One of the kits parts had to be trimmed down so if the PE did not turn out I was FUBAR. But after about an hour, I was able to get the SPY48 E Radar up and on its mast. I still have some minor touch up on the PE but I want the glue to totally dry before I finish it tomorrow night.

I am so new to using PE and we are not the best of friends, but I have made up my mind that I will use it and I will get good at it. I am happy with my results so far.



Looks good from my end, Jim, and now that you have one of the most "fiddly bits" of the PE build under your belt, the rest should be gravy, eh?...thanks for the update!