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 Post subject: Re: Model Monkey Catalog
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:05 pm 
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For those that prefer a late-war Essex class ship, I am happy to announce a "long-bridge" 1/700 scale early Essex class island is now available for your 1944-1945 Essex class models. This design represents USS Yorktown CV-10. Islands for Essex, Intrepid, Hornet, Ticonderoga, Lexington and Hancock will be released shortly [edit: DONE!] with more Essex class designs coming in 2018.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Very happy to announce that designs for Quadruped Main Masts for post-war Iowa class battleships are now available in 1/350 scale.

For USS Iowa BB-61 and USS Wisconsin BB-64 (late configuration): http://shpws.me/PjqV
For USS New Jersey BB-62, USS Missouri BB-63 and USS Wisconsin BB-64 (early configuration): http://shpws.me/PjqZ

Thanks to Rick E. Davis and Hank Strub for their research efforts making these designs possible.
And thanks to all those patiently waiting for this design to be made printable in 1/350. It took awhile!

Here's the mast for New Jersey, Missouri and early Wisconsin:
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Model Monkey 1-350 Quadruped Main Mast for BB-62 and BB-63 and early BB-64.jpg
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Here's the mast and boat booms for Iowa and late Wisconsin:
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Hello Steve :wave_1: , one question please.

In your add on Shapeways about the USS West Virginia Superstructure 1941 ,You said that is designed for the BWN/YMW ships. want to know if it can be used in the ISW Wee Vee without tons of surgery?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:08 am 
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Hi Miguel!

I don't know if the superstructure will fit the ISW kit. If someone with the ISW kit in hand can give us the 01 level dimensions, we can compare those dimensions to the dimensions of the 3D superstructure. If the ISW kit is a little bit smaller than scale, the 3D superstructure may fit the ISW kit well.

When I began the design for the BWN/YMW kit, Martin Quinn graciously sent me a BWN/YMW kit to make sure the 3D design would fit. As you know, because of the nature of the resin in resin kits, many factors affect them as the resin cures which can affect their final dimensions, especially noticeable in larger kits. (Designing products for them is high adventure!)

When I compared Martin's BMW/YMW kit to Booklet of General Plans drawings, the kit's 01 level came out a tad bit shorter and narrower than scale, a very common characteristic of large resin kits, probably due to shrinkage when curing. The barbette is smaller than scale, too.* So the superstructure I designed accounts for those two differences.

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*This can be a problem if you use 1/350 true-scale Model Monkey Colorado class turrets on the Model Monkey 3D superstructure. The true-scale Model Monkey turrets are precisely 1/350 scale so when you put a MM turret on the smaller-than-scale BWN/YMW-sized barbette, turret #2 will rub up against the conning tower. A separate set of turrets and barrels specifically scaled to fit the BWN/YMW kits and Model Monkey superstructure is now available. Link: http://shpws.me/PknV

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Hello Steve

Thanks for such a nice and comprehensive explanation, the problem is that now the BWN/YMW USS West Virginia is out of production and finding one is very hard, the only available kits of the Colorado Class 1941 are the 2 models from ISW, which my favorite is the Wee Vee, .
Your superstructure for the BWN West Virginia is an absolute gem, but I wish if I can use it on the ISW WV, I think the best way is to get the model and if somebody can scan the base of the 3D part and then compare with it, then I can figure if it can be adapted to the ISW kit.

Thanks again Steve for bringing such wonderful parts for those magnificent Battle Wagons :wave_1:

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Miguel, if nothing added to the deck's of that model then scan it inverted with a ruler beside it & send it to Steve as he would be able to say yes or no on the use of his superstructure.


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If it helps, here are the dimensions of the 3D superstructure:

Maximum width (bulkhead-to-bulkhead, not including splinter shielding): 69.9 mm
Overall length (including barbette): 162.15 mm
Barbette diameter (outer): 27.0 mm

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ModelMonkey wrote:
If it helps, here are the dimensions of the 3D superstructure:

Maximum width (bulkhead-to-bulkhead, not including splinter shielding): 69.9 mm
Overall length (including barbette): 162.15 mm
Barbette diameter (outer): 27.0 mm



PERFECTO!!!!!

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Miguel, in your no whine policy, you forgot "it" in #2.


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DavidP wrote:
Miguel, in your no whine policy, you forgot "it" in #2.

You are totally right David, need to modify the signature :thumbs_up_1:

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Miguel, if nothing added to the deck's of that model then scan it inverted with a ruler beside it & send it to Steve as he would be able to say yes or no on the use of his superstructure.


This is an excellent idea, Thanks for the tip ,I will do so ,just need to buy first the ISW Wee Vee

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I'm using Revell's 1/429 Arizona as a basis to do the Wee Vee post rebuild.


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Miguel, I hope this gives you some better options in case the ISW kit is a bit small: Happy to announce a set of Colorado class 16"/45 cal. turrets and barrels designed specifically to fit the 1/350 scale Blue Water Navy and Yankee Modelworks USS West Virginia BB-48 kits. These turrets will also fit the Model Monkey 1/350 scale USS West Virginia 1941 Superstructure.

Turrets: http://shpws.me/PknV
Barrels: http://shpws.me/Pko6
Superstructure: http://shpws.me/P7mI

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Thanks to Dick J., Martin Quinn, Rick Davis and Tracy White who graciously contributed references and advice, designs for 1/700 scale World War Two Essex class aircraft carrier islands continues, joining SCB-27 and SCB-125 designs already available. Each design is unique, capturing features of the specific ship. Differences between similar designs include splinter shield shape, deck shape, Oerlikon platform shape (larger for those with positions for Mk.51 directors), venturi (wind deflector) configuration and extents, mast type, exterior cabling, etc.

New 1/700 scale* Essex class designs:

1/700 USS Essex CV-9 Island, 1942-1944 - early "short bridge": http://shpws.me/PkeZ
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Model Monkey 1-700 USS Essex CV-9 island 1943-1944.a.png
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1/700 USS Yorktown CV-10 Island, 1943-1944 - early "short-bridge": http://shpws.me/Pkff
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1/700 USS Yorktown CV-10 Island, 1944-1945 - "long bridge" Yamato sinking: http://shpws.me/PjJp
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Model Monkey 1-700 USS Yorktown CV-10 island 1944-1945.b.jpg
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1/700 USS Intrepid CV-11 Island, 1943-1944 - early "short-bridge": http://shpws.me/PkfI
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Model Monkey 1-700 USS Intrepid CV-11 island 1943-1944.jpg
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1/700 USS Hornet CV-12 Island, 1943-1944 - early "short-bridge": http://shpws.me/PkgJ
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1/700 USS Ticonderoga CV-14 Island, 1944-1945 - "long bridge": http://shpws.me/Pk6l
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Model Monkey 1-700 Ticonderoga CV-14 Island 1944-1945.a.jpg
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1/700 USS Lexington CV-16 Island, 1943 - early "short-bridge": http://shpws.me/Pkhr
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1/700 USS Lexington CV-16 Island, 1944-1945 - modified "short bridge" - "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot": http://shpws.me/PkiR
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1/700 USS Wasp CV-18 Island 1943-1944 - "short bridge" - "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot": http://shpws.me/Pkr1
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Model Monkey 1-700 USS Wasp CV-18 Island 1943-1944.jpg
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1/700 USS Hancock CV-19 Island, 1944-1945 - "long bridge": http://shpws.me/Pk7Q
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Model Monkey 1-700 Hancock CV-19 Island 1944-1945.jpg
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More World War Two Essex islands coming, including designs for Franklin, Randolph, Bunker Hill, Wasp, Bennington, Antietam, BonHomme Richard, Lake Champlain, Shangri La, and Tarawa. Beginning in January, I'll pause on the Essex islands for a short while in order to design superstructures for USS Pennsylvania BB-38 (1944), USS Oklahoma BB-37 (1941) and USS North Carolina BB-55 (1944-1945 - for Revell), then resume work on carrier islands and products for destroyers.

Happy Holidays!


*Many of these designs are being re-scaled to 1/525 scale to fit classic Lindberg kits as requested.

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3D-printed Shapeways' white acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:53 am 
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Impressive!
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Beginning in January, I'll pause on the Essex islands for a short while in order to design superstructures for USS Pennsylvania BB-38 (1944), USS Oklahoma BB-37 (1941) and USS North Carolina BB-55 (1944-1945 - for Revell), then resume work on carrier islands and products for destroyers.

Looking forward to see what you come up with for the Oklahoma!

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Speaking of 'coming soon', when is the Saratoga 1928-1930 island arriving?


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Hi Steve,

Nice work on the Essex Class. That is a lot of stuff!!!!

Well done............ :thumbs_up_1:


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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Impressive!...
Looking forward to see what you come up with for the Oklahoma!

I'll do my best! Thanks to you, there may be enough references on hand now for Nevada 1941, too. I was very surprised to find out just how very different the superstructures of the two sisters were.

maurice de saxe wrote:
Speaking of 'coming soon', when is the Saratoga 1928-1930 island arriving?

Today's the day! Link: http://shpws.me/PkrH
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The pilot house window framing of this design will push the print engineers at Shapeways pretty hard. If they are having a bad day and cancel your order, no worries, they will let me know right away and I'll tweak the design to make them happy and you'll be able to re-order it the same day.

As with all Model Monkey pre-war Sara and Lex island designs, the 1928-1930 island includes a matching fighting top for your kit's funnel.

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Hi Steve,

Nice work on the Essex Class. That is a lot of stuff!!!!

Well done............ :thumbs_up_1:

Thanks so much, Mark! I just added the 1943-1944 island design for USS Wasp CV-18 to the catalog and updated the post above. More coming.

Which ever holidays you all* are celebrating this season, I hope they will be filled with joy for you and yours!

Steve


* In Carolina, we pronounce that "y'all".

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Steve, North or South Carolina?


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Both, kinda. College at The Citadel in Charleston, SC, and now living in NC.

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