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Topic review - Tenn/WV dio (1/350 scale)
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Amazing work

Matt
Post Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:28 am
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Ok, back at it again. USS Tennessee has her new and improved masts installed and she is all rigged up and permanently attached to the sea base. When USS West Virginia settled on the bottom of the harbor she started to right herself a bit. This righting caused her to sandwich USS Tennessee between her and the mooring quays to the point that the quays had to be blasted apart in order to free Tennessee from her berth.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:13 pm
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What a tease!
Post Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:37 pm
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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Seeing this makes me want to start my WeeVee. Must. Resist. Urge.....

Maybe this will help whet your appetite.
This is her good side. She was an awesome looking ship!
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:34 pm
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Seeing this makes me want to start my WeeVee. Must. Resist. Urge.....
Post Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:26 pm
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Thanks for the kind words guys! I really appreciate it. She is permanently in the water now. Things should move along fairly quickly now. I can't say enough about how happy I am with Steve's cage masts. They really make all the difference in the world for this project.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:24 pm
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This is such a challenging subject because of the smoke and the water stream, say nothing about the cage masts and other details on the boats. The special challenge is that everyone knows what this is supposed to look like. And you have put even more pressure on yourself by posting the archive photos for comparison! Even the grungy Pearl Harbor water looks correct. So to say you have hit this out of the park would be an understatement. You put a nice base under it and it becomes a museum piece. Congratulations, Jeff. :jump_1:
Post Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:43 pm
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You've definitely got a show-stopper on your hands... :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:54 pm
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Awesome is exactly right.
Post Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:53 pm
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Thanks Sean! Yeah, it’s been a long time coming but I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Believe it or not but I originally built this West Virginia kit about 20 years ago.
Here is an overall view test fit of what I’m trying to accomplish.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:34 am
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Awesomesauce, man!

Been waiting patiently for it all to come together, and now it's paying off... :woo_hoo:
Post Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:55 pm
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I have FINALLY got to the point of permanently attaching West Virginia to the sea base and adding some dramatic detail like the water spilling over onto her main deck and heavily damaged Kingfisher 4-O-3 upside down on the edge of the main deck. Somehow the railing is what kept 4-O-3 from drifting into the harbor and sinking. It is amazing how very little the ship had to sink before hitting the harbor bottom. I am completely convinced that the shallow water below her is the only reason she didn't suffer the same fate of USS Oklahoma. She hit bottom before her list went too far.
I have to wait for the glue to dry now before I can paint the rest of the water around her then I can move on to replacing Tennessee's mast and permanently adding her to the base as well.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:50 pm
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This is my initial attempt to re-create Hoga's fire hose spraying water onto West Virginia's burning boat deck. When this dio is done there will be 5 or 6 different fire hoses from the different boats spraying on WeeVee.
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:10 pm
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Another test shot...

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:35 pm
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A few more test shots.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:01 pm
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Hi Chris,
That’s good! I’m glad he said “nope”. My stress level just just dropped substantially knowing that I don’t have to pull that kit out of the display case again. LOL.
I am still holding out hope that he does a backdate Texas superstructure for the Trumpy kit. My heavily modified hull is patiently waiting.
Post Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:47 pm
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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Jeff Sharp wrote:
Thanks Dan! Progress indeed. Just finished with West Virginia's masts and I'm beyond happy with them. Steve nailed it with these! He really did his research on these masts.

Those look great. Now, if he'd only do masts for a 1921 Arizona.... :whistle:


I've asked. He said "nope". LOL

There's simply not a market, I imagine. How many of us really want to bother with that nightmare kit?
Post Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:19 pm
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Oh boy! I don’t know if I have it in me to go back and revisit ‘21 Arizona again! That kit was full of frustrations for me but if Steve did the masts I would have to seriously consider it.
Post Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:16 am
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Jeff Sharp wrote:
Thanks Dan! Progress indeed. Just finished with West Virginia's masts and I'm beyond happy with them. Steve nailed it with these! He really did his research on these masts.

Those look great. Now, if he'd only do masts for a 1921 Arizona.... :whistle:
Post Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:50 am
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Thanks Dan! Progress indeed. Just finished with West Virginia's masts and I'm beyond happy with them. Steve nailed it with these! He really did his research on these masts.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 pm

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