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skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
Member Since: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2005 - 01:54 AM UTC
Ahoy Mates!

Most of the members have finished their entries, but there's still lots of works to be shown and done (I am included )
So mates, let's keep this Campaign progress updated

What have you been doing?

Skipper
Martinnnn
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: April 26, 2004
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2005 - 09:17 AM UTC
Hi Rui

I've been working on my VIIC every spare minute I had last week and I've finished building!

Now I've got to clean it up a bit more, spray primer on it and start painting. I've got good news on that too. As you know my own AB is broken but I can borrow Jurjens AB to finish my campaign entries. (thanks a lot Jurjen, you saved me! :-))

So, almost done! New pics will follow tommorow or sunday.

Martin
BigBrother
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Michigan, United States
Member Since: April 01, 2005
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2005 - 09:47 AM UTC
I've been hanging around the edges of Armorama now for a couple months and thought it was time to join in. I had already started the 1/72 VII from Revell 3 months ago at work over lunch. Ill post pics when I figure how.
The build for me will be dedicated to Gary B.
As was said by others, he always had a good word to say
warvos
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West-Vlaaderen, Belgium
Member Since: June 06, 2004
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2005 - 11:29 AM UTC
Steve, welcome aboard.

It's nice to see another VII coming to life!!
Looking forward to seeing the first pics.

Have you figures out which U-boat (the number) you'll be making?


Warvos
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Member Since: March 04, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 08:11 PM UTC
skipper,
i hang out at LHS just to stare at the magnificant Seawolf class SSN.......

that's all that i could do for now (beside peeking inside the box)
Tiger101
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Pennsylvania, United States
Member Since: March 02, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 09:49 PM UTC
Come on Silantra, bring one home. Its not that bad and I know the Kilo needs another sub to keep it company.
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 10:01 PM UTC

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Come on Silantra, bring one home. Its not that bad and I know the Kilo needs another sub to keep it company.


Scott..
hahaha,,,that's what my heart is trying to say to me...i drive home cant stop thinking about it.....but my wallet denied any purchasing right now....... but dont worry..i now in a process of pursuing a few friends to buy it and let me finished it for them...

i knew the kilo need a company but i cant help it...not at this particular time..........



skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 10:05 PM UTC
53 members so far!

This is a cool number of participants!
I would like to welcome aboard our newest members:
Bigbrother and MikeM

Silantra, it would be nice for giving your Kilo a good company - this is the right way of getting Subaholic :-)

Skipper
Martinnnn
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: April 26, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 11:55 PM UTC
My VIIC is now ready for paint!

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=48766&page=1

Argrillion
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member Since: November 26, 2004
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2005 - 07:15 PM UTC
Just completed my Kilo assembly and painting. Weathering next.

lestweforget
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Victoria, Australia
Member Since: November 08, 2002
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2005 - 09:30 PM UTC
Well so far i have two entrys done, heres one









Cheers
Martinnnn
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2005 - 11:24 PM UTC
Wow that one looks cool Dave, great job. I like how you did the rust!

Are you thinking of putting it on a dio? Waterline models are excellent for that!

Martin
lestweforget
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 01:37 AM UTC
Yes mate i am thinking of putting it in a diorama, probably docked along side the other one, i was going to recieve a destroyer and aircraft carrier for the diorama but i wont be recieving them anymore, and they dont sell them around here, so itll probably hafta be just the two subs.

Heres another pic, that flag is my favourite part, because its handpainted ( well, so is all of it, lol, but im especially fond of the flag
)



Cheers
95bravo
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Kansas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 02:55 AM UTC
Dave,

What scale is that? 1/700th? Are you looking for the Tamiya waterline series? If so, I think Squadron may still carry them and if they're not too expensive maybe I could pick some up and you could still do your dio....just a thought.

What ships are you looking for?

Man I'm impressed, I think I would go blind trying to work with something so small.
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 03:10 AM UTC
David

When you first showed up your sub, I told you then and tell you again:
I don't like the way you painted the Ko-Hyoteki Midget Submarine pilot eyes (catch you!!!!!) :-)
I am jocking Mate - It's an awsome job you got there - had already told you Small and Beautifully Rusted / weathered

Congrats and keep up

Skipper
BigBrother
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 03:52 AM UTC
Warvos, after looking thru my limited sub info, I picked U-69. The Sqd/Sig In Action has a nice shot of the day they painted the markings on the boat. Have yet to see a finished U69 yet so thats the one.
For pics check out the gallery for BigBrother theres some there
Cougar
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 08:02 AM UTC
Where am I.... Interesting story

I started working on the Trump Model 33, got so far as completing the Conning Tower and the rear sections where the propellers are (Just need to glue it all together and get out the airbrush), then started on the Kilo about a week and a bit ago. So far I've got the Conning Tower all glued up and sanded (Need to get rid of an impression caused during the molding process), the lower hull is glued and sanded with little strips of plastic card on the inside to keep the whole lot together. Just need to glue the top to the bottom and add the little bit's and pieces. On Saturday I went to the Hobby Shop and while browsing I found a Revell 1/230 USS Skipjack SSN-585 (Skipper, I believe you've built this one before), so I bought it, at present I have the Conning Tower glued together (It's waiting for some Super Glue around the edges). The Display Base has also been sanded, polished and the two hooks glued to it. I did some milling in the Reactor Bay to remove those little guides for the two bulkheads, so there's some putty curing in there at the moment. The Reactor has also been assembled and painted. Once the putties dried, I can sand it down and put the two bulkheads in place along with the Reactor....

In short, I'm having fun... I'll keep you guys posted

Cougar
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 08:55 PM UTC
Rui, Steve, thanks again for the feedback, yeah Steve, it's 1/700, love them things Cheers
MikeM
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Member Since: December 31, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 - 10:42 AM UTC

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I would like to welcome aboard our newest members:
Bigbrother and MikeM

Skipper



Hi Skipper
I'd just like to say hello and thanks for the welcome. I was tempted to join your campaign as subs aren't usually my thing but I do have one I would like to include. I will be building a 1:700 British T class Type II submarine, probably around 1943, probably HMS/M Thrasher as she had such an interesting history. Hopefully something a little different but as for finished, I haven't even started yet!

Good luck and happy modelling to all involved.

Mike
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 - 10:17 PM UTC

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I would like to welcome aboard our newest members:
Bigbrother and MikeM

Skipper



Hi Skipper
I'd just like to say hello and thanks for the welcome. I was tempted to join your campaign as subs aren't usually my thing but I do have one I would like to include. I will be building a 1:700 British T class Type II submarine, probably around 1943, probably HMS/M Thrasher as she had such an interesting history. Hopefully something a little different but as for finished, I haven't even started yet!

Good luck and happy modelling to all involved.

Mike



Ahoy Mike!

First of all, it's good to have a Welch member in DDD!
Second, about your built, I am looking forward to see it - it's a good subject and if my memory serves me well, it will be the first WWII HMS sub in this campaign!!!
You still have almost two months - go for it Mate!
Keep us posted

Skipper
mondo
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 12:22 AM UTC
Here's mine.
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=48864&page=1
Puma112
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 09:18 AM UTC
I never thought a 1/700 scale model would give me such fits. But I am just about ready to put the paint on for the second(!) time. Should meet the dead line, or I am putting this in a dio at the botton of the bay!
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 10:30 PM UTC
Well - It's Friday again and I am here to check your progress Mates

I am leaving for a two weeks vacation, so I haven't made much (... nothing actually!!!!) of my builts!!

And you?
Progress, Pictures, Problems, Questions, Updates?



Keep up Mates - don't give up!!

Skipper
Jacques
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Minnesota, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005 - 06:52 AM UTC
all right, my 1/700 scale Los Angeles class submarine is finished. I based my build on what I have seen in photos with only the main periscope up.

I added a PE screw to a otherwise OOB DML kit. The colors are scale balck above and a custom mix of insignia red and black for the lower hull. I made the base myself, including all the mistakes! :-)







As the last photo shows, I carved out the name-plate fromt he supplied kit to add to the base and then painted it black with a dry-brushing of Tamiya Copper. Lookes better in real life!

Now to the LaFayette class sub!
Tiger101
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005 - 07:01 AM UTC
Jacques, looks good! I don't know how you guys do it in that small a scale. The sub looks just perfect sitting on that base. Very well done!