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Topic review - USS Washington, Atlantic fit, Home Fleet 1942 [1:700]
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  Post subject:  Re: USS Washington, Atlantic fit, Home Fleet 1942 [1:700]  Reply with quote
David Sandifer wrote:
Pascalemod, your Washington is an absolutely beautiful build, so it is with much hesitation that I point out a discrepancy with your OS2Us. White bars surrounded by insignia blue borders were not authorized by BuAer until 04SEP1943. Simply applying a #11 blade to remove the bars would make your aircraft stars correct for the 1942 Home Fleet time-frame. Best regards, Sandy


Hey, its OK, I am sure something I missed, aircraft are really something I know nothing about and the photos online have so much wrong data. So you're saying paint over the white/blue bars on all areas will do the trick? Removing them is not possible, they are "melted" into the paint with microsol. so only painting over is possible, but thats ok.I might do that if I can find some paint spares. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:57 am
  Post subject:  Re: USS Washington, Atlantic fit, Home Fleet 1942 [1:700]  Reply with quote
Pascalemod, your Washington is an absolutely beautiful build, so it is with much hesitation that I point out a discrepancy with your OS2Us. White bars surrounded by insignia blue borders were not authorized by BuAer until 04SEP1943. Simply applying a #11 blade to remove the bars would make your aircraft stars correct for the 1942 Home Fleet time-frame. Best regards, Sandy
Post Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:16 pm
  Post subject:  Re: USS Washington, Atlantic fit, Home Fleet 1942 [1:700]  Reply with quote
Note to mods - the build is complete and pending gallery submission. Thanks all for watching. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:51 am
  Post subject:  Re: USS Washington, Atlantic fit, Home Fleet 1942 [1:700]  Reply with quote
ModelMonkey wrote:
:big_grin:

Thanks! And your 3D parts are features heavily here...


Playing around with natural light in these pics... Still white background.

Enjoy!


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:07 am
  Post subject:  Re: USS Washington, Atlantic fit, Home Fleet 1942 [1:700]  Reply with quote
:big_grin:


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:13 pm
  Post subject:  Re: USS Washington, Atlantic 1942 [Trumpeter, 1:700]  Reply with quote
Finished the model!
Ill work on the display setup later, as I wanna finish few more kits till then.

Here are the pics, but I still need to figure out photography more to get best results.

It wasnt the cleanest build, with lots of changes on an already finished model, moving this or that. Still some errors obvious to some and for sure to me, yet Im happy to see this project finished! Trumpeter Washington... buyer beware!

The ship is depicted during her service with the Home Fleet, escorting convoys to Murmansk. I picked this scheme because the kit came without rear bofors mounts and I couldnt build them from scratch so... Decided to adopt. Im happy with this camouflage though, the measure 12 Modified.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:16 pm
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - PQ17  Reply with quote
I havent figured out the way the ship will be displayed yet, but I am toying with an idea of building a modular sea base which can be build around the ship and removed when necessary. I will see if I follow through with this, but even putting this ship next to waterline look gives and idea of how good looking of a boat the North Carolina class were! Next to SoDaks they are my favourite USN battleships!

Here she is next to white board cutout for the waterline base.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:46 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - PQ17  Reply with quote
Here is the promised airplane suite. The 3 Kingfishers are installed on catapults, where I screwed up a bit railing placement (too high) thanks to poor instructions and lack of my attention. They are glued shot, so one has to do with them, next time Ill do better, I promise :)

The planes are Trumpeter 1/700 option.: They are BIGGER slightly then the ones that comes from the kit - which is surprising. They are also made from clear plastic. I dunno what the advantage is, I think its easier to paint the plastic glass to look more realistic then preserve the glass on these planes. They are very brittle.

Also, huge respect for you aircraft modelers. I cannot do this 20 - 40 times times, 3 was hard enough. :D Now I know what people mean when they say flattops are the hardest to model!


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - PQ17  Reply with quote
marijn van gils wrote:
Looking really good! :thumbs_up_1:


Dan K wrote:
Agreed. Really nice work.


Vladi wrote:
Looks nice! :thumbs_up_1:



THank you guys, she has come far. Rigging is next, and Kingfisher pics are coming soon. :)
Post Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:57 pm
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - PQ17  Reply with quote
Looking really good! :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:36 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - PQ17  Reply with quote
Agreed. Really nice work.
Post Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:54 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - PQ17  Reply with quote
Looks nice! :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:56 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - PQ17  Reply with quote
As promised, better quality pics of how BB56 sits after numerous modifications.

Rigging is next. I realized I messedup the placement of railings on catapult, they are too high. Not sure Ill redo this - as they are already fixed to the ship. ... oops. :)


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:02 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - from PQ17 days!  Reply with quote
Here is the latest update. I got those life rafts from shelf oddity. They look like reworked versions of Trumpeter, and in amazing detail. They also look a bit undersized, like 10-20%. Still too late to turn back, Ive glued them on.

Also made small changes to the superstructure, to correct wrong fitment. I think by now I made maximum amount of changes to this Trumpeter kit to make it more or less accurate Washington.

Sorry for low quality pics as I zoom in on an old Iphone 6S PLus. I will do good photos soon as the ship is now ready for rigging and the planes are the only other thing left.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:21 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - Atlantic fit, April 1942  Reply with quote
Lovely, congrats!
Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:36 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - 1/700 - Atlantic fit, April 1942  Reply with quote
Ive added the radars, and have also added some fixtures to the main tower front face, making it a little more busy, less blank. Just some small wire scratch building.

Im waiting on my resin rafts now to arrange them properly, hence the "scars" on the main superstructure. I also ditched the square rafts from the gun houses since this photo was taken, as I will add the correct oval rafts instead.

Waiting also on the rear mast rods to arrive as Im investigating how to build them properly.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:16 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - Atlantic fit - 1/700 FH  Reply with quote
So, a little update again for those who follow this build:

* All railings have been added where I could.
* Catapults and cranes glued (superstructures are still dry fitted as I will rig them all separately)
* Missing AA, boats, liferafts (on order) and FC radars.

Will do the Main mast next, after which perhaps its time to add rigging and glue it all. Can't wait! This has been a hard kit to build in terms of scratch building. I wanted none, and as I go along there is this or that necessary to add. Crazy. It is still inaccurate on rear and on middle superstructures but I degress, I want to move to my PoW and Provornyi builds by now. :)


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:46 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - Atlantic fit - 1/700 FH  Reply with quote
Railings added to main and second deck levels
Rebuild further the superstructure by adding Washington specific parts (think Im stopping there, its driving me bonkers how many things are wrong on this kit)
Removed all rafts (you can see the scars on the superstructure - I will be installing resin ones when they arrive
Painted all radars for assembly

....

To do list - and this is mainly for me to keep track of things also:
- Add railings to the rear and middle superstructures
- Funnel antennas and walkways
- Add more ladders where needed - especially the rear mast and all the 5in gun turrets
- build rear mast, build fwd mast - use kit yard arms or not, Ive not decided yet. Same gos for the rear mast as I think it is quite thick and I have nothing that as accurate... in PE

Here are some progress pics...


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:13 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - Atlantic fit - 1/700 FH  Reply with quote
This CXAM-1 Radar is fantastic! You made so clean, ongratulations!
Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:42 am
  Post subject:  Re: BB 56 Washington - Atlantic fit - 1/700 FH  Reply with quote
Main radars are done (excluding TDS antennas and all that minor stuff which will be added later I guess).

I now began the arduous task of installing railings ... :sleepy:


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