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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:49 PM

I'll pick the 1/700 Dragon kit of CVL-26 USS Monterey.

I don't know exactly when to show her, some time during WW2.

EDIT: She was Measure 22 in 1943, 33/ 3D in 1944 and 21 in 1945.

9/44 at Eniwetok. I have enough blue ships on my shelf already.

photo credit to navsource

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:20 PM

OK GM, I'll get you down. Yes

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:57 PM

GMorrison

I'll pick the 1/700 Dragon kit of CVL-26 USS Monterey.

I don't know exactly when to show her, some time during WW2.

EDIT: She was Measure 22 in 1943, 33/ 3D in 1944 and 21 in 1945.

9/44 at Eniwetok. I have enough blue ships on my shelf already.

photo credit to navsource

 

I did a google search on the USS Monterey, and found that Gerald R. Ford was a gunnery officer on that carrier. I'm looking forward to seeing you build this one, GM.

 Bruce

 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:22 PM

modelcrazy

I figured you'd jump in sooner than later Scott. I'll get you down with an AB, possably 1/700. I'm assuming either Dragon or Hobby Boss.

 

Neither, this is some odd brand I got as a door prize and has been in my stash for a number of years.  It came with a PE set.  I have been curious as to how it will go together.  

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:39 PM

An open ended group build?  That's right up my galley!  

I will probably go with Revell's USS Constitution.   I also have their Arizona, but I know I started it, I don't know if I got past gluing the hull halves together....

 

 

I also have a vignette idea for a Vietnam Era Navy PIBBER...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:42 PM

Justinryan, enter all of them if you want. I'll be entering more myself LOL. We have two years to enter and forever to build them after all.

Let me know if Old Ironsides is in for sure. I love that ship. Make sure you do all the rigging.

Here are some pics I found I took long ago.

  

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:48 PM

scottrc
modelcrazy

I figured you'd jump in sooner than later Scott. I'll get you down with an AB, possably 1/700. I'm assuming either Dragon or Hobby Boss.

 

 

 

Neither, this is some odd brand I got as a door prize and has been in my stash for a number of years.  It came with a PE set.  I have been curious as to how it will go together.  

 

That's a Fujimi waterline kit. Very nice one too.

It comes from a time when Arleigh Burke models were few and far between. Now there are a lot in several scales.

DDG 54 is a Flight 1, I think the Arleigh Burke herself is DDG 51 so it's an early ship in the class.

If I may, the Flight 1 ships do not have the hangars for the helicopters forward of the flight deck yet. That's the main spotting difference. Also, the stack tops are exposed, unlike all of the later Flights except for the several early Flight 2As that followed.

You've got Drifter with his Flight 2A Lassen. Shaping up nicely here.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:56 PM

Justinryan215

An open ended group build?  That's right up my galley!  

I will probably go with Revell's USS Constitution.  

Awesome! Which kit? 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:12 PM

Bruce-

Yes, me too. It's got a clear flight deck and clear hangar deck bulkheads, but as of now I doubt I would do it that way.

(later) President Ford was indeed on the ship and helped save her from a hangar fire caused by a really severe typhoon. Navy Reservist.

I think it's pretty cool that he has a CVN now named after him.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:35 PM

It's hard to tell from the box Scott but I'll bow to GM's knowlage and put it down as a Fujimi.

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:54 PM

 it is the 1/196 scale kit....

 

I also looked at my Arizona kit, and I'm gonna add it.  The hull and main deck are assembled, but in a terribly messy way, so I am gonna fix all that!

 

GMorrison

 

 
Justinryan215

An open ended group build?  That's right up my galley!  

I will probably go with Revell's USS Constitution.  

 

 

Awesome! Which kit? 

 

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:10 PM

modelcrazy

It's hard to tell from the box Scott but I'll bow to GM's knowlage and put it down as a Fujimi.

Thanks to Scalemates.

The world of 1/700 ship models started in Japan. There is a famous Waterline Series, which was originally a collaborative effort by Tamiya, Aoshima, Hasegawa and Fujimi.

At some point Fujimi split off, and started boxing kits under the Sea Way Model label.

Pit-Road is another Japanese company, and now Dragon and Trumpeter the Chinese companies are in. I've built a Tamiya kit that was a rebox of a Pit-Road kit, and am working on a Dragon kit that is also an ex Pit-Road kit. They in turn have a brand named Skywave.

I always thought I'd skip this scale as it's pretty small, but I now love it. The models take up so much less space, cost a lot less, and build up much more quickly. And with few exceptions they are all high quality.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:56 PM

I agree GM, especially with some PE you can make a 1/700 look good. I just still really like 350 but have a ton of 700 as well. You're right about the space though.

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:24 PM

Thanks for the info GM.  The box and instructions are in Japanese and several other asian languages, no English, but the kit does look really well molded.  Not a lot of surface details, but I have a lot of PE to add that sort of stuff.  

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:53 AM

Just got an email that my deck "hardware" has shipped from Shapeways.

Was looking at the hull halves....going to be fun making the supports and epoxying them in for the finial mounts.  

Got 8 bottles of Tamiya XF-69 a year ago in preparation for painting the monster.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 12, 2019 10:21 AM

That whole project looks fun GH. I had a chance to win that monster as a door prize at EagleQuest but didn't drop enough on the tickets to qualify. I figured I did't have to room for it or the 1/200 Arizona that was also there.

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 12, 2019 11:04 AM

I don't have a place for her either.  Asking our state VA main office if they would take her as a permanent display, and explaining what boat it will represent.  Still going to have to get another plaque made for the base.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 12, 2019 11:09 AM

That's an excelent idea GH. What a beautiful display that would make.

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:20 AM
Bakster
I am thinking a possible diorama on the Wisconsin build. What’s with me and dioramas!

 

Really Smile Water?

 

Steve--I thought I'd move the conversation to your GB  thread.  Yes sir, a water dio. I am waffling back and forth on it but I'll probably end up doing it. Will you be doing a water dio too? I hope you do!

You know what I'd really like to do? I'd love to do a water dio but with the added element of the guns firing. Like how you had made the gun turret flame on the tank you built? Similar to that, only more like a ball of flame. It looks doable. I think that the biggest problem is concealing the wires. In 700th scale the guns are DANG small. I would typically run the wires through the guns to conceal them, not sure that is doable at this scale.

Anyway--those are a few ideas rolling around in my noggin.

PS: Last night I worked on cleaning up my bench from the X1 build. My bench is cleaned up and ready to go. I also cracked open the model kit for first looks.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:28 AM

Bakster
Bakster
I am thinking a possible diorama on the Wisconsin build. What’s with me and dioramas!

 

Really Smile Water?

 

Steve--I thought I'd move the conversation to your GB  thread.  Yes sir, a water dio. I am waffling back and forth on it but I'll probably end up doing it. Will you be doing a water dio too? I hope you do!

You know what I'd really like to do? I'd love to do a water dio but with the added element of the guns firing. Like how you had made the gun turret flame on the tank you built? Similar to that, only more like a ball of flame. It looks doable. I think that the biggest problem is concealing the wires. In 700th scale the guns are DANG small. I would typically run the wires through the guns to conceal them, not sure that is doable at this scale.

Anyway--those are a few ideas rolling around in my noggin.

PS: Last night I worked on cleaning up my bench from the X1 build. My bench is cleaned up and ready to go. I also cracked open the model kit for first looks.

 

 

That sounds FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!! 

Sorry to shout but I am inspired... 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:51 AM

Bakster
Will you be doing a water dio too? I hope you do!

But of course.

Bakster
In 700th scale the guns are DANG small. I would typically run the wires through the guns to conceal them, not sure that is doable at this scale.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:57 AM

Bakster
 You know what I'd really like to do? I'd love to do a water dio but with the added element of the guns firing. Like how you had made the gun turret flame on the tank you built? Similar to that, only more like a ball of flame. It looks doable. I think that the biggest problem is concealing the wires. In 700th scale the guns are DANG small. I would typically run the wires through the guns to conceal them, not sure that is doable at this scale.

I've had the same thoughts, but I think 1/350 would be much easier than 1/700. I'm going to be doing some lighting testing soon on some Star Wars Bandai kits. Hopefully, this will enlighten me enough on the complexity of lighting the guns on a ship.

 Bruce

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:02 AM

I'll definitely be watching that to see how it goes on lighting a 1/700.

 

The Admiral is going to go through a good supply of acrylic gel on a 1/350 NC.

 

This is going to be a great time for all of us.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:58 AM

I have seen people do the muzzle flashs and smoke from battleship guns with cotton wool and paint but so far not seen anything try to use LEDs. 

I really want to see how this goes. 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:15 PM

Gamera

I have seen people do the muzzle flashs and smoke from battleship guns with cotton wool and paint but so far not seen anything try to use LEDs. 

I really want to see how this goes. 

 

Gam-- your excitement on this idea is likely to push me over the edge and make me try. Dang it! LOL

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:30 PM

hogfanfs
I've had the same thoughts, but I think 1/350 would be much easier than 1/700. I'm going to be doing some lighting testing soon on some Star Wars Bandai kits. Hopefully, this will enlighten me enough on the complexity of lighting the guns on a ship.

That sound great, HF. Yeah, I'd think 1/350 should be easier in terms of wiring it. There might be a possible advantage with the 1/700, that being scale. On the smaller ship one LED could really light up a gun plume. Smaller scale, smaller plume to light up. I could be wrong, just kind of rings to make sence. Either way it will be an interesting project.

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:31 PM

Gamera
hat sounds FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!!  Sorry to shout but I am inspired... 

 

LOL. Again, dang it!

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:32 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Bakster
Will you be doing a water dio too? I hope you do!

 

But of course.

 

 
Bakster
In 700th scale the guns are DANG small. I would typically run the wires through the guns to conceal them, not sure that is doable at this scale.

 

 

Awesome!

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:11 PM

Thought just hit me....how about some fiber optic for the barrels.  Painted on the outside wouldn't show the light, but should give enough off the end to light up just enough.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:16 PM

goldhammer

Thought just hit me....how about some fiber optic for the barrels.  Painted on the outside wouldn'tshow the light, but should give enough off the end to light up just enough.

 

For me, that is the idea, and I plan to use brass barrels so the brass should be able to hold the light. Please bare with me, this will take me some time to get a prototype built. And I still have to start my British Flag build, which now may end up with this effect too. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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