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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 04 Nov 2017 12:56 #157

That is good news. I also want to purchase one or three of these when I get some extra cash. I shall be setting some aside to be ready when these are.




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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 04 Nov 2017 13:44 #158

Well then, not a moment to loose! I'll get busy! I expect the mold to survive 20 castings or so, before it looses it's pliability. Thanks Men!
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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 08 Nov 2017 23:39 #159

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The Asheville class Patrol gunboat castings have been coming out acceptably. The 3" .50 caliber turret radars are on different molds than the original PGM mold, but will be included in the Kit! :yipee :woohoo:
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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 09 Nov 2017 05:57 #160

:thumbsup
I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 09 Nov 2017 07:31 #161

:drinks
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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 12 Nov 2017 23:05 #162

A US Navy Asheville Class PG hull goes to Virginia tomorrow to make sure the decals will fit.
The decal sheet will cover all 17 Ashevilles in US NAVY Vietnam Era Service.

I'm building USS Defiance PG-95 like the classic 1/131 Revell kit I had when I was a kid! :captain
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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 20 Nov 2017 00:26 #163

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I drilled & installed my turned brass gun barrel, the attached the targeting radar dish. I think it would have been easier to attach the radar first, then drill the hole for the gun barrel, and install it. I like to drill a metal shaft in these parts for handle to hang on to while I work on each piece. Yes, the Turret rotates as well! :rotf
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I molded and cast one of the scratch-built 40mm guns I'm using on a 1/700 PTF-3 "Fast & Nasty" boat. The base is a little too big for USS Defiance, but a bit of sanding helped it fit! Sand the reciever flush and drill a #78 hole, to accept the brass gun barrel.

Clean up the small boat, bend a wee tad of .015 copper wire for the hoist, attach a generic main mast and fix the forward searchlight platform, and Voila'!

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The assembled parts of the 1/700 US Navy Asheville class PG waterline kit!! Paint comes next! I await word on the decal sheet!
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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 20 Nov 2017 20:55 #164

Man, that is so small! :thumbsup :drinks
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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 22 Nov 2017 22:32 #165

Very nice Chris.
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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 23 Nov 2017 08:33 #166

I just realized you have been stuck in teeny gear for two years. :blink:

Glad you're having fun with it.

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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 23 Nov 2017 09:07 #167

That's looking nice Chris :good

Whatever happened to that P-51 ?

Cheers, Christian B)

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1/700 Asheville Class Patrol Gunboat 23 Nov 2017 11:05 #168

I have a whole bunch of ideas for TLAR Models. 1/700 CSS Alabama, CSS Florida, CSS Arkansas, 110-foot commercial Trawler, 1/350 Full-Hull Point Class WPB (By request), Egg-Dolphins for Chibi Maru Egg-ship model kits.....

Once I open the mold max & liquid plastic stuff, you gotta GO before it spoils.

Dad's Mustang languishes on it's back waiting for neutral gray paint. Paint Night is coming soon!
Ironic, I have a house full of nice model kits, and I choose to knock together small miniatures out of bits of Evergreen styrene & resin scraps and improve existing Masters/Molds. TLAR Kits are constantly evolving!

It is MY Island!

Thank you, Men for looking in. Even if you recognize Eccentricity in it's most obvious manifestation! :rotf :bangs head :dance :stinker :drinks :bat :salute :oldguy :pilot
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