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Heller Nina 1:75 scale completed in 48 hours by Scott RC


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Over at the Plastic Modeling site, the was a Group Build to see if you can build a model in 48 hours.  I started this kit a 7pm on Friday this last week and completed it at 6pm on Sunday.  I thought it would be an easy kit,  WRONG!  Soft plastic masts, poor molding and hull fit, and the only use for the instructions was to be a drop cloth.  But that did not deter me.  I normally do not use kit masts, spars, or sails, but in the short time frame I punted and used everything from the kit.  I wish I hadn't because it made rigging an absolute bear.  But its finished.  Now I can actually say I finished a ship model this year, or in fact, this decade.

 

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48 hours, eh?  Well, I for one am impressed.


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Very impressive, Scott.  Did you wait for glue to dry or just keep pressing on?


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Well done Scott it looks like you had some

modelling energy that was dieing to get out.

Did the Jim Bean help or hinder?

Cheers Chris


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Thanks Chris, I also impressed myself, I finished something!

Mark, its the miracle of liquid cement.  I don't know where I'd be without my Ambroid and Tennex.  And Head Cement for seizing.

Cabbie, Jim Beam makes a good thinner for oils  ;) Wink Wink!


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“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,”

 

Current Builds: Revell 1:96 Constitution

                           Aeropiccola HMS Endeavor

Planned Builds: Scientific Sea Witch

                            Marine Models USF Essex

                            Something that will be POB

 


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Ok Scott That sort of sounds Plausible.

I will file it under tips and techniques. Chris


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A total of 47 hours, eh?  Very impressive!  Now for the next challenge - a wooden kit in 72 hours! :D  :D  ;)


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Hi Jim, maybe this one :D

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“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,”

 

Current Builds: Revell 1:96 Constitution

                           Aeropiccola HMS Endeavor

Planned Builds: Scientific Sea Witch

                            Marine Models USF Essex

                            Something that will be POB

 


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i can beat you ScottRC i can get the bottle of Jim Beam in 6 hours !


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Dang Scott, as much I as I was impressed by the Nina build in 47 hours, I have to say that I am totally blown away by your wooden ship!!!!! And it floats!

 

You are now the man, the myth and the legend in my book.

 

Steve


Edited by docidle, 18 November 2015 - 11:54 PM.

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Tasman, the challenge would be to drink the bottle of Jim Beam, then get the model into the bottle, within 6 hours.  


Edited by ScottRC, 19 November 2015 - 05:25 PM.

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“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,”

 

Current Builds: Revell 1:96 Constitution

                           Aeropiccola HMS Endeavor

Planned Builds: Scientific Sea Witch

                            Marine Models USF Essex

                            Something that will be POB

 


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Thanks Steve, I'm not in too many books, unless it was with law enforcement.  Just kidding :D


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“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,”

 

Current Builds: Revell 1:96 Constitution

                           Aeropiccola HMS Endeavor

Planned Builds: Scientific Sea Witch

                            Marine Models USF Essex

                            Something that will be POB

 


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Could you have built it  in 36 hours without the "help" of Jim Beam. :-)


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Could you have built it  in 36 hours without the "help" of Jim Beam. :-)

Might have taken 120 hours.  With  the help of Jim Beam, I was able to interpret the French instructions.  


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“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,”

 

Current Builds: Revell 1:96 Constitution

                           Aeropiccola HMS Endeavor

Planned Builds: Scientific Sea Witch

                            Marine Models USF Essex

                            Something that will be POB

 





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