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Thanks again Ben.(Pint)

A few more done:

Victory ship 1944 (new build, my 6 yr old was looking terrible)
Victory ship - postwar
Canadian Corvette - Sackville 1942 before her refit, 1 build view and 2 virtual reality views. Lets see, it would take 20 years to model all of her sisters, especially with the long foc'cle mod.

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Your computer skills amaze me, Sully. Your Victory ship models are great. A very interesting little show, this thread.
 

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Been away for a bit.

Thanks China Hand, just havin' fun in retirement.

A few more added:
2 views of an older USN ww2 floating dock I'm refurbishing,
an RN early flower and another RCN early flower.

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Been away for a bit.

Thanks China Hand, just havin' fun in retirement.

A few more added:
2 views of an older USN ww2 floating dock I'm refurbishing,
an RN early flower and another RCN early flower.

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Especially like the Floating Dock Sully, a lot of work their. Derek
 

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Thanks Derek. Sorry for the late reply, I was away for almost a month visiting relatives.

I was drawn to that floating dock because it was built in pieces in the US, towed across the pacific and assembled. There were 2 built this way permitting battleships and full size aircraft carriers to be drydocked without the long voyage back to hawaii or the west coast.
It was an ASBD and here is a link to the NAVSOURCE website:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/28/2801.htm

I was fortunate to meet and talk with a fellow sailor at my marina who was the cook aboard one of these. His description of his section being towed across the Pacific was a classic.

Attached are 2 virtual world pix of a Canadian Corvette in heavy seas I've completed.

Cheers(Pint)
 

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Been away for a bit. Back in the saddle again. 3 more:

Italian DDs -
Leone - 1940
Sella - 1942

French DD - Jackel 1939

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Been a mite busy. The dockyard has been too.

New ones:
Chant,
44 and merchant_ Brit small tanker for overlord - 60+ built
Langley,
USN's first carrier, seaplane tender in 39, with p40s as sunk in a stupid attempt to ferry A/C to Java in 42 without air cover.
Pecos,
USN oiler lost with most of Langley crew ,army aviation, and its own crew. Interested? Read "Pawns of War."
Elan,
French Aviso - used by German, and Free French after 1940.
 

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The dockyard also had a lot of paint available:
2 "4 piper conversions - a DMS and a DM
Gleaves 1942 - Atlantic Convoy escort.
USN -AO22 - 42 config.
Bathhurst class as photagraphed at Tulagi 1942

There's more, I post more next time.
 

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2 new builds:

Romanian "Regale Ferdinand 1940
USSR Tashkent 1942

2 repaints of USN DD O'Brian 1942
1 before hit by IJN LongLance and 2nd after.

The ship was surveyed after the damage and found to be sound enough for the trip from the Solomans to Pearl Harbor. She sunk on the way back - massive hull failure, lucky she had another vessel with her.
 

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Thanks Derek. I'm just having a good time.

Sorry I forgot to upload latest work to my laptop. I'll be posting them shortly, I hope.
 

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A new version of an old one of mine:

USN Fulton - sub tender - from a C3 freighter hull - also made into seaplane tenders and DD tenders, as well as Ap's and Ak's. Also a version with some S boats and crew.

Also RM Pancantaldo (darn - spelling ng) 1942 - newer hull version of Navagatori class.

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Staying in the land of the rising sun for awhile:
4 landing ships. I wondered about IJN and IJA landing ships, here are 4 of the smaller type. (I'm researching the converted merchant types)
P2 - converted destroyer used as such until 1942
P34 - ditto
LS1 - purpose built - around 50 built and used 1944-45
LS101 - IJN (and IJA) version of the USN - LST - about 50 built 44-45

Its interesting to note that the first three of these designs permitted launching of loaded landing craft while steaming!
 

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And... an Army (IJA) SS tank landing craft "SS" type, with opening bow doors.

Also 2 models of the Hatsuhara class Destroyer, 1942 and 1944.

The 1944 - like the USN counterparts had removed main battery, increased 25mm AA and air and surface radar. With air superiority lost, no match for the hundreds of state of the art CIC and radar guided USN aircraft.

Back to the shipyard! (Smoke)
 

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Been away for a while. I'm finishing up the IJN Destroyrs and smaller vessels:

3 Fabuki class, early, mid and Akatsuki - last with the skinny front funnel.
 

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Back to the R N.
Found good pix and profiles for the "O" class war emergency destroyers:

G48, G66

Also a VW Wair: L00

Looking for the P-Z war emergency pix and profiles. The profiles are scarce.

I did find enough for the 1944 "CA" class- that is in the works.

Back to work!
 

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