Carrier Task Force

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Project by Arnies posted 01-11-2012 12:40 PM 2527 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Task Force: Carrier Nicknamed the BAJA (Grandsons name for me)
Destroyer(Fletcher Class) USS ELI
Cruiser(Baltimore Class) USS Ben

Ships built from Pictures found online so much detail was lost. Lessons learned from this project, 1) Don’t use masking tape when painting), 2) Make sure you have enough clamps when gluing the hull together. 3) Paint as much as you can before putting together.

I had fun doing these ships and I think I have found a site to get plans from now which could make it much more interesting. The boys don’t care when something does not look right, they just have fun playing with them.

I’m still learning and have a long way to go. Started working with wood a year ago and a far different animal than programming airline reservation systems.

-- arnies

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 12:59 PM

Awesome, my son is going to love these!

-- Cheers, Joel Elder

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 03:53 PM

Very cool ship, they’re gonna love it !. Great job

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 03:54 PM

Awesome ships, grandson should be very pleased with the outcome.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 04:44 PM

What’s next? These are fantastic and my hope is that your grandson may find a future in the greatest navy that has ever sailed the earth – the US Navy! Go Navy!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 05:40 PM

Outstanding work on all of your ships.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 01-12-2012 06:59 AM

These are great models! Will you be making airplanes for the carrier, too? Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 01-12-2012 07:50 AM

Nice job, they all look great!!


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#8 posted 01-12-2012 02:30 PM

These are nice and I bet that your grandson enjoys them very much. Way to go granddad.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 02:44 PM

Good job & I know your GS will enjoy them.

I like these ships. When I was young I used to assemble model ships. My Dad was in the Navy and I guess that’s where it came from. I did the US Constitution sailing ship with full sails and rigging and several schooner types.

I built several battleship types and would seal the hull halves and float them in water.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#10 posted 06-15-2012 02:45 AM

wonderful ships, i bet they have a blast with these!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#11 posted 06-28-2012 07:51 PM

way to kool…...sheetzy

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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#12 posted 03-04-2013 04:32 AM

G’Day “arnies”,
What a great start to you fleet, it’d be the right number for a fleet downunder but the US Fleet is way bigger.
Go Navy, that’s Royal Australian Navy… branch.
Cheers from On Top Downunder, crowie

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

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