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trumpeter 1/200 missouri and full pontos .

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:37 PM


thanks for the link capn , the midwest model shop was the guy I was thinking about .he did get the full pontos kit that I got  and used a fair bit of it , but I will be looking up steve , it seem's every second name on the ship site is a steve . Geeked

often wondered what the bulb was for , now I know .


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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:09 PM

your right about the pe capnmac , their is a lot of it , he said with a shudder

I want to say that Midwest Model Shop built this kit (can't remember if he used Pontos), that ran to like 21 YT episodes.  Was a pretty terrific build for being mostly out of the box (I don't think his Deck Blue was 'blue' enough).

For perserverance with 1/200 Pontos, check out Steve at The Model Shed's series on his 1/200 Hood.  That's up to 30 something episodes and not quite done yet.

His build just confirms (to me) that Pontos hired the guys ar Dragon who would design parts to be 5 things when they could be just one.  Which confirmed my opinion of the Pontos Texas set.  Sigh (Hope the new owner of that is happy.)

That bow is clearly not the shap of Kentucky's, and is an exaggerated form of NJ's

Like Tanker, the fact that no one appears to be able to read body plans and put the bulb on the bow is vexing.  That superfine bow requires a bulb to limit pitching.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:51 AM

Lindbergh got it wrong?


 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:04 AM

You Know;

    You just saved me a bunch of money. If the Iowa is anything like this I won't be buying it either. For all that's Holy, why can't they get the Bow and Stem correct according to photos and plans. They also never include the  Below the waterline Bulb, However small on any ship that has one!. Look at the Box Art. Look at the Wisconsin here at home or the Missouri in Pearl then Compare. They still ain't got it right!

    Even the Large Fletcher by Lindberg is Wrong! Wrong,and Dead Wrong!

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    July 2013
trumpeter 1/200 missouri and full pontos .
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:01 AM

my new build , I had sworn off of pontos , after they ripped me off last time and hearing all the false promoses , on the bismarck . But I found a bloke who did a full build using this PE , so I sucked it up and got their kit , all was there this time round .

your right about the pe capnmac , their is a lot of it , he said with a shudder , the stuff on the left is out of the kit stuff .

all the frets are organised .

this is a tad on the large size .



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