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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:23 am 
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In a word, wow! :thumbs_up_1:

And how goes the 1/700th Gneisenau hangar? :eyebrows:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:43 am 
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In a word, wow! :thumbs_up_1:

And how goes the 1/700th Gneisenau hangar? :eyebrows:

Thank you, Harold!

PM coming your way.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Harold, today is your day.

Gneisenau hangars are ready in 1/350 and 1/700.

1/700 scale.
1941 Hangar: http://shpws.me/OLQ8
1942 Hangar: http://shpws.me/OLRQ

1/350 scale.
1941 Hangar: http://shpws.me/OLrt
1942 Hangar: http://shpws.me/OLRy
1942 Hangar with open doors: http://shpws.me/OLUS


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:53 am 
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Kudos to Steve for working up these hangars. I hope Shapeways sells a lot more in 1/700th than just the one I'll be getting :smallsmile:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:36 am 
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Kudos to Mike for working up these hangars. I hope Shapeways sells a lot more in 1/700th than just the one I'll be getting :smallsmile:

Who's Mike? :scratch:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:42 am 
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:doh_1:

Thanks Martin, fixed my post. I'm on here instead of working (as usual). I was about to send my assistant Mike an e-mail thanking him for a report he'd completed, when I got distracted by the Gneisenau hangar. The rest is history.
Stuff happens to your brain when you begin to get long in the tooth! :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:49 am 
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you just had a brain fart so no harm done to any models which count.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:28 pm 
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DavidP wrote:
you just had a brain fart...

Don't we all.


1/350 scale Gneisenau 1942 Admiral's Bridge is ready for your Dragon kit: http://shpws.me/OMdD

1/400 scale Scharnhorst 1943 Admiral's Bridge is ready for your Airfix, Heller and JSC kits: http://shpws.me/OMbj


There are some significant differences in the design of the Admiral's Bridges, most noticeably the shape of the upper fire control platform, and the shape of the Admiral's Bridge deck, as seen in renderings in earlier posts.


Boxart: Scalemates.com


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:07 pm 
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Got my 1/350 Edsall funnel today; it looks terrific!

Thanks for offering-

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:big_grin: Glad you like it! Rick Davis provided some great references to get it done.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:38 am 
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Steve, wow, I've just discovered the MM site on shapeways, very impressive.
I have a Saratoga bought with extra aircraft - researching the types and when she flew them, I can build the ship in November 1936 and then fill the flight deck. I was not looking forward to rebuilding the island. Now I don't have to! I'll work out how to order online and hopefully purchase island, funnel and turrets before the year is out.
Great work!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:01 am 
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Thanks, Jack!

Best wishes on your Saratoga! That ship is a favorite of many modelers.

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Steve, my 1\700 Gneisenau 1941 hangar just arrived. It looks fan-tastic! :cool_2:
Looking forward to giving it Jamie's sunlight treatment, while clearing the ways to start my Tamiya kit.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:46 pm 
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Quaestor wrote:
Steve, my 1\700 Gneisenau 1941 hangar just arrived. It looks fan-tastic! :cool_2:
Looking forward to giving it Jamie's sunlight treatment, while clearing the ways to start my Tamiya kit.

Excellent! Very glad you like it. And if anybody knows anything about Colourcoats, it's Jamie.

Designs in 1/400 and 1/600 scales are now ready, too.

1:400 scale:


1/400 Gneisenau 38 cm (15") Twin Turrets (set of 3) - post-reconstruction: http://shpws.me/OyQo
1/400 Gneisenau 38 cm (15") Barrels (set of 3 pair) - post-reconstruction: http://shpws.me/OyPH
1/400 Scharnhorst Admiral's Bridge (1943) - "The Battle of the North Cape": http://shpws.me/OMbj
1/400 Gneisenau Admiral's Bridge (1941) - "Operation Berlin": http://shpws.me/OMNP
1/400 Gneisenau Admiral's Bridge (1942) - "The Channel Dash": http://shpws.me/OMMM
1/400 Gneisenau Hangar (1941) - "Operation Berlin": http://shpws.me/OMPh
1/400 Gneisenau Hangar (1942) - "The Channel Dash": http://shpws.me/OMex
1/400 SL-8 Domed Rangefinders (set of 4): http://shpws.me/MFW0
1/400 10.5-meter and 6-meter Rangefinders: http://shpws.me/MKrE

All 1/400 scale products: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/model_m ... +Ships&s=0

1/600 scale:

1/600 Gneisenau 38 cm (15") Twin Turrets (set of 3) - post-reconstruction: http://shpws.me/OxCq
1/600 Gneisenau 38 cm (15") Barrels (set of 3 pair) - post-reconstruction: http://shpws.me/OxCE
1/600 Scharnhorst Admiral's Bridge (1943) - "The Battle of the North Cape": http://shpws.me/ONjb
1/600 Gneisenau Admiral's Bridge (1941) - "Operation Berlin": http://shpws.me/ONjj
1/600 Gneisenau Admiral's Bridge (1942) - "The Channel Dash": http://shpws.me/ONjn
1/600 Gneisenau Hangar (1941) - "Operation Berlin": http://shpws.me/ONjJ
1/600 Gneisenau Hangar (1942) - "The Channel Dash": http://shpws.me/ONkr
1/600 SL-8 Domed Rangefinders (set of 4): http://shpws.me/MFWg
1/600 10.5-meter and 6-meter Rangefinders: http://shpws.me/MKsO

All 1/600 scale products: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/model_m ... +Ships&s=0

Happy modeling!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:59 pm 
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DavidP, today is your day.

We are happy to announce a set of two Nevada class 14"/45 cal. Twin Turrets with barrels is now available in 1/350 scale, 1/426 (1/429 true) scale and 1/700 scale.


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1/350: http://shpws.me/ONYx
1/426: http://shpws.me/ONY1
1/700: http://shpws.me/ONZk


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Benson-Gleaves class destroyer fans! For those interested in building late-war ships DD-421 - DD-444, a "dog-bone" shaped Oerlikon platform is now available in 1/350 scale for your Blue Water Navy, Cyber Hobby, Dragon and Iron Shipwrights kits.

Link: http://shpws.me/ONwX


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Our friend Rick E. Davis explains: "One of the more interesting configurations found on the original group of BENSON-GLEAVES class units, DD421-DD444, were the about 16 units that replaced the aft torpedo tubes with a platform for four 20-mm guns....The mod was done either at New York Navy Yard or in theater by USS VULCAN (AR-5) at Oran. This AA armament augmentation was authorized (eight units on 8 March 1944 and another batch of eight in April 1944) for units serving in the Med off Italy to, in part, counter German air attacks/tactics."

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"Here is the list of units authorized and those known to have the four 20-mm platforms and whether NYNY or AR-5 did the work:
DD-421 BENSON ... NYNY
DD-422 MAYO … NYNY
DD-423 GLEAVES … NYNY
DD-424 NIBLACK … NYNY
DD-425 MADISON … AR-5
DD-426 LANSDALE … AR-5
DD-427 HILARY P. JONES … AR-5
DD-428 CHARLES F. HUGHES … AR-5 likely
DD-429 LIVERMORE … AR-5
DD-430 EBERLE … unknown if and where mod was done
DD-431 PLUNKETT … NYNY
DD-432 KEARNY … AR-5
DD-437 WOOLSEY … NYNY
DD-438 LUDLOW … NYNY
DD-439 EDISON … NYNY
DD-440 ERICSSON … AR-5"

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:36 pm 
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Also, these sixteen units of the BENSON-GLEAVES class units were authorized to have two single (US Army type) 40-mm guns installed on the main deck between four 20-mm platform and the twin 40-mm mounts on the aft deckhouse. A terrible location with limited arcs of fire, but space was limited on these ships.

It is not clear if ALL sixteen units received the single 40-mm guns and where. Armament Summaries are fuzzy on when they were installed and removed and there are very few photos during the period that these guns were onboard, almost no photos of the units modified by USS VULCAN. Unless there is a real close-up view amidships or an aerial view, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to see the single 40-mm guns.

The mystery of just where these single 40-mm guns were installed on the BENSON-GLEAVES units, was one of the goals of my research at NARA when I started there back in 2007. :big_grin:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:49 pm 
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Thanks to Rick for providing superb references to make the "dog-bone" platform a reality.

In other good news, a Fletcher class late-war AA Deck House is being made available in most popular scales.
In larger scales, the railing is included in the design. It is reported that this deck house was installed as part of the late-war, anti-kamikaze modification intended to increase the ships' anti-aircraft (AA) capability. The deck house replaced the forward quintuple torpedo mount on Fletchers. Two Bofors directors were installed on top.

Fletcher details and configurations varied widely. Please consult your references, including the Classic Warships Publishing Fletcher books, to know if this model is correct for your ship.

1/72 scale: http://shpws.me/OP8i
1/96 scale: http://shpws.me/OPas
1/125 scale: http://shpws.me/OPbr
1/144 scale: http://shpws.me/OPq7
1/192 scale: http://shpws.me/OPDK
1/200 scale: coming soon
1/350 scale: http://shpws.me/OPoM


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Several Fletcher kit fans had asked last year for the late-war AA deck house and complementing quad Bofors tubs and the 40mm ammunition stowage compartments below them. So in addition to the deck house in the post above, here are the tubs and compartments and thank you for your patience! In larger scales, the tubs are outfitted with ammunition racks. Thanks to Rick Davis for providing advice and references.

1/350: http://shpws.me/OPzT
1/192: http://shpws.me/OPKf
1/144: http://shpws.me/OPY2
1/125: http://shpws.me/OPYW
1/96: http://shpws.me/OQ94
1/72: http://shpws.me/OPC0

Edit: ammunition rack configuration updated to reflect new research.


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USS Texas BB-35 fans! We are happy to announce that an accurately shaped and highly detailed Aft Fighting Top is now available in 1/700 scale. Other scales are possible. The forward Fighting Top and sets of accurately shaped turrets are already available.

1/700 Aft Fighting Top: http://shpws.me/OR0K
1/700 Forward Fighting Top: http://shpws.me/OR0M


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