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Discussion in 'Port Polar Bear' started by pellison, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. pellison

    pellison Member

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    Looking forward to seeing active posts and chatter again.

    My current project is going to be a new class 1 ship ...

    Peter
     
  2. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

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    What about the WWI Scharny? Where's the love for casement filled, slow, stern gun only ships?

    Zach's new HMS Bermuda is a sealed rudder box from a trip into the tub.
     
  3. pellison

    pellison Member

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    I planning on a long winter, the SMS Scharnhorst will be back on the bench soon. Fix the SMS Kaiser after it was de-gunned for testing and has had a rough year. Right now I'm doing the periodic battery re-charge. More critically I'm cleaning, not really fun but it should allow for me to walk around the bench for the first time in a while.

    The Class 1 will be slow like me, because that is how I roll ...
     
  4. John Bruder

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    Hi guys,

    How are things up there in the frozen north country? When is the next Ice Breaker up north? Maybe I will make a battle this year. I might be ready by Farmington time. I just started reworking the insides of one of the BBs. I just have a lack of ponds out here. I lost the two main ponds I used to test at.

    Do you guys still sell those molded gun mounts? I think I will need some.

    Also, Anyone has a good source for QE turrets? I need some new ones, good ones.

    r/JB
     
  5. Bob Pottle

    Bob Pottle Well-Known Member

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    I made a mold for 15' turrets as used on all British ships with them except Hood's, which had a different shape. I loaned the mold to Ralph Coles who supplied the turrets with his QE hulls but it's too worn to use now. I plan to make a new mold later this year.
     
  6. Tugboat

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    Lil Scharnie is a hoot with one gun on either end, and I don't regard 26 seconds as slow when there are so many 28-second ships on the water :)
     
  7. kgaigalas

    kgaigalas Well-Known Member

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    Do u have a battle schedule for 2016?

    MICHIGAN GLAS
    Battle Schedule 2016

    May 14 Saranac

    June 4 Saranac

    June 19-25 NATS

    July 23, 24 Saranac sanctioned

    Aug 27, 28 Ice Breaker?

    Sept 17 Saranac sanctioned

    Oct 8 Saranac

    Love to see some of you.
    Kas
     
  8. pigeonfarmboy

    pigeonfarmboy Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the website is down fellas. I've been enjoying reading through the articles.
     
  9. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

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    The portpolarbear site is back up.
    Enjoy
     
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  10. John Bruder

    John Bruder Member

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    Excellent, now I can check things out.

    Hi Bob,

    Long time no see. I guess I need to wonder up north some time and go swimming.

    r/John
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

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    Well, Hello John. Last time I saw you I was supposed to count the 0-0-0 your Des Moines had every battle at NATS.
    We're still battling up here all the time swing by this fall.
     
  12. John Bruder

    John Bruder Member

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    I might just do that. I may not have a ship but it would be nice to see everyone up north. I might be up there in mid September around the 17th for a wedding north of the cities.
     
  13. John Bruder

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    Hey Bob,

    When is your next multi-day battle up north? I need to get to a battle sometime and you guys are the closest at only 1000 miles. :)

    See you around.
     
  14. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

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    We haven't planned one yet.
    Looks like some weekend in August later or Sept. What looks good for you I'll add you to the list of who can/can't make it.
     
  15. John Bruder

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    I am not sure of my schedule just yet, and I have to finish a ship first. I don't want to bring up a cruiser that won't get patched. :)
     
  16. corbell

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    Hi everyone, I'm Bryan I'm new to the hobby, and have been looking at your beautiful website over the last couple of days, allot of good information there. Thanks!