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Just read a great book .
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 06, 2019 12:28 PM

I just finished the book on the U.S.S.Houston .

   What Model can I use as a base for her .Would the U.S.S. Indianapolis work ? T.B.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 06, 2019 1:13 PM

Or maybe the 1942 USS San Francisco. The hull dimensions are closer there. I wonder if there is a resin kit out there of the Galloping Ghost...

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, June 06, 2019 1:18 PM

Well they are different classes you know, but the have the same triple 8 inch turrets and they are about the same size. Lot of work but why not?

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 06, 2019 1:59 PM

I looked on Iron Shipwrights, and there is a 1/350 resin USS Houston kit available on that site. Of course it costs two to three times as much as a Trumpeter San Francisco or Indianapolis.   

Seriously, in 1/350 injection molded plastic kits, IJN WWII cruisers have the widest amount of kits available. I think you could combine the USN, RN, DKM, and Italian navy kits of 1/350 WWII cruisers to get the equal amount of types in injection molded plastic.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, June 06, 2019 2:07 PM

Injection molded 1/700 cruisers are another story. While I couldn't find a Northampton, I imagine Skywave or someone must have made one. Check out my Juneau WIP.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, June 06, 2019 2:14 PM

Freetime has a number of resin models in the class for $ 60, which is not bad.

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Posted by Nino on Thursday, June 06, 2019 3:47 PM

TB,

     Start saving your "bit" coins.   (Is that Coins with teeth-marks or Byte marks?)

 As Stikpusher said, the USS Houston is available in 1/350:

http://ironshipwrights.com/pages/houston.html

  It works out to $234 plus shipping.

 

     If you really want to try a "Houston" 1/700, I have a USS Chester (Northhampton class CA), in resin somewhere.  I got it as part of a "lot" purchase. I recall it had some painting done and is missing some parts but hull and most of the superstructure as well as turrets are there.  PM or email me.

    Jim

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, June 07, 2019 9:20 AM

I got into ship modeling after reading a couple of Hornblower novels when I was in grade school.  Up till that time I had modeled only airplanes.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, June 07, 2019 11:18 AM

Jim;

 I do appreciate the offer.Please don't think less of me if I decline .I had to give away All my resin stuff due to two things. Most were 1/700 which is now to small for me to work on the way I shake and, Second I developed an allergy to resin products in any form .

     If I get within any area where resin is even in the air( the fumes ) I get all choked up and have breathing problems.

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Posted by Nino on Friday, June 07, 2019 11:38 AM

Understood.

 Doc, My offers are always free; anything you need.

Will you try for an Indianapolis kit and re-work it?

The Portland(Indianapolis) class was the replacement for the Northampton class (Houston) and has many similarities.

Regarding the kits:  The stern area is slightly different between the Trumpeter and Academy kits of the Indianapolis and I am not sure which might be best choice to " simulate" the Houston. 

   Jim.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, June 10, 2019 10:19 AM

Hi Jim;

 Yeah, I have two Indianapolises.(Indianapoli?) Both Christmas gifts . From different parts of the country .So I could do it .We'll see.

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