Monday, 30 January 2023

KenR : 1/700 WW2 Liberty Ship SS Kermit Roosevelt (40 pts)

 

My second entry this week is my now seemingly regular 1/700 ship for my slightly large WW2 Naval Project. This time I've finished off a second Liberty Ship this one is sold as SS Jeremiah O'Brien and has a slightly different arrangement of guns to the previous entry.

The first ship was done in a plain grey scheme which was a bit boring so I thought I would Camouflage the next one. Thankfully there are loads of different schemes around on the Internet, this particular one is Camouflage Measure 32, Design 11F.

The ship name, well I was browsing a list of liberty ship names and unsurprisingly Kermit Roosevelt stuck out! I've no idea if that ship ever had this scheme in real life but it does now 😁

Points wise it's another 40. I've got another 2 Liberty Ships in the stash, it will take a few more yet to get a decent Convoy but at least I've made a start. Next up on the stocks is a Hunt Class Escort however I might finish the Bismarck in time for next week so I could be going Big in a weeks time !


Past kidding aside, I am really enjoying your work on this project Ken.  The end results are stunning and the models look museum quality.   I really like the use of the painted backdrop in your posed pictures.  The camp scheme really works well.

Kermit R is worth a Google.  Son of Teddy and cousin of FDR his is an an interesting and tragic story.

FYI I've gone with your suggested points because I think it's fair cop, but have to enter it as 40 points under the Additional points for flags etc on the SSOD.  A less generous minion would score this as a single 3mm vehicle for 2 points.

42 comments:

  1. Another stunner, the camo is great and I really like the weathering. Great job!

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    1. Thanks very much, 50 Shades of Weathering πŸ˜†

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  2. Another great ship, Ken! But surely, given the name, it should have been painted green? :)

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  3. Your weekly commitment on this kind of project is amazing. Do you plan to play with these ships in a gym or on a bowling green?

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    1. The Destroyer games we've played have been on a 12 x 8, practicalities are really not my strong point !

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    2. Bravo Ken. Don't let these trifling things like 'logic' get in your way. Forge ahead!

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  4. Awesome looking liberty ship, continuing your great looking naval theme!
    Best Iain

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  5. Great work on the ship here Ken!

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  6. She's a beaut and wonderfully named! I'm curious about the funnels next to the masts. Is that inconsistent facing accurate or have I unwittingly identified a modelling booboo?

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    1. According to the instructions for the model they are right and they appear to be that way on photos (the ship still exists)

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    2. Interesting! I suspected as much but wondered why. Maybe it creates a natural suction of clean air through the ship when in motion.

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  7. Another fantastic looking ship. The camo, weathering and wave effects all combine to create an amazing mini.

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  8. Cool - looking forward to the convoy - now you need some nice aircraft too

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  9. Tiver me shimbers but that's a good looking ship Ken

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  10. Beautiful ship, Ken! The camouflage, the sea base, wonderful stuff!

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  11. Another wonderful addition to your collection. I like how this project has stolen you away from your stated work. I love it when inspiration rides above all. Run with it.

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    1. Thanks Curt, I will get some Italian Wars done, honest πŸ˜€

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  12. Those bowwaves are awesome Ken!

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  13. Another great looking ship, Ken. Well done.

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  14. These are absolutely marvelous. Can’t say enough of how your skills translate into action packed scenes.

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    1. Cheers Bruce, I'm having so much fun doing these πŸ‘

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  15. This looks great, I can smell the salt spray! Always good to get a nice naval camo scheme in too, well done!
    TomC

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