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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:16 am 
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Thanks, Hank.

I thought the fire holes would be left in natural color. My hunch is the fire hose would be made from tough fabric like canvas, so it would be a tan or hemp color, or bleached white.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:42 am 
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Chuck,

Thanks - just trying to provide a "logical" guess to your question. See my last post (Sun. a.m.) in Main Forum.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:38 am 
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lgmccauley wrote:
The hull was built up of various thicknesses of basswood glued together. The centers of all but the top and bottom boards were cut out to relieve any stress on the wood and also to make it lighter in weight. After shaping, the hull was sanded and various coats of shellac were applied, until I got the final finish I wanted. It was then primed and painted.


How did you carve something so large?


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How did you carve something so large?[/quote]

After I glued up all the boards, I marked the hull off following Floating Drydocks" hull and half breadth plan, which shows the curvature of the hull every 2". I made templates for each of the half breadth stations and used these to shape the hull, starting at the bow on one side and then the other. I just worked my way down the hull until I had a completed carved hull. I mostly used a curved chisel and a spoke shave to do the shaping, followed up with various grades of sandpaper. All in all it took me about two weeks, working about 5 hours a day to complete. Yes I am retired, otherwise it would have been a much longer process.

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I did this one as a conversion of a "Revellogram" BB-63, about the time of the Gulf War:

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I added the Tomahawk launchers and fantail landing area on the ship; still need to make all the masts, antennae and whatnot out of stretched sprue. The water is simply styrofoam cut into a couple of sheets and overlaid with crinkled tinfoil that's been painted. The water was then finished off with realistic water and it's sister product for making whitecaps.

I really need to finish this one...been sitting around a bit.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Does anyone have a reference that tells where the PHYSICAL frame locations are on the Iowas?

Hint: It's not every four feet throughout.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:49 pm 
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Still rough... but coming along nicely. :) So many 20mm's..... !!


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marinR00 wrote:
Still rough... but coming along nicely. :) So many 20mm's..... !!


What kit is that?


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bigjimslade wrote:
marinR00 wrote:
Still rough... but coming along nicely. :) So many 20mm's..... !!


What kit is that?


This is embarrassing since I've been working on this darn thing for 10 years! Its actually my first ship model.

But to the best of my recollection, its the Tamiya Missouri, with Lions Roar and GGM photoetch, aftermarket wooden deck (which is terrible, I shouldn't have used it), an Iowa resin conversion kit, and a smattering of other stuff from White Ensign, l'arsenal, B&D gun barrels, etc. The paints are from the British company that went out of business. (I know this isn't very helpful, sorry!)

Thanks to feedback from the forum I removed the overboard discharge covers which were not installed until the 50's.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:58 am 
Pertaining to the rows of Ox Acetylene welding tanks attached to the exterior bulkheads during WW2: were they painted gray especially for the Navy or left in the typical industrial colors, blue for Ox, and red Acetylene? Were any other gasses / tanks stored there with a particular color?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:02 am 
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Here you go.

Oxygen and acetylene are circled in red. Notice how the bottles aboard ship appear very dark, as they are in the Bluejacket's Manual, not gray.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:41 am 
Thanks for the photos and insight. The BJ manual indicates the tanks are generally all black with the top 20% or so colored to identify gas type. I'm betting some of the cylinders carried aboard the Iowas's included CFC refrigerant and helium.


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pengbuzz wrote:
I did this one as a conversion of a "Revellogram" BB-63, about the time of the Gulf War:

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I added the Tomahawk launchers and fantail landing area on the ship; still need to make all the masts, antennae and whatnot out of stretched sprue. The water is simply styrofoam cut into a couple of sheets and overlaid with crinkled tinfoil that's been painted. The water was then finished off with realistic water and it's sister product for making whitecaps.

I really need to finish this one...been sitting around a bit.


This looks beautiful. Would love to see some close up shots.


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This looks beautiful. Would love to see some close up shots.


I would suggest putting them in the Picture Post section as this thread is already nearing 200 pages and is almost impossible for new people to read.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 5:41 am 
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Hello all

Are there any reviews already on the new Very Fire Missouri...and what is the status of the other one from Joy Yard?

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I want to build a 1/700 and/or 1/350 New Jersey in 1944/45 fit, wearing Measure 21.

What are my options as far as kits go? Want an accurate OOB with few PE upgrades... Can a Missouri be used and if so which one and what needs to be done to it?

Front page is not updated and we have 150 pages here... bit of a mess to search really :) Please help!!

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marinR00 wrote:
The paints are from the British company that went out of business. (I know this isn't very helpful, sorry!)


White Ensign Models Colourcoats?

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:00 pm 
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Life Color has a nice WW2 USN color set. It's good paint and can be air brushed or hand brushed equally well.


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There is the whole accuracy problem with Lifecolor though.

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On real WWII US naval ships, are the hull paint made to specified colors at the paint factory, or are they mixed on demand at the dockyard or aboard the ship from basic colors? Closeup Pictures of American warship hulls of the era usually show unevenness or blotchiness of paint suggesting touch up paints are not exactly the same color as the original coat, or that the paint fades or discolors quite fast.

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