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Topic review - Scratchbuilding CVE-60 / DE-133 in 1/96 1944
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  Post subject:  Re: Scratchbuilding CVE-60 / DE-133 in 1/96 1944  Reply with quote
JevJanson wrote:
In May of this year I went to Chicago, and stopped in MSI. I took the U-505 tour, and when I was exiting the room I noticed a large-scale reproduction of a CVE and a DE. I just now figured out it was this same exact build! I have to say, it is my favorite display of any ship. Well done, indeed!

Jev, Glad you got to MSI. Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated, Bill W.
Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:25 am
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In May of this year I went to Chicago, and stopped in MSI. I took the U-505 tour, and when I was exiting the room I noticed a large-scale reproduction of a CVE and a DE. I just now figured out it was this same exact build! I have to say, it is my favorite display of any ship. Well done, indeed!
Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:10 am
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Another masterpiece...in duplicate this time :smallsmile: I just read through this whole post. Inspires me to get back to my Bluejacket 1/192(?) Gambier Bay though I can only dream about matching your craftsmanship. I don't mean to gush but your work is top notch. This and your USS Kalinin Bay build have provided me with great reference shots for my kit and cleared up alot of confusion about certain areas on these ships. Now if life would stop getting in the way :lol_3: maybe I could finish mine up.

John
Post Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:52 am
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Hi Bill Superb simply superb . It's always fullfilling when you get a letter such as this .
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:29 am
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That is truly some accolade!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


It is still am mystery to me how you can bear to part with your models....

Other than the obvious consideration off space...==> 1/96 !!!


So much of your self is in each build....

:thumbs_up_1:

Jim B :wave_1:
Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:56 am
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One for the frame and wall! :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:30 pm
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I thought I would share this with everyone................... :thumbs_up_1:
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:54 pm
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:wave_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:

i was looking from first page and i just wanna say it's cool mr.Bill
Post Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:40 am
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Once Again........Thank-You for Your Service to our Country. It is men like you who make it all worthwhile....................... :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:43 pm
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Thanks Bill, for showing the folks just what can and does sometime occur when shipping your finished replica models to museums and other parties----in any event, you did a special job of putting things back together so I can show with pride one of the 'little guys' that served our country during WW2----while the cutter is shown in anti-sub armament, this particular unit also served at Juno Beach, Normandy during the invasion period as part of USCG Rescue Flotilla 1---the entire 60 cutter unit is credited with saving 1438 lives during the invasion time---my bias may show since I was one of the crewmen for 22 months but no other nation had a designated life saving group of ships working while fighting an all out war---Semper Paratus
Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:00 pm
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Bill,again congrats! like your build so much that I am building a 1/350 CVA-19 Hancock during Nam. She will sail with a 1/350 CG-10 Albany. Again congrats! :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:28 am
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cmomm44 wrote:
Bill---
You have once again done the 'impossible' at meeting a deadline with your excellent work---I know you were on 'pins and needles while waiting for the models to arrive in 'one piece' after the debacle of my replica Coast Guard 83' cutter's arrival at Dulles this past May---thankfully all went well and another of your fine jobs of showing a handmade replica where our modern day citizens, especially the youth, can visualize a portion of past history of our Nation----my best wishes for your continued success

Thanks for the post. The debacle of your 83' cutter model was very much a tragic event. Most who follow along on these builds are not aware of what took place. The problem was twofold. First, in my haste to get the model to you, I did not lock it down good enough to the base. I did not anticipate a basketball game using the crate it was shipped in as the ball. Second, without mentioning any names, the shipment was flat out mishandled. It was supposed to get escorted from here in Florida to your reunion in Herndon, Va. Such was not the case. There is always risk in shipping completed models as they are very fragile, by nature. Here's some photos for all to look at. This is what happens when things go wrong............
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As you can see, the damage was quite bad. You can imagine the frustration and anger of all involved here. But, in order to save the day, I spent 16 hours making repairs as best I could givin the circumstances, to present the replica to all at your reunion. Heres some photos of the repairs..........
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Eventually the model came back here and I was able to make further repairs and fabricate a new plexiglass cover. So all is well that ends well, in spite of everything else. A harrowing experience, to say the least. Hope you are well comm44. We will talk soon. Thanks again for the post, as well as all of you folks.
Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:40 am
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Bill---
You have once again done the 'impossible' at meeting a deadline with your excellent work---I know you were on 'pins and needles while waiting for the models to arrive in 'one piece' after the debacle of my replica Coast Guard 83' cutter's arrival at Dulles this past May---thankfully all went well and another of your fine jobs of showing a handmade replica where our modern day citizens, especially the youth, can visualize a portion of past history of our Nation----my best wishes for your continued success
Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:33 pm
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I want to congratulate you again Bill, looks to me you made history one more time :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:



Jose :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:20 pm
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Hi Bill You must be justifiably proud of your achievement. To have a model on permamant display at the Museum of Science and Industry is much like having a model on display at the Smithsonian. An accomplishment few modellers ever reach. Also the U-505 is quite spectacular including its amazing location. As for a follow on project how about one of the USNs former CGNs , Truxton perhaps ? Bill my friend which ever direction you go in I will be taking a keen interest for sure . Once again I take my hat of to you . You sir are not just an outstanding model maker , an inspiration to us all but also an fine ambassador for model ship building .
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:36 am
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Well done Bill, its a credit to you. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:06 am
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Hello again all :wave_1: Well, I have come to an end on another build. This will be the last post on the project. I'd like to thank all for the posts and following along. Sorry I did'nt get the time to do a more in-depth thread, but time constraints were heavy. In any event, both myself and the models arrived intact, a real relief! The Museum of Science and Industry is a huge place. I was there 3 days and did'nt see it all. The U-505 is something to see. If you have never been here, you should go, a cool place for adults and kids! I had a great time. So, without further rambling by me, lets take a look......
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File comment: There are lots of interesting things at the museum. But the U-Boat is my favorite! Heres a dead on bow view from portside. The viewing area is two levels. Note the walkway to the left in the photo. It gradually takes you down to the bottom of the boat.
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Ok, now on to the models.......
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File comment: Yours truly with the display. I look a bit ragged here. Lots of stress waiting for the models to get here in one piece. They did, and I breathed a sigh of relief.
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Well, there it is.......What's next???? I don't know.Suggestions welcome. Thanks again for following along. Stay Tuned....More to Come.................. :wave_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:35 pm
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Masterful work Bill, well done. A pure pleasure to look at. :thumbs_up_1:


Andrew
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:54 pm
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Writing to all from Chicago. The exhibit arrived here OK, and is now in it's case and on display. Looks great, if I may say so. Will post more on my return. They have some very large sailing ship models here, look like builders models. Totally awesome. Plus the U505. Standing next to the sub, it's BIG! More so than you would think. More to come.....Stay Tuned...................Bill W. :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:23 am
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Well Bill, I have to agree with all the coments that have been posted. For me you are second to none, the quality of work you keep churning out gets better, power to your elbow my friend, looking forward to seing it displaded at the museum in its case. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo:
Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:45 am

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