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Building the Trumpeter Liberty Ship
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:44 AM UTC

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Nearly there now Warren-she's a very relaxing build this one, as long as you don't rig the booms.

And another house hunt/move too? Good luck!



No way known to mankind would I rig the booms in 1/350. No way!

House hunting is far more stressful!

Cheers Russell
Warren
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:44 AM UTC

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Nice update Warren.

Good luck with the house hunting.

Cheers


Sean



Thanks Sean.

Hope no one you know was affected by the earthquake.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:46 AM UTC

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Great job on detailing the "sheds" at the foot of the masts...really fantastic!! And those life boat holders look so intricate.



Thanks Timothy.

The detailing certainly is a huge improvement on the plastic bits.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
Thanks Todd.

Thanks Dave.

Hope neither of you have been affected by the loonies crying in their beer over the election result.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:59 AM UTC
Hello Everyone.

Quite a bit of progress during the week. First I got all the hatch covers glued on..







I know there are some mould seams on the winches but you won't even see them once it is all together and I just couldn't face removing them all. Then there in the stern gun platform..



And then some detail on the bridge superstructure..



Not a very good photo.. oh well..

Then what I presume will be the wheelhouse eventually..





The roof is finished as well but the photo was too crap to show. Lots more stuff done like guns and their various mounts.

More after I paint some more stuff.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 01:46 AM UTC
A little color and that deck is stating to look pretty sharp!
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 02:12 AM UTC
Nice updates Warren.

Thanks for the kind concern.

Just over a year ago my parents, brother and sister in law moved to Nelson.

Not far from Kaikoura.

They really felt the earthquakes and after shocks.

They are luckily ok ambit really unsettled etc.


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:19 AM UTC

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A little color and that deck is stating to look pretty sharp!



Ah my son but there is no other colour.. haze grey, haze, grey or haze grey. Even the main deck is supposed to be haze grey but I used a little artistic license there.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:25 AM UTC

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Nice updates Warren.

Thanks for the kind concern.

Just over a year ago my parents, brother and sister in law moved to Nelson.

Not far from Kaikoura.

They really felt the earthquakes and after shocks.

They are luckily ok ambit really unsettled etc.


Cheers


Sean



Good to hear Sean.

New Zealand is a nice place but I am glad I live in seismically inactive Australia!

And then, it was finished.. well except for a little touch up on the funnel I only noticed in the pictures.















That's it. Over. Fini. Not sure what's next yet.. It will be a surprise..

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 05:33 PM UTC
Well there is certainly nothing wrong with that! She looks fantastic Warren! The project definitely served its purpose...thinned the stash, bumped off and old one in there and kept the modelling juices flowing! I might have to grab one of these at some point myself...great platform to play around with various weathering aspects! Congrats on getting it over the finish line!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:25 PM UTC
Warren,

Wow, talk about working at the speed of light. Amazing work.

Cant wait to see what his the docks next.

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
Another fine addition to Mk2 of the Inman Fleet, Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 02:11 AM UTC
Fine work Warren.

Well done.

Yes the joy of living on some small volcanic islands in the Pacific!

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 03:35 AM UTC
Really nice work Warren and very quick at it as well.
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:34 PM UTC
Hi Warren!

Another fine build of yours, congratulations to commissioning!! Fast and clean work, as always - now looking forward to what's next!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 01:55 AM UTC
Thanks everyone. I just wish I could bring myself to build something without PE, but once you are hooked that is it!

Except of course if there are bo PE sets for the item then they sit in the stash waiting for ages like the USS Alabama did for me.

Cheers
Warren