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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:24 am 
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This one is open to any civilian ship such as Passenger Liners, Cargo Vessels or Special Duty Ships. It also covers ships that were used as Troop Transports, War Material Transports or Hospital Ships. Any ship used in service of it's country during the Cold War Era, should be entered in the Cold War Build, otherwise civilian ships of this time period should be entered here. What If's are ok here as well as long as they fall into preceding criteria

Rules for Builds:
You may choose to build any scale, kit, scratchbuild or kitbash, dioramas are allowed, however the focus should be the entered build. Only the ship built as an entry will be judged unless ship is alone in a seascape at which time total presentation will be taken into account. Super detailed or OOB, doesn't matter, just have fun and share!
I don't want to way this down with lot's of rules, just as one good pirate would say, "They're more like Guidelines" to keep everything neat and organized so we all can enjoy and have fun.
-Only one entry per builder per category, you may enter into all 3
-Only builds from registered board members will be allowed
-If you are building a Cold War Era Destroyer or Transport, please enter it into the "Cold War" group build
-Final judging is final
-All builds must be started on or after the start date and be completed by or on the end date to qualify for contest. All builds however that fall into the categories that have already been started or will not be completed till after due date are welcome however to share.
-Any questions or concerns with these rules may PM me
-Keep it friendly and fun!
There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each category. There will be an award to the builder that shows the most group spirit during the builds. At the end of the allotted time for each build, the 1st place entry chosen from each category will go into the finals for the grand prize.


This build will run from April 15, 2011 thru October 15, 2011

I will post updates here into this message to keep anything important right on top, so please check back every once and awhile.

Updates:

4-4-2011 Awards have arrived!
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The awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. These are really nice as they hang on a lanyard or that can be removed and they will lay flat or in their display box. They are 2.5 inches across and fairly heavy.

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Backside listing build and sponsor

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Our "Most Valuable Builder" award or the "MVB" that goes to the person of the three builds that shows the most spirit. You are eligible to win this if you finished in the top three or even if your build didn't place. It is 6X8 with a nice Cherry Wood finish.

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To the winner of all three builds will go this very nice glass award. It is 7.25 inches tall with base that is 5.75 inches wide. Picture really doesn't do it justice.



Awards ordered, should see them sometime around the beginning of next month 3-26-2011
Awards for the winners of this build will be as follows:
1st place: $75 credit at Battlefleet Models towards any BFM product
2nd place: $50 credit at Battlefleet Models towards any BFM product
3rd place: $25 credit at Battlefleet Models towards any BFM product

I am extremely pleased to announce that Battlefleet Models is Sponsoring this Build. Details on prize a little later 3-19-2011
Awards Chosen, waiting for sponsors before I order. Hopefully by around the first of next month I will be able to post pics of the awards. 3-19-2011
Opened Build Topic 3-12-2011

Roster of participants and their builds:
PetrOs -- 1/350 Steamer Ebro (Scratchbuilt)
TimmyC -- 1/700 Brasil Maru (Fujimi)--Complete
Jim Smith -- Sado Maru/Sakito Maru in pre-war fit/NYK colours-- Complete
JTninja -- 1/700 Liberty Ship (Trumpeter/Skywave)
Harry@BFM -- 1/700 SS Venture (BFM)
Bob Cicconi -- 1/700 SS Pearl (BFM)-- Complete
Reigels -- 1/700 S.S. Drumgeith (BFM)
Pieter -- 1/700 Poelau Laut (Scratchbuilt)--Complete
JimRussel -- 1/350 USS Leonard Wood APA-12 (Scratchbuilt) -- Complete
GTDeath13 -- 1/350 Antarctica Observation Ship "Soya" (Hasegawa)
D-Boy -- 1/700 Antarctic Observation Ship Shirase (Interallied)
Janschu -- 1/350 Standard Type 2TL oiler Seria Maru (Scratchbuilt)

12 Participants to date

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:41 am 
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Hey

I would like to add my project - Steamer Ebro, built 1920 in Aberdeen, Danish owned. I will be scratching it, and also making it available as a basic kit. Scale is 1/350.

This one:
http://www.aberdeenships.com/single.asp ... dex=101414

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:27 pm 
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Either a resin-casted copy of my ongoing SeaBus or Fujimi's Brasil Maru.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:14 pm 
Timmy C wrote:
Either a resin-casted copy of my ongoing SeaBus or Fujimi's Brasil Maru.


I just was reading about Brasil Maru during IIWW.
It seems that many pasenger ships were used as prisoners transports by Japan. And the most amazing is the fact that these ships were sunk by allieds submarines comdemning to die to thousands of their own soldiers!!!
I didn´t know nothing about this part of the history but I think illustrates the madness of the war.

I didn´t found something about the history of this ship before and after the war...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Hi Filipvs,

Yes, history on the Brasil Maru is hard to find and confusing because there were two in the Second World War. The first one, the one I'm building, was a passenger-cum-cargo liner, and was sunk earlier in the war. The second one, the Brazil Maru (note different spelling), was the one that carried PoWs and a "hell ship".

For more information, please see this page: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=39282&p=329448

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:01 pm 
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Sign me up for this one - right up my street!!

Not sure yet what I'll be making - probably Sado Maru/Sakito Maru in pre-war fit/NYK colours or Loose Cannon's Harriman freighter.

For some of my other 'Marus', see the Finewaterline 'Merchants' gallery
http://www.finewaterline.com/pages/gall ... allery.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:23 pm 
Jim Smith wrote:
Sign me up for this one - right up my street!!

Not sure yet what I'll be making - probably Sado Maru/Sakito Maru in pre-war fit/NYK colours or Loose Cannon's Harriman freighter.

For some of my other 'Marus', see the Finewaterline 'Merchants' gallery
http://www.finewaterline.com/pages/gall ... allery.htm

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Very nice models in your gallery:
About Sado Maru... What is her history?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Sado Maru: S Class high speed cargo ship built by Mitsubishi Nagasaki
Sister ships: Sakito Maru, Sakura Maru, Sanuki Maru, Sagami Maru, Sagara Maru, Sasago Maru
Gross Tonnage 7170 Deadweight Tonnage 9410
LPP 146.20 mtrs Beam 19.00 mtrs
Launched 8 April 1939 Completed 30 June 1939

Entered service with Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) for eastbound round the world voyages

Sunk (bombed by US aircraft) off Shortland Island Solomon Islands 18 November 1942 during the Guadacanal Campaign

Motoyuki-san's model here:-

http://ww6.enjoy.ne.jp/~iwashige/sadomaru.htm

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Ill probably do a seascape including some LSTs, LCIs, and most likely at the center a Liberty Ship (main model/entry). All 1/700, painted per '44 schemes. Does that conform to the rules?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:58 am 
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Well, what a surprise to see you here Jim :heh: :heh: :heh:
One day i will have to tackle one of the Maru's, but until then i'll leave them to the expert.
Look forward to the build

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JTninja wrote:
Ill probably do a seascape including some LSTs, LCIs, and most likely at the center a Liberty Ship (main model/entry). All 1/700, painted per '44 schemes. Does that conform to the rules?


Sounds like it would to me.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:26 pm 
My ship will be a T2 class tanker.
These ships were builde in USA in WW2. But I want build a post war civil tanker...

During post war years this cheap but effective ships were the nightmare of many owners with newer and safer ships but more expensive too!!


T2 tankers introduced many new ideas adopted until today for all tankers: for example they were the first tankers to use centrigugal pumps during discharging operations... today this the normal procedure worldwide.

But the most important to me... T2 tankers had a disappeared siloute that I liked too much: The three islands configuration.

I have in mind someting like this...
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Stella,

Look like a great project, just make sure that if you want to enter it, you must be a registered user.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:58 pm 
Do not worry:

On 11th April I will be registered... and with my T2 ready. If there is problems to register... we can arrange everything later.

I have decided the paint scheme for the hull...Red, black and white... a classic in merchant ships!
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Looks nice! ;)

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Matt,

I would like to join with the meduim sized tramp steamer SS Venture and a new Pier set.

Of course I would not be in the contest.

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Harry @ BFM wrote:
Matt,

I would like to join with the meduim sized tramp steamer SS Venture and a new Pier set.

Of course I would not be in the contest.


Not a problem, added you to list of participants above. I also added the prizes for this build above as well. Check them out under the red "Updates" banner in the initial post.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:00 pm 
Harry @ BFM wrote:

I would like to join with the meduim sized tramp steamer SS Venture and a new Pier set.

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May I ask what is the history of this ship?
It sounds well :thumbs_up_1:


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I'm in!! I think I'll do the Shinano Maru in a civilian scheme. This will be fun (as usual)! :wave_1: :woo_hoo:

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Just came to me, would warships that took part in Operation Magic Carpet be allowed? They did transport troops :big_grin:

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