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Project by DonB posted 12-15-2016 11:47 AM 9445 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This model was previously posted by another LJ member which was full size. This model was made 1/2 size since a 36” model was way too big. The model was made from pine. The hull was made from a 2×4 and most of the other parts were made from scrap pine. The three main turrets rotate. The smaller anti-aircraft type turrets do not move. One of the problems of making it 1/2 size is the room needed to make the smaller turrets rotate no longer exists.
It was made for my great grandson. Natural finish using dewaxed shellac. Plans were in one of the woodworking magazines. Fairly easy build with the exception of the bow. Patience was needed to get the bow’s curve even.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 12:02 PM

Well done!

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 12:08 PM

WOW It has all guns needed -as real one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 03:41 PM

Really cool.

-- Brinth, Denmark - "nothing is impossible and everything goes; if you have the will (and the time) to do it"

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 03:54 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 05:58 PM

looks like a fun project and well done too!!!

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 09:02 PM

Nice build. Sure your great grandson is pleased.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#7 posted 12-15-2016 09:43 PM

This makes a wonderful toy. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 12-15-2016 11:23 PM

That’s a fine looking battlewagon! I’m sure your great grandson will spend many happy hours with it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 12-16-2016 04:13 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 12-16-2016 10:34 AM

G’Day Don, What a top ship, the grandson will have hours of fun and play there, though you my receive a request to enlarge the fleet….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 12-16-2016 10:36 PM

Way cool. Someone will be very happy

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#12 posted 04-29-2018 09:36 PM

Just seen you Dec. ship , nice work.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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