Delaware

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Gregory Shoda, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Gregory Shoda

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    This is a model I made a long time ago. It was built by mistake in 1/500 scale. At the time, I envisioned building one example of each US dreadnought class in plastic or paper. In paper, I build in 1/550 scale although I am not particular in plastic. I discovered the scale error when I laid this model next to another model that should have been longer but which wasn't. So it doesn't match the rest of my fleet, but it isn't bad and probably looks better than the stuff I'm building these days.
  2. Gregory Shoda

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    Seems I haven't got the hang of inserting attachments. I think my photo sizes may have been too large. Here are the first 2 shots.

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  4. redhorse

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    That's really nice - beautiful detail.
  5. paperboy

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    That's a beautiful model Greg. Have you built a South Carolina Yet?

    Vern
  6. Elliott

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    Wow! Nicely done! You shipbuilders here are absolutely the best, most patient, detail-oriented, original, (continue inserting appropriate adjectives here).
  7. Gregory Shoda

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    Thanks, Redhorse, Elliot, & Paperboy.

    Paperboy: Yes, I built a South Carolina, but it was not successful as the cagemasts were overscale. It was the first US battleship I tried to build in paper.

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    Beautiful work as usual Gregory. This is a great subject.

    Nice work on the cage masts. Top notch!
  9. Art Decko

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    Very fine work - as always! Bravo!
  10. Gregory Shoda

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    Art & Ebi: Thnks for the complements. I must be losing it, because I thought I acknowledged you earlier, but now can't find my message. Perhaps my dial up server is playing tricks on me again!
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    Sweet job! What's funny is that the USS Delaware Ship's bell is sitting outside a museum only a couple blocks away from where I live. I wish there was a kit for the ship. There is no way I could scratch build like that!

    -Ski
  12. barry

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    That's fabulous Greg the cage masts are wonderful
  13. Gregory Shoda

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    Teamski & Barry:

    Thanks for the favorable comments. You guys are too kind.
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    Another beautiful ship. Thanks for sharing with us.
  15. barry

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    fantastic build Greg