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Old Nov 28, 2015, 10:11 PM
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After nearly 3 years... completion!! (or close enough to it)

Well folks, this is it. The addition of the workboat marks substantial completion of this nearly 3-year long build. I've logged well over 1,000 hours on what has turned out to be my most complex model ever, hands-down. I wish I could say that it has gone by quick, but it has truly been a slog from start to finish.

The USNS Sioux has been a rewarding project, and has stood up to the worst critic out there.... me. She was my ship after all, and I have fond memories of the time I spent aboard her. I put myself through the wringer trying to do justice to all the little details, and am honestly satisfied with the results.

Thanks so much to all of you who have been faithfully following this project since day one, providing constant encouragement and helpful guidance throughout the months and years. This build log and your participation truly gave me the motivation needed to see it through. Thank you!!!

There are still a few random details to wrap-up, but not enough to keep me from starting the next project. See you all on the next one!

And now, the last of the construction photos.....
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Old Nov 29, 2015, 01:37 AM
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Boats on the brain!!
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There is nothing like being aboard the get the details. Awesome job.
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Old Dec 02, 2015, 01:12 AM
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Brilliant!
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Old Dec 02, 2015, 12:04 PM
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Superb!!!
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Old Dec 02, 2015, 01:29 PM
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Wow, outstanding. Great detail work. Congrats!

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Old Dec 04, 2015, 08:24 PM
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Awesome work!! Now you must sail her often.....after building a good box to protect her during transport!!

Merry Beermas...

Bruce
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Old Dec 05, 2015, 04:52 PM
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Thanks so much everyone!
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Old Dec 10, 2015, 03:48 AM
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She looks awesome. I hope my Tanu turns out half as nice.

Cheers,
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Old Dec 10, 2015, 04:41 PM
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Superb model...among the best work I've seen here.
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Old Feb 25, 2016, 06:51 PM
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USS Chawasha

My father was commanding officer of the Arikara ATF 98. Lt. John Aitken. Do you have pictures of your build???
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 07:51 AM
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I completely missed that build. This is awesome work! The detailing is simply amazing, congrats!
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 08:04 AM
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Really amazing effort. I am anxious to see her on the water
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Old Feb 27, 2016, 06:50 AM
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My father was commanding officer of the Arikara ATF 98. Lt. John Aitken. Do you have pictures of your build???
Here's a link to the Chawasha gallery. There's some shots of it going together but it was mostly complete before I joined the forum. If you would like more info please PM me.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1115185
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