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Old Aug 17, 2014, 06:46 PM
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Mariner good luck with the new build but i'm still following this one I'm sitting on the edge of my chair to see the next set of photos

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Old Aug 17, 2014, 06:59 PM
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Thanks Jerry- glad you're enjoying it.

Here's a preview of the next build...
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 09:22 PM
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Hello everyone...
Still moving along with the deckhouse. The upper level partitions are nearly wrapped-up, and I did a trial fit of the bridge deck and stacks just to make sure everything is lining up.

I still have to outfit the cabins on the current level, plus wire the LED's. I also need to get the copper uptakes made for the smoke unit... which should be interesting.

Starting to see that faint glow at the end of the tunnel!
Use fuses in your wiring, or that 'faint glow' may turn to black smoke!
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 04:40 PM
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The larger loads (motors, smoke gen) are fused, but I hadn't thought about the LED's. Should I add one to the input or the output side of the driver?
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Old Aug 23, 2014, 06:28 AM
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Mariner your doing the next boat in 1/48th scale or 1/96th scale
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Old Aug 23, 2014, 06:39 AM
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1/48 without a doubt. That will put her around 82 inches...
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Old Aug 23, 2014, 07:13 AM
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Nice that should keep you busy for a while lol is that the Charleston
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Old Aug 23, 2014, 07:42 AM
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Nope- it will be the Erie, PG-50. There is, however, a flawless 1/48 static model of the Charleston at Mass Maritime Academy; it may even be the builder's model. It used to be in the library, but I'm not sure where it is now.

I have always loved the lines of this class; in my opinion the best looking ships of the prewar era. I was able to get three rolls of microfilm plans for the Erie scanned to disc by NARA, which will be a huge help when the time comes. I'm so excited just thinking about it!
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Old Aug 23, 2014, 07:50 AM
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I was going to do the erie in 1/48 also but the guy making the hulls never followed thru no names mentioned it's in the past but can't wait to see this monster materialize

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Old Sep 01, 2014, 09:26 PM
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Wrapping up detailing the Upper Deck, which means I've been in the furniture business for the last week...

The cabins on this level have great visibility with windows galore, so I've tried my best to model everything. The Captains and Chief Engineers cabins get special treatment, just as they do on the real ship. You name it, it's there: desks and chairs, bunks, sofas, recliners, end tables, coffee tables, wardrobes, refrigerators, drawing tables, and even a safe in the captains cabin. And yes they were all scratch built (I have the aching hands to prove it).

For the real finishing touches I added genuine photos of the real ship as it appeared during construction and sea trials. These were shrunk down to 2% of full size (1/48 scale), printed, and hung on the cabin walls. My favorite detail though, is a 1/48th reduction of a 1/48 scale outboard profile; printed to scale and laid out on the Chief's drawing table. The captain's chart table has goodies too- a scale reduction of the navigation chart for Marinette, Wisconsin.

Not quite done with this level yet. There are still bathroom fixtures to do, and then the cabin ceilings and lighting. Getting there slowly but steadily though....
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Old Sep 02, 2014, 12:13 PM
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Wow , fantastic work .

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Old Sep 02, 2014, 06:45 PM
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Mariner that is so awesome i'm impressed
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