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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:59 am 
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Click HERE for pictures of an in-progress OOB assembly of Trumpeter’s USS Pittsburgh (CA-72) in 1/700.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:47 am 
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Most excellent camoflage pattern. How did you get the lines so straight?

I freehand mine and it shows!  :roll_eyes:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:10 am 
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Gone Asiatic wrote:
How did you get the lines so straight?

Thank you for the kind comment. The pattern is airbrushed, after careful masking. I described my masking method in the associated writeup in the Picture Post. You can click HERE to go directly there.

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Handsome builds!

'Anybody know of a CL-144 class kit in any scale, any medium?

Thankee, Mateys!
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OK, I've been updating Randy's Shipcamouflage site and have started in on the Cruisers database. CBs are done and CAs nearly so; I'm just waiting on an answer back on Randy concerning CA-25 Salt Lake City; I think the current data of her being in MS 33 in 1944 is incorrect based on the description of Measure 32 and this photo of her very clearly not in MS 33.

I'm just working my way down the list so CLs will be next. Enjoy!

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Hello Cruiser fans... :eyebrows:
A question about the Baltimore class cruiser...
Did they have any special kind of seaplane catapult, or were they the same which were used onboard US battleships ???
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:03 pm 
The cats for the Baltimore class were the same a those on any USN crusier or battleship built in the late 1930's or 1940's. The craneS for the first four Baltimores and the crane for the other sisters were distinctive, metal plate with holes rather than the lattice used on most of the other ships.

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Thanks...This info will be used in the construction of USS Pittsburgh (CA-72)...

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BTW, are there any good books on the Baltimores ???

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Nice photos! :thumbs_up_1:
Feel free to post more!

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JimRusell wrote:
The cranes for the first four Baltimores and the crane for the other sisters were distinctive, metal plate with holes rather than the lattice used on most of the other ships.
Jim

That metal plate with holes type continued on with the Des Moines/Salem class cruisers as well. The 4 corners are tubular steel, with the metal plates forming each side.

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So, what's everybody's favorite Heavy cruiser class? Mine are the earlier Pensacola,Northampton, and Portland classes with the big tripod masts. I'm collecting references for scratchbuilding USS Salt Lake City in 1/192 or 1/350 "someday". Anyone got any good cruiser builds going they could post?

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The ships of the Baltimore class are among my favorite USN cruisers. J&D Productions has a fantastic USS Baltimore in 1/192nd scale on their site.

My favorite Baltimore is USS Saint Paul. Am I from Minnesota? You betcha.

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Is it possible to build a USS St Paul or USS Duluth with the kits that are available on the market?


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Duluth could also be built from the Pit-road/Midships Cleveland in 1/700.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:09 am 
You would probably want the Pittsburgh kit to do St Paul. Both were the round-stern/single crane type. Baltimore's stern was more squared off (at the deck level) and she carried 2 aircraft cranes.


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Avery Boyer wrote:
Duluth could also be built from the Pit-road/Midships Cleveland in 1/700.


A better choice would be the Miami kit. Cleveland was one of the early round-bridge types. Miami and Duluth had the later square/open bridge design.


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Thanks for the info, guys! Would I have to make any special modifications to those kits, or would it be pretty much a difference in paint scheme?


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1. anyone working on a large scale Baltimore class cruiser?

2. anyone know of a good source for USS St. Paul information other than NAVSOURCE or US Navy Library?

I'd like to build St. Paul in 1/192nd scale as she appeared during WWII and want to get the details right.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:23 pm 
Has anyone ever built the Aurora 1/600 model of the St. Paul? I have seen through the gallery pages that the Revell model of this class was a very poor model from all builder accounts, so that one I wont ask about. I have wanted for so long to do one of these ships but have not found a model suitable to my liking, price, size or other reasons. The 1/700 model of the USS Pittsburgh at one of my local hobby shops looks nice, but to me I could never get into 1/700 scale, just too small for my liking and after doing 1/600 and 1/400, I would like to keep to these scales. thanks


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