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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:27 am 
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Thanks! I will have to keep an eye on them[/quote]

and yet another 1/700 Texas on Ebay to follow;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flagship-Models ... 1a293d1b2d


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:40 am 
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Hey guys - as a general rule, since these posts are going to hang around "forever," it's better to PM eBay links so that these threads don't get massive with old and expired information. Not trying to squelch enthusiasm in the slightest, it's just that our monster threads scare some people away and the moderators don't always have time to go back through and prune old posts.

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:27 am 
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SeanF wrote:
Hallis wrote:
A friend of mine picked up the Texas kit. Looks to be good but the panel lines on the hull are WAY too pronounced. hopefully easilly fixable by a bit of sanding.


Panel lines are easy to sand down (though I'd suggest starting with a seam scraper tool to shave off the first 90% before laying in with the sanding sticks.) Re-shaping the bulges to anything close to correct is much harder.

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Hi Sean,

Will you use the same technique to fix Trumpeter's 1/350 New York class's bulges the same way you did with the 1/700 Trumpeter Colorado class kits?

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:26 pm 
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Haijun, depends on the plastic thickness of the bulges on whether he can do that plus worry about 5.1" casement overhangs by the forward superstructure.


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 4:14 am 
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I've just picked up a Trumpeter 1/350 USS Texas. On the slips before this is my current build of the 1/200 Arizona, with the 1/200 HMS Hood following her onto the slips.

However, as this is an older kit now, I'd like to try and collect as many of the after market items as possible whilst they are still available.

If anyone has recommendations on which may be:

1) Best PE to acquire for this particular kit
2) Best woooden decking kit

they would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:51 pm 
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Building the Samek USS New York 1914 in 1/700, wanted to ask around what time the spotting top on the forward cage mast was enlarged.
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Anyone can also date the second picture ? Notice she dosnt have a rangefinder on the roof of number 4# turret.
Thanks in advance. :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:53 pm 
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1st picture would be between sea trials\commissioning & getting ready to go to vera cruz, mexico. 2nd picture is around april 24 1914. http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/34a.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:19 am 
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So USS New York might never actually commissioned on US Navy with the small spotting top, the enlarged top was a post commission to Navy, feature?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:11 am 
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Tumpeter has a 1/700 USS Texas to be released soon. Anyone know the specific date? Haven't found anything other then that. The USS New York was released mid october and I thought the Texas was as well, but so far nothing.

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After doing a search using various keywords, there doesn't seem to be a review for the 1/700 Trumpeter New York that was recently released. Just wondering if she has the same bulge problems that characterized the 1/350 version.

I am also inferring from the box art and scans of the kit's painting chart online that this New York is the late-war/1945 version.

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Haijun watcher wrote:
After doing a search using various keywords, there doesn't seem to be a review for the 1/700 Trumpeter New York that was recently released. Just wondering if she has the same bulge problems that characterized the 1/350 version.

I am also inferring from the box art and scans of the kit's painting chart online that this New York is the late-war/1945 version.


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