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USS Des Moines 1/350

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 5:16 AM

Did all that PE come with the kit?  Mine didn't cover the funnels at all, it hand mostlyt railings and stairs with a few extras.

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:08 AM

ikar01

Did all that PE come with the kit?  Mine didn't cover the funnels at all, it hand mostlyt railings and stairs with a few extras.

 

 

I have the deluxe version which came with it all.....Cheers Mark

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:56 PM

YIKES !!!

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:37 AM

Tanker-Builder

YIKES !!!

 

 

Double YIKES. Oh what fun lays ahead.....Cheers Mark

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, July 4, 2022 12:13 AM

Have now started to Detail her Main Turrets. The Base P/E Parts have now been added with more to come. Will have some more Pics up soon.....Cheers mark

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:17 AM

I have been working on her dual 5 Inch Mounts. The first  Pics are what you get from the Box and the remainder are the upgraded Versions. More to come soon.....Cheers mark

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:18 PM

neat work mark .

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:26 PM

steve5

neat work mark .

 

 

Thanks Steve.

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Thursday, July 7, 2022 11:43 PM

Now onto her 12 3 Inch Mounts. Oh what fun. Each mount has 5 Resin, 7 P/E and 2 Brass Barrels. Glad that is done. Will have some more for you soon.....Cheers mark

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  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Friday, July 8, 2022 5:50 AM

My earlier remark about there being too many small PE parts comes to mind when seeing your work on the Bofors. I gave up on some of them and didn't add the extra parts. Your work is very impressive.

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 8, 2022 6:13 AM

jeffpez

My earlier remark about there being too many small PE parts comes to mind when seeing your work on the Bofors. I gave up on some of them and didn't add the extra parts. Your work is very impressive.

 

 

Thanks Mate much appreciated. I made a mistake though. They are 3 Inch Mounts.....Cheers mark

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, July 8, 2022 11:52 AM

Awesome work. I believe that the PE is beyond my abilities (gues I'll find out when I start up again on my ALASKA). I am a bit confused by the framework on the forward end of the primary turrets; never seen that sort of platform? on the big guns before and don't see it in any photos of the ship.

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Posted by ddp59 on Friday, July 8, 2022 12:54 PM

agreed & the ship never had them. https://www.navsource.org/archives/04/134/04134.htm

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, July 8, 2022 1:05 PM

It looks like an empty case basket positioned under the ejector tubes.

 

Bill

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 8, 2022 5:47 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

Awesome work. I believe that the PE is beyond my abilities (gues I'll find out when I start up again on my ALASKA). I am a bit confused by the framework on the forward end of the primary turrets; never seen that sort of platform? on the big guns before and don't see it in any photos of the ship.

 

Thanks Mate. Unsure about the Platforms.  They could hve been retroffited but cannot find any Photos.....Cheers mark

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 8, 2022 5:48 PM

GMorrison

It looks like an empty case basket positioned under the ejector tubes.

 

Bill

 

 

Possible Bill but cannot find any Photos. I wonder what Very Fire used as a reference..??

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:10 AM

Onto the next stage of the Build. Test Fitting her Bridge Structure and have completed 4 of the 6 Main Rangefinders. Will have some more for you soon.....Cheers mark

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:35 PM

nice work as always mark , man all that PE came with the kit . Surprise

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:53 PM

steve5

nice work as always mark , man all that PE came with the kit . Surprise

 

 

Thanks Steve and yes it all came with the Kit.....Cheers mark

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 15, 2022 6:58 PM

Just a quick update. Her Fore and Mainmasts are now completed. More Photos to come soon.....Cheers Mark

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  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Friday, July 15, 2022 11:00 PM

beautiful work.  my compliments to the chef!

Bob

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 15, 2022 11:08 PM

Luvspinball

beautiful work.  my compliments to the chef!

Bob

 

 

Thanks Bob much appreeciated.....Cheers Mark

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, July 15, 2022 11:22 PM

what bob said .Bow Down

 

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Posted by surfsup on Friday, July 15, 2022 11:41 PM

steve5

what bob said .Bow Down

 

 

Thanks Mate much appreciated.....Cheers Mark

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