Digital Navy's Admirable

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by cmdrted, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    I think I'm getting the hang of pics and posts, I do apologize folks for flooding the site with my attemps at getting this right. My 2nd 1/250. I jazzed the Admirable with 1/200 GPM rails, mostly scratch built/modified 20mms, I shrunk and simplified the 40mm twins from the GPM Saratoga,(which I'm practising for) opened up the depth charge racks and placed scratch build" wasserbomben" depth charges to the racks. This is a great kit to break into the larger scales with. Thanks Roman.
  2. silverw

    silverw Member

    Hi cmdrtred

    Your pictures are great.

    For what it is worth....because we are limited to three 45k pictures, per post, I like to try and cram as much into one pic as posible.

    Therefore, I set out everything that I want to post, crop out all the background stuff, and paste as much as posible into one 600 X ??? picture.

    A 600pic wide photo, fits best with most viewers. Verticle pics, just means you have to scroll up or down.

    Anyway, yours are great! :lol:
  3. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Cmdrtred

    A cracker model, love the extras added to it.
    Look forward to seeing you do the other kits you have :D

    With all my photos I run them through Paint Shop Pro to re-size them.

    Keep at the builds

  4. Leif Oh

    Leif Oh Member

    Great work, inspiring! And you've really got the photo part pat now, nice lighting too! - Best, Leif
  5. barry

    barry Active Member


    Great stuff do not apologise send us more

    Can I ask a couple of questions on the artists gel

    is it transparent

    do you need to protest the hull sides against damp

    and finally any chance you put the drawings of the excellent twin bofors into the addon section

    more please

  6. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Thankyou, you are all kind, The artists gel is grumbachers acrylic medium, pictured (I hope) the gel dries semi opague,as seen here in the inset. And YES the hull needs some type of protection, I ruined the hull of the Indy using this stuff for the first time on a kit. I used it once on a scratch built destroyer escort that was painted with acylic paints and I was lulled into thinking it was safe for bigger kits. See the closeup pic. As for the drawings these are not completely my own scratchbuilds, I used the digital 20mm shields and mounts, but the 40mm is 95% GPM saratogas.
  7. DN

    DN Member

    Hi cmdrted
    Great looking model, bravo.
    BTW - I think the Admirable freebee did a good job but it is getting old now - what would be a good subject to replace it in "service"?
  8. Ziga

    Ziga Member

    If you want to replace the Admirable, do so with any of the Confederate ironclads and you will make me a happy man (I guess you will have to design one first ;-))
  9. barry

    barry Active Member

    Hi Roman

    How about a Black Swan class frigate

  10. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Roman, Far be it from me to suggest an update.... but I will, something in the seemingly simple class might be a Japanese Escort or patrol vessel or even a minelayer. In the Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy-Jentshura, etal, there are a few on pages 187, type D on page 192 or the early 2nd class hamakaze, tanikaze or yamakaze classes.
  11. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member


    I've always loved to see a model of the PHM 1 Pegasus hydrofoil boats, or one of the Swifts from Vietnam. There's also the PC-1 Coastal Patrol Boat or the PC-14 Tornado, a coastal patrol and interdiction craft. Might I suggest you take a quick look at these two sites for the last two:

    I'm assuming you are looking for a smallish and relatively uncomplicated ship, so I thought the patrol craft-type vessel would fit the bill...of course if we are not so limited, how about the CVN Nimitz? :lol:

    Seriously now, the coastal patrol craft seem to offer a relatively simple hull, and would seem perfect for an "introductory" type paper model. There's also the USCG patrol boats and special ops craft that might be considered...don't see any of those being offered either.


  12. garyj36

    garyj36 Member

    I'd like to see anything french navy WWII. Neglected fleet in scale.
  13. Maurice

    Maurice Member


    An admirable build. :D ... :roll:

    Have you considered the USS Slater DE 766 ?
    Literally tons (well over 1200 :D ) of reference material available not too far away, and the DE type served in more than a few navies (including the French :D ).

  14. tausugAir

    tausugAir Member

    Hello :
    Haven't built any model yet. Still taking lessons from what you EXPERTS are posting in this wonderful group...and, collecting free d/l models (ships and planes) and when I have had disgested you GURUS have dished out I'll have a fleets and squadrons of ships and planes (rfespectively)..

    Ted's ADMIRABLE really "admirable" ( I agree with Maurice)...I hope I could come up to this standard when I'll build mine. One of this class served with my country's Philippine Navy as RPS Negros Occident, PS29.

    Maurice, I hope your recommendation of USS Slater would be a Roman's freebie (no intention of asking much here!). This is a Cannon class and besides this DE766 that is afloat in the US, another one is still afloat and in ACTIVE service with the Philippine Navy as RPS Rajah (prince) Humabon, PF11. There is a free d/l over at Modelismo Navasl Uruguay of the class. Have you or any one been to that site and assessed the model accuracy? Have downloaded a copy for future project..

    Here is the website :

  15. Ken Horne

    Ken Horne Member

    Hi Roman,

    I'd love to see a Corvette or a "Victory" ship, or while I'm being presumptious, both :lol:

    Take care, and thanks for everything,

  16. Ajax

    Ajax Member

    A beautiful build, Ted! :D The extras you've added really dress the model up nicely. Well done!

    As a suggestion for the new freebie, how about the historic New York City Fireboat John J. Harvey?

    The Harvey's homepage:
  17. Maurice

    Maurice Member


    First pardon me for correcting the url to
    with the main page at

    I have looked at the model pages but not tried making it. It looks accurate and simple but I don't know how the parts would fit.
    You can be sure that we are all hoping that Roman's replacement for the USS Admirable will be another freebie.
    Mind you DN seems to have gone a bit quiet on this thread lately. :D

  18. DN

    DN Member

    I'm just listening - and thanks to all of you for your suggestions. I'm following this thread carefully, but don't want to highjack it completely from cmdrted - Ok, I'm setting up a new one.
  19. Gil

    Gil Active Member


    Didn't the retired Harvey have a role in 911?

  20. tausugAir

    tausugAir Member

    Maurice: No offense taken on URL correction. Thanks for putting it right and blame it on my beginners way on this matter.

    I'll be due on home (Philippines) leave for 30 days and for sure will tackle the "Destructor ESCOLTA" then only we would know the fitness of the parts. I'll try to change the hull number to "11"; any advice how this best done?
    I beleived Roman had started a thread regarding requirements for a design new freebie offering. I guess it would best to leave these to you "veterans", "gurus" to answer...and, leave the waiting out for us neophytes....


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