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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:11 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Gamera
Unless you're doing a vintage build I'm not sure I'd even mess with the old Atlantis kit. With the new Trumpeter 1/350th one and there has to be a newer 1/700th kit out there I'd go with one of them. Plus the wierd scale will make it hard to find parts if you decide to add any aftermarket. 

 

Ditto

 

Yep, you confirmed my concerns exactly. More potential problems, and who knows if the decals will be any good. Just wanted to check because once and a while the older kits got it right.

Thanks for the input.

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 10:18 AM

Gam, you mentioned a 350th scale available, which got me searching. 

Tempting... what a labor of love this would be.

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ridge-Models-Wisconsin-Version/dp/B07KGJSYJ8

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 10:36 AM

Bakster

Gam, you mentioned a 350th scale available, which got me searching. 

Tempting... what a labor of love this would be.

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ridge-Models-Wisconsin-Version/dp/B07KGJSYJ8 

 

Oh wow, I was looking at the Veryfire kit. Looks like you may have a choice if you chose to go with 1/350th. 

https://hlj.com/1-350-scale-u-s-navy-battleship-uss-wisconsin-bb-64-vrfvfm350912

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, June 28, 2019 10:37 AM

Bakster

Okay, here is question 1. I just found out the local hobby shop as an Atlantis 1:535 USS Wisconsin BB-64 battleship in stock. This is an old 60s kit. That being the case, old technolgy that made it. I did some research on the Trumpeter and it seems to be built pretty well. 

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  No pressure, just inquiring.

 

According to scalemates it's the umpteenth rebox of the Revell USS Missouri, I believe the oldest plastic ship model Revell ever released, around 1953; and probably one of the oldest plastic ship kits, period. Just a new name.

Just to put that in context, it was already almost a decade old when Revell released the USS Arizona.

There is a good selection of brass and 3D aftermarket, if only because it's been a popular kit for decades now. I wouldn't personally be interested though. Built OOB it's now pretty much a toy. I built a few of them when I was a kid.

I'm no expert on anything, least of all the Iowas, but I'm sure that there are differences between BB-61 and 64, most probably the bridge and secondary armament. 

As for decals, there wouldn't be much, other than the name and hull number and those are not too hard to find.

The Trumpeter 1/700 kit of the Missouri seems to be a re-issue of the Pit Road kit from back when. Those kits have their own issues, but are nice models when a little care goes into them. 

I'd be tempted to build that one. just decide on whether you want it WW2 or modernized.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 11:00 AM

Thanks Bill! 

I'd be half-tempted to try one of the 1/350th since I've got a pile of photos of the 'Wisky' from various visits except that I can't seem to finish even a 1/35th tank or 1/48th aircraft. No way I need to take on a project that big.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 11:18 AM

Thanks Bill, excellent input. What do know about the 1:350 scale model I posted on today?

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 11:20 AM

Gamera

Thanks Bill! 

I'd be half-tempted to try one of the 1/350th since I've got a pile of photos of the 'Wisky' from various visits except that I can't seem to finish even a 1/35th tank or 1/48th aircraft. No way I need to take on a project that big.  

 

Thanks Gam.

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Friday, June 28, 2019 11:42 AM

Steve,

I normally don't do ship models, but this is one I may have to join because it is a project I've been wanting to try.  So put me down for a scratch-built USN CCB (Command and Communication Boat) from the Vietnam Brown Water Navy.  I'm not sure what scale yet, as it depends on what Vietnam era figures I can get for the model.  If you have any suggestions, let me know.  All the existing CCB models are made from resin and way too expensive for my pay grade!  You know (from the Race Into Space GB) that I like to scrounge! Big Smile

This is a subject kinda close to me as my brother served as radio operator on a CCB in Vietnam operating out of Dong Tam.  In February of 1969, his boat was hit by a mortar round and he was severely wounded.  He survived and received an honorable discharge because of his wounds.  He is well and alive today, and I want to build a model of the boat he served on.

Of course he doesn't remember what the boat number was, or even what Division he was assigned to.  Guess it wasn't that important at the time.  I need to do some research before I can begin to put something together.  This one will take some time.

Gary

PS> Put it down as 1/48th scale.  That will make her 15 inches long.  That's plenty big.  Will be searching for weapons.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, June 28, 2019 11:44 AM

The Very model? The reviews are good and it comes with a lot of brass. 

I would still look at 1/700.  The law of cubes dictates that when you double the scale, the actual size of the object increases eight fold. 

Bill

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Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, June 28, 2019 12:20 PM

I'll join and will also be dragging anchor.  It will be my first ship build and first attempt at PE.

Trumpeter 1:350 uss england.

T e d

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, June 28, 2019 12:36 PM

That’s a great model.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 1:06 PM

Ted4321

I'll join and will also be dragging anchor.  It will be my first ship build and first attempt at PE.

Trumpeter 1:350 uss england.

T e d

 

Yea! Glad you are joining, Ted! 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 1:08 PM

Gaf--glad to see you are joining the party. This will be another fun one. Your subject sounds cool too!

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 1:10 PM

GMorrison
I would still look at 1/700.  The law of cubes dictates that when you double the scale, the actual size of the object increases eight fold. 

That could pose some challenges for my work space.

 

PS: I need spell check!

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  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Friday, June 28, 2019 1:25 PM

Good day Steve,

I believe I can complete it by the deadline you have offered up lol. I'm in.

 Image result for tamiya patrol boat river pibber

Jeff

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, June 28, 2019 2:08 PM

Woohoo! Looks like we are getting a real nice assortment of American ships! 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:01 PM

I think I'm going with the ship my favorite uncle served on- Ironshipwright's 1/350th LST-1. 

http://ironshipwrights.com/pages/LST.htm

 

I've got the ship number written down at home, don't think any of these had names. 

 

I already have it in my stash. I'm a little leery, I've built resin SF garage before but never anything like this. I hope it's not too different and I'm not biting off something too big for me to chew. 

 

*Gave it as 1/700th before, it is 1/350th- blame my aging memory. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:57 AM

Gam, I'm looking forward to that one.

The Drifter, I've, never seen that kit before, looks fun.

Ted, nice kit. I'd like to add it to my stash.

GAF, 15 inches, should be a nice size to scratch. I'm really intrested in that one. Watching your building ability there's no doubt you can do it.

Well, it seems that several from the Race into Space GB are comming over. Yes

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 29, 2019 1:11 AM

Here is my entry. I have been adding AM for a while now. I have a Pontos wood deck, metal gunbarrels for both the 16 and 5 inchers and Eduard's PE set. The camo will be almost as fun as the camo on the Prince of Wales.

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:30 AM

ok I made my mind  Revells PT-109 in 1/72nd I made this kit sooo many times in my youth since I cant find the PT-73 this kit form 1988 lol more like 1965 will do (an orange blossom purchase)

Nick.

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:18 AM

Steve, Bakster>  Thanks!  I'll see what I can do, though it's probably the most ambitious project I've ever undertaken.  Hope it doesn't become too much for me. Smile

Oh, and here's what she'll (hopefully) look like when completed.  This is the resin version.

I noted armament on these varied somewhat.  Research is key.

Gary

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:27 AM

MC- I think you are working on the other end of the "bit off more than can chew" log that I got hold of.

Ambitious project but I know your skills with floaty thingies.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:41 PM

Crown, I got you down. That's on oldie allright.

GAF, that looks like it's certainly doable.

GH, it can be any more of a project than the Prince of Wales. Confused The problem is getting the time to do it. Once we finish with the garage sales and emptying the storage I'll have more time.

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Posted by The Drifter on Saturday, June 29, 2019 1:47 PM

crown r n7

ok I made my mind  Revells PT-109 in 1/72nd I made this kit sooo many times in my youth since I cant find the PT-73 this kit form 1988 lol more like 1965 will do (an orange blossom purchase)

 

Nick I really like that kit. I look forward to seeing her when your done. I think I am gonna need to pick one of those up.

Jeff

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Posted by Est.1961 on Monday, July 1, 2019 4:55 PM

Decision made please put me down for Trumpeter's 350 USS The Sullivans DD-537.

Joe

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, July 1, 2019 5:13 PM

Est.1961

Decision made please put me down for Trumpeter's 350 USS The Sullivans DD-537.

Joe

 

I'll look forward to this, as it is in the stash from a fellow club memberselling off his collection of kits.

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Posted by Ted4321 on Monday, July 1, 2019 7:58 PM

goldhammer

 

 
Est.1961

Decision made please put me down for Trumpeter's 350 USS The Sullivans DD-537.

Joe

 

 

 

I'll look forward to this, as it is in the stash from a fellow club memberselling off his collection of kits.

 

I'm also looking forward to this.  I was going back and forth between The Sullivans or the USS England and finally decided to buy the England. 

Weren't the Sullivans brothers, or am I getting my WW2 history mixed up?  

T e d

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, July 1, 2019 8:12 PM

Ted4321

Weren't the Sullivans brothers, or am I getting my WW2 history mixed up?  

T e d

 

 

Taken from Wikipedia: 

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The five Sullivan brothers were World War II sailors who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Monday, July 1, 2019 8:39 PM

hogfanfs

 

 
Ted4321

Weren't the Sullivans brothers, or am I getting my WW2 history mixed up?  

T e d

 

 

 

Taken from Wikipedia: 

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The five Sullivan brothers were World War II sailors who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942
 

Thanks for the info. I thought I read 2 or 3. I forgot it was 5. Terrible times. 

I may need to order this one too for display.

T e d

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, July 1, 2019 9:47 PM

That triggered the ruling that siblings couldn't serve togther.

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