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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:41 pm 
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Thanks! That helps for a number of issues.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:00 pm 
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Current progress on CB1, 1945. Drone's eye view of the shipyard.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:12 pm 
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Hull is now painted with 5N below the sheer line and Haze Gray above.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:39 pm 
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That is really nice work. This project is coming along great

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Alaska CB1 in Measure 22 matched from the Snyder and Shorts color chips. Many small details to go! Need to decide on the best rail available in this scale and order, get some anchor chain, make up a new batch of fire hoses and on and on. Fire Control Radars to build up etc.

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Ok, so where is the ships Bell?
Did she carry one or two?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:25 pm 
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Ships bell, as far as I know was on the rear of the fire control tower, I turned one of brass, not mounted at the moment. Still waiting for my Alaska book which the PO lost for six weeks, eventually got returned to Steve. I know the modernized Iowa's had more than one bell. The Alaska was a little unusual in having the aft jackstaff mounted to the 40 mm clipping shack rather than at the stern, I presume to clear AA arcs.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:16 pm 
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Current progress midships. What a busy ship! Progress on dual aircraft cranes, some adjustment to stack and walkways.

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Hello all

Just saw in the new Meritt cataloge...Alaska, Guam and Hawaii in 1/350! That's great news...one to build acurate and one as a "what if" she ever got finished and comissioned...:-)

http://tieba.baidu.com/photo/p?kw=%E6%A ... 43b5a2/pn1

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It's been known for a while - the Alaskas were in their 2015/2016 catalog as well, as I link to in the upcoming releases thread.

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A lot of small differences with Hawaii... Not just a matter of temp and humidity.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:10 pm 
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Finally completed the Alaska after starting her 25 years ago. I stopped working on her in 1993 to build a model for the North Carolina Battleship Commission. I got totally burned out making the model and lost all interest in modeling. I retired two years ago and took up modeling again last year, finishing up the Alaska. All the radars and cranes were scratched built. At the time I made them, there were no photo etched parts available like there are today. Sure makes life easier.
I built the model as she appeared right after the war. Her decks have the natural wood look instead of being painted deck blue. After all the work of laying individual planks and being the son of a cabinet maker, I didn't have the heart to paint it. So right or wrong, I made the assumption that the decking would have been stripped of paint after the war was over. So to you purists, please forgive me.
I have since started carving the hull for the Missouri, also in 1/192 scale.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:08 pm 
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Very nice job, glad that you finally finished it! The art of the traditional scratch builder is not finished! Good luck on the Missouri, should be an equally interesting project. Mine is almost finished (Missouri) but has been on a hiatus whilst I got re-involved in the Alaska project. The origins of my BB63 date from the mid 60's when I had access still to the ship in it's nearly WWII configuration in the reserve fleet. Sometime circa 1990 I started to convert it to it's modern configuration but got involved in other things.

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Very nice job, glad that you finally finished it! The art of the traditional scratch builder is not finished! Good luck on the Missouri, should be an equally interesting project. Mine is almost finished (Missouri) but has been on a hiatus whilst I got re-involved in the Alaska project. The origins of my BB63 date from the mid 60's when I had access still to the ship in it's nearly WWII configuration in the reserve fleet. Sometime circa 1990 I started to convert it to it's modern configuration but got involved in other things.

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Thanks Tom. It's always good to get feedback from fellow scratch builders.
I plan to build the Missouri in her final WWII configuration. I sure learned a lot about her from you guys on the Iowa's site.

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My Missouri began as a somewhat crude model I built as a teenager, with at least the real ship nearby. Somewhere circa late 80's, about the time I began Alaska, I started overhauling her to modern configuration. That it was a bigger project than I anticipated is an understatement. She is 99.8% done now, lacking base, case and rigging. At least we can make our own mistakes rather than having to correct someone else's.

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Fliger747 wrote:
My Missouri began as a somewhat crude model I built as a teenager, with at least the real ship nearby. Somewhere circa late 80's, about the time I began Alaska, I started overhauling her to modern configuration. That it was a bigger project than I anticipated is an understatement. She is 99.8% done now, lacking base, case and rigging. At least we can make our own mistakes rather than having to correct someone else's.

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Hey, Flinger!

What do you have with your modern Alaska? I am very interested in what you came up with!

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My modern Alaska would be a bit like "skyler's" science project in the cartoon strip "Shoe" Working model of the Stealth Bomber (Empty box). My Alaska is in 1945 Pacific configuration. The modernization project is of Missouri. Many advantages to have access to the actual ship!

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Do we know if there is any sign, even the faintest of whispers, that there might be a 1/700 Alaska in plastic?

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Well their is a 1/96 scale available from Scale Shipyard.

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Hello all, is there any word on a 1/700 USS Alaska CB-1 or USS Guam CB-2? I know there are 1/350 kits out there, just would prefer 1/700 as that's what I am accustomed to working with.

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