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Topic review - Calling all Science/Research/Exploration, & Coast Guard fans
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Thank you!

I am collecting material about seismic research ships with the X-Bow design, but I have not started to built one. The seismic research ships of the Ramform design are even more odd.
Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:30 am
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Yeah exciting times for research ships nowadays. Don't forget the odd-ball Ramform Titan and its sister. Lots of Seismic research ships around nowadays, also the new drillships and semi-submersibles are pretty interesting. Also check out the Stena ships, they have some pretty neat paint schemes.

Congrats on your Chikyu, not exactly a well-known or common kit. Pretty difficult to get all those details right. Too bad nobody produces PE for such ships yet.
Post Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:32 am
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Thank you! I hope there will be more similar kit released. Not necessarily drilling vessels (JOIDES Resolution, Glomar Challenger?), but other research ships. There are many of them with some interesting stories, e.g. RV Knorr, which was used to find the Titanic wreck.
Post Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:36 am
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[quote="maxim"]Recently I have finished the deep see research drilling vessel Chikyu (1/700, Bandai):

http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3901:japanisches-tiefseebohrforschungsschiff-chikyu-1700-bandai-von-lars-scharff&catid=112:lars

I have modified a lot of the lattice structures, e.g. at the drilling tower, below the helicopter deck, the mast etc. etc. But there is much more, which could have been done.[quote]

Congrats, Maxim! I look forward to exploring the link. Will cross-post the link in my review of the kit.

D-Boy
Post Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:09 am
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Recently I have finished the deep see research drilling vessel Chikyu (1/700, Bandai):

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http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3901:japanisches-tiefseebohrforschungsschiff-chikyu-1700-bandai-von-lars-scharff&catid=112:lars

I have modified a lot of the lattice structures, e.g. at the drilling tower, below the helicopter deck, the mast etc. etc. But there is much more, which could have been done.

The next research ship could be the polar research ship Shirase II:
http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3661:seals-models-japanisches-polarforschungsschiff-shirase-2-1700&catid=61
Post Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:15 am
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I found a ex-BYMS-26 at my LHS. Complete with Neptune decals. Sure looks like the kit I built when I was 12.
Post Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:58 pm
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Filipvs, try ebay. I looked at buying a Calypso kit a few years ago and ebay had quite a few listed at good prices.
Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:29 am
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Yes, according to posts on other modeling sites, Revell and Calypso Society could not reach agreement, and the reissue has been re-branded "Neptune." Same molds, same kit.

Revell's kit and a 1/45 scale kit from Billings (Denmark) seem to be the only kits marketed as "Calypso:"
http://www.ahrensdesign.net/calypso/. Here are some other photos of the Billings model: http://www.naturecoast.com/hobby/bil560.htm

1/45 too big? Check out this 1:1250 scale model: http://www.djibnet.com/photo/1%3A1250scale/rv-calypso-model-3051126079.html

Or search under BYMS (British Yard Minesweeper) Mark 1 Class Motor Minesweeper for naval versions of the basic ship and scratchbuild the Cousteau Society changes.

Ships plans in 1:48 scale are here: http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/mar2384.html

See Maxim's post earlier in this thread:

"Here is a review about a 1/350 kit of YMS-260 by ISW:
http://www.steelnavy.com/ISW%20YMS-260.htm

In 1/700 there was a kit by Samek, which perhaps still can be found somewhere:

http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1322&catid=129&Itemid=1

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/misc/mine/yms-700-pn/pn-index.html

Or post for assistance in the "Calling all minesweepers fans" thread: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=43881&p=292004&hilit=BYMS#p292004
Post Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:49 pm
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Revell Germany re-issued the model, although not in Calypso name or colors, in spring 2010.

Now known as "Neptune," RG kit # 05101, "Ocean Exploration Vessel"?

Somebackground as well as pictures of this kit's build at: http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=293935. Some discussion and links here as well: http://cs.finescale.com/FSMCS/themes/fsm/forums/thread.aspx?ThreadID=68269&PostID=680080&PermaPostID=680080

Original Revell kit(s) occassionally seen on US EBay site - noen currently listed. Google just turned up an asking price of $176 US for a 1976 release of the kit.
Post Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:33 pm
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Does someone tried to built Calypso in 1/700? She is a former YMS, BYMS-26

Here is a review about a 1/350 kit of YMS-260 by ISW
http://www.steelnavy.com/ISW%20YMS-260.htm

In 1/700 there was a kit by Samek, which perhaps still can be found somewhere:
http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1322&catid=129&Itemid=1
http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/misc/mine/yms-700-pn/pn-index.html

There are some card kits for research ships, e.g. for the German Polarstern, Meteor (I and III) and a kit for Maria S. Merian is announced. There is also a card kit of the Danish Nella Dan, which was also used for the Australian Antarctic research (and was sunk after grounding in Australian service).


@ D-Boy: the size difference between Soya and Shirase is really impressive.
Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:45 pm
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I'm guessing two different kits as well.

Loved the pix of your Soya and Burton Island - hope to achieve a similar result. Well done!

I have the Soya (70% complete) and Shirase (just arrived in shipment). Wonderful kits in plastic - perhaps the best plastic casting I've ever seen. Was impressed with the size difference between these two models - was not expecting Shirase to be as long or wide as she actually is.

Also have the 1:350 Soya in the stash, after enjoying the initial 1:700 build so much. Saving up for the PE for that kit.
Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:06 pm
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I guess no. I have the MT Miniatures kit of HMS Endurance and I have also some resin kits by Seals Models/Interallied (e.g. the icebreaker Fuji)- and the kind of material, style of casting, details etc. are very different.

You can see the parts of the MT Miniatures kit here:
http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2347:mt-miniatures-antarktispatrouillenschiff-hms-endurance-1700&catid=330

I am not sure, if you would like to have a better kit of the 1991 HMS Endurance (ex Polar Circle) from Seals Models or the older 1967 HMS Endurance (ex Anita Dan). Both had the A-171...
Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:33 pm
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Two versions of the same kit?

HMS Endurance in 1:700 scale out this month from Seals Models: http://www.hlj.com/product/INTMT001. Resin and white metal.

One in the same with the MT Miniatures kit?: http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/2232_1_106430861.html
Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:08 pm
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bootneck42 wrote:
I had the opportunity to visit the Falkland Islands last month (my first return since the conflict in 1982) and whilst there got an invite to look around the Antarctic Survey vessel James Clark Ross. I took a few photos on board and, if there is an interest, I could post them here. Let me know.

I would be interested to see them! There are same plans of James Clark Ross here:

http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/living_and_working/virtual/james_clark_ross/index.php

I have built the Japanese polar research ship Soya (Seals Models/Interallied) in 1/700:
http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2049:antarktisforschungsschiff-soya-seals-models-1700-von-lars-scharff&catid=112:lars&directory=53
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and the USCGC Burton Island in 1/700 (based on the Loose Cannon kit of the Eastwind):
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=45434&hilit=Burton+island
http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2181:eisbrecher-uscgc-burton-island-umbau-loose-cannon-1700-von-lars-scharff&catid=112:lars&directory=53
http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2184:eisbrecher-uscgc-burton-island-umbau-loose-cannon-1700-teil-2-von-lars-scharff&catid=112:lars&directory=53
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There are several kits of polar research ships and icebreakers in 1/700:
Japanese polar research ship Soya (Seals Models/Interallied, see also here)
Japanese research icebreaker Fuji (Seals Models/Interallied, probably not available anymore)
Japanese research icebreaker Shirase (Seals Models/Interallied)
Canadian icebreaker Pierre Radisson (Loose Cannon)
USCG icebreaker Eastwind (Loose Cannon and Niko Models, could be converted to any of her US and Canadian sister ships)
Russian icebreaker Jermak (Combrig)
Russian icebreaker Krasin (Combrig)
Russian icebreaker Mikojan (HP Models, Joseph Stalin class, see also here)
Post Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:46 am
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Or how about these former AVPs?

They can also be built from the ISW 1/350 USS Mackinac AVP-13 resin kit.

USS San Pablo AGS-30 and USS Rehoboth AGS-50 - Survey Ships 1950s & 1960s.

NavSource.org http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/43/4330.htm
http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/43/4350.htm

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C&GSS Pioneer (OSS-31)
(former USS Mobjack AGP-7 PT Boat Tender Barnegat class small seaplane tender)

NavSource.org http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/43/4327.htm

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DANFS:
http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/m13/mobjack.htm
On 21 August 1946 Mobjack decommissioned. Transferred, the same day, to the custody of the Department of Commerce, she later joined the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey as the survey ship Pioneer. Pioneer was sold for scrap 4 May 1966 to National Metal and Steel Corp., Terminal Island, Calif.
Post Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:59 pm
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Does this type of ship fit into these categories? Would it be of interest to anybody?

USNS Josiah Willard Gibbs T-AGOR-1 Oceanographic Research Ship
(former USS San Carlos AVP-52 Barnegat class small seaplane tender)

NavSource.org http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/43/4351.htm
This ship can easily be built from the ISW USS Mackinac AVP-13 1/350 resin kit.

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From DANFS:
http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/s4/san_carlos.htm

Reactivated in 1958, San Carlos was taken out of the Reserve Fleet on 11 July and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service for conversion to an oceanographic research ship by the Mobile Ship Repair Co., Mobile, Ala. On 15 December 1958, she was renamed Josiah Willard Gibbs-in honor of the 19th Century mathematician and theoretical physicist-and reclassified AGOR-1. Three days later, on 18 December, she was placed in service.

As an AGOR, the ship has a crew of 48 and a scientific staff of 24. Alterations to her original design included the installation of six laboratories, a machine shop, a darkroom, and a superstructure deck locker for experimental stowage or work, a deep sea winch capable of handling up to 40,000 feet of wire rope and 20 tons of equipment.

After fitting out, the new AGOR, an MSTS ship, became the principal research vessel of the Hudson Laboratories of Columbia University, under contract to the Office of Naval Research; and, through the next decade, provided transportation, accommodations, and working spaces for American scientists and technicians investigating physical, chemical, and biological properties of the ocean. On 15 December 1971, she was transferred to Greece and renamed Hephaisto. Since then, into 1974, she has provided similar services to scientists of that country.
Post Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:42 pm
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I just remembered that I took this pic. Polar Sea, USCG icebreaker, at Canada Place, Vancouver, BC. Using my cell phone camera because it was a rather unexpected appearance.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:25 pm
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This is directed at Frank Portola and others who have the pictures here.Now that I see the SOYA I will have to get her.I wonder though, does REVELL of GERMANY or the U.S. have the cutter CAMPBELL out anymore?. I would like to acquire two.You might ask why ,Well, I will build one oob and the other into a coast and geodetic survey conversion I saw in 1978
Post Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:37 am
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Ahh. I model in 1/72, as i do a lot of aircraft and railway modelling too. I find its really good as you can get so much stuff in that scale, and OO (1/76) and HO(1/87) scale stuff works fine too. does make for a big ship though. :heh: I think in this scale my ice breaker should actually be able to break through ice on a pond, at least a bit.
Post Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:33 am
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And I never answered your query on working models. No, they're all static.

I usually build in "Airfix scale" (1/600), as I did with my first Healy. But am now doing the Lenin in 1/160 scale. Then, I'll be doing a Swedish breaker, followed by the Mackinaw (83) or a Wind Class or the Healy in 1/160. That allows me to use N scale figures on the decks!

Lee Anne
Post Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:50 pm

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