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Trumpeter USS Indianapolis CA-35 1945
Posted by infofrog on Friday, December 14, 2018 6:23 PM

USS Indianapolis CA-35 Build 
Trumpeter USS Indianapolis CA-35 1945 Scale 1/350 
I been wanting to build a ship for some time . I decided on the kit . Later on in the build , I will be adding the Japan Submarine that sank the USS Indianapolis . 
Please enjoy the build .

 

 

 

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Posted by infofrog on Friday, December 14, 2018 6:24 PM

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Posted by TigerII on Friday, December 14, 2018 6:29 PM

Nice choice. I'm in a group build now, but once I'm finished with that, I'll be building my ship. Are you making this as a full hull or waterline build? I'm making mine as a waterline; I just can't see a ship out of water.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:00 PM

I will really enjoy following a long this build.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:16 PM

this should be good , are going to do a diorama ?

steve5

 

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Posted by infofrog on Friday, December 14, 2018 8:20 PM

Thanks all for the replies .

Since this is my 2nd ship build . This  will be  straight Out of the box build . 

I ask my wife for Christmas the Japan Sub that sank the Indianapolis .

.

Rick 

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Posted by surfsup on Friday, December 14, 2018 8:31 PM

Very nice. Will be watching this one....Cheers mark

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:25 AM

started 1st page . Assemble the Hull

Rick

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Posted by ejhammer on Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:07 AM
Will be watching with interest. I'm doing the 1/350 Missouri. EJ

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Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:15 AM

I personally like the way Trumpeter do their Hulls now instad of the waterline option with that shocking red lower Hull. Off to a nice start.....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 infofrog on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:04 PM

I have the deck glue into place . I finished step 3 and started on step 4

Rick 

 

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Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:22 PM

I added some Photo Etch . It really help the look out . I should bought the photo etch detail kit for this model .

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, December 22, 2018 4:06 PM

Little update . The little photo etch really does help

Rick

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, December 22, 2018 4:49 PM

that really adds to the overall effect rick , should look great when it is painted .

steve5

 

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:06 PM

steve5

that really adds to the overall effect rick , should look great when it is painted .

steve5

 

Thank you 

Rick

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, December 24, 2018 4:30 AM

Really nice work with the P/E Rick. Coming along very well indeed.....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 infofrog on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 9:25 AM

The family got me the Japanese Sub I wanted for this build . Very nice kit

Rick 

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, December 29, 2018 3:59 PM

I got new Photo Etch kit for this ship . Its been interesting working on this mast . Looks better

Rick 

 I deleted the photos . I have Scottrc email me . I had so issue with my photos 

Thanks Scottrc

Rick 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:03 PM

look's great rick , not sure if talent's would be able to get that sort of finish , but very interested watching .

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, December 29, 2018 10:29 PM

You're doing a fine job on the PE!

Just make sure to think about the order of attaching the photo etched material .. escpecially the railings - although there shouldn't ever be any problem with a little forethought. I, however, have managed to make trouble for myself more than once while building kits when my brain has not served to anticipate the easiest progression in the build.Embarrassed

Mike

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Posted by docidle on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:19 PM

Great job so far. I have the 1944 version and am looking forward to your posts.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:17 AM

Thank you All 

The Photo Etch is pretty hard to work with 

Rick

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 30, 2018 11:07 AM

Looking good.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by infofrog on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:24 PM

I added some more Photo etch ladders ans 1 basket . I also added couple guns one the side

Rick 

 

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:06 PM

The Brass Mast really looks great and will add strength when you rig her.....Cheers mark

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:29 PM

The Indy is looking great can't wait to see her finished.

Clint

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Posted by infofrog on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 10:33 AM

Thank you all 

 

Added some railing . Another nice little touch

Rick 

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Posted by tigerman on Saturday, January 05, 2019 8:28 PM

Will follow with interest. Love the US treaty cruisers.

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Posted by gene1 on Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:11 AM

It really looks great rick. How will you paint it? Spray the blue deck from above & the side gray from below. That is a great idea to glue it together first. My I-58 is the AKV too. Real nice kit.

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Posted by ejhammer on Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:18 AM

1943Mike

You're doing a fine job on the PE!

Just make sure to think about the order of attaching the photo etched material .. escpecially the railings - although there shouldn't ever be any problem with a little forethought. I, however, have managed to make trouble for myself more than once while building kits when my brain has not served to anticipate the easiest progression in the build.Embarrassed

 

 

Really nice work. I too struggle with some of the PE bits, but overall, I think they add greatly to the build. Some of the really tiny and fiddly bits, I just take "old guy's" liscense and don't use them.

I don't want to hijack this thread, but I do have a question for 1943 Mike.

What is your preferred order of assembly progress? I'm doing the Missouri in 1945 with a Pontos aftermarket, and have already gotten into trouble in places.

 

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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