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1/350 ISW Bainbridge-CGN-25

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1/350 ISW Bainbridge-CGN-25
Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, January 16, 2016 10:35 PM

Got in the mail the other day. Post photos tomorrow.

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, January 17, 2016 2:04 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, January 17, 2016 2:05 PM
Just prime the hull.
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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, January 17, 2016 2:06 PM

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Posted by JayW on Sunday, January 17, 2016 2:22 PM
Look forward to see this build, not one you see often

Currentely Building: 1/35 Ford Quad FAT + QF25,

In queue: 1/35 Hobby Boss VK1602, 1/400 HMS Illustrious, 1/700 HMS Broadsword

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, January 18, 2016 11:47 AM
Thanks, have a lot on my hands now.
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Posted by Jester75 on Monday, January 18, 2016 11:54 AM

Interesting. Think I'll tag along if you don't mind!

Eric

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, January 18, 2016 12:01 PM
No problem.
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Posted by warshipguy on Monday, January 18, 2016 4:33 PM

I love this particular ship and am looking forward to your progress with great interest!

Bill

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Posted by mfsob on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6:55 PM

I remember building the plastic kit of this, either Revell or Monogram (I think Revell) and thinking how cool and space aged the missiles looked. Yeah, I'm old.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 8:08 PM

mfsob

I remember building the plastic kit of this, either Revell or Monogram (I think Revell) and thinking how cool and space aged the missiles looked. Yeah, I'm old.

 

I had a model by AURORA.

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=2666&page=1

 

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, March 06, 2016 11:30 AM
update tonight.
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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, June 06, 2016 9:11 PM
Had to scrub her. Too much resin oil.
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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, July 22, 2016 9:57 PM
o.k. the flattops have been taken too much of my time. Monday should be a all day build on her.
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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, August 03, 2018 3:51 PM
Update this weekend!
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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, August 04, 2018 11:19 AM

Hmmm;

 Although it's been a while I think I'll tag along too .I always thought she was an unusual layout for a U.S.N. Ship . One thing I always liked though was the Knuckled hull . It sheds water a lot better than most folks think .

 My experience with this design is less water on deck in rough weather and what there is is milder in comparison to the smooth hull design .

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, October 07, 2018 3:09 PM
Rework the aft housing to 1977. Have some photos tonight.
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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, October 08, 2018 4:56 PM

     The aft section is almost done.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:37 PM

Hi;

 I always like this design . It seems the Navy was experimenting with deckhouse placement and seaworthiness .  

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Posted by raider-hall on Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:54 PM

    Almost done. Need to replace decals. Little one got a hold of them.

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Posted by surfsup on Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:56 PM

Very nice work.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:41 PM

Tanker - Builder

 I always like this design . It seems the Navy was experimenting with deckhouse placement and seaworthiness .  

They really were.

The need to build the missiles to suit the action meant needing hangar-like spaces to make up the parts.  Those spaces then had to be aligned to the launcher rail loading stations.  Which meant getting them up near to main and weather decks.

To keep things complicated, the various missile parts needed elevators to draw them out of magazines (doubly true for Special Weapon warheads which needed even more magazine security).

And a lot of this was the Venn diagram of missile CEP, estimated time and detection range of potential enemies, flight times and the like, which necessitated either very large warheads or special weapons.  The combined missile weights then requiring additional boosters to get them to target, which became one more thing to assemble on the missiles to demand.  Boosters were also requireed to get the rirds up to speeds where their ramjet engines would run, too.

Improvements in technology shrank the size of guidance packages.  Whic halso hugely improved CEP.  Also, better rocket fuels allowed reductions in airframe size and need for boosters.  Better refinement of potential enemy targets also helped, if largely by reducing the need for special weapons for War loading, too.

Which allowed standardizing on a standardized missile which could be preloaded and staced in a magazine which was also the launch array.  Which reduced the number of moving parts and crew manning and the like, but, mostly reduced the need for deckhouses.

Which is a complicated esthetic for me.  Ok, we don't get to poke all those pretty blue-and-white dummies up o nthe rails.  But, there's a menance in that nice flat deck with its unassuming doors seeming more intense than splinterplate deckhouses with funny angles and lots of empty space seemingly wasted.

Bainbrdige was always one of my faves, a sence of barracuda to that long bow.  An elegance we'd not see again until the Californias were launched.  Which had a nice symmetry with the implied power of a bluefin tuna.

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:13 PM

    Almost done.

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Posted by ejhammer on Saturday, February 23, 2019 1:58 PM

Very, Very nice.

 

EJ

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:54 AM
Thank You EJ!
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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:23 AM

Hi CapnMac82 ;

 Did you have to mention Bluefin Tuna ? I worked every summer on either one or the other Uncles Tuna Clippers . One west coast , one east coast, Whichever needed an extra family member .Gees ! those fishys were big . ! 

 But You are right .She ( The Bainbridge, and some others had a sinister look to them .) T.B.

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