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USS Des Moines 1/350
Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 27, 2022 3:22 AM

This is the next one on the Slipway for me. Should be fun.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 27, 2022 4:23 AM

These are all the extras you get in a Very Fire Deluxe Kit courtesy of Pontos. This will be a long Build.....Cheers Mark

 

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by lurch on Monday, June 27, 2022 8:38 AM

You will do a fantastic job like you always do. 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, June 27, 2022 8:46 AM

This!

 I will follow with fascination. Why? Well, the particular class was one of the Most Beautiful designs the Navy came up with!

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Posted by jeffpez on Monday, June 27, 2022 10:39 AM

This is a great kit and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'm partly finished with mine and couldn't be happier. It will take some planning because the instructions for the plastic kit make no mention of any of the PE and resin parts but it isn't difficult. My only issue was too many of the PE parts are so small as to be useless.

Have fun and enjoy.

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Posted by warshipguy on Monday, June 27, 2022 10:47 AM

This has always been among my favorite ships! I will follow along. Thanks!

Bill Morrison

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, June 27, 2022 3:54 PM

I'm working on the Salem now.  It's in the same class and is a good looking, heavily armed ship.

My kit is from very fire too but only came with one sheet of photoetch.  This one had been a bit of a challenge and problem from the start.  I had to fix the warpage in th stern section to start with.  Then I found the part numbers were small and not always readable and had to use more light and a magnifying glass for identification.  I even found a part that was shown in the illustrations but had no plastic part for it.  

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 27, 2022 5:01 PM

lurch

You will do a fantastic job like you always do. 

 

 

Thanks for the Vote of Confidence my Friend.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 27, 2022 5:06 PM

Tanker-Builder

This!

 I will follow with fascination. Why? Well, the particular class was one of the Most Beautiful designs the Navy came up with!

 

I first saw this Class on TV when the Salem played the Graf Spee in the Battle of the River Plate Movie and liked the class from then on....Cheers Mark

 

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 27, 2022 5:08 PM

jeffpez

This is a great kit and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'm partly finished with mine and couldn't be happier. It will take some planning because the instructions for the plastic kit make no mention of any of the PE and resin parts but it isn't difficult. My only issue was too many of the PE parts are so small as to be useless.

Have fun and enjoy.

 

 

Thanks Jeff will do. I am used to working in 700 scale P/E so should be some fun. One thing that surprise me was the thick Sprue Gates on the Hull and some Flash. no problems just not expected....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 27, 2022 5:09 PM

warshipguy

This has always been among my favorite ships! I will follow along. Thanks!

Bill Morrison

 

 

Glad you are along for the ride Bill.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 27, 2022 5:10 PM

ikar01

I'm working on the Salem now.  It's in the same class and is a good looking, heavily armed ship.

My kit is from very fire too but only came with one sheet of photoetch.  This one had been a bit of a challenge and problem from the start.  I had to fix the warpage in th stern section to start with.  Then I found the part numbers were small and not always readable and had to use more light and a magnifying glass for identification.  I even found a part that was shown in the illustrations but had no plastic part for it.  

 

 

I had no warpge on mine but totally aree with you on the Parts Numbers on the Sprues. Way too small.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:36 AM

The Hull is now glued and the Decks test fitted. The Internal Hull Bracings are a bit of a sloopy fit and surprisingly the Kit does not come with a Display Stand. I am going to mount her anyway but a Stand would have been a nice addition. More soon.....Cheers mark 

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:36 PM

jeffpez
My only issue was too many of the PE parts are so small as to be useless.

That appears to be a "thing" with Pointos.  (I swear they hired people from Dragon, just so they'd have parts for the sake of having parts.)

And, apparently Pontos thinks all modelers have microscopes . . .

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:45 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
jeffpez
My only issue was too many of the PE parts are so small as to be useless.

 

That appears to be a "thing" with Pointos.  (I swear they hired people from Dragon, just so they'd have parts for the sake of having parts.)

And, apparently Pontos thinks all modelers have microscopes . . .

 

 

And a stiff Drink is needed sometimes also.

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:10 PM

If I drank I would have had a couple with the Salem.  I found a few or more places that were confusing and sometimes hard to read as I was building.  On top of that the painting guide has started to fade away.

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:30 PM

ikar01

If I drank I would have had a couple with the Salem.  I found a few or more places that were confusing and sometimes hard to read as I was building.  On top of that the painting guide has started to fade away.

 

No problerms so far. Here is hoping it stays that way.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by ddp59 on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:46 PM

CapnMac82, i do as have a 1000x usb microscope, don't you?

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:50 AM

Hey!

        I thought all of us had to have one as part of our build bench, Hmmm? I bought mine at an auction for the school district when they were building a new High school where we lived at the time. They auctioned off all the science department's gear. Mine is an old Zeiss that came with a whole case of parts and lenses.

         They bought all new stuff and a company involved with "Dear Old Uncle" (F.D.A.) Donated all new Optical equipment for the lab! Boy, were the school administrators happy! In that day and age we're talking about $100,000,00 worth of gear Now! Probably about $20,000.00 back then!

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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:19 AM

Gee, guys, I feel like a poor boy here.  I only have a 200X optical scope- cheap mass market one, and a 100X USB one.

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:29 PM

I will need all the help I can get. I started on the single Superstructure Part which I have finished adding close 80 P/E Parts to it. This is going to be a long slog.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Friday, July 1, 2022 6:02 AM

Great work. Be sure to look at all the PE illustrations because the same part sometimes shows up in different photos showing parts not previously ID'd. You don't want to find out too late that you missed something.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, July 1, 2022 11:35 AM

Man, is this a "tough room" or what? Big Smile

Not the microscope soe much as needing the micro-surgery manipulators . . .

Color guide for Des Moines not too complicated.  Decks are Dark Gray; verticals are light gray; and the fiddly bits are fiddly.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, July 1, 2022 12:57 PM

Remember the movie "Fantastic Voyage"?

AFA colors, I looked up Salem for ikar.

 

In the 50's she had natural wood decks except for bridge decks, the anchor tackle area, and around the crane at the stern.

Tops of the turrets and 5" gun houses were dark gray.

Fiddly bits were fiddly colored.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 1, 2022 5:10 PM

jeffpez

Great work. Be sure to look at all the PE illustrations because the same part sometimes shows up in different photos showing parts not previously ID'd. You don't want to find out too late that you missed something.

 

Thanks Jeff. Have already noticed what you mentioned about the Parts.....Cheers mark

 

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 1, 2022 5:11 PM

CapnMac82

Man, is this a "tough room" or what? Big Smile

Not the microscope soe much as needing the micro-surgery manipulators . . .

Color guide for Des Moines not too complicated.  Decks are Dark Gray; verticals are light gray; and the fiddly bits are fiddly.

 

 

 

You are not wrong but it will be fun.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 1, 2022 5:12 PM

GMorrison

Remember the movie "Fantastic Voyage"?

AFA colors, I looked up Salem for ikar.

 

In the 50's she had natural wood decks except for bridge decks, the anchor tackle area, and around the crane at the stern.

Tops of the turrets and 5" gun houses were dark gray.

Fiddly bits were fiddly colored.

 

Bill

 

 

Thats the way I am going to portray her Bill....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, July 1, 2022 7:23 PM

nice work mark , gee , PE can be so much fun . Big Smile

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 1, 2022 7:36 PM

steve5

nice work mark , gee , PE can be so much fun . Big Smile

 

 

Thanks Steve. Tell me about it...SHEESH.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 1, 2022 11:05 PM

The next step for me was her Funnel. After a few choice selections of words and some Hours it is now done. More to come soon.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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