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Topic review - Model Monkey Catalog
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More in the divine scale of 1/700:


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Model Monkey 1-700 Mk37 Directors for HMS Vanguard b.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-700 Omaha class turrets a.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-700 Gneisenau 38cm Twin-gun Turrets (3) a.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-700 Gneisenau 38cm Twin-gun Turrets (3) d.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-700 Gneisenau Hangar 1942 a.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-700 Bismarck and Tirpitz 15 cm Turrets a.jpg
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:41 am
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For 1/192 scale models (1/16 inch = 1 foot):


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Model Monkey 1-192 Fletcher class Movable Rudder.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-192 5in38 Mk38 Mounts for Sumner and Gearings a.jpg
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:27 am
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1/350 scale Essex class fans! Here is the island of USS Yorktown CV-10, September 1944-1945 appearance. The island was in this appearance during the destruction of the Japanese super-battleship Yamato. Detail differences between this island and those of the Trumpeter kit include an enlarged bridge, integrated open venturi (wind deflector), deck and splinter shielding shapes for 1944-1945, properly shaped funnel cap and integrated grill, accurately shaped internal funnel uptakes - hollow all the way through, Bofors spent-shell casing chutes, accurate external cabling and piping, incinerator exhaust pipe, funnel-side steam pipes for ship's whistles, antenna lead insulator junction boxes, ship's bell, and more!


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:18 pm
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For Revell's 1/144 scale Fletcher class destroyer kits:


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Model Monkey 1-144 Mk37 Director early a.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-144 Floater Net Basket Inserts.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-144 Life Rings with Rope Canisters.jpg
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:18 pm
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For Heller and Airfix 1/100 scale HMS Victory:

Notice the cannons feature very subtle King George monograms, which can be made more visible after painting with a bit of dry-brushing.


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Model Monkey 1-100 Upper Capstan.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-100 Ships Belfry and Bell a.jpg
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:28 am
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Here are some models for 1/400 scale battleship Gneisenau kits and other 1/400 scale Kriegsmarine kits.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:39 am
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Thank you so much Matt and David!

Happy to announce that 1/350 scale Yorktown CV-5 class islands are now available in gray resin.

Here are some products for the classic Revell 1/542 scale Forrestal class kits.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:35 am
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taskforce48 wrote:
Steve,

Just got my order from you on your new Grey resin, gotta say I am beyond impressed with the quality, price and speed at which I received my order. Can’t wait to see more!

Matt


Can't agree more. Moreover, when I saw the included greeting in Czech language... Steve, keep up the good work!
Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:07 am
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Steve,

Just got my order from you on your new Grey resin, gotta say I am beyond impressed with the quality, price and speed at which I received my order. Can’t wait to see more!

Matt
Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:22 pm
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Thank you to all who participated in the Shapeways sale! Your patronage is hugely appreciated.

More gray resin models. These are for the classic Revell 1/530 scale Essex class kits:


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:26 am
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Good news: Yes! "Models in the marketplace" is for everybody. And more good news, the sale has been extended another day, to end on the 28th.
Post Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:35 am
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Is that for sure a discount for everybody? I found "15% off discount applies to a designer’s own uploads and models in the Marketplace."
Post Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:43 am
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15% off Sale at Shapeways!

Promo code HAPPYMONDAY must be entered at checkout. Code is valid for 4 uses per customer with a maximum discount of $250 USD per order before taxes and VAT.

If you order a design during the promotion period that cannot be printed, Shapeways cannot apply discounts to future orders (even if these designs are repaired) that occur after this promotion has expired.

Code cannot be combined with other discounts or offer codes, or applied to orders already placed. Discount does not apply to shipping. No cash value.

Eligible with economy or priority manufacturing.

Code is active starting November 26, 2018 at 12:01am Eastern Standard Time and expires November 27, 2018 at 3:00am Eastern Standard Time.
Post Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:25 pm
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Two more, for 1/530 Revell Essex class kits, a USS Intrepid CVS-11 Island, 1966-1968, and a set of 1/700 scale Tennessee class 14"/50 cal. turrets with separate trunnions for those who prefer brass barrels.


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Model Monkey 1-700 Tennessee class 14in50  Turrets with Trunnions a.jpg
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:50 pm
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Now for small:


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Model Monkey 1-700 HMS Hood Funnels.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-600 Bismarck and Tirpitz 15cm Turrets with Barrels a.jpg
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Model Monkey 1-570 North Carolina 16in45 Turrets with Barrels a.jpg
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:54 am
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Speaking of big turrets, here's a pair of 14"/45 cal. triple-gun turrets and barrels for USS Pennsylvania BB-38 in 1/96 scale. Pennsylvania's turrets differed from sistership Arizona's in detail. Pennsy's turrets' external vent trunks did not have access plates. Notice that the rooftop periscopes are accurately asymmetrical.

Thanks to Martin Quinn for providing high-resolution photos of the real turrets.

These model turrets are so big that only one fits in the 3D printer at a time and it takes about 15 hours to print just that one.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 am
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Hello zadmiral! Thanks for your comments, compliments, research efforts and opinions! Your many years of research are indeed impressive.

Please be advised that this thread is intended for product announcements rather than hypothetical design discussions. But your comments are appreciated. Since you challenged my design here directly, please allow me to respond here directly. Afterwards, if you would like to continue the discussion, let's do that elsewhere.

Bottom line up front: computer 3D modeling confirms a longer 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 gunhouse doesn't work for the Montana class. The 5"/54 cal. Mk.16 gun doesn't fit in it. The Mk.28's gunhouse is not tall enough to allow the gun to fully elevate without shoving the breech through the floor.

Until a Navy design sheet surfaces, suffice it to say, it is impossible to create an "accurate" design of an object that not only never existed, but whose design may never have been completed.

Montana Builders Model. I recognize and agree it should be noted that the Montana builder's model has what appears to be 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 gunhouses aboard it, the kind fit to earlier fast battleships. It is my opinion that there is consensus that the Mk.28 gunhouse would not have been fit to the Montana class. A new design, called the Mk.41 gunhouse, was intended for the Montana class. The fast battleship Mk.28 gunhouses' presence on the model tends to indicate that the design of the Mk.41 gunhouse was not yet designed, not yet complete, or otherwise not available to those who constructed the ship's builder's model. Perhaps the craftsmen who built the Montana model knew a Mk.41 was coming, but having nothing yet to work with, may have used the existing 5"/38 cal. gunhouse as a "placeholder". We may never know.

Analysis Methodology. So what might the actual Mk.41 gunhouse really look like? Since the Mk.41 gunhouse never existed, and without authoritative references, it is impossible to know. To offer a reasonable solution, we are fortunate to be able to analyze a 5"/54 cal. gunhouse that does exist in reality, the Mk.39 gunhouse used for the Midway class aircraft carriers, and try to understand why it looks the way it does. We can evaluate the Midway gunhouse seeking to learn how its size and shape are determined by the physical characteristics and space requirements of the very real and well-documented 5"/54 cal. Mk.16 gun. A critical factor in our understanding is to identify how that gun moves within the gunhouse from full depression to full elevation and to determine the space required to permit that movement. We'll also need to ensure sufficient space for the crew. This will tell us how long and how tall our gunhouse ought to be. This is the analysis methodology I followed when creating my hypothetical design.

Why the 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 gunhouse is too small for the Montanas. I started by replicating the basic shape of the 5"/54 cal. gun in 3D. Then I determined how much space it needed through its full range of motion. Then I placed that 3D model gun inside a 3D model 5"/38 cal. gunhouse I had previously designed from authoritative references. The CAD software allowed me to move the gun through its full range of elevation. The CAD software showed that a North Carolina/South Dakota/Iowa class mount's gunhouse was significantly too small in all dimensions. The gun simply doesn't fit. At that point, it was immediately clear that the 5"/38 gunhouse, even one that was lengthened, was not suitable and had to be abandoned.

Finding a reasonable gunhouse. The design question then became, "since the 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 mount's gunhouse is too small for the 5"/54 cal. gun, what kind of gunhouse should we replace it with?" Since the Mk.41 gunhouse was never constructed, and despite searches by several at NARA, no surviving plans have been found to exist, nor have any photos of a Mk.41 mockup been found.

The next logical step was to evaluate the the single-gun Mk.39 gunhouse used by the Midways which did enclose a 5"/54 cal. Mk.16 gun, the same gun intended for the Montanas. Detailed plans and photos for the Midway class Mk.39 gunhouse and Mk.16 gun are available. Here's one good drawing.

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5in-54 Mk.16 and Mk.39 for CVB cat-0462.jpg
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Characteristics of the 5"/54 cal. Mk. 16 gun. Comparing Navy drawings of the 5"/54 cal. Mk.16 gun and it's position within a 5"/54 cal. Mk.39 gunhouse to the smaller 5"/38 Mk.12 gun within a 5"/38 cal. Mk.30 single-gun gunhouse, the 5"/54 Mk.16 gun extends 21" further to the rear from the trunnion than does the 5"/38 cal. gun. This is probably because the 5"/54 cal. projectile and cartridge casing were much longer than the 5"/38's projectile and casing necessitating the Mk.16s much longer breech block, and possibly to balance the longer and heavier gun barrel.*

Busting the gunhouse floor. Computer 3D modeling confirmed that the longer breech means that the gun has to be positioned higher in the Mk.41 gunhouse than where the 5"/38 gun is placed in its gunhouse. That in turn requires the gunhouse to be taller, too. When the gun barrel is elevated to it's design maximum of +85 degrees, the longer breech block extends downward further. If you put a 5"/54 cal. Mk.16 gun in a Iowa class 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 gunhouse, the gun can't be fully elevated because the breech comes into contact with the gunhouse floor long before the barrel reaches max elevation. To keep that from happening, the 5"/54's trunnion must be placed higher above the gunhouse floor than the trunnion of the 5"/38. Thus the gunhouse roof of any gunhouse enclosing a 5"/54 cal Mk.16 gun must be taller than a gunhouse enclosing a 5"/38.

Notice in the drawing above, the design of the Midway class Mk.39 gunhouse reflects the need for a taller gunhouse. The trunnion on the real Mk.16 gun in the real Midway class Mk.39 gunhouse is positioned nearly 15" higher than the trunnion of the 5"/38 cal. Mk.12 gun in a twin-gun Iowa class 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 gunhouse. Compare:

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Trunnion placement tends to confirm that the 5"/38 cal. Mk.28 gunhouse is not just too short front-to-rear, but too short roof-to-floor, too, for the 5"/54 Mk.16 gun. We see that in the case of a very real and in-service gunhouse built for the 5"/54 cal Mk.16 gun, the designers built a much larger gunhouse to accommodate it. This tends to indicate that those designers fully realized that a single Midway Mk.16 gun would not fit in an enlarged gunhouse enclosing a single 5"/38 cal. gun and something entirely new was needed.

With that understanding, the same is likely to be true of the twin-gun Montana class Mk.41 gunhouse. Enlarging a twin-gun 5"/38 cal. gunhouse won't work either. That's why I used the existing Midway class Mk.39 gunhouse as the basis to design a theoretical Mk.41 gunhouse, not an Iowa class 5"/38 Mk.28 gunhouse extended to rear.

Crew space. When I created my design, I lengthened the 5"/54 cal. Mk.39 mount to provide suitable, proportional pass-around space to the rear of the guns. This is an important characteristic of twin-gun turrets. My design is not simply a wider Midway turret. If we add a second gun, we also need to provide more space at the rear, presumably to permit the passing of crewmen from one side of the mount to the other, if necessary, without fouling any of the gun crews at their stations. For example, the single-gun 5"/38 cal. Mk.30 mount on Fletchers, etc., has a certain space to the rear of the gun. But in the twin-gun Mk.28s (fast battleships), Mk.32s (carriers and cruisers) and Mk.38s (Sumner and Gearings) there is a lot more space behind the guns, proportionally so for each of the 5"/38 cal. Mk.28, Mk.32 and Mk.38 designs.

So, when I designed my theoretical Montana Mk.41 gunhouse design, I used the same single-gun to twin-gun proportional lengthening of the 5"/38s to determine how much to lengthen the Midway Mk.16 gunhouse to create a functional Mk.41. That gives us a gunhouse appearance that looks like this:

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I hope many of you will find my methodology sensical and the design I created pleasing and satisfactory.

zadmiral, please continue your research efforts! If you should find plans of the Mk.41 gunhouse, I hope you will share them with us. I will be very excited to create a design based on them.



* The 5"/54 cal. Mk.16 gun fired a projectile that was 26 inches long. The casing was nearly 33 inches long. By comparison, the shorter 5"/38 cal. Mk.12 gun fired a projectile that was 20.75 inches long, more than 5" shorter than the Midway 5"/54 cal. projectile. The 5"/38 Mk.12 cal. shell casing was 26.7" long, more than 6 inches shorter than the Midway 5"/54 cal. Mk.16 gun's 33"-long shell casing.

The 5"/54 cal. Mk.16 gun is reported to have been unpopular because the weight of the larger shell resulted in faster crew fatigue. See also: http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_5-54_mk16.php
Post Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:55 am
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Hello sir...
Your work is awesome. Kudos
I have been on a FB site and we have been discussing the USS Montana.
I saw you had secondary battery gunhouses available. I am the person you quoted in a forum link provided there.
I have done extensive research (10+ years) on the mk41 gunhouses. Ordnance drawings for this do not exist.
I stated that your gunhouses were incorrect.
And here is why.
The mk39 as used on the Midways was a pedestal mount. This meant that the shell ejection chute was in the floor of the gunhouse. And the back portion of the roof was beveled/angled.
Battleships however needed a lower profile mount. And thus had the shell ejection chute in the back wall of the gunhouse.
I discussed this with Mr. Norman Friedman and he agreed the mk41 gunhouses would have been slightly longer versions of the mk28/32 gunhouses with the ejection chutes in the back wall. And a slightly larger base ring.
The pedestal and base ring gunhouses are not interchangeable.
You might notice that in your version that there is no place for the shell casings to be ejected. The chutes must be in the back wall.
Your work is amazing. I only wish you made battleship parts in my scale..
Thank you for your support of the model builders industry.
Post Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:11 am
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Thanks Kelley and Jon!

For aircraft modelers, I am happy to report that 1/48 scale B-17 Flying Fortress flaps and flap wells are now available in gray resin. I hope that this 4-part flap and flap well set will be an attractive alternative to photo-etch sets with lots of fiddly parts.

Coming soon: a 3D-printed cockpit is in design for the classic Revell 1/32 scale Bristol Beaufighter as is a seat for the classic Airfix 1/24 scale P-51 Mustang. Hollow Merlin exhausts are already available in 1/32, 1/24 and 1/18 scales.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:18 am
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TOMLABEL wrote:
Agree with Miguel!!!
Received the Yorktown and Lexington class islands (along with one other item) last week and all are excellent. Love the new resin material!!!

Keep up the good work Steve!!! :thumbs_up_1:

Kelley


Have to agree with Tom Label. I received my 1/350 Lex island and funnel two days ago. Fantastic parts that will really add to my kit. It took awhile but I was able to remove all of the supporting sprues without any issues. Also received my Lex anchors, Mk56 fire control directors, Mk37 fire control directors (Cold War) and my Cold War life raft racks for my Gallery Intrepid. All are great including the 20mm ready service lockers that I had purchased previously. I am one happy customer.
Post Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:28 am

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