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Topic review - USS Indiana BB-58 Scratchbuild in 1/96 - 1944
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  Post subject:  Re: USS Indiana BB-58 Scratchbuild in 1/96 - 1944  Reply with quote
hello new member!

alas that is the problem with using outside image hosts--they suddenly vanish!

if you are posting images--alweasy best to upload them to the site

instruction are here

meanwhile...
I googled Bill Waldorf Indiana bb58 and hit google images

there are a few images --some 1600 wide --of the completed ship in the Indianan museum which is to whom this fine model was presented to

best wishes

Jim Baumann
Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:44 am
  Post subject:  Re: USS Indiana BB-58 Scratchbuild in 1/96 - 1944  Reply with quote
Hello, I'm a new member here. I regret that I did not see Bill's photos when his BB58 build began.

I wish to tackle the USS Iowa in 1:120 scale (to match railroad modules). I would guess without Bill's photos it would not be possible for this thread to teach me how he built the Indiana?

I am about to move on to explore other posts here at the site, but if someone might be able to point me to scratch-building threads that match my goal, please do.

Thanks much.
Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:37 pm
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Three Missouris wrote:
I sure would like to see some photos.
Thanks.


Bill passed away in 2014. You can see some photos of the model in the later pages of this thread, when our photo system changed to local forum hosting.
Post Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:55 pm
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I sure would like to see some photos.
Thanks.
Post Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:12 am
  Post subject:  Re: USS Indiana BB-58 Scratchbuild in 1/96 - 1944  Reply with quote
Charles Darwin wrote:
My condolences on your loss Bill :(

About your model though...wow..simply wow....

I am a 3D computer modeler myself and found this website and your model through a long search for some decent Ship plans for the BB-57 USS South Dakota, and yours seem like exactly what I need so Im curious where you got them, and if you know of any good BB-57 plans.


Thanks for your post.....Try floatingdrydock.com Look under TFW plans.
Post Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:04 pm
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My condolences on your loss Bill :(

About your model though...wow..simply wow....

I am a 3D computer modeler myself and found this website and your model through a long search for some decent Ship plans for the BB-57 USS South Dakota, and yours seem like exactly what I need so Im curious where you got them, and if you know of any good BB-57 plans.
Post Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:35 am
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BCBilly wrote:
Dear Bill,

My deepest condolences and sympathies on the loss of your beloved wife. In a world where life can be cheaper than tin, she was a Hope Diamond!

Thank too for the magnificent works of shipbuilding . They astound a recreational modeler like me.

Best wishes for much success in your next build. Any hints as to what it might be?

Regards

Billy



Thank You.....look on page two of the Online Scratchbuild forum. I am doing CVE-60 and DE-133 in 1/96...... :wave_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:09 pm
  Post subject:  Re: USS Indiana BB-58 Scratchbuild in 1/96 - 1944  Reply with quote
Dear Bill,

My deepest condolences and sympathies on the loss of your beloved wife. In a world where life can be cheaper than tin, she was a Hope Diamond!

Thank too for the magnificent works of shipbuilding . They astound a recreational modeler like me.

Best wishes for much success in your next build. Any hints as to what it might be?

Regards

Billy
Post Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:16 pm
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Builder 2010 wrote:
Bill, a spectacular build; both engrossing regarding your wonderful skills and patience and moving as a result of your loss of your companion and wife. I sincerely hope you have found peace. The pain won't ever go away, but it will lessen.

I am a huge fan of the Iowa class ships. I find them more elegant due to their greater length. An Iowa class in that scale would be almost 9 feet long. I couldn't build one even if I could afford it, since it wouldn't be able to get out of my basement. I've visited both the Alabama and the New Jersey (2X), as well as other museum ships. Of them all, the battleships are my favorites, for the same reason that you give...their incredible amounts of details.

Speaking of details, can you explain what the "float nets" actually do? It's a detail of which I have no idea about its function.

I'm about to build the Tamiya Missouri for the 2nd time. This time with Eduard Photoetched, brass main guns, and ScaleDecks teak decking. My nine-year-old grandson is going to help me. He's becoming a terrific modeler.

I look forward to your next build. It's a pleasure to follow them and learn from them.


Hello, and thanks for the kind words. In answer to your question about floater nets, they are just that. A large piece of netting with floats attached to it. In the event a ship would go down, the nets would be released from their baskets and float on the surface of the water, giving the men something to hang on to. I'm not sure how effective these were, but lots of ships carried them, so they must have been useful. Good luck on your Missouri build. :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:40 pm
  Post subject:  Re: USS Indiana BB-58 Scratchbuild in 1/96 - 1944  Reply with quote
Bill, a spectacular build; both engrossing regarding your wonderful skills and patience and moving as a result of your loss of your companion and wife. I sincerely hope you have found peace. The pain won't ever go away, but it will lessen.

I am a huge fan of the Iowa class ships. I find them more elegant due to their greater length. An Iowa class in that scale would be almost 9 feet long. I couldn't build one even if I could afford it, since it wouldn't be able to get out of my basement. I've visited both the Alabama and the New Jersey (2X), as well as other museum ships. Of them all, the battleships are my favorites, for the same reason that you give...their incredible amounts of details.

Speaking of details, can you explain what the "float nets" actually do? It's a detail of which I have no idea about its function.

I'm about to build the Tamiya Missouri for the 2nd time. This time with Eduard Photoetched, brass main guns, and ScaleDecks teak decking. My nine-year-old grandson is going to help me. He's becoming a terrific modeler.

I look forward to your next build. It's a pleasure to follow them and learn from them.
Post Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:30 am
  Post subject:  Re: USS Indiana BB-58 Scratchbuild in 1/96 - 1944  Reply with quote
Rob-UK wrote:
I have completed reading this thread from end to end.

Phew, quite an emotional roller coaster in places, and gripping reading. I will add that I fealt for your loss Bill and offer belated condolences, but also congratulations on another masterpiece completed, particularly persevering through such difficult times. Witnessing the journey through those dark times and the parallel progression of the ship to completion did have a kind of poignancy to it.

Image to you Sir.

Hello Rob, Thanks for the post. Life can be a roller coaster at times. Guess I got thru it, but never over it............ :wave_1:
Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:31 pm
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I have completed reading this thread from end to end.

Phew, quite an emotional roller coaster in places, and gripping reading. I will add that I fealt for your loss Bill and offer belated condolences, but also congratulations on another masterpiece completed, particularly persevering through such difficult times. Witnessing the journey through those dark times and the parallel progression of the ship to completion did have a kind of poignancy to it.

Image to you Sir.
Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:53 am
  Post subject:  Re: USS Indiana BB-58 Scratchbuild in 1/96 - 1944  Reply with quote
I am very impressed with these efforts!

I am considering a 1/32 to 1/48th scale model of the Indiana that would not only float, but would carry two passengers. I got the idea from some pictures I saw of a German battleship of about the same scale.

My project would not be of the same overall quality as yours, I am sure!

Where did you get your drawings? I would like to get a set.

Thanks for any feedback you could send to me at hawkinsgus@gmail.com

Regards,

Gus Hawkins
Post Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:51 pm
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great job I just found this site. do you by chance have a digital set of the SODAK class 1944? I have the Early WWI version but been looking for the WWII version as I want to do both SODAKs even though the first was never finished.

Joe
Post Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:35 am
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Back from Holiday- phew!

That model, its story, the people it honours...


MAGNIFICENT!!!

Truly a work of passion.

I admire your tenacity with these 'BIG' projects.... truly an admirable quality!

:thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

JIm Baumann
Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:29 pm
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I fully second the proposal :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:56 am
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As there is so much excellent material within Bill's Indiana build would it be possible for this thread to become a sticky ? Just a thought .
Dave Wooley
Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:31 am
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I agree Dave Wooley Bill your model is in the right place now with a great honour :smallsmile:
Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:57 pm
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Hi Bill Just returned from a short break . Bill what you have achieved is simply magnificent. The Indiana model says it all .
You have done so much with your models touching the right cord with so many people .
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:44 pm
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all those smiling faces are for real! congrats Bill! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:28 pm

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