Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down

Author Topic: Liberty Ships  (Read 14451 times)

long bill

  • Guest
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2011, 02:48:54 pm »

This is a picture  I got from Deans.

Logged

Jonty

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 852
  • Location: Hoselaw - facing The Cheviot (Scottish Borders)
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2011, 06:42:00 pm »

  Oldiron's photo 0008 is especially interesting as it shows clearly the use of plastic armour, more properly Plastic Protective Plating. This was a mixture of bitumen and granite chippings of a particular size. It would stop a 20mm cannon shell.
Logged
I eat my peas with honey,
I've done it all my life;
It makes the peas taste funny,
But it keeps 'em on the knife.

BigA

  • Guest
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2011, 05:22:02 pm »

I think the newer kits from Deans Marine may be better quality. I've been building the Patrol Boat River (PBR build log) and it's rubbish - having to re-make a lot of the components and rectify problems with the hull/superstructure - taking me ages.

I scratchbuilt my own Liberty Ship from a Glynn Guest Plan - to be featured in a future edition of Model Boats magazine - 1/144 scale approximately.
Logged

long bill

  • Guest
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2011, 04:26:40 pm »

I would sure hope the quality is better with the newer kits.

The only problem is that I think I have one of the newer kits.

I was told my kit was a recently revised version, but I'm not sure what that means.

I bought it about a year ago.

As I said before it will turn out to be a beautiful finished model, but getting there is a real task.

Logged

John R Haynes

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 275
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2011, 08:09:03 pm »

If modellers want Liberty cargo winches , windlass , guns , pullies etc then take a look on my shop www.johnrhaynes.com . I built 4 Libertys and two Victories  at 1/96 and 1/128  one is in the  NMM
Any problems get straight to me .
Logged

Nordsee

  • Guest
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2011, 07:31:24 pm »

Just a thought, many years ago I saw, as a child,youth, a film titled " San Demitrio, London " It was of course in B/W and told the story of a Tanker on a voyage from US to UK and she gets torpedoed,crew take to the boats, drift around for a few days, find the ship again, get her going and get to London, after sinking the U Boat by gunfire. We heard it was based on a true incident. She was a Liberty ship, so if you could get a copy of that film, lots of details there!! Or maybe I am wrong, great story though!
Logged

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 10,939
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2011, 08:01:41 pm »

San Demetrio was a tanker as you say. Liberty ships were standard freighters - very different I'm afraid.

Colin
Logged

riggers24

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 449
  • Just full of stupid questions
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2011, 11:46:33 am »

32 liberty ship tankers were built by the Delta shipbuilding company of New Orleans and 30 by the California Shipbuilding corp, most where delivered in 1943. The outward appearence is the same as the standard liberty as to disguise the appearence of a tanker.

Logged
I will finish the crash tender someday - Still got tooo many toys to play with

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 10,939
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2011, 11:49:29 am »

Riggers, I stand corrected! You learn something new every day. However the San Demetrio herself was a typical engines aft tanker configuration.

Colin
Logged

Nordsee

  • Guest
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2011, 02:00:15 pm »

Judging by the remarks here the film could be of help.
Logged

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 10,939
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2011, 02:10:56 pm »

Quote
There must be more than one San Demetrio?

Those links all refer to the same ship don't they?

Colin
Logged

oldiron

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,326
  • Location: Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2011, 05:08:56 pm »

Those links all refer to the same ship don't they?

Colin

  Yes, quite right. I pose the question because it was mentioned San Demetrio looked like a Liberty ship, where as this one looks like a tanker. Thought there must be more than one San Demetrio

John
Logged

Colin Bishop

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 10,939
  • Location: SW Surrey, UK
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2011, 05:55:42 pm »

Quote
Thought there must be more than one San Demetrio

No, just the one as far as I'm aware.

Colin
Logged

John R Haynes

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 275
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2011, 05:58:44 pm »

Its called a T2 Tanker , plans are available
Logged

long bill

  • Guest
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2011, 09:17:55 pm »

Just an update on my progress on the Robert E Peary.

I have put it aside.

There is just too much with this kit that takes the fun out of the building process.

How are the rest of you making out with yours?

Later,

Bill M
Logged

peterH

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2012, 04:05:47 pm »

I have looked at commercially available models and the shape of the hull is not great.  Can anyone advise me where I can get hold of a set of body lines plans and profile.  I may consider scratchbuilding?
Thanks
Pete
Logged

TailUK

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,686
  • Location: East Midlands
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2012, 05:13:51 pm »

A  film to watch out for is  "Action, North Atlantic" a Humphrey Bogart movie which, for the most part, is set on a Liberty ship "Sea Witch" transporting war material to Murmansk.  Some good film of German Heinkel He 59 Seaplanes too!
Logged
No human society has ever functioned without models to capture, explain,disseminate,
persuade, sell, reinforce and analyse all kinds of ideas, values, concepts and situations.

sailorboy61

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 345
  • Location: Wirral, UK
Re: Liberty Ships
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2012, 09:01:00 pm »

I have looked at commercially available models and the shape of the hull is not great.  Can anyone advise me where I can get hold of a set of body lines plans and profile.  I may consider scratchbuilding?
Thanks
Pete

here??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trumpeter-1-350-05301-Liberty-Ship-SS-Jeremiah-OBrien-/180828809824?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item2a1a3caa60
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up