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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:08 pm 
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Nektarios,

Thanks for the great photo. I'm assuming (perhaps incorrectly) that there is another Bushmaster on the port side in about the same position. Further research has found the torpedo tubes. They are apparently located behind a hatchway that is below and forward (looks to be 20-30feet) of the Bushmaster in your photo.
What else are you doing on your Tico modernization? Do you have any more great shots you'd be willing to share?

Thanks for your assistance!!!



There are Bushmasters on both sides pretty much in the same position.

My moderniisation of the Ticos includes replacement of the MK-26 with VLS launchers in the first five ships of the class.

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sundownernz wrote:
Hi all,

Hoping someone can help me out with a source for 1:72 scale plans. I'm looking at building an RC Ticonderoga class cruiser. I have a set of plans for the Tico at 1:96 and could get these scaled up but would prefer to get a new set at 1:72. I was searching the net a few weeks ago and I'm sure I came across a company that had them in 1:72 but can't find the site again.

If anyone could steer me in the right direction for purchasing a set of 1:72 plans for this ship I would be most grateful.

Many thanks,
Garry.


Yes, 1:72 scale plans, plus either a hull, or a fairly complete semi-kit suitable for R/C is available from APS Models in Australia.

email him at apsmods at bigpond.net.au for more details and prices.

Here are a few models that have been built from those plans and kits

Chosin
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Gettysburg
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Mobile Bay, Gettysburg and Shiloh
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I just ordered the 1/350 Dragon USS Mobile Bay, and I'm going to do my best to turn her into the USS Vicksburg. It's going to be a gift for a good friend, so I want it to be as perfect as I can. If anyone has any advice I could sure use it. My plan is to have it underway, but I'm not sure if I'll have it in heavy seas or during a Vert-Rep.

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I've been looking at the USS Mobile Bay and the USS Vicksburg, and if anyone knows if there are any major differences in the two ships I could use a hand. I don't see anything different about them.

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Greetings,

is Dragon the only manufacturer that makes the 1:350 Ticonderoga Class Cruiser? If so I was wondering where I could order one? I've checked a couple vendor sites and haven't had any luck finding it. I've also tried the Dragon website but it only gave me links to vendors which didn't appear to have it.

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Below are some picutres I took on baord USS Bunker Hill. Note the patterns on superstruecture. According to ship's crews those are radar absorbing materials. Now we will have to learn how to do panel lines on Tico models :-(.

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Are the Dragon kits the only 1/350 Ticonderoga kits available?
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Essentially. Italeri released a 1/350th Gettysburg but it was a reboxed Dragon kit.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:07 pm 
Thanks, Tracy. Walt


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101026-N-6632S-199 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 26, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) launches a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) from its aft launcher. Gettysburg is part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group and is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

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As God as my witness I thought the Vicksburg could fly. :censored_2:

Last night I went down to work on the Vicksburg, and had about an hour into her when the phone rang. I got up to answer it, and so did the dog. She wagged her tail, and somehow the ship ended up on the floor. :censored_2:

I had just put the life rafts on her, and was getting ready for the Captains Gig, so I didn't have to much of the fine detail on yet. She ended up in about five parts. Most of it came apart at good spots, but the main structure came apart from the hull (where all the work went into making those seams as invisible.)

I was able to get the large sections back on OK, but now I'm going to have major work on the seams. I'm just happy that the spot putty fractured, and none of it chipped off. I think I can fill most of the seams by putting thin super glue in and quickly sanding in some of the paint. The main bridge is the worst I am going to have to work on it in place, as I am afraid of trying to take off the lower section and doing more damage than good.

I'm just glad it happened at this point, and not when I had all the masts up.
Moral of the story, don't leave the ship (or anything) within tail range.

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How make Mk 141 Harpoon launch loading?
Can do it at sea?


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Garry71 wrote:
How make Mk 141 Harpoon launch loading?
Can do it at sea?

What? Do you mean, can we load Harpoons at sea? The answer is no.

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What? Do you mean, can we load Harpoons at sea? The answer is no.
Why?
Only in bases?


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Devin wrote:
Ticonderoga: early fit, MK 26 dual-arm missile launchers.

Bunker Hill: Early VLS launcher version

Mobile Bay: later VLS launcher version that includes satellite and radar domes now in use.

I think Revell used to have a Ticonderoga offering, but I haven't seen it in years.

In 1/350th scale the Dragon kits seem to be it. There are some Chinese knock-off versions of these kits that you can get for a lower price, but the casting quality is sub-par.

-Devin


I have four questions;
a) !s there somewhere that sells after market decals so other members of the class could be done and
b) based on the list above which boxings will be able to produce which members of the class with little trouble?
c) a list of reference books? The only one I can think of is the Classic Warships Pictorial and lastly,
d) a list of after market bits that applies to these kits? Decals, PE, barrels, resin and the like.

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I was looking at pictures of USS Port Royal on Navsource the other day and saw that she was painted with a bright blue paint below the waterline.

Does anyone know when the Navy changed from the old standard red to this bright blue color. Is this standard now on all surface combatants or is it unique to the class. Or maybe is it theater based being in the Pacific?

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It was an experimental coating for Port Royal only - as far as I know, all other USN units still use the traditional red. The RCN have been using the blue for a long time, though.

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Seadragon021 wrote:
I was looking at pictures of USS Port Royal on Navsource the other day and saw that she was painted with a bright blue paint below the waterline.

Is this standard now on all surface combatants or is it unique to the class.
I saw it a lot when I was in Portsmouth, Virginia. Only CGs were getting blue antifouling paint. All of the other ones from LHDs to FFGs were getting red. LCS-2 had black. None of the ships here in Japan are getting the blue stuff; it's all red. I think the blue was simply a test. If the Navy has selected it over the red, it has not gotten out to the rest of the fleet yet.

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navydavesof wrote:
What? Do you mean, can we load Harpoons at sea? The answer is no.
Why?
Only in bases?
Yes, sir, you are correct. Ships do not have the crane equipment necessary to lift Harpoons out of their containers and load them on the racks. It's a pretty delicate operation in calm water. Even with a crane trying to do it underway would be quite impossible. It has to be done in port.

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Heavy Melder wrote:
Devin wrote:
Ticonderoga: early fit, MK 26 dual-arm missile launchers.

Bunker Hill: Early VLS launcher version

Mobile Bay: later VLS launcher version that includes satellite and radar domes now in use.

I think Revell used to have a Ticonderoga offering, but I haven't seen it in years.

In 1/350th scale the Dragon kits seem to be it. There are some Chinese knock-off versions of these kits that you can get for a lower price, but the casting quality is sub-par.

-Devin


I have four questions;
a) !s there somewhere that sells after market decals so other members of the class could be done and
b) based on the list above which boxings will be able to produce which members of the class with little trouble?
c) a list of reference books? The only one I can think of is the Classic Warships Pictorial and lastly,
d) a list of after market bits that applies to these kits? Decals, PE, barrels, resin and the like.


Darren at Hawkgraphics has done alternate decals for 1/350 scale i thinks!!

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The Ticonderoga-class CGs Cowpens, Anzio, Vicksbur, Port Royal, Gettysburg, Chosen, and Hue City are going to be decommissioned this year and next, far, far, before the ends of their expected life spans.

The muscle of the US Navy is being ripped away. I hope everyone is liking the Hope and Change they voted for.

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