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11Charlie
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Posted: Friday, December 10, 2004 - 07:15 AM UTC
Welcome Aboard Rigger! Glad to have you in the 38 slot...thanks for joining us...it should be a great time!
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Posted: Friday, December 10, 2004 - 07:57 AM UTC
it's great already, and we haven't even started yet :-)

This will be a great campaign, I'm sure about that!
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Posted: Friday, December 10, 2004 - 01:09 PM UTC
Way to go Bison44!!...glad to have you on board with us!...we're getting ever closer...that's 39 brothers and sisters!
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2004 - 04:40 AM UTC
hmm more that 40 would be nice.....or just 40, nice clean number :-)
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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 12:36 PM UTC
Salt6 has joined the campaign!!! Welcome aboard! We are so glad to have you! Thanks for joining!
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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 12:58 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Steve ! Glad you decided to join this Briney crew. This is the largest warship campaign Armorama has ever had! And its going to be lots of fun, well I have already been having a blast.
Once again, welcome aboard mate!

Garry
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Posted: Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 06:28 PM UTC
Thanks Guys.

I'm going to do a Neger Hunam Torpedo in 1/6. I've got most of the info I need and have located most of the stuff I'll need for the construction.

Steve

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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 04:29 AM UTC
I just wanted to give seadragon021 a warm welcome to the campaign....welcome aboard!!! We are really glad to have you!...Whatcha' building?
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Posted: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 09:42 AM UTC
Thank You for the warm welcome. I just joined this community and I was surprised and impressed by the group build. I've actually got a couple of projects on the drawing board which will probably exceed the time limit for this build because of work and family commitments, but I'm going to try to throw something small together.

After reading the posts I decided to join because my background is in submarines. I grew up in a submarine community. My father and uncle were on deisel boats in the fifties and I have worked for one of the two current submarine building yards for almost 18 years. I have a small collection of submarine memorabilia and a nice tidy little research library, all unclassified of course. When I have some time I'm going to list what I have for research materials that I use, along with some other items of interest that everyone might enjoy.

I like helping people out and will try to answer any question, even if I have to research it, as long as it dosen't deal with classified material. I try to answer every question with common knowledge, publicly available sources.

Besides my background concerning the modern day American nukes, I have done research in the past on the Japanese submarine fleet in WWII and am currently reading and researching Soviet submarines during the cold war, but I'll try to help on any subject.

So, while I'll probably go down to the wire on my build, I'll be glad to try to help anyone, anytime.
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Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 06:58 PM UTC
I've been trying to make sure I officially welcome all our enlistees, so with that, I'd like to welcome "Atomic Tuna" to the campaign. Welcome aboard! Let us know what you plan on building. We are so glad you decided to join us!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:38 AM UTC
Mother! Glad to see you're getting your getting back at it! Welcome aboard! It's awesome that you have joined us. We are most glad you decided to enlist. Let us know what you plan on building, so we can encourage you along the way. Take care.

That's 46! We still have plenty of time left in this build for those waiting in the wings! We're having a good time sharing info, etc., so why wait? Climb aboard!!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 10:47 AM UTC
Hey, well welcome aboard Joe! I'm glad to see you getting your feet wet! :-) Looking forward to building along with you!

Cheers,

Garry
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:18 PM UTC
Well I must say I am sorry for missing this post!!

I also would like to welcome Richard (Seadragon021) and Joe (Mother)! Bether late than never

As I said to the rest of our Sub Crew, if help is needed, just ask! I'll do my best to help!

Skipper
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 12:29 AM UTC
And a big wet welcome to Dave O'Meara (Grumpyoldman) for joining us!!!

Glad to see that you came back to your Ol' Salty Roots, Dave!!

We are 47 now!!! I never expected such a high enlistement on this Campaign!!

Skipper

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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 01:23 AM UTC
ARRRRG Maties, now we got the Grumpyoldsalt onboard! Glad to have you with us Dave . Now what you going to build, huh huh? :-) :-)

Cheers,

Garry
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 08:07 AM UTC
Yes, welcome aboard Dave (Grumpyoldman). It's great having you with us...your sense of humor also :-)

Please let us know what you plan on building. We have some real experts here that are more than willing to share their sub knowledge.

Well, we've had several recent enlistments...we need only three more to get to the 50 mark, which is where I was hoping we'd be by the end of this campaign. I know there are at least three more of you out there that have a sub in your stash, and there's no better time to build one than during this campaign. We're having a good time here,so dig out your sub and Dive,Dive, Dive in!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 08:10 AM UTC
I have to say, I have a new repect for you ship builders in those small scales. After slaving over a photo-etched wintergarten for a 1/400th scale U-Boat for 2 hours, and finally getting it together somewhat neatly, and presentable, while gluing it to my kit, I was suddenly and unexpectantly over coming by a sneeze........ :-) :-) :-)
Needless to say the results looked like it got hit with a 5 inch gun. I don't think 1/400 is a scale for anyone sausages fingers hands.
So, my next attempt.... Remember--- "I have not yet begun to fight"---- and all that other Navy lingo.... I said AWwwww
1/144 seems to be a little larger..... I wish I could say it was all smooth sailing, but rough weather, and sausage fingers still do not fair well with micro-surgery.
Then I ran across in the stash, and old Verlinden kit, covered in dust, box worn paper thin, and actually a scale I can see.
Not a full hull, but a water line.... even has a figure, and simple enough that even I can't screw it up..... :-) and I'm even looking forward to attempting to sculpt the water.....
11Charlie
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 08:12 AM UTC
You crack me up Dave! :-)

I can't wait to see what you do with that water line kit...keep us posted mate!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 11:57 PM UTC
Ahoy Dave!

Is it the Verlinden Seehund and Neger waterline kit?
As far as I remember, this model is the only Verlinden Waterline model that didn't "bring" the water!

The others (that Verlinden removed from production), which happen to be the first 1/35 submarines, that I can remember where the X-Craft and the British Chariot (a copy of the SLC200 Maiale)!

EDIT:
A picture is worth a thousand words... here are four thousands

The Chariot




The X-Craft


X-Craft Detail


Skipper
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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 01:47 AM UTC
Rui, are those your models? They are awesome, you do great work my friend!

Garry
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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 02:07 AM UTC

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Is it the Verlinden Seehund and Neger waterline kit?



Aye Aye Skipper.... You sure got a good pair of sea legs there laddie.... :-) :-)
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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 02:48 AM UTC

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Rui, are those your models? They are awesome, you do great work my friend!Garry



Yes Garry, they are my only subs on/in water
I think that they look much more impressive out of the "water", so much detail and volume is left out!!!


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You sure got a good pair of sea legs there laddie....


Thank you Dave, I try to do my humble best
The trick, for me, is to work slowly (only when I have the modeling "hitch") and at a steady pace - I could never do a custom work with a deadline (short one!!).

Skipper

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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 04:21 AM UTC
I was wondering what is "legal" for this campaign? I have some 1/700 submarines here that are built but need paint. I have some half-built. Does a kit have to be started from new to count?
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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 05:32 AM UTC
Hi GaryKato!

The purpose of Campaigns is to built from the start, but the Admiral of this Campaign and his staff should have the final word!

I understand that you have a fair amount of started - but not finished models - and this could be a chance to finish those subs...

For me it's ok, but let's hear from Darryl (11Charlie) and Garry (garrybeebe)!!

And... Welcome, by the way

Skipper
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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 06:44 AM UTC
GaryKato,

As far as I'm concerned, if you have one(or more) that have a little work started and this campaign motivates you to finish it (them) up, then go for it. We'd love to have you.

I'm not into splitting hairs over something like that. Besides, this campaign is more about having fun, sharing information and gaining an appreciation for subs, which is what I think we're accomplishing so far.

The same requirements to qualify for the award would apply though, a photo posted of your finished sub(s) by May 31st, 2005. (In the DDD gallery is preferred, but in your personal gallery will work as well.)

So, go ahead and enlist by going to the Campaigns forum, then scroll down and click on the Dive,Dive,Dive campaign. On the right side of the screen you'll see a list of everyone involved in the campaign so far. At the top you'll see the word "enlist"...just click on it and your name should appear at the bottom shortly thereafter. Let us know if you need anything. Happy modeling!