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Topic review - Calling all USS Iowa class (BB-61) fans
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For airbrushing consider the option of mixing your own acrylics. Golden makes a fine line of airbrush suitable colors which can be mixed to achieve an accurate representation of whatever Naval colors you might desire. Available at many craft and art supply stores.

Here in this site much reference information is available on mixing and colors required (not too many).

Good luck!
Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:11 am
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Hello Jon.....the 80's/90's New Jersey....Tamiya 78005

Hello Timmy....thanks I'll check it out

Bob
Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 pm
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rocketmannw wrote:
Hello all...

This is most likely not a completely new topic, but here goes. I am getting back into scale modeling after an extended absence from the hobby and trying to get back up to speed with the changes. I understand that the Model Master line has changed and that they now offer both enamel and acrylic paint lines. Which of the two is better suited for for ship modeling colors and application wise by airbrush and/or hand ? I have the original release of the Tamiya kit along with GMM PE, a Pontos detail kit and Model Monkey 3D parts. I plan on keeping very busy with this project once I start on it here soon. Consider myself a beginner in this and so am open to any and all informational help. I hope this doesn't duplicate the topic as I could not find an earlier post...thanks in advance

Bob

Check out this thread in the Camo and Coatings section: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=104955
Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:20 pm
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Bob, which Tamiya kit are you working one? The WW2 Missouri or the 1980's /90's Missouri and New Jersey?
Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:20 pm
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Hello all...

This is most likely not a completely new topic, but here goes. I am getting back into scale modeling after an extended absence from the hobby and trying to get back up to speed with the changes. I understand that the Model Master line has changed and that they now offer both enamel and acrylic paint lines. Which of the two is better suited for for ship modeling colors and application wise by airbrush and/or hand ? I have the original release of the Tamiya kit along with GMM PE, a Pontos detail kit and Model Monkey 3D parts. I plan on keeping very busy with this project once I start on it here soon. Consider myself a beginner in this and so am open to any and all informational help. I hope this doesn't duplicate the topic as I could not find an earlier post...thanks in advance

Bob
Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:22 pm
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chuck wrote:
I have a good drawing of where the sea chests are from a layout drawings of the engineering space. But the sea chests are all shown as circles. Where the external openings also circular? Or is the circle simply where the round piping connects to the inboard part of the sea chest


The openings appear to vary in shape. Rectangle, round, oval. Nearly all have oval manhole above.
Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 pm
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Fliger747 wrote:
All the sea chests are on the flat bottom and are if I remember correctly shown on some of the general arrangements drawings of the double/triple bottom. The only photos I have seen of them are in the Missouri Grounding Report (available at HNSA) and are generally rectangular with a coarse louvering.


There are some on the sides and curved areas as well. Examples is are at FR 74-1/2, FR 154-3/4, FR 161, FR 171. That list is not complete.

Generally, they have 3 bars across the opening.
Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:12 pm
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Fliger747 wrote:
All the sea chests are on the flat bottom and are if I remember correctly shown on some of the general arrangements drawings of the double/triple bottom. The only photos I have seen of them are in the Missouri Grounding Report (available at HNSA) and are generally rectangular with a coarse louvering.

Good Luck!



Thanks. I have a good drawing of where the sea chests are from a layout drawings of the engineering space. But the sea chests are all shown as circles. Where the external openings also circular? Or is the circle simply where the round piping connects to the inboard part of the sea chest
Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:29 pm
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All the sea chests are on the flat bottom and are if I remember correctly shown on some of the general arrangements drawings of the double/triple bottom. The only photos I have seen of them are in the Missouri Grounding Report (available at HNSA) and are generally rectangular with a coarse louvering.

Good Luck!
Post Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:47 pm
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Has anyone seen any plate expansion plan for the Iowa class? I am using primer to build up the overlapping hull plating on the Iowa, but I have no photos that shows how the plating seams are laid out on the bottom of the ship, along with shapes of external sea chest openings.
Post Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:39 pm
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Fliger747 wrote:
The Fritz x was able to penetrate Roma's magazines and also Savannah's. Sinking the BB but not the CL! Not sure how their warhead was configured or what the watertight state Roma was at since they were on their way to surrender.

Modern tanks and warships have some Kevlar incorporated in their protection schemes, anybody know much about this?



I believe roma’s Touch construction was her undoing. Savannah’s explosion ripped open her magazine to the sea and the flooding prevented her magazine from being detonated. Roma was not able to flood her magazine in time, and it detonated.

I believe Kevlar armor is largely for protection against fragments and kinetic energy projectiles. The Kevlar layers are often added to the inside of tanks to contain fragment that would spill off of the inside of tank armor from non-penetrating hits on the outside. These fragments would otherwise be enough to kill the crew. I don’t believe Kevlar is much use against Heat Or shaped charge explosives.
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:40 pm
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Spel Chequr....

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:28 pm
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Radio
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:26 pm
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don't you mean " radical" countermeasures not "radial" countermeasures?
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:20 pm
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Thanks David, I was a little familiar with both scenarios. As I understand it the trailing smoke was to help the individual guiding the glide bomb. In the case of Savanna it was a case of less (armor) is more, allowing immediate flooding to smother much of potential magazine fires. A little like the 18" AP shells from Yamato passing right through the escort carriers without exploding. The accompanying DD's and DE's unfortunately had a lot of solid stuff like machinery taking up much of their length.

Amazing how quickly radial countermeasures were developed!

Cheers: T
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:07 pm
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While the force was in the Strait of Bonifacio, Dornier Do 217s of the German Luftwaffe's specialist wing KG 100—armed with Fritz X radio-controlled bombs—sighted the force. The first attack failed, but the second dealt Italia (ex-Littorio) and Roma much damage. The hit on Roma caused water to flood two boiler rooms and the after engine room, leaving the ship to limp along with two propellers, reduced power, and arc-induced fires in the stern of the ship. Shortly thereafter, another bomb slammed into the ship and detonated within the forward engine room, causing catastrophic flooding and the explosion of the #2 main turret's magazines, throwing the turret itself into the sea. Sinking by the bow and listing to starboard, Roma capsized and broke in two, carrying 1,393 men—including Bergamini—down with her.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_b ... Roma_(1940)

A radio-controlled Fritz X PGM gravity bomb had been released at a safe distance by a high-flying German warplane and it exploded 49 ft (15 m) distance from Philadelphia. Savannah increased her speed to 20 kn (23 mph, 37 km/h) as a KG 100 Dornier Do 217 K-2 bomber approached from out of the sun. The USAAF's P-38 Lightnings and Savannah's anti-aircraft gunners, tracking this warplane at 18,700 ft (5,700 m), failed to stop the Fritz X bomb, trailing a stream of smoke. The bomb pierced the armored turret roof of Savannah's No. 3 gun turret, passed through three decks into the lower ammunition-handling room, where it exploded, blowing a hole in her keel and tearing a seam in the cruiser's port side. For at least 30 minutes, secondary explosions in the turret and its ammunition supply rooms hampered firefighting efforts.[4]
Savannah's crew quickly sealed off flooded and burned compartments, and corrected her list. With assistance from the salvage tugs Hopi and Moreno, Savannah got underway under her own steam by 1757 hours and steamed for Malta.[4]
Savannah lost 197 crewmen in this German counterattack. Fifteen other sailors were seriously wounded, and four more were trapped in a watertight compartment for 60 hours. These four sailors were not rescued until Savannah had already arrived at Grand Harbor, Valletta, Malta on 12 September.[4]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Savannah_(CL-42)
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:06 pm
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The Fritz x was able to penetrate Roma's magazines and also Savannah's. Sinking the BB but not the CL! Not sure how their warhead was configured or what the watertight state Roma was at since they were on their way to surrender.

Modern tanks and warships have some Kevlar incorporated in their protection schemes, anybody know much about this?
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:36 pm
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chuck wrote:
Also, hollow charges are effective against tanks because the interior of the tank is small and very tightly packed with killable crew and explodable ammunition.


Another problem is the layers. A side shot on IOWA would have to go through three layers of steel to get to the armor. Then it would have to go through a layer of concrete two more layers of steel to get to the vitals. It about 15 feet of penetration that would be required.

In the best case, a top shot would have to go through four layers of armor. In that case the distance is even greater.

On the turrets, the three layers are not spaced, so it would be easier to penetrate. While theoretically, a shaped charge could go through a turret face, it would be hard to do from a fired shot.
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:52 pm
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Fliger747 wrote:
A question came up regarding the effectiveness of hollow charge weapons against Battleship armor. Certainly the ability of such weapons to drill a (small) hole through thick armor is not questioned. However much of the armor on an Iowa is interior and the ship is replete with honeycombed compartmentations, heavy shell plating and various void and liquid loaded compartments which I would guess would largely defeat such weapons unless they hit something like the coning tower, turrets or barbettes where the armor is directly exposed.



Also, hollow charges are effective egainst tanks because the interior of the tank is small and very tightly packed with killable crew and explodable ammunition. So a small penetration by a thin gas jet has a good chance of killing the crew or setting off the munition. The interior of the even very crowded ships are cavernous by comparison and mostly air (hopefully). A thin hot gas stream cutting through steel has little chance of doing catastrophic damage unless it enters the magazine. A antiship missile with a shape charge warhead that explodes outside Iowa’s belt but cuts through the belt seems unlike to do nearly as much damage to the vitals of the ship as a 16” or 18” APC shell that penetrates the ship’s sides and properly detonate inside the citadel, Except of course the shape charge warhead, in the process of penetrating armor, is likely to do a lot more damage to the surrounding area outside the armor because in a shape charge, only a fraction of the energy is directed towards forming and propelling the armor piercing jet, the majority of the explosive energy will be dissipated as a normal outward explosion.
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:27 pm
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Timmy C wrote:
No - they are completely different and have no parts for WWII components. Your best bet these days for a 1/350 WWII Iowa class is the Very Fire version: http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/sh ... ssouri.htm


Thanks Timmy C for that reply. Guess that I'll be building at least 2 1/350 ships, a Modernized NJ and WW2 Missouri :thumbs_up_1: I'll have to look into the Very Fire Missouri Kit but I do have a Tamiya NJ kit that I've pulled out of storage. I'm now retired and can give the kit proper attention now that I have the time. I have found a copy of Paul Stillwell's Battleship New Jersey Book which I hope will help reference wise.

Bob
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