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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:00 pm 
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I wonder if the date could be wrong somehow? I couldn't figure out how they might have mis-entered a date since the mod dates are so different. I believe these are the mods recorded but not necessarily at New York(last entry) since she was performing her S.France mission at the time. During her post D-Day late '44 refit she received the second MK50 director which isn't shown on the drawings either..


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:58 pm 
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The second MK50 director is shown, but not shown. What I mean is that they did not draw the director in
in the profile drawing. If you look at the profile drawing on page 3 of the BGP you will see that right above
where it says Forward Air Defense Plate it has a 50 DIR. written in. Also if you look at the drawing of the
Forward Air Defense Platform on page 5 of the BGP it shows the location of the MK50 director.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:24 am 
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Proposed for the future, not installed? These are quite curious plans. Note, if you actually print these out they print too large(about 2 inches too large at 100 %). The superstructure levels don't match up either.
So many things depicted are post D-Day/ France refit that I think the version is '45 and they just didn't update the revision date..I would like to find some 5/44 era drawings myself..


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Hey Texas fans! Great news! Charles Moore's website on the USS Texas is back up! Here's the link:
http://battleshiptexas.info/
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:57 am 
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Hi guys,
I'm working on Trumpeters 1/350 USS New York BB34 and have run into a problem. In step 11 when joining the sub-assembly from step 9-10 to the superstructure assembly from step 6,
the PE parts PE-A20 get squashed by part L3. Where have I gone wrong?
Help please!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:20 am 
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Based on looking at the instructions but not having built the kit: the bottom of K15 isn't supposed to sit directly on L3. K7 and K4 should provide sufficient height clearance to allow PE20 to touch L3 without crimping. Note the "step" on K15's bottom is greater than the step on L3 to allow this clearance for PE20. Here are three photos that may help you understand what's supposed to happen there:
http://navsource.org/archives/01/034/013400a.jpg
http://navsource.org/archives/01/034/013400c.jpg
http://navsource.org/archives/01/034/013446w.jpg

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Thanks Timmy, I see where I went wrong :doh_1: It's a strange way to build a superstructure, but easy to understand when you pay a little more attention to the instructions.
Many thanks, John


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:50 am 
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Paul Budzik posted a good fix for the Trumpeter BB-34 / BB-35 blister shapes on Youtube, here.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:58 pm 
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While checking Navsource photos regarding turret top numbers and colors in the pre-WWII years, I failed to find any where I could discern such markings on the New York or Texas (or Arkansas, for that matter). Has anyone encountered any shots of BB-33 through 35's turret numbers? (every ship seems to have had free reign in the size, font, position, and color of the number as long as it was on the roof of turret 2)
Also, I know these three BatDiv 5 ships had yellow as their assigned turret top color, and the documents posted on Tracy's website indicate that it was a fleet-wide thing and not just Pacific fleet, but has anyone seen any photos showing whether these three ships ever actually did have their turret colors applied?

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Your question brought up another question for me. If BB-33-35 had their turret tops painted what was the SOP for those ships considering they had more turrets? Would both of the rear most turrets have the colored roof or just the very last turret?

On a slightly related note, had there been another battleship division would the main color have been green? I'm thinking about adding a couple "what ifs" to my Pacific fleet and want then to follow the same painting/camouflage conventions in place. (Probably the Washington BB-47 and two South Dakotas (BB-49 type)).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:56 pm 
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I've been thinking of doing the same thing myself. BatDiv 6 would most likely have had green forward turret tops.

Of course, throw in the entire BB-49 class, and you might start considering BadDivs of 4 ships and mix in a fourth color for the aft turrets. I'd guess black.

Another way to take it is to postulate a later start to the pacific war and start adding BB-55 through 71 to the old fleet organization schemes... That is, what if the Two Ocean Navy construction had actually completed as planned. (This, of course, opens up the question of what carrier aircraft tail colors would have been for Hornet and the Essexes, as the six available colors had already been assigned to CV-2 through 7)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:58 am 
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Most likely they would not have had tail colors on the planes the same way they did pre-war. Consider that even by 1940 they were camouflaging carrier aircraft and that the 5-D /5-O / 5-L camouflage paints were ordered be be used almost a full year before the attack on Pearl Harbor. They would have done something - they did have different colors to the lettering of CarDivs after all. It would have been more subdued however, similar to what they did with the various shapes that were painted before and during the G symbol stage.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:04 am 
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Here is a follow-up video with additional improvements to the Trumpeter 1/350 hull

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_tfemxce4c

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Holy. Cow. That is really, really good stuff. You make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:25 pm 
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This looks like what is sure to be a museum-quality ship in the making.
I could only wish to have so much patience, skill, and attention to detail.

Well done sir!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:06 am 
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Hi Plastic Habit

Just to let you know I have all of my goodies for my 1/350 Texas, and also confirmed your information regarding the removal of the aircraft catapult off the mid Turret May-June for the Normandy Invasion (Squadron Page 106-107 etc) The book was an excellent purchase, thanks for your assistance.

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Peter H wrote:
Hi Plastic Habit

Just to let you know I have all of my goodies for my 1/350 Texas, and also confirmed your information regarding the removal of the aircraft catapult off the mid Turret May-June for the Normandy Invasion (Squadron Page 106-107 etc) The book was an excellent purchase, thanks for your assistance.

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Looks great! I ordered trumpy Texas too.. but still in shipping..
hoping to see your building log too!

Dennis
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Is there a 1/700 uss texas kit on the market? Can't seem to find one. Samek i know used to have one just dont see it sold anywhere anymore. Been wanting to build it so I have a battleship namesake for every state I've lived in.

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Betelguese90 wrote:
Is there a 1/700 uss texas kit on the market? Can't seem to find one. Samek i know used to have one just dont see it sold anywhere anymore. Been wanting to build it so I have a battleship namesake for every state I've lived in.

There are two 1/700 USS Texas on Ebay right now http://www.ebay.com/itm/182496206420?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USS-Texas-1945- ... Swol5Y1~ur


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varifleman wrote:
Betelguese90 wrote:
Is there a 1/700 uss texas kit on the market? Can't seem to find one. Samek i know used to have one just dont see it sold anywhere anymore. Been wanting to build it so I have a battleship namesake for every state I've lived in.

There are two 1/700 USS Texas on Ebay right now http://www.ebay.com/itm/182496206420?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USS-Texas-1945- ... Swol5Y1~ur



Thanks! I will have to keep an eye on them

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