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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:17 pm 
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Well gentleman, lets start the topics once again!

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Hi Guys,
Sylvain,
Will you be posting progress pics of your Alaska? Have you now resumed construction?
Hope to see some pics of your Alaska!! :thumbs_up_1:
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Hi Tony!

I should be posting pics of the Alaska real soon!!! :woo_hoo: A friend of mine just bought a digital camera and he offered to take pictures of my models.

I haven't continued work on my Alaska since I am finishing the Bismarck but the progress pics will still show the hull's camouflage and some of the major parts also with camouflage. This build should be a breeze after a very long time on the Bismarck!!!!

Cheers!!!! :wave_1:

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Hi Guys,
Sylvain,
I look forward to seeing your progress pics. Progress pics add a lot to these special subject threads.
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 Post subject: USS ALASKA (CB-1)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:55 am 
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[img]http://warshipmodels.com/~users/Gone%20Asiatic/ALASKA1.jpg[/img]


http://warshipmodels.com/~users/Gone%20Asiatic/CB-1.jpg

As completed (without all the 20mm shields).

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Nice Alaska GoneAsiatic!!! I will try to post some pics sometime next week. The model is unfinished but the paint job on the hull, turrets and funnel is mostly finished.

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Hi everyone.

I was wondering, what makes the Alaska class cruisers as opposed to battleships? Their main guns are what you would normally think of being on a BB and so are their size. Pardon the ignorance.


The Alaska and Guam are pretty sexy ships though! Wish someone would come out with them in plastic (hint, hint Trumpeter or Tamiya!).
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Hi Guys,
Andy,
The Alaska class cruisers, (CB-1 and CB-2), were actually longer than all but the Iowa Class BB's in overall length, (as fars as armed ships of this size goes). Sure enough, they were as graceful and distinguished in appearance as the Iowa Class.
The major distinction between the CB and a BB is the armament and armor configuration. The Alaska Class were cruisers with cruiser armor. The armament carried by this class was the 12"50 calibre weapon. At a nominal range, there was not a Japanese ship afloat then that had armor that could withstand this weapon.
The BB's are built to take what they can dish-out, the CB's were constructed to outrun what they could not out-gun. One of the reasons for the construction of this class was to meet the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, (very successful German battle-cruisers), under better than even terms. This was never to happen...of course.
A lay answer, but follows what I have read and believe to be from credible sources.
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 Post subject: Alaska/Guam
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while my 1/500 sctatchbuild pails in comparison, I too love those fuel guzzling, underachieving, and beautiful "large" cruisers discussed in this forum. God! I would have liked to have see them in the Solomons in 42.


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Hi Guys,
John,
You have been VERY busy!
Keep up the good work. When was your Alaska class on the gallery, or will it be shortly?
I'd love to see it.
Sylvain,
Got pics?
Did you finish your Bismark?
Take care guys, Tony Bunch
ps I got my 1/350 Alaska two weeks ago...Who knows when I'll get to it, but I am glad I have it!

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 Post subject: Alaska CB-1
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last summer with a scratch BB-55 which I have redone and sent in as a sister ship with BB-56


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Hi Guys,
John,
I will check it out in the gallery.
I have only one 1/500 kit in my ship collection.
I have the Nichimo Admiral Graf Spee, and this one is very hard to find!
Not a bad kit though.
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 Post subject: 1/500 graf Spee
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Your not kidding, its hard to find. The last one sold for 76$ on e-bay. I am building one from a 1/570 Gneisnau right now.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:41 pm 
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Hi Guys,
John,
Should I tell you that I have two?
Both I got on Ebay. Well actually, I HAD three.
The first one, I lost out on at $292.50. Good thing, huh? Can you say, "
insanity"?
The first one I got for $200 from the guy who won it for $292.50. He did not like the kit and he hated the price he had to pay for it. What? Did someone put a gun to his head? I think not!
This guy hosed me. I paid him $200 for it, and it showed up...incomplete! I remember seeing the kit while it was still on Ebay, and it was complete.
The second one I got on Ebay about 4 months later for......$112.
This was in mint condition, and I was happy!
I stumbled across another one about six months later, and I won it for........$19.99. No one even bid on that one, but me!
Talk about a spread!
Anyway, I sold one of the complete Spee's to a guy in the UK for $85. I had to do some mathematical computations before deciding to sell one of them for $85!
story of my life on Ebay..if you can't wait, you will pay dearly!
good luck John!
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ps...it has not rained yet this year!

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Tony Bunch wrote:
Hi Guys,
Sylvain,
Got pics?
Did you finish your Bismark?
Take care guys, Tony Bunch
ps I got my 1/350 Alaska two weeks ago...Who knows when I'll get to it, but I am glad I have it!


Hi Tony!

I have pictures of my Alaska and Bismarck but I need to have them developped. I do hope they will turn out ok though. We used an OLD camera to do them and I'm not sure if the settings we used are good. Should not be long before I'm able to post them.

As for Bismarck she's nearing completion. Only need to apply a few railings on the aft part of the #1 level. Afterward I'll need to detail the motor launches and glue in place. Then it's on to the final railings on the main decks and riggings. Should be finished soon but don't know when.

As soon as I have pictures available I'll post here.

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 Post subject: I'll be watching..
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:14 am 
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Hi Guys,
Sylvain,
I'll be watching!
take care, Tony

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Hey Guys, I've updated the Shipcamouflage CB-1 page with design sheets and links to the camouflage measures.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:02 pm 
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Hi Guys,
Tracy,
Thanks from all of the Alaska Class Fans!
You're a good egg, even if you are slightly cracked!
From a bird of a feather, Tony Bunch

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Cruisers don't usually do anything for me, but I do dig the Alaska Class... VERY pleasing to the eyes!

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 Post subject: ya man!
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Hi Guys,
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"Show got that right"!
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