USS Selfridge from Gremir

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Padre, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Padre

    Padre Guest

    As I said before, I am not good as build threads cause I start and get compulsive and forget pictures. Here is my build of the USS Selfridge from GreMIr. A good model that appears to be going together well (so far).
    Building the hull. i could not stretch the hull so i had to add a small strip to make ends meet.

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  2. Padre

    Padre Guest

    Building the deck and superstructure. Also adding railings using stright pins (snip the heads off) and 32 gauge wire.

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  3. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Cool build Padre!:thumb:

    I love the railings......... each one is an individual pin? Wow!

  4. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    It seems an easy built, would you say that?
  5. Padre

    Padre Guest

    It seems an easy built, would you say that?
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  6. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    Nice job! Looking forward to the masting. Nice to see another USAF member building ships! ;)

  7. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Another nice build, Padre! I like the railings - think I will keep that in mind when I get around to building one of my ships! I hear you about build threads! My problem is that it takes me a decade or so to complete something...

  8. Padre

    Padre Guest

    I use the pins to punch spaced holes in the deck, push it down for a good grip, use super glue carefully and then wrap the wire around each one. After stringing the railings I space them and then, again carefully, use super glue. Then you can paint them or use the metallic sharpie which works well.
  9. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hi, Padre!

    I don't know about not being good at build threads, this one is really good from where I'm sitting! One thing is sure, you are very good at building models...this build is excellent! I, too, love the way the railings are turning out. Very nice trick using pins for the stanchions. You used wire for the railings? They look very realistic and came out great!

    Keep at it, mate...she's beautiful!!

  10. Padre

    Padre Guest

    Finishing up the armament, going to work on the bollards and deck fixtures and then the ship's boats. Will then finish the masts
    Tried to load pictures but having problems with doing so.??
  11. Padre

    Padre Guest

    Still can't upload files.
  12. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    and we are still working on that issue, it seems to be a site wide problem
  13. Padre

    Padre Guest

    Finished the USS Selfridge DD357 from GreMir. Very good simple build. Looks good next to my first build, USS Arizona from DN. Also adds to my fleet buildup.:thumb: Going to be an Admiral somedaysign1

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  14. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    That is a mighty impressive fleet you have there Admiral Padre!

    Beautiful, every single one!

  15. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    Nice work. Very nice fleet. As you have a battleship, two destroyers, and a minesweeper, I think that makes you an admiral. Odd to have a Padre as an admiral, however.
  16. barry

    barry Active Member

    Real nice build
  17. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Well, with such a nice little task force, you should be considered at least a Commodore at this point, Padre!:mrgreen:

    Quite an outstanding job on this ship, and a wonderful addition to the growing fleet!

    Thanks for sharing photos of your build!


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