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USS Arizona Memorial - Revell, Shapeways - 1/426:1/429 scale - by SigEp Ziggy

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  • Member since
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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
USS Arizona Memorial - Revell, Shapeways - 1/426:1/429 scale - by SigEp Ziggy
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 6:59 AM

I want to build a diorama of the Arizona Memorial. I will use online images and information to build a reasonable model of the hallowed subject. 

I found an image of a bronze replica of the memorial and of the Arizona herself. I'll use these as a guide.

The catastrophic explosion the doomed her, lifted the armored deck from the hull and when it came down, a lot of the bow section underneath was gone. This explains the iconic picture of the superstructure bent forward.

From the drawing, the port hull forward of the superstructure is bowed outward. The bow armored deck is sunken down into the hull and the keel must of fractured due to the portion of the bow that does not line up with the stern deck.

I started by assembling the basic model. All that is needed is the port and starboard hulls, the main decks, the second deck, two turrets and one set of guns.

I traced the outline of the inverted hull onto cardboard and had a local copy shop match the drawing to the size.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:28 AM

this looks interesting and lots of research .

Nick.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:04 AM

Hi;

   I will be watching with interest.you could go to 1/700 and include the Missouri as well, I think .This will be interesting .. T.B.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:28 AM

Lookinf great!  Interesting idea.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by ddp59 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:35 AM

Ziggy, cut all the railings off the main & upper decks when the decks are in place so not to cause a step between decks & hull. using that same model to build 17 OBBs from the Wyoming class to the Colorado class. http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=165105

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:11 PM

ddp59
using that same model to build 17 OBBs from the Wyoming class to the Colorado class.

If need some of the spare parts I won't be using, let me know.

Also, ddp59, I want to build the USS Idaho BB-42, maybe you could help me with that conversion?

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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Posted by ddp59 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:06 PM

i replied to your post in my OBB thread but will ask here too, what scale & what time period? still check my reply in my thread as i left a link there for some Idaho plans.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:26 PM

If you get Smithsonian, Nat Geo, or American history channels, look for an episode of drain the ocean, they did one on Pearl. Part of it was on our Lady.

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Posted by lowfly on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:01 PM
This looks like it will be awesome! Been there and i know this will do her justice. Are you going to replica the bronze statue or are you going to use acrylic to replica the water? I'd love to see the acrylic version. You could even replicate the "Black Tears" Following this with great interest
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:48 PM

Hi;

    You know there must've been a full load of fuel in the remaining tanks.I thought they drained some. But she still weeps. 

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:29 AM

The bronze image is about the right size, however this is what I want to model only much smaller.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:26 PM

Thanks David, I had not seen the moorings before, so that is cool and I will order them. I tried to start a thread at shipmodels.info but I get a message to wait for them to be approved.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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Posted by ddp59 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:30 PM

thread was approved as i posted to it. did you get my email?

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:34 PM

Sigep Ziggy

Thanks David, I had not seen the moorings before, so that is cool and I will order them. I tried to start a thread at shipmodels.info but I get a message to wait for them to be approved.

 

Sig...he shows a set of the 1941 moorings are available.

I'm looking forward to the build.

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:04 AM

I removed the molded on railings from hull halves and based on the drawings, marked the part of the hull that needs to be removed to replicate the damage from the magazine explosion.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:47 AM

Caught my eye happy to follow along with this Wip and subject matter. 

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Monday, July 29, 2019 6:41 AM

Thanks for showing intrest, I too was established in 1961 and have ties to county Cork.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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Posted by ddp59 on Monday, July 29, 2019 7:44 AM

me, county clare.

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Thursday, August 01, 2019 8:51 PM

I cut out one of the enlarged photos and matched some parts to them. You can see how much I have bow the port and starboard bow sections.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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Posted by ddp59 on Friday, August 02, 2019 9:15 AM

do you have access to a heat gun or even a hand held hair dryer?

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 02, 2019 11:15 AM

Ziggy, see if you can get ahold of Stillwell's book about BB-39.

Mine unfortunately is in some box (I hope) out in the barn.

There's a chapter about the salvage operation which went on for several years.

It includes your drawings and quite a few others plus a lot of photographs.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 02, 2019 11:31 AM

Zig;

   Hey ? Why don't you use a heat gun on those damaged areas .I believe it would look better .

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 02, 2019 12:03 PM

I'll be following.

This is something I've been wanting to do for years but just didn't have the skillset at the time, now I just don't have the time.

My dream is now to replcate her shortly after the attack prior to the masts and weckage removal.

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    March, 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, August 02, 2019 7:28 PM

Thanks for all the great advice and interest in my build. I have a plan, hope it works!

David, I printed the Polish/English copy on the Idaho. I can't thank you enough. Totally awesome!

Mr Morrison, I would love to get a copy of the book you mentioned, the copies I found on-line are not very clear and the photos of the model in Pearl are mostly vacationer photos. I can use my imagination and see how she turns out.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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    March, 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, August 03, 2019 6:48 AM

I have put together a temporary mock up and will fine tune it later.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:24 AM

Thank you Model Monkey! I got the moorings yesterday and saw your note, thanks again. I ordered the memorial from Shapeways, however, have not received it yet.

Now much of an update, had to work this weekend (my turn), so just a photo.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

  • Member since
    March, 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:04 PM

Working on the Arizona Memorial. I have a photo I will be using as the size of the diorama, working on no 2 turret, mud lines on the hull and now have both the moorings and memorial.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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    February, 2018
  • From: North Carolina, USA
Posted by Model Monkey on Friday, August 16, 2019 10:32 PM

Big Smile

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