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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:49 pm 
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Looking for good close up details of these ships. I am building a 1/96 scale radio controlled model. I have many overall shoots more of them would always help. I am mainlylooking for the close up details of all three, but mostly that of CG 11 USS Chicago.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:37 pm 
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http://www.hnsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cg11.pdf


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:39 pm 
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Here ya go!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63014123@N02/albums/72157626675246343

Nice high-res scans too :thumbs_up_1:

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Very nice looking ships here fellas. I am a previous model builder back into the hobby and now am working on a 1/700 USS Baltimore convert to USS Boston CA-69. I wish that I could find a 1/350 Kit for this select class CA-(68-71). The 1/700 are a bit to small for my liking and the 1/350 are more scarce than dinosaurs. Any of you veteran modelers have and insight to 1/350 scale kits in this class? I know they used to exist. I have seen hulls for these, but then you have to find all the fittings, decking, and what-not to complete the build. Really do not have time to do scratch-build either. Nonetheless I will work on the current build.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:24 pm 
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Currently, the 350th Baltimore is only available as resin kits. Check out Yankee Modelworks, now owned by Freetime Hobbies. However, Trumpeter has just announced they plan on making a plastic one in their 2016/17 catalog, but don't know when exactly it'll be released.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:58 pm 
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I haven't even found it in resin kits to this point.(except for the Pittsburgh). That would be great if Trumpeter would release a 1/350 next year. Resin would be preferable but a plastic one from them would be good. Hopefully someone will match it to a PE kit at the same time.

Thanks for the input Timmy C. :thumbs_up_1:

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G'day All,
here's a pic of a Southern Cross models 1/72 Baltimore hull alongside my CGN9at the Task force 72 Annual Regatta, this is the early square stern version (1st 4 ships of class) the remainder inc. Oregon City class ships have the rounded stern (the plug has been modified to that version and a new mold made....1st hull to be popped out shortly by Tim). The hull is fully detailed with plating and armoured belt with positions for all A frames and rudder carefully marked. Hull is 2.85m long x 0.30m beam $700 AU. This one will be built as USS Canberra CAG2 by a mate of mine. I only got the one pic as it was pretty wet....should have got some of the detail too.

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water wet or resin wet?


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DavidP wrote:
water wet or resin wet?


Water wet it was bucketing down.....lol

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:33 am 
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HvyCgn9 wrote:
G'day All,
here's a pic of a Southern Cross models 1/72 Baltimore hull alongside my CGN9at the Task force 72 Annual Regatta, this is the early square stern version (1st 4 ships of class) the remainder inc. Oregon City class ships have the rounded stern (the plug has been modified to that version and a new mold made....1st hull to be popped out shortly by Tim). The hull is fully detailed with plating and armoured belt with positions for all A frames and rudder carefully marked. Hull is 2.85m long x 0.30m beam $700 AU. This one will be built as USS Canberra CAG2 by a mate of mine. I only got the one pic as it was pretty wet....should have got some of the detail too.

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That will an impressive build. You almost need a drydock due to the size. I am envious. :puppy_eyes: Look forward to the result. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:48 am 
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Got my Oregon City/Baltimore hull from Tim at Southern Cross Models today (after having it shipped over 1900km) its sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!
This will eventually become USS Albany CG10....

Here are some pic's....


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If your looking for close up photographs of CG-10 try this web site. It's from the US National Archive and shows part of the 19-NN negatives collection, so far it appears to cover "A" to "D". If you type CG in the search block just below the National Archives Catalog you will find 9 pages of CG-10, CG-11 and CG-12 with close up views from the conversion to at sea images. I have downloaded a number of CL-119 Juneau II images with an average size between 2.8-3.3 MB Photos date from the mid 1947 to early 1966

https://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=* ... Sort%20asc

Hope this helps you some with your build

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CG-11 – USS Chicago http://www.hnsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cg11.pdf


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Roger,

Thanks for posting that National Archives link. I didn't know that they had posted those photos on line.

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When I mentioned so far only “A” to “D” had been posted I should have added that means ship types/classification starting with AD Destroyer Tenders.


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Was going a little bonkers over weekend....so I painted hull.....like I said bonkers!! its just some primer (red oxide and gray...with a bit of flat black for boot line!!) gonna rub it back again anyway before shafts go in. Will give her a bit of a ballast test at the pond soon to see how much weight will be needed.

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Hi all,

I'm getting the impression that Model Monkey's 1/700 USS St. Paul 1968 enclosed bridge and the USS Los Angeles 1968 enclosed bridge parts are only compatible with the Trumpeter 1/700 Pittsburgh 1944 kit since both had rounded-sterns or were members of the later group of the class.

Or could one really use it with either Baltimore 1943 kit or the Baltimore 1944 kit to depict the first 4 squared-stern ships of the class during the later decades of their career such as during the late 1950s, 60s/Vietnam-era onward?

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The first four BALTIMORE class cruisers didn't serve as "ALL GUN" cruisers during the Vietnam War.

CA-68 BALTIMORE ... was re-commissoned 28 November 1951 and decommissioned on 31 May 1956
CA-69 BOSTON ... was converted to CAG-1 and then reclassified as CA-69 in May 1968 after her Terrier Missile Systems were "decommissioned", then she was decommissioned on 5 May 1970
CA-70 CANBERRA ... was converted to CAG-2 and then reclassified as CA-70 in May 1968 after her Terrier Missile Systems were "decommissioned", then she was decommissioned on 16 February 1970
CA-71 QUINCY ... was re-commissoned 31 January 1952 and decommissioned on 2 July 1954

So the bridges for USS St PAUL and USS LOS ANGELES would not have been seen on USS BALTIMORE or USS QUINCY. USS BOSTON and USS CANBERRA may have had similar bridges to those two, but the whole rest of the ship was configured differently.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:42 am 
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Seeking authoritative, accurate dimensions of the 8"/55 cal. barrel fit to this class of ships, if known.

Best I have is "The Catalog" which is great for the turret but lacking for the barrel (see below). Hoping one of you experts knows accurate barrel dimensions (various diameters at key points along the barrel's length, and the exact position of where those diameters change).

If the information can be had, I'll design 3D-printed barrels for the Baltimores.

Thanks so much!


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