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Can't help but Wonder

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Can't help but Wonder
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, May 4, 2024 8:12 AM
We have a fair collection of Civilian ships if you know where to look: Now my question is this. Revell, at one time led the way. The detail wasn't bad on those often "Box-Scale ships". But as I build This "Soya: 3rd. Corp vessel my mind drifts into this thought. If Hasegawa can make a ship in 1/351 that you actually put the deck gear on, why didn't REVELL do the same? I intentionally stripped the "Doctor Lykes" version of the ubiquitous C-3 freighter that's been around for years. I mean everything. After careful measurements i even removed ALL the cabin and superstructure. Re- Engineering it to have separate bulkheads allowed me to put more detail on her. Even down to the deck winches, and assorted deck gear. The decks look busier fr some reasons and I only swapped parts. That were visual. Much better looking vessel. so, I went back and did it to the S.S.United States, She looks so much better.
  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 4, 2024 11:00 AM

Well they screwed up the T2.

A lot of " impressive" pipe all over the deck that turns out to be the vent pipes for the holds that runs to the mast. Hand wheels on stems to open the below deck valves represented by plastic upside down "garbage cans".

I ditched the kit deck and started over with fresh styrene.

Hasegawa likes museum ships. Soya and Mikasa.



 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, May 4, 2024 4:26 PM

Hi Bill!

 Actually, if you know the tank Pipes for certain sections went to certain places on deck and where the offput and input valves wher.


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