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Topic review - Suicide attempt: USS Vincennes by Dragon (well, the hull is)
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  Post subject:  Re: Suicide attempt: USS Vincennes by Dragon (well, the hull  Reply with quote
Very nice work Laci. Planing on redoing my Orange 1/350 bow section on the Barbey.
Post Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:08 am
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Looking really nice!

I'm working on the same kit right now, I'm building CG-50 USS Valley Forge. It's tempting to shelve it since it's fighting me every step of the way, but I'm determined to finish it, as I think it will make a nice looking model in the end.

Jonah
Post Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:42 pm
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anyahajobuzi wrote:
Which unit are you going to torture yourself with? :heh: Good luck , and hope to see you suffer alongside soon! :heh:


Not sure yet. A friend of mine served on Normandy. I know which ship he'll be building! He's offered advice on the radar fit during the time he served.

Great job. Truly.
Post Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:53 am
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Koppalakki wrote:
I meant with preshading like you did with the Nimitz!

But everything goes!


Aaaah! That. Well, I definitely am going to weather this bad boy, but for the most part these smaller vessels manage to stay cleaner longer than the carriers. It's not that I haven't seen parts of certain ships of the class dirty, but Vincennes-especially in her first few years- was a pretty clean ship. This bugs the hell out of me, so I might cheat.
But I did see some very interesting ways of imitating the actual plating ( the welds) on shipmodels. I might give that a try too.

Now the next step will involve working on the hangar, the choppers, and the flightdeck.

DWD wrote:
:lol_3: AAAAHHH!!!!!! GODZILLA! GODZILLA!! HAHA just kidding. Saw your chameleon photo and it made me laugh.
Thanks Doug! Well, sometimes I need a hand with things, and you guys live far away, and my wife won't set foot in my hobby room, so it's up to any random critters I find in the house to save the ship.

ModelMonkey wrote:
Brilliant!

I have this kit in the stash. Thanks for taking me to school.


Which unit are you going to torture yourself with? :heh: Good luck , and hope to see you suffer alongside soon! :heh:
Post Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:31 am
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Brilliant!

I have this kit in the stash. Thanks for taking me to school.
Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:43 pm
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I meant with preshading like you did with the Nimitz!

But everything goes!
Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:56 am
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Koppalakki wrote:
Remember to do some plating effect on the hull and it'll be :woo_hoo: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo:



hmmmm, plating, huh? I've never done it before, but you know what?! I will try it! Thanks Koppalakki ! :wave_1:
Post Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:10 am
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Very cool!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:19 am
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Remember to do some plating effect on the hull and it'll be :woo_hoo: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo:
Post Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:28 am
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:lol_3: AAAAHHH!!!!!! GODZILLA! GODZILLA!! HAHA just kidding. Saw your chameleon photo and it made me laugh. Super job on the super detail man. All the little additions like the downspouts, doors, support frames, etc... to the superstructure is really going to make this ship spectacular. Again, nice work Laci. It's always a pleasure reading and seeing your updates.
Post Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:48 pm
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Laci,

Awesome work on the scratch built parts, super details showing everywhere. Keep up on this fine detailed work.
Post Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:01 pm
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Stern and mast scratchbuilding. I am not sure in what order to show you guys the progress, and even less clue on where to continue building: there is work needed on this ship EVERYWHERE I look. And most everything has to be drawn and designed first.

On the last 2 pictures there are good examples of details that vary from ship to ship within the class. Some of these I only found out AFTER I built the part AND glued it into place....Good eye, eh? No wonder this project is so slow. :roll_eyes:
I am sure it will look like a ship by fall...


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:56 pm
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HI Laci

again a great project to follow :thumbs_up_1: your modification work is already well engaged !!!I will not sulk my pleasure,and follow assiduously
cheers
Nicolas
Post Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:13 am
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Thank you for the comments, guys! They always give me soooo much boost!
I am super happy to see some familiar "faces" here, Jim, Doug!!! Thank you for the follow!!

Devon: I am always moved when I see that some of you modelers actually worked on the very ships you are modeling!!! GO Navy!!!!! U.S.A.!!!!!

Aaaaaaaaaaah, the Vincennes! To me it didn't matter which kit I bought, it would have needed modification anyway, because the kit is-as we all know: horrible. So this kit originally was sold as Bunker Hill. CG-52 is a baseline III, but I like the lines of the Baseline II (CG-49-51). The main mast is tripod already, no level 05, and level 04 stretches the longest, and these ships still had the Mk.26 Standard missile launchers instead the VLS. I did not pick this ship because of the infamous shootdown of the iranian jetliner, but simply because I had the most reference photos for CG-49. For this a whole bunch of things were sctartchbuilt. Like the above mentioned level 04.
The main mast would have needed modification -it being meant for Bunker Hill, but it is just such a sad looking piece of plastic straight from the kit, that I decided to build the entire mast out of styrene. That is time consuming to say the least, but I really like how it looks more like the real thing. Evergreen doesn't even make styrene rod small enough for this. Their smallest diameter rod is 0.5 mm, but Plastruct makes rods as small as 0.3 mm!!! And these will be handy in more places than just the mast.

I am not too sure what else to add for now. As usual, I'll have the pictures tell the progress.

Thanks guys for looking at this heap of mess, I will slowly turn it into something pleasing to the eye.

Cheers: Laci


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:15 am
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Great work on the focsle. Looking forward to seeing how you trick out this build. I've got the Bunker Hill kit to build as my old boat, the Normandy CG-60, but I still have a bad taste in my mouth from when I built this kit back in AEGIS school 25 years ago! They really didn't seem to care if things fit or not!
Post Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:50 am
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WOW Awesome work there Laci, looking forward to following this build.
Post Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:20 am
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Nice start Laci! Another masterpiece in the works. Your additions so far look great. Good luck with this build, I'll be following :big_grin:
Post Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:37 am
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Well in the hell ever happened to me ! I use to be that gung-ho. Nice job at nursing her along.

Keith
Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:14 pm
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Despite all inaccuracys and issues in building my CG 48 I really enjoyed it... so much scratchbuild and I love it.
Really looking forward for your build :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:29 pm
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very nice Laci
I've always liked the ships and just wished we had a decent 350 kit availale
Post Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:27 pm

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