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Grafting a Revell USS Forrestal lower hull to the 1/547 USS Midway

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  • Member since
    July 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:33 PM

You're a madman Bill but I have to say, very beautiful work there sir!

Steve

       

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:53 PM

Thank you.

The cougars were decent, I could have spent more time on the leading edges. I used BMF, which has a way of showing all the flaws.

The gear were little pegs. I have a big set of 1/700 Trumpeter F4F's, of which I used six on the Bogue. Their gear were totally incorrct- wing mounted like an F6F. If I ever build up more, I'd make fuselage mounted ones.

So the extras worked well for the Cougars front gear.

As for the wing mounted ones, I glued little square doors to the outsides of the (trimmed down) pegs, and half round discs below. Sounds harder that it actually was.

I build a bunch of Mk 51 (I think) radar gun directors- Revell had little square pegs. Again, the punch set makes a great tool.

3" guns, new main mast.

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    February 2004
Posted by dhenning on Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:35 PM

Fantastic work!  I have the Ranger to build from the old Revell kit.  Good to know that below the waterline at least is acceptable!

  • Member since
    April 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:04 PM

except for the missing bulb bow & bilge keels.

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:12 PM

Very nice Bill. Tks for sharing and for the tips! 

 

Keep on building!

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, August 7, 2020 5:40 AM

Impressive work,all of that surgery,something I wouldn't even think of doing.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 7, 2020 6:23 PM

 

 I'll show how I fixed the bulb when I'm done

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    February 2020
  • From: South Carolina, USA
Posted by ChrisSC on Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:11 PM

Wow, that came out great.

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:06 PM

Great looking model. Would it be possible for you to take a few photos with a quarter or dime in the picture? It's difficult to judge the size of your model.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:29 PM

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GMorrison

Thank you, Bill. I was hoping you would see this, as the instigator of the project. 

I think I've come up with a pretty straight forward approach to adding the prow bulge.

It's sort of an odd one as it Widens the bottom of the ship a little but does not protrude forward. So the model will remain the same in side profile.

ourtesy navsource and this was the FDR, but it will do.

 

It went well. The bulge is really a widening of the keel and needed careful planning to add.

I did a 3 view sketch over enlarged plans from the www and built up a minimum set of layers onto which I would putty the curves.

 

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Friday, September 11, 2020 9:23 AM

Bill, that is somewhat what i do but i use more plastic to buildup that area so i can carve, grind & sand to shape without having to use putty. i use this method from from the New Mexico's to the Colorado's in my OBB Arizona kitbash thread.

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=165105

i don't think you added enough plastic to the back of the bow area.

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