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The Duke's Shipyards Launch Three More Ships


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Here are the latest ships to come off the slipways at my shipyards.

To start, I finished up the USS Bootes AK-99 Liberty ship. This is the 1/700 scale Pit Road kit:

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Next is the third Japanese subject being delivered to my Japanese Forces. this is the 1/700 scale Pit Road kit of the Japanese Oiler Erimo. I built her because she was eavesdropping on US Navy communications but the US Pacific Fleet during exercises a few weeks before Pearl Harbor. Sneaky little devil here:

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Japanese_Fleet_Oiler_Erimo_III.jpg

Finally, both of these ships are being escorted by my latest British destroyer the HMS Daring on their shakedown cruises. This is the 1/700 scale Dragon kit of one of Britain's newest ships:

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HMS_Daring_2018_III.jpg

 

Okay, that's all I have for now. Thanks all for looking in, comments are welcome.

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Thanks EJ! I'm glad to have them join the fleet. You have a considerable line up going on in your shipyards; have you got in progress photos of them? I'd love to see a build thread showing all those as you progress on them.

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Unfortunately, I lost most of my pics in any build logs I had going due to the Photobucket fiasco. I do have the photos, but they are stored in a portable hard drive. There are several thousand in there and I never saved them in folders, so they are all random, thousands of them. The  time to sort them would be significant and the time to repost them to a new hosting site, then repost them to the various forums would take even longer. I'd rather be building, so, the only ones I have taken the time to update are threads that I'm actually working on at present and posted on various forums.

Thanks for your interest though.

I really like following your work. You get more done in a week than I do in 2 months. You give me the push I need to get back to the bench.

EJ 

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Thanks EJ, I'm thrilled to know that I help keep you going. I fully understand about filing and sorting all those pics. No matter; I also would rather be building. Stay tuned, more to come soon.

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