The Ship Model Forum

The Ship Modelers Source
It is currently Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:06 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 331 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 203
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Pascalemod>

USS Tennessee wore the MS 21 between May 1943 and December 1943. After that, since January 24th, 1945.
USS California wore the MS 21 since April 24th, 1945 (she was repainted during three months lasting repairs in the PSNY after suffering a kamikaze hit in January 1945).
USS West Virginia wore the MS 21 since (unknown). But she did.

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945), USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)
Just building:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:15 pm
Posts: 707
Here is some color film footage of USS Colorado and USS Maryland. The camera is on Colorado. Both ships still have their cutdown main cage masts and both appear to be in MS-21 camo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btOA8c2KrxM


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:49 pm 
Thanks for the post. Great color footage.


Top
  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:40 pm
Posts: 1130
Location: New Jersey
I plan to eventually tackle the 1/700 Pitroad Colorado. I would like to replace the quad, twin 40mm and the 20mm mounts. Can anyone give me a count of how many of each mount I should be ordering?Also were the quad 40mm on Colorado shielded or unshielded? I may go with the finemolds parts as they're plastic and easier to work with.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:12 pm
Posts: 2493
unshielded
http://navsource.org/archives/01/pdf/014511q.pdf
http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/45a.htm


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:16 pm
Posts: 165
Location: Sequim, Washington
drdoom1337, on my December 1943 1/350 Colorado with the cut down (stump) main cage mast I replaced 4 twin 40mm, 6 quad 40mm (no shields) and 43 20mm. 4 20mm are located on the stump cage mast


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:29 pm
Posts: 1799
As a general rule, the 40MM on all pre-war BB's were unshielded. There was an exception. In Maryland's last refit, her new bow quad was shielded, but was the only shielded mount on the ship. The earliest installations on the North Carolinas and the South Dakota and Indiana appear to have been unshielded, but the shields were added soon after.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:40 pm
Posts: 1130
Location: New Jersey
On the 1944 Colorado kit, what type of gun directors are those? They don't look like mk37. I'd like to replace them with 3d printed parts

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:34 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 5:49 pm
Posts: 1319
Location: Troutdale, OR
Looks to be by 44’ the Colorado had MK33’s replace her earlier MK19’s.

Available here:

http://www.3dmodelparts.com/1-700-mk-33-gun-directors-late-enclosed-2x-and-mk-51-directors-12x/

_________________
In the yards right now:
USS Utah AG-16
On Hold
1/350 USS Portland CA-33 1942
1/350 Trumpeter Texas with a twist


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:39 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 5:49 pm
Posts: 1319
Location: Troutdale, OR
Dick J wrote:
As a general rule, the 40MM on all pre-war BB's were unshielded. There was an exception. In Maryland's last refit, her new bow quad was shielded, but was the only shielded mount on the ship. The earliest installations on the North Carolinas and the South Dakota and Indiana appear to have been unshielded, but the shields were added soon after.



Interestingly, it looks as though the Tennessee was to receive 10 shielded mounts in 1945, but they arrived too late to install and were placed on other ships.

Attachment:
DA70CDEA-6DF6-4C1B-B5C9-653C9223E6A6.jpeg
DA70CDEA-6DF6-4C1B-B5C9-653C9223E6A6.jpeg [ 94.32 KiB | Viewed 415 times ]


Matt

_________________
In the yards right now:
USS Utah AG-16
On Hold
1/350 USS Portland CA-33 1942
1/350 Trumpeter Texas with a twist


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Posts: 22
https://youtu.be/oLosU0q_G6M

Check out this amazing HD color footage of Tennessee. Looks like it's not painted exactly according to the MS32-1D camo guide either. There's ocean gray 5-0 on the bow and stern port sides and maybe on the aft turrets and in other places where the guide says should be Light Gray 5-L. Maybe they painted her according to the shades on the guide and not the written colors as there's some discrepancies there.

https://www.shipcamouflage.com/DesignSh ... _BB-43.jpg

Also interesting to note how weathered, chipped, and rusted she is.

Tennessee is my next build and this footage is like a little revelation to me!

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 331 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests


You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group