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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:04 am 
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Thank you very much for this information BB62vet.

I spent some time today attempting to obtain a contact for the USS North Carolina to ask if they could do a measurement as you suggest. Unfortunately I was unable to access their site due to some malfunction. So again thanks for giving me the websites. That is a fantastic help. :woo_hoo:
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David,

I forgot to mention - The NORTH CAROLINA has an extensive technical library either on board or in the adjacent museum building and I would have to think that they would be the one of the three to contact that might still have the engineering drawings of the crane.

Hope this helps,

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:29 am 
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Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it.

Unfortunately when I attempt to log on to the North Carolina site I get "Your access to this site has been limited", This is the same message I got when I tried earlier today.

I will try again later.
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Would anyone happen to know what diameter of rod is used for the hanging ladder rungs on the outsides of the secondary gun turrets?

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Did the Missouri carry a 35' plane rearming boat on the after deck when she entered Toyko Bay? Tom's FDD plans indicate a "33 ft aircraft boat", but according to his publication "Boats of the US Navy 1960", there was no 33 footer only the 35 footer I mentioned previously.

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Still think you should have built Missouri in 1/72. Look forward to seeing your progress.

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You do realize that's a model over 12 feet long. Besides the challenge of building it, you better not do it in a basement. It would look like Jethro Gibbs (NCIS) perennially building his boats in his basement with no apparent way of getting them out... it's a running gag since the show started. The Gibbs and Cox model is 1:48 and is almost 20 feet long. I swear I saw that model being moved on a flatbed trailer many, many years ago, but in thinking about it can't imagine moving it with it out in the open, so it must have been something else. If I built something that big, which I can't, it would simply lie where I finished it, never to move again.


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You do realize that's a model over 12 feet long. Besides the challenge of building it, you better not do it in a basement. It would look like Jethro Gibbs (NCIS) perennially building his boats in his basement with no apparent way of getting them out... it's a running gag since the show started. The Gibbs and Cox model is 1:48 and is almost 20 feet long. I swear I saw that model being moved on a flatbed trailer many, many years ago, but in thinking about it can't imagine moving it with it out in the open, so it must have been something else. If I built something that big, which I can't, it would simply lie where I finished it, never to move again.



Just dismantle the house....

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Yeah... I guess you could do that.


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#Oddly Enough March 9, 2007 / 8:06 AM / 11 years ago
German man chainsaws house in two in divorce split

I think it was because he built a 1/72 scale BISMARK with no where to put it - and his wife hit the ceiling!!!!!
TIMBER!!!!!!

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USS STODDARD (DD-566) 66-68 1:144
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My ship in my scale ... yes, I have thought about it a lot. Pretty sure it would make it up the stairs from the Secret Underground Workshop, but how long would construction take?


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Builder 2010 its an in club joke TF 72 in victoria. The time its taken him to get parts from America he could have finished the 1/72 rc model. There's a 1991 Missouri at 1/72 in club already along with a Nimitz carrier and I'm doing Musashi so we don't mind building them big... :thumbs_up_1:


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Jason, the 1/72 scale Missouri will have to wait :heh:
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I am looking for pictures and a place where I can order the decals for a 1/200th scale model. I bought the 1/200th scale USS Missouri and I'm in the process of making it into the New Jersey. Thanks for any info I can get.
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for pictures of the NJ. http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/62a.htm


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I am looking for pictures and a place where I can order the decals for a 1/200th scale model. I bought the 1/200th scale USS Missouri and I'm in the process of making it into the New Jersey. Thanks for any info I can get.

What era are you building your model:
WWII
Korean War/1950s
Vietnam War
1982-1991

Decals needed depends on your answer.

Hope this helps,

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Builder's yard:
USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) 67-69 1:200
USS PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38) Late 1940 1:200
USS STODDARD (DD-566) 66-68 1:144
Finished:
USN Sloop/Ship PEACOCK (1813) 1:48
ROYAL CAROLINE (1748) 1:47
AVS (1768) 1:48


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I have not shared an update in a while. When I started out, I was only using actual measurements. Now I am having to guessimate more and more as sources have dried up.

I have to set some finite level of detail limits, otherwise this will never get done. Currently, there are varying level of details, depending upon where you look.

I have some details done that i have not yet added (like the SPS-10).

I have held off doing ladders (although there are a few).

The big pieces missing are the ABLs and the boat cranes (I guess I am going to have to guestimate on those). Then a lot of details.

I started this because of my frustrations with the inaccuracies of commercial kits. The hull shape on the Tamiya 1:350 is wrong. The the Trumpeter 1:200 is a blown up version of the Tamiya, making it even more wrong.

I was thinking that I should turn this into a physical model. People have been laughing at this idea but I thought a 1:192 hardwood hull made out of laminated oak (for strength) and CNC milled would be ideal. Photoetched superstructures and deck.........

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:35 am 
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Scale Shipyard has a 1:192 scale hull that is pretty accurate

Very bottom of the page
http://scaleshipyard.com/Catalog%20Page ... html#WHU-B 10

Our 1/192 scale hull for the Battleship Missouri is an excellent replacement for the balsa wood built up hull that is supplied in a commercially available kit that is on the market.
This size model is large enough to be suitable for radio control operations if the builder wishes.
This hull has the anchor bolsters molded in and features the ‘twin skeg’ hull form aft just like the original ship has, and features the ends of the twin skeg’s cast in polymer for easier shaft installation.
A detailed set of scale plans comes with this hull.

16" TURRET SET: 79.95.

5" GUN MOUNT SET, 10 5" MOUNTS: $ 69.95.

DIRECTORS: 4 MK-37 & 2 MK-38: $ 24.95

RUDDERS: $ 10.95





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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:31 am 
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James M wrote:
Scale Shipyard has a 1:192 scale hull that is pretty accurate

Very bottom of the page
http://scaleshipyard.com/Catalog%20Page ... html#WHU-B 10

Our 1/192 scale hull for the Battleship Missouri is an excellent replacement for the balsa wood built up hull that is supplied in a commercially available kit that is on the market.
This size model is large enough to be suitable for radio control operations if the builder wishes.
This hull has the anchor bolsters molded in and features the ‘twin skeg’ hull form aft just like the original ship has, and features the ends of the twin skeg’s cast in polymer for easier shaft installation.
A detailed set of scale plans comes with this hull.


That's a good choice for most people. My main line of thought at this point with this CAD model is some "in the computer" ideas I have in mind. However, in my own case and thinking ahead, if I were to build my own physical one, I want a solid wood hull of the kind you see in congressmens' offices (some of whom have aircraft carriers). Doing this would be much more expensive than getting a fiberglass hull off-the-shelf.

I've still got a long way to go on the CAD model and, when it's finished, have projects with it in mind before I can move to a physical model. I have been trying to feel out CNC technology. I have learned that it would take a 5-axis mill to build such a hull and that the cost of milling (not including materials) would be about 50% more than buying an off-the-shelf hull.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:31 am 
I know this is a long shot but does anyone have a rough 3d model, in CAD, SketchUP ETC that they'd be willing to share? Or know of a good website to download one from?

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