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Topic review - Calling all USS Ticonderoga (CG) class fans
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sergg65@tut.by wrote:
Hey. Tell me, are there any kits for assembling a PC model of the Ticonderoga class in 1/100 or 1/96 scale? I would be very grateful for the links. thank


I have no comment on quality, I have heard some bad things, but have seen pics of it built that look okay, so decide for yourself.
http://www.arkmodel.com/product_info.ph ... cts_id=366

Other than that, it will be buying parts from various suppliers, or making your own. Both of which is what most of us do. There are also people who will get a hull and structure to the point where it runs, then you finish the details.

Warship models underway has all the links.
http://www.wmunderway.mysite.com/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl
Post Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:05 am
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Hey. Tell me, are there any kits for assembling a PC model of the Ticonderoga class in 1/100 or 1/96 scale? I would be very grateful for the links. thank
Post Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:33 am
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omg this last two pages made my.day
Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:08 pm
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carr wrote:
The supports look like a vast improvement to me! Given the scale, those things are extremely tiny bits and I'm impressed by your ability to achieve consistent spacing and keep them all at the proper angle to the bulwark. You must have had some awfully fine tweezers to handle them. You must have the eyes of a hawk!

Well done! :thumbs_up_1:

Thanks for the compliments! But these are not deserved. The only thing worthwhile I really have figured out is the original frame distance (4 ft) and translated that onto the model - finding out that the model was actually pretty accurate to start with, so kudos for Dragon or whoever designed it in the first place! Only the stanchions and the hawse holes were wrong, but the bulwarks themselves appeared to be spot on.

In other areas there are some errors too, but we might discuss these later on...
Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:55 pm
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:44 am
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looks alright to me but appears to be more on the models then on the Shiloh.
Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:24 am
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DavidP wrote:
they are not triangles but sloped rectangles as they are 4 sided not 3.

'Rect-' means square, so rectangles have four square angles. You are right they are four sided, but the four angles are not square. A 'sloped' rectangle is not a rectangle but a parallellogram. And the inboard side is not parallel to the outboard side, so it's not a parallellogram either...

So who's next? Do we discuss geometric shapes here? Point was: is this a good way to improve on the Tico kit? I rather have your comments on that!
Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:28 am
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they are not triangles but sloped rectangles as they are 4 sided not 3.
Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:15 am
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No triangles? IMeHO these are triangles!
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:52 am
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Maarten Schönfeld wrote:
Hey guys.

For years I had been annoyed by the unrealistic bulwarks on the focastle of the 1:350 Dragon/DML/Italeri/Revell kit. So I decided to do something about it.
The most effort was to count all the frames, and reach the conclusion that the average spacing between them was 4 feet in reality (3.5mm in the model). Of course there are some exceptions, near the hawse holes in particular: these appeared to have been set in the wrong place on the kit, but could easily be corrected in the process.
What do you think, is this an improvement?



For sure looks better Maarten ,but IMHO the frames are not triangles ,just plain straight supports(maybe a couple of triangular supports)
Image USS Shiloh
Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:27 am
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Hey guys.

For years I had been annoyed by the unrealistic bulwarks on the focastle of the 1:350 Dragon/DML/Italeri/Revell kit. So I decided to do something about it.
The most effort was to count all the frames, and reach the conclusion that the average spacing between them was 4 feet in reality (3.5mm in the model). Of course there are some exceptions, near the hawse holes in particular: these appeared to have been set in the wrong place on the kit, but could easily be corrected in the process.
What do you think, is this an improvement?
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:47 am
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Hi,

USS Philippine Sea CG-58 is exactly the ship I intend to build at 1/700 scale, in her latest configuration that includes Mk-53 Nulka decoy launchers, the Mk-38 mod2 25mm Guns, the Mk-141 Harpoons (Dual), the RHIBS rather than ship boats, M2 Browning Dual 12,7mm MGs, as well as new domes installed on multiple locations.
Right now the funnels seems to be painted in the same colour of the hull, rather than black.

https://turkishnavy.net/2011/10/12/uss- ... -istanbul/


Thanks.
regards,
Ayala Botto
Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:39 am
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Timeframe is gonna matter here with the Nulka's. I commissioned the Philippine Sea (CG-58) in 89, left her in April of 92 and we had no NULKA system while I was on her. We had two SRBOC launchers on both the port and starboard side forward of the SLQ-32 and a ready service locker on both sides as well against the bulkheads, behind the SLQ. My General Quarters station was SRBOC Launch Supervisor, outside the skin of the ship, which is both sobering when talking about incoming vampires but awesome when firing Tomahawks.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:59 am
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Hi,

A few “thoughts” about the Ticonderoga class cruiser

1- Mk-36 SRBOC:
As far as I know some ships of this class has 4x Mk-36 SRBOC located forward the SQL-32 ECM devices platform.
However, other ships of this class have the Mk-36 SRBOC installed on different locations.
On the starboard side, the 2x (and sometimes 3x) Mk-36 are now located on the same deck (starboard) of the CIWS and close to the CIWS, on the right side of the FWD funnel structure.
As the same deck has only space for the port CIWS (due to the FWD funnel location), the Mk-36 decoys are now located on the deck located bellow the AFT funnel structure.

2- MK-53 Nulka:
I think all ships of this class has now MK-53 Nulka installed.
Two of them are located on the starboard side news the starboard CIWS and Mk-36 on the right side of the FWD funnel structure.
As for the others 2x Mk-53 Nulka, one is located near the port CIWS and the 2nd is located on the deck located bellow the AFT funnel structure, close the the Mk-36 decoys launchers.

USS Gettysburg CG 64:
http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/ ... 2S-199.jpg
Source: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=34433&start=40

USS USS Philippine Sea CG-58:
https://turkishnavy.files.wordpress.com ... 0/mk15.jpg
Source: https://turkishnavy.net/2011/10/12/uss- ... -istanbul/

USS Gettysburg CG-54:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... urg_(CG-64)_(8084139339).jpg
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... urg_(CG-64)_(8084139339).jpg

USS Anzio CG 68:
http://www.southcom.mil/media/pictures/ ... 38-026.jpg
Source: http://www.southcom.mil/media/pictures/ ... tures/Main

USS Shiloh CG-67:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... loh_(CG_67)_transits_off_the_northeastern_coast_of_Japan.jpg
Source : https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Shiloh_(CG-67)

USS Bunker Hill CG-52:
http://www.aviationwa.org.au/wp-content ... Eyre-2.jpg
Source : http://www.aviationwa.org.au/aircraft-p ... fremantle/



3 – Structure FWD the main mast:
Some ships seems to have an extra structure FWD the main mast on the same deck where the CIWS are located?
What ships of this class received this “extra” structure and what’s the purpose of this structure?

USS Yorktown CG 48:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/1148/04014814.jpg
source: http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/1148/040148.htm


Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto
Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:27 am
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CTOCPO wrote:
That is gonna depend on the timeframe. The Ticos used to all be members of Cruiser Destroyer Groups, but now, they are glommed into Destroyer Squadrons or Carrier Strike Groups. It looks like CRUD Threes logo and a Wiki Entry says she was in DESRON 21 for a time but 21 doesn't have a circular logo. I have a call out to my buddy Stu who served on the Forge in the nineties before they decommed her.


That info would be great, thanks. I'm not locked into a specific timeframe, other than I prefer the black funnels/masts of the 80s/90s before much of the black was replaced with gray.

Jonah
Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:16 pm
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Gator52 wrote:
Currently fighting my way through the Dragon 1/350 Ticonderoga kit...I'm assuming the emblem displayed on the side of the Valley Forge's forward superstructure in this photo is the squadron insignia; any ideas which squadron it is?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Valley_Forge_(CG-50)#/media/File:USS_Valley_Forge_CG-50_underway_near_San_Diego.jpg

Thanks

Jonah


That is gonna depend on the timeframe. The Ticos used to all be members of Cruiser Destroyer Groups, but now, they are glommed into Destroyer Squadrons or Carrier Strike Groups. It looks like CRUD Threes logo and a Wiki Entry says she was in DESRON 21 for a time but 21 doesn't have a circular logo. I have a call out to my buddy Stu who served on the Forge in the nineties before they decommed her.
Post Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:38 am
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Looks like the red shield and yellow number of DESRON 10.

Cliffy B
Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:09 pm
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Currently fighting my way through the Dragon 1/350 Ticonderoga kit...I'm assuming the emblem displayed on the side of the Valley Forge's forward superstructure in this photo is the squadron insignia; any ideas which squadron it is?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Valley_Forge_(CG-50)#/media/File:USS_Valley_Forge_CG-50_underway_near_San_Diego.jpg

Thanks

Jonah
Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:17 pm
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DrPR wrote:
I had to come up with a saluting gun for my USS Oklahoma City CLG-5 model. I couldn't find plans for one and only found a few photos on line - and one movie publicity photo showing the saluting gun. From these I cobbled up a reasonable model - but by no means accurate! You can see images here:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=70810&p=694668#p694668

These guns haven't changed much over the years. The WWII versions look pretty much like the latest versions. However, I have seen several different mountings for the guns.

Phil


Those are exactly what I am looking for and exactly what I remember being on my ship. Thanks so much for posting them. Fortunately (I guess) at 1/350 the size of the battery being so small allows for a degree of "flexibility" in design.
Post Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:35 am
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I had to come up with a saluting gun for my USS Oklahoma City CLG-5 model. I couldn't find plans for one and only found a few photos on line - and one movie publicity photo showing the saluting gun. From these I cobbled up a reasonable model - but by no means accurate! You can see images here:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=70810&p=694668#p694668

These guns haven't changed much over the years. The WWII versions look pretty much like the latest versions. However, I have seen several different mountings for the guns.

Phil
Post Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:24 pm

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