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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:35 am 
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What's a cubit?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:26 am 
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A cubit is averaged at 18-22 inches. (the distance from elbow to tip of index finger)
18 inches, 1.5 feet seems to be the most acknowledged.

I made an error, I used the wrong denominator to establish the ratio from the ark.. @ waterline the Nevada is out of proportion lengthwise by 6.5 feet.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:55 am 
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Right!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:58 am 
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darn it,.. you posted before I finished editing


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:01 am 
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Tracy White wrote:


???? :huh: Humor?

Anyway the calc was off by 6.5 feet

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Noah's Ark humor courtesy of Bill Cosby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so9o3_daDZw


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:06 pm 
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I spoke with a gentleman today who was assigned to USS Nevada during the December 7 attack. Amongst other things I asked him if Oklahoma was painted the same color as Nevada, his response was that all div 1 battleships were painted the same. I hope to have more conversations with him as he was assigned to the Nevada until Dec. of 42. He was part of a Marine detachment and may have helped in removing the teak decks while Nevada was in overhaul at Bremerton.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:23 pm 
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He wouldn't happen to live across the channel from you would he?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:54 pm 
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I added the "Marine detachment" just for you.

Very nice man. I hope to visit with him after Christmas.

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There's a vet from the California down in Chehalis who hangs out at the Veterans Memorial Museum quite often... very nice guy who'll bend your ear about his ship if given a chance....

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:09 pm 
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looked at a photo today of USS Nevada at a pier in California, circa October 1945. There are no twin 20mm

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Hi all, does anyone of you gents out there have a plan or line drawing suitable to help convert a Trumpy 1/350 Arizona over to a USS Oklahoma . Just planing ahead for when I complete my 1916 Arizona bash, like I need another project like that ! :heh:

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First, put it into a trash compactor and shrink the hull by about 20 scale feet long, and about three wide. :heh:

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it dosen't sound that hard dose it ? it wouldn't be any worse than my Arizona conversion :heh:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:45 pm 
I tried that conversion from Arizona to Oklahoma. If you remove the strip of hull after the last 5/51, that'll get you close to hull length, but my conversion plan went to hell with the bow - the Oklahoma bow is much thinner, and the two old casemates are a completely different shape. The Oklahoma bow is most like the Texas, except one deck higher.


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i'm converting 2 revell 1/426 arizonas into pearl harbor oklahoma & end of war nevada. i fixed the problem with the concave stern of the arizona, shortened the hull, redid the casements & put on new main decks. the stern is stepped & the torpedo bulges are hollow like the real ones.


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USS California BB44 wrote:
First, put it into a trash compactor and shrink the hull by about 20 scale feet long, and about three wide. :heh:


I think the Banner kit is already too narrow on the beam for Arizona so it could be close enough :big_grin:

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With that kit, they probably made it too thin for a Nevada class on purpose to foil anyone trying to do this. :heh:

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Hey everybody, are all the 1/700 kits of the Nevada class out of production now? I've been doing some searching and all I can find is that no one makes them anymore. Any help would be appreciated

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:30 pm 
It looks like the Midships kit is OOP. This may be released again (Blue Ridge models?) or you can check ebay. The other alternative is HP models which has a 1941 and 1945 fit, but the kit is expensive.

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