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hobby boss USS arizona 1/350 BB-39 [1941]

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, April 12, 2019 8:22 PM

love it goldhammer

 

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:39 AM

 
goldhammer

The turret tops were division colors and what position she was in the division.  Made it easier to identify from the spotter aircraft.

I believe #3 was not painted because of the cat on top of it.

 
 
      Absolutely right!  Division colors to be seen from the Air.   Those turret top colors disappeared pretty quick though. No sense telling your foe what ship they are bombing.
 
     Germans used similar turret top coloring throughout the war too. Different colors at different times on the turret tops.  I understand the Germans painted over them once at sea and away from "friendly" aircraft.  Swastika on bow also covered over when at sea: ID'ing a ship too easy and what a nice aiming point.  Check on Bismarck, Scharnhorst, and Gneisenau History and various Ship Forums for some interesting write-ups.
 
Turret Three did matter.  No "Color" on any BB.
 
Those colors:
Some really GODD STUFF...
Arizona Plans courtesy of TracyWhite:
http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/BB39/BOGP/
 Great rigging examples.
 
Thank You Tracy!
         Jim.
 
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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:55 AM

thank's nino , that will come in handy mate . well so much for out of the box .!

found the wood deck at a great price so I thought why not . then I thought a bit of PE can't hurt . I thought I was only getting I sheet , so surprised to see this lot and I'm getting worried , so then I had get the metal barrels and pedestals , this couple of weeks build has suddenly turned into about a 6 month build sssheesh .

as a side note my LHS , said MM musn't be making sea blue anymore . no corresponding number here in aust . so I got some dark sea blue instead and will lighten it with some flat white , see what happens .

 

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Posted by Michael D. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:06 AM

Steve those accessories are going to add so much to the finished look, time to roll up the sleeves there mate!, cheers.

 

Michael D.

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    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:20 AM

Steve, I have this kit as well. I will be watching your build with a personal interest. I, like, you, have already purchased the wood deck and numerous PE as well as barrels. Your efforts will be a great opportunity for me to learn through proxy what it is all about.

Eats Popping the popcorn and sitting on this one...

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Done

- 1/16 Field Marshall Romell - Done

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

 

 

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:32 AM

steve5

"...then I thought a bit of PE can't hurt . I thought I was only getting I sheet , so surprised to see this lot and I'm getting worried , so then I had get the metal barrels and pedestals , this couple of weeks build has suddenly turned into about a 6 month build sssheesh .

as a side note my LHS , said MM musn't be making sea blue anymore . no corresponding number here in aust . so I got some dark sea blue instead and will lighten it with some flat white , see what happens .

 

     No not 6 months,  a bit more.  235 days till & December 7.   There's a date you can shoot for.

 I think that's more PE than I have bought in the entire last year. Fortunately it's 1/350 so you have a better chance of finding it in the carpet.

That 5-N and 5-S were pretty dark.  I think most folks who used 5-N out of the bottle found it to be too dark for the scale.  I know TankerBuilder and I both knocked models to the floor when that Camo color (& 20-B on the deck), hid our respective models during a simple reach across the desk.  Yep, Camouflaged.  Go with Lighter as you mentioned.

How is the Stern hull at the area near the Props?  Is it a bit concave?  I do not have the kit but  I understand it is somewhat of a copy of Revells Original Arizona and it did have that 1 major hull error.

      Jim

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:34 AM

Steve-  you seem to suffer the same afflliction as the rest of us....can't leave well enough alone.Embarrassed

All the goodies will add to her, good on ya!

 

As an aside take a look back out on the gallery page...a beautiful rendition of the Trumpy 1/200 in a store in Arizona.

 

Nino- Remembered seeing that division chart before.  Thanks for pulling it out of the files.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:15 AM

goldhammer
Steve- you seem to suffer the same afflliction as the rest of us....can't leave well enough alone.Embarrassed

That sure does hit home. Tongue Tied Speaking of me, I mean.

Steve, I'll be keeping an eye on this too, been  decades since building a ship, let alone a warship.

-Greg

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    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:10 PM

Steve,

I’m pulling up a chair on this one. Just my two cents, but I’ve been using ColourCoat paints more and more lately. Granted, it’s more cleanup but there’s something really satisfying about using enamels again, at least for me.

The other thing I really like is that I’m not trying to match colors with the different brands. After 35 years of creating and matching colors, I must be getting lazy in my old age.

As I said, just my two cents bud.

Steve

       

 

 

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    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:50 PM

Steve I am anxious to watch your Arizona. You are a great builder, one of the best. Watch using any MM where you have to mask. Nearly every time I have used it , it has peeled off with the masking tape. They have great colors, but I have about stopped using it as it not only peels, but dries in the bottle fast & clogs my airbrush. I love Tamiya & have no problem with it. 

    I thin my Tamiya with denatured alcohol & it works way better than Tamiyas thinner. I have been doing that for years. With the black boot stripe , you have to mask. I often don;t prime Tamiya.

  I am too old to change paints because there is a learning process.

       Off the subject, I am reading Shinano, bythe Archerfish's Captain, Joe Enright. It is about the US sub that sank the Jap 70,000 ton carrier Shinano. Anyone with any interest in WW2 & subs would really enjoy it. I got it for $10 shipped on ebay. The Japs had turned the Yamato's sister ship into a carrier. 

     

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:51 PM

Steve I am anxious to watch your Arizona. You are a great builder, one of the best. Watch using any MM where you have to mask. Nearly every time I have used it , it has peeled off with the masking tape. They have great colors, but I have about stopped using it as it not only peels, but dries in the bottle fast & clogs my airbrush. I love Tamiya & have no problem with it. 

    I thin my Tamiya with denatured alcohol & it works way better than Tamiyas thinner. I have been doing that for years. With the black boot stripe , you have to mask. I often don;t prime Tamiya.

  I am too old to change paints because there is a learning process.

       Off the subject, I am reading Shinano, bythe Archerfish's Captain, Joe Enright. It is about the US sub that sank the Jap 70,000 ton carrier Shinano. Anyone with any interest in WW2 & subs would really enjoy it. I got it for $10 shipped on ebay. The Japs had turned the Yamato's sister ship into a carrier. 

     

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:54 AM

thankyou gentlemen , boy talk about pressure Embarrassed , I have to put this build on hold for a little while , I have to fly down to adelaide , for family reasons . still a bit worried about the PE . really haven't done too much of it  , but one must try .

docidle- steve , unfortunately my wife has only one good lung , and we live in a cottage style house , so no enamels sorry mate . but I will be going with a colour i like , being old an all Geeked

gene - thanks for the tip on MM paint's , will have to think of something mate . never heard of denatured alcahol . that book sounds like a good read .

 

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    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:58 AM

steve5

gene - thanks for the tip on MM paint's , will have to think of something mate . never heard of denatured alcahol . that book sounds like a good read .

Denatured alcohol (in the States) is ethyl alcohol, high proof, with a poisonous substance added so that the alcohol cannot/should not be drunk.  It is a hardware store item.   I have used Expo Dry Erase board cleaner for the same purpose of thinning Tamiya paints. 

You could probably substitute Gin or Vodka but Whisky would be a waste

For an out of the bottle acrylic 5S Sea Blue paint AK Interactive has that color in one of their US Navy Camouflage paint sets.  See the recent discussion thread on naval paints

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:31 AM

I have used isopropyl alcohol with good results. It's sold as "rubbing" alchohol. The trick is to minimize the impurities in it, so I use the 90% solution.

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:53 PM

Don't know if you can get ethol alcahol here over the counter , but l do have 100/  isopropyl will have to try it , thanks gmorrison

 

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