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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:39 pm 
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was that a Type P Mark 6 catapult?


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DavidP wrote:
was that a Type P Mark 6 catapult?


yes, 1935 era version P6, please


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do you have or have access to the warship series #3 Golden State Battlewagon USS California (BB-44) so you can use page 53 to get the length & width as my drawings do not have dimensions on it? send me your email address via pm & i'll send you what I have so you can decide if it is workable for you.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:42 am 
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By the way... I assume the catapult had to be rotated into at least 45° angle from the ship centerline before launch. However, there was a deck railing standing in the way. Was it somehow collapsible?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:17 am 
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yes.


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Has anyone here built Naval Works' resin 1/700 California 1941 kit?

Just wondering how it compares with Trumpeter's newly released styrene 1/700 California 1941 kit.

I am well aware there's already a review on Naval Works' USS California in our reviews section, but I just was looking for more feedback.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Here are some nice shots of Colorado going through the Panama Canal 1939.

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Are there any options for building Colorado in 1/350 scale? Can one of the existing kits of its sister ships be converted? Either before or after its refit is okay.


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Are there any options for building Colorado in 1/350 scale? Can one of the existing kits of its sister ships be converted? Either before or after its refit is okay.


Roger Torgeson built a 1/350 1943 Colorado, using the ISW kit as a starting point, if I recall correctly. Lots of work, but certainly doable.

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if don't have 1 of the big 5 ships then could kitbash a Colorado using an Arizona hull like I'm doing using Revell's 1/429 Arizona. http://members.boardhost.com/modelfleet ... 03094.html


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Here is a photo of Roger's Maryland to Colorado build, courtesy of Mr. Torgeson himself:
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:55 am 
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Quick question before starting my USS Maryland 1941 in 1/700 by Trumpeter. Did she had 2 pairs of 1.1 inch AA or 1. Trumpeter and lot of profiles drawing I found on the net, show 1 pair on the superstructure and on the aft deck 2 single 7,6 cm AA guns.
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In this picture a pair of 1.1 inch is showing instead of Trumpeter's suggestion. Im guessing the 1.1 AA quads are the correct answer and Trumpeter and everyong else on the net are based on a wrong sources ?
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http://navsource.org/archives/01/046/014602f.jpg
http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/46a.htm


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Ok, anyone care to guess what is going on with WV's hull and boat crane here?

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My bet's on shadows - judging by the one cast by the tub on her forward spotting top onto the front of said foretop, the sun's on the portside forward, easily explaining the hull. The crane post is trickier, but could be shadow cast onto the crane by the forward spotting top - at the very least, going to need another photo to verify if it's not just shadows.

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Hello, quick question, is this an optical rangefinder or some kind of aiming lookout hood on USS Colorado class battleships number 2# turret roof? Cant find clear picture of number 3# turret also USS West Virginia seems to be missing that after her major reconstruction after the Pearl Harbor attack. It was a removeable hood of somekind ? Only Maryland and Colorado seems to had that till the end of the career and only found on USS Colorado class and not on USS Tennessee class.
Anyone can provide some info or some clear pictures from the roofs of number 2# and 3# of Colorado class ? Trumpeter 1/700 Colorado class kits seems to miss these feature, but again is not that difficult to add/correct it.
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Late war USS Colorado:
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Post modernization USS West Virginia seems to miss these sighting hood:
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This is certainly welcome news for those who have any of the "Big 5" 1/350 resin kits in their stash: https://freetimehobbies.com/1-350-blue- ... attleship/

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Atma wrote:
Hello, quick question, is this an optical rangefinder or some kind of aiming lookout hood on USS Colorado class battleships number 2# turret roof...

I don't think that's a "sighting hood". Her sights are on the sides of the turrets. This is a mounting base for an external Very-Long-Range, Range-finder.
http://orig04.deviantart.net/173d/f/2009/046/1/0/uss_colorado_lineart_by_lioness_nala.jpg
such as shown here.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/USS_Colorado_%28BB-45%29_overhead_view_1932.jpg
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado-class_battleship#/media/File:USS_Colorado_(BB-45)_New_York_1932.jpg
That's what it looks like here.
These were regular features on US Battleships before radar. The idea was to have really good long-range range-finders to get the fist hit in before the enemy could, then abandon the mount and take cover when range dropped.
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Post modernization USS West Virginia seems to miss these sighting hood:

after her rebuild, new equipment (radar) superseded the need for this exposed equipment, so the base was removed and plated over.



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Thanks for your answer, but you see in the USS Colorado picture I posted, something like openings are visible on the raised surface, and it seems a bit tall for just a base for Range Finders and a bit too far aft for that purpose. I notice this strange bump only in USS Colorado class battleships turret tops, and it seems to be removed from the post 1943 USS West Virginia. I cant find a good view of the number #3 turret top so I assume from the pictures that this seems to be a feature found only in number's 2# turret top(?).


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Atma wrote:
Thanks for your answer, but you see in the USS Colorado picture I posted, something like openings are visible on the raised surface, and it seems a bit tall for just a base for Range Finders and a bit too far aft for that purpose. I notice this strange bump only in USS Colorado class battleships turret tops, and it seems to be removed from the post 1943 USS West Virginia. I cant find a good view of the number #3 turret top so I assume from the pictures that this seems to be a feature found only in number's 2# turret top(?).

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No, I think that's just coloration. It's the right size for a range-finder base and they could be mounted anywhere on top of the turret (didn't penetrate inside)

but these images show nothing

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It may just be an open escape hatch, that's what I think.


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