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Topic review - Calling all USS Iowa class (BB-61) fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Iowa class (BB-61) fans  Reply with quote
The armor of the Iowa's was internal. Along the citadel there was a heavier external 60 lb plating, joined with riveted vertical buttstraps.

These would be the only external expression of the protection scheme.
Post Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:06 am
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Hello all,

I would like to ask you for a help.
I am working on Tamiya New Jersey 1/350
Dont you have armor plating scheme for hull of Iowa class?
I found just some photos of parts of hull, but nothing complex.

Thanks.
Post Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:11 pm
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Hi Friends,

I ran across this by accident and thought you might enjoy it. It kinda gives you a perspective on how big things on these big ships are! Take note - each barrel weighs 120 tons!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSgxpZD2qRw
Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:00 pm
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drdoom1337 wrote:
apologies if this has been asked in the thread already..

with the Very Fire NJ, are there any bridges released to convert it into 1944 appearance with the round bridge. I do have several Tom's Modelworks round bridges but those are designed for the Tamiya Missouri kit. The Joy Yard Missouri looks like the bridge is made out of PE to enable Iowa and NJ to be built later on?


Contact Model Monkey he makes several different scale NJ bridges. He also may be able to make what your looking for if he doesn't have it. I've been very satisfied with his parts.

https://www.model-monkey.com/product-page/1-350-uss-new-jersey-bb-62-round-bridge-1944
Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:41 am
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drdoom1337 wrote:
apologies if this has been asked in the thread already..

with the Very Fire NJ, are there any bridges released to convert it into 1944 appearance with the round bridge. I do have several Tom's Modelworks round bridges but those are designed for the Tamiya Missouri kit. The Joy Yard Missouri looks like the bridge is made out of PE to enable Iowa and NJ to be built later on?


I don't think so. It looks like they used photoetch just to make it thin. They'd have to change the deck above and below for the new jersey and the Iowa.
Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:16 am
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apologies if this has been asked in the thread already..

with the Very Fire NJ, are there any bridges released to convert it into 1944 appearance with the round bridge. I do have several Tom's Modelworks round bridges but those are designed for the Tamiya Missouri kit. The Joy Yard Missouri looks like the bridge is made out of PE to enable Iowa and NJ to be built later on?
Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:55 am
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Fliger747 wrote:
Does that drawing have any frame numbers associated with it? Aft, where the superstructure narrows there are several risers with the flanges facing inboard on the starboard side as shown.


FR101 and FR137 P/S.
Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:01 am
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Does that drawing have any frame numbers associated with it? Aft, where the superstructure narrows there are several risers with the flanges facing inboard on the starboard side as shown.
Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:55 pm
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Is this what we are discussing in regard to refueling?
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:44 am
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Yeah, Cliff, I would love to see what they really look like. But watch out for that hurricane. Sounds like it might turn out to be a real beast

And Guest, whoever you are - Thanks a heap! I have the digital version of the BB63 Plan Book and it doesn't say anything about these. Page 88 shows the side wall details from Frame 112 to Frame 137. And here I thought the digital version was the same as the (obsolete) printed version.
Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:12 pm
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Yes please Cliffy, some photos of those fuel fills would be great.

Larry, those are Fighting Lights and according to The Floating Drydock Plan Handbook on page 88, the colours were - Blue,Blue,White.
Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:06 am
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Do you guys want photos of those fuel fills in the waterways? I can get them later this week after the Hurricane goes through if you’d like.
Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:49 pm
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Hi Guys, Got a question -

What is this? If I had to guess I'd say it's some kind of light, and if it is, what colors are they?

Thanks

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:08 pm
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Wonder if the shipyard in a rush to get her out the door left the "details" to the ships crew? A Britt saying "When needs must the devil drives"...

The black paint was some sort of anti fouling paint such as found on the boot topping?
Post Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 pm
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No, and Yes:

BB-63 in 1944:
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It may have depended on the camo scheme she was wearing and what her theater of operations were at the time.

Hope this helps,
Post Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:34 am
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Does anyone know what color were the anchor chains on the Missouri during WWII?

Was the anchor chain picked out in Black back then like it is now?
Post Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:14 am
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One of the things that I don't quite understand is the winch appears to be facing the "wrong" way, away from the boom. Anyone know how the various struts etc secured to the bulkhead were employed?
Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:07 pm
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Thanks, not helping to the rigging but revealed some details I missed!
Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:54 pm
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Maybe these will help a little

Cheers: Tom
Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:46 pm
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Fliger747 wrote:
I built a scratch 1:192 Modern Missouri, actually a conversion from a cruder model I originally built in the 60's. Having layovers in Honolulu I visited her several times in the 2012-13 era and have many hundreds of photos. However the winch and rigging wasn't hooked up to the boom as I recall. I'll dig through my files and see what I have.


Yes I've been browsing various photos from the museum ship, and yes they don't have it hooked up anymore sadly.
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