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Topic review - Calling all USS Iowa BB-61 class fans
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SIBIRIAK-66 wrote:
Many thanks to everyone! Guys, your knowledge is very helpful in work!

I cannot wait to see how the waterway turns out.
Post Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:20 pm
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Many thanks to everyone! Guys, your knowledge is very helpful in work!
Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:17 pm
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A strip of brass is glued on the cyacrin...


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Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:00 pm
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On my model in 350 scale, I tried to make a waterweiss..


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Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:53 pm
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Guys, Hello from Russia! In our country too there are modelers. But we build models mostly out of wood with axes.... :smallsmile:


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Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:45 pm
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It won't show because the link Dropbox gives you takes you to the page that contains the image, rather than the image itself. To get the "true" link to the image that works with our [img] tags, you need to right click the image and "copy image link" and use the [img] tags with that, like so:

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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:21 pm
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/4qurvatyjd7a19o/Bow.jpeg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9xhimwoapx8b ... .jpeg?dl=0
tried both img & url & will not show the pictures. coding issue maybe?
Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:08 pm
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WIP photos. 95% complete


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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:56 pm
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James M wrote:
Here's the real thing:

Thanks, the bends to straighten out the sides are visible. The corners get washed out through the casting process.
Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 4:00 pm
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Here's the real thing:

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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:03 pm
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The hoods are not fan shaped---at least not at the base. They go straight out for a while (different amounts on front and back) then fan out.

If they were not straight at the end, they would not fit in the opening.

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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 3:33 pm
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The side range find hoods on many battleships are in fact fan shaped like on the Iowa. This is because the range finder inside can all traverse a few degrees to either side of the center line of the turret to enable the range finder to track the target while the turret itself aim to lead the target. So the hood is fan shaped to accommodate the relative movements of the ends of the range finder.
Post Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 10:32 am
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Here is an area that a lot of plans get wrong: the rangefinder hoods. For some reason they are usually depicted as having a straight front and back. If they were cast that way, there would have been no way to fit them into the mounting plate. In fact, the front and back turn normal to the center line at different points.

The drawings here are idealized. Because of vagarities of casting the hoods show a lot of variation and deviation from the planned ideal.

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Post Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:55 am
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bigjimslade wrote:
Here's a drawing I did of the roller bearing assembly. This sits on top of the fixed turret support. The revolving part of the turret sits on this. This revolves when the turret revolves but more slowly.

The surfaces of the bearings are cones The bearings are in groups of six. However, they are not evenly spaced within the groups and the groups have different spacings. The lack of an even spacing was supposed to reduce wear.
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While from a much smaller turret (5.25" from HMS Prince of Wales), the below shows similar roller bearings from below as it were, that is here the 'ring' lays upside down on the sea floor.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:34 am
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Haven't read through this whole thread so this may have already been posted, but if not..............some 3D eye candy for you Iowa fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN09Tf0i3PI
Post Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:31 am
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The Tamiya Missouri is easy to build, but the kit is old, and contain relatively obvious and difficult to correct inaccuracies in hull shape and proportion of superstructure and main turrets. Very Fire Iowa class kits came on the market in the last year or two. They are harder to build than tamiya but much more accurate.
Post Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:39 am
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I don't think there are a lot of choices. Tamiya Missouri could probably be redone as a NJ with add ons. Model Monkey has a bridge conversion.
Post Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:45 am
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I'd like to go with 1/350. I already have the 1/700 Tamiya Iowa and the 3d NJ round bridge. 1/200 scale seems too long for this class. The only 1/200 kit I own (am working on) is the Mikasa. I will probably purchase the Nelson or Rodney but even those are around 42" long.
Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:41 pm
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drdoom1337 wrote:
Which kit, when paired with an aftermarket resin or 3d printed enclosed round bridge, would be the best fit for a 1943-1945 NJ. The Blue Ridge NJ represents the Korean War fit, not WWII.

What scale?


Also, found this recent video from World of Warships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BdhDBvuHW4

going through turrets 1 and 2 of the New Jersey. It's too bad they skip so it's probably hard to follow if you have not explored this area yourself. The video goes into the same space that I shared a picture of previously.

In case you do want to follow along:

The video starts in the lower projectile flat of Turret No. 2 that is open for tours (and is clean). He climbs into the upper flat (that is not open for tours and is covered in grease). He goes upwards followoing the area between the center and right guns and comes out in the center gun pit.

Then he goes back down to the upper projectile flat (with some skipping). You can seem him climbing down to the lower projectile flat. The video skips to the main deck.

He then climbs into Turret 1 and goes into the right gun pit. Then the video skips to him coming into the upper projectile flat of turret 1. He climbs down to the lower flat. Then he climbs down the ladder on the central column into the powder handling flat.

He then proceeds to the powder magazine for Turret 1. This is on the Turret 2 tour. So things are this point are nice and neat. The Turret 1 magazine is on used on the tour because it is larger than the ones for Turret 2.

He goes from the magazine into the powder handling flat of Turret 2. The stairs shown are additions for the tour. He heads for the stairs then the video jumps to the lower projectile ring of Turret 2 (this is a balcony above the powder flat that is only present in this turret).

The he climbs the stairs added for the tour to the lower projectile flat (so he is back where the video started). He exits the turret through the opening cut at the third deck for the tour. He heads aft and the video ends at the third deck in the access trunk that opens next to the XO stateroom, just outside the wardroom on the main deck.
Post Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:14 am
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Which kit, when paired with an aftermarket resin or 3d printed enclosed round bridge, would be the best fit for a 1943-1945 NJ. The Blue Ridge NJ represents the Korean War fit, not WWII.
Post Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:57 pm

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