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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
Finally, some more progress. Not much though. This is a tough ship to model correctly. And this goes for the whole class of course.
I painted the superstructure. After that I thought it's just piling the fun bits on, but no. The White Ensign photo etch set is horribly inaccurate in a lot of ways. The right decals are also hard to find. Either the quality or the content leaves much to be desired...
Some decals will be going on soon though.
I am focusing on the forward section of the starboard for now. I did add some fun stuff. Like that platform extending from the bridge level. It turned out that the "floor" here is NOT perforated, but a solid plate. Something to cover up later.... :doh_1:

Not much to say for now, hopefully the pictures tell more...

Laci


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:38 am
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Alright! Here is the reason why I haven't posted anything in a while: I was busy trying to represent all those pipes and sprinklers on the superstructure. It was painful, and it's not even as nice as it could be, but I do want to finish this ship in this lifetime. ( and a few others) I do like the results, but it could always be better.
A lot of the details still can't be installed until the superstructure is secured to the hull, so there is a lot more plumbing coming!
I used different gauges of wire, and trimmed down railings to make the piping.

I also started masking, that's gonna take a lot of time too. But once it's all sprayed grey, I can finally start adding a lot of cool stuff!

Cheers: Laci


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:28 pm
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Haha, hope not!! But I may have jumped the gun, and posted too soon... progress is slow, not much to report now.. BUT: there is progress
Post Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:16 am
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Hi :wave_1:

Good too see you on the deck again! I hope the next step won't take 5 years :-D
Post Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:26 pm
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Great work! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

Glad to see you back at this!
Post Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:02 am
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Amazing build! :woo_hoo: Keep it up! I look forward to more!
Post Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:02 am
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Hello everyone!! :wave_1: :wave_1:

It took me a bit of time to remove all the cobwebs off this post. It's been 5 years after all!!!! I do feel a bit ashamed, but that quickly fades because
- 1: I was busy building other Navy stuff in the meantime ( helos and jets)
- 2: I am staying thru to my word, and continuing this project until finished

I hope there are other CG fans out there, because based on the number of finished projects found by multiple Google searches doesn't paint a pretty picture. Let's post some more photos everyone. :smallsmile:

My take on the project is very complicated (what a shocker) and required numerous adjustments to parts I built 5 years ago... As more pictures of the real vessel come to light, the more I realize how off I was with some stuff. It's not just that these CG-s are almost all different from each other, each ship also goes thru upgrades and changes over its lifetime, so one really has to pay attention to the dates. Now it's decided finally: I am building my Vincennes as she looked in 1991. This move resulted in removing a bunch of platforms, carefully constructed previously....

I was FINALLY able to install the hangar ( one SH-60b is parked inside folded) , the superstructure is almost ready for paint, and got the funnels prepped for spraying too. Funnels: They looks so much more realistic if one adds more piping into the funnel housing to extend the overall length, and it pays to grind away those thick edges around the top of the stacks.

These ships have very extensive network of pipes, sprinkles and drains, which fact is often overlooked by most modelers. I intend to replicate just about every individual pipe. They add soooo much to the overall appearance!

all right-all right, enough droning on, here are some illustrations :heh:

Happy modelling: Laci


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:30 am
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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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