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trumpeter 1/200 missouri and full pontos .

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:44 PM

steve5

the bridge painted .

the forward funnel , this was a lot of sub assemblies to make a sub assembly .

Looking good.
And an excellent example of needing reference photos--lid of Iowa's conning tower was given deck grey paint, ut not Missouri.

Here's what the flying bridge greeblies look like at 1:1

And, presently, at Pearl:

This may be Iowa--but the WWII towers had plain slits:

The boxes are part of changes added after the war:

Still, splendid stuff.

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  • From: North Carolina, USA
Posted by Model Monkey on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:23 PM

Looks great!

For enjoyment and comparison, here are some wartime and immediate post-war USS Missouri bridge reference photos for you:

http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/016326c.jpg

http://navsource.org/archives/01/063/016329.jpg

For fun, here's a wartime photo of sistership New Jersey taken after her "round bridge" was modified to look very much like Missouri's "square bridge".

http://navsource.org/archives/01/062/016293.jpg

Here's a wartime photo of sistership USS Wisconsin:'s bridge and conning tower:

http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/016421.jpg

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:50 PM

thanks for that M.M. , they really were alike , would have liked to have seen them in colour , just to see how far off I was .

not through war time , but I would have liked to have gone for a spin in something that big and graceful .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:20 PM

been a bit since I have posted , so I started to glue the super structure together . lots still to go on it , but it's looking alright .

the reason for said delay .

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:17 PM

Ut oh, a toe licker.  That will keep you busy, should make a great bench buddy

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:29 PM

steve5

the reason for said delay .

 

Ah, an indisputale reason for many delays, interruptions, and new-found havoc.

But, also uncomparable joy, fun, and fulfillment in life, too

(Your forward Mk 37 is pointing aft, which is a legitimate train angle for the director, ut might be confusing for casual viewers.)

Dang, glad MM dug up those navsource photos--even if it make be look less-smart.  References rule!

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:37 PM

Thanks capn , you will have to excuse my mistake , I did know it was back to front , but it had been glued for a few days , before I realised it , and it was too fragile to try and unglue it .

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:38 PM

Hey Steve, the superstructure looks awesome. It is nice and tight. This will be an excellent ship for display.

Congrats on the Puppy! Looks like a cutie...

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, October 22, 2021 10:57 PM

thanks steve , he wasn't too cute the other night , ate through the wires on my wi-fi .

the rear funnel amd A and B turrets on , still lots to go .

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 22, 2021 11:45 PM

steve5
thanks steve , he wasn't too cute the other night , ate through the wires on my wi-fi .

Yes my friend. That is the other side of the coin. You better batten down the hatches for the next several years.

 Nice work, Steve. Looking real good.

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:54 PM

Super work on this battlewagon!

It's astonishing, to me who is forever screwing up PE on ship models, how you have managed to get yours done so nicely. Just that round radar would have driven me up the wall!

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, October 24, 2021 5:20 PM

steve5
ate through the wires on my wi-fi .

Sigh.

Cat5 network cable
Power supply wire for the laptop
Boxes of tool bits
Shoes
Bits of wood off the wood pile
Was a never ending story

Spent a minor fortune at Petsmart getting chew toys and kong and getting treat to stuff in toys and kong that directed the chewing . . .

Luckily, already had skills for crimping on Cat5 connectors (and bulk supply of cable) and eBay has come to the rescue for power supplys & cables for same.

Been a couple of years to get to equalibrium.  And, still toys get moved around.

Been lesser days and greaters ones--would not trade them for the "now" though.

Mind the minor terror is currently napping on my foot, too . . .

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, October 24, 2021 8:02 PM

cheers for that mike , mind you I have a few rungs carved into my wall mate .

starting to find out what you mean capn , spent a minor fortune on chew toys , and his favourite ones are my waste basket , which is now on top of my desk , and my big toes .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, October 25, 2021 10:48 PM

was about to move forward , when I realised i hadn't done the baskets . which gave all sorts of problems trying to glue up , when I remembered about soldering . much easier .

there are two different sizes .

and lots of different stands for them .

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:18 AM

most of the superstructure is complete , will finish the rest at the end . 

starting to look like a battleship now .

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:41 PM

Sweet! You are almost there. Looking great, Steve.

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:57 PM

cheers steve , but I do have a loooonng way to go yet mate .

the carriges for the catapults . 

sorry about the quality of the pics .

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:29 PM

Looking great! Crazy to see it's so big the diamo plate under the AA is visible Surprise

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:06 PM

steve5

was about to move forward , when I realised i hadn't done the baskets . which gave all sorts of problems trying to glue up , when I remembered about soldering . much easier .

Ah, "floater nets."  Bane of sailors and modelers (and museum ship curators) alike.

A 12 x 12 rope net with 3" (c.) lines at 12" on center both ways, with a mix of oakum and cork (and some balsa) disks at 24" on center both ways.

These were piled into the baskets per a schedule, so some of the "double size" baskets got three instread of two. 

The baskets had to be perforated so that they would not hold water (which was not good for the ropes or the floaty discs).

The nets were held in entirely by gravity, as any lashing would prevent their deployment in a sinking.  Which meant that any green water over the desck was like to carry the nets away.  Or gale force winds.

Not loved much by contemporary sailors, either, as they needed to be taken out and dried in the sun, and all the bits inspected for rot or damage.  And, naturally, the things were a tanglefoot on deck, which also drifted around on deck.

Getting the PE for the things to behave is quite the achievement.  The parts usually want a lot of annealing before bending, and solder is probably the only sensible fixant.

Bravo.

 

 


 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, November 5, 2021 1:05 AM

cheers capn , love your insight into sailor life .

the turrets mainly done ,

the barrels and blast bags , just did not fit together , a lot of sanding was required .

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, November 5, 2021 12:29 PM

Turrets looking good. Seems a person cant get away from fit issues, even on the bigger scale models. Sad.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, November 5, 2021 5:27 PM

True Steve,  but on the whole , the fit has been excellent . 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, November 7, 2021 6:32 AM

That is good to hear, Steve. Yes

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, November 12, 2021 3:29 PM

cheers steve .

all the guns have been added .

and my new bench buddy , ralph , hard at work , earning his keep .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, November 15, 2021 9:56 PM

the scout planes and captains barge are done .

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 15, 2021 10:43 PM

Coining a new internet thing.... WOL... which stands for Wow out loud!  What a treat for the eyes.  Which seaplanes are those?  Almost look like bearcats.  Fantastic work.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, November 15, 2021 10:57 PM

Cheers keavdog , appreciate your kind comments .

As far as l know , they are seahawks , 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 11:48 PM

the aft and bow gangways are done , I hope that is what they are called .

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:20 AM

steve5

the aft and bow gangways are done , I hope that is what they are called .

 

"Accommodation Ladder" is the term-of-art.

)You missed a fold on the david falls on the forward ladder--pontos loves folding things o_O.)

As a matter of practice, you rig out at least one Boat Boom per Ladder over the side.

There's an order of prescendce involved.  The after Ladder serves the "quarterdeck" and recieves officers and official visitors to the ship.
The forward ladder is used by elnlisted personnel for liberty calls and the like.

With that much boat traffic, the boat booms are rigged out to "park" them between trips. The booms follow the ladders, too--enlisted crew boats go to the forward boom; gigs & barges & officer transport go to the after one.  (This allows being able to see people coming to the after ladder.)

Depending on how the ship rides to anchor or mooring, the booms are often set "offset"--as in forward to port and after to starboard.  That allows the oat crews to skylark between trips on the "less brass" side.

Rigging to the same side is easier to model, if still a considerable pain.

Additional note--with accomodation ladders over the side, additional life rings are stowed near the ladder in case of mishap (they are a bouncy sort of affair).  There will be coils of natural fiber line for life-saving use.  Occasionally a section of Boarding net will be nearby, too (likely over near the over-the-side lifeboat davits).

These are the sorts of details the Department Head and Division Officers have to know for these things.  Is that above and beyond average modeler--perhaps.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:20 PM

thanks capn , only just saw the fold I missed , will get to it after this post .

yes i'm afraid netting is above my pay grade , 1/200 is just too small ,  this is the best I can do . but I think it made for a better build , cheers .

david falls fold fixed , try saying that 3 times fast .

 

 

 

 

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