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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:35 pm 
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I believe they are, or were, called arbors. The tube slid into the mortar tube. The DC rested on the cradle that forms the cross bar of the 'T'
Note that tubes not showing a cross bar are upside down. The England kit has them molded in all over the place.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:28 am 
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The GMM set provides PE replacements for the cradle on the arbors - they recommend you chop off the molded-on arbors and replace them with the PE cradle and plastic rod. I did half of this - I replaced just the cradle. VERY TEDIOUS! Also messy, as it's hard to get the top of the molded-on "trunk" to have a flat top on which to rest the cradle.

If you haven't see her already, here's my England: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:42 am 
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Rick E Davis wrote:
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Now that is a magnification one can work with! Great! Now these are very obviously the arbors and trays for the K-guns.
Would you care to make 2-3 more to show the rest of the deckhouse, Rick? Much obliged!

Nice schematics of K-guns here:
http://www.ussslater.org/weapons/k-gun.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:05 am 
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Guido,

Here you go.

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Cheers mate!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:17 am 
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Thanks a million again, Rick!

Here is what I made of it. Obvious differences bewteen your pictures and my modelling are that I have used you pics (postwar) and the pics from the Floating Drydock book on Destroyer Escorts, which show mostly late war configurations. It seems that during the war there was more fire fighting equipment on the blukheads. I added some to the port side, even though none can be seen in your picture. (Ain't life an ongoing compromise???)
There will be some 20-30 arbors added after painting. I fear that the airbrush would blow them all away. On second observatiion will have to add a few more bits and bobs to the bulkheads.

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Now on to the bridge! Your pictures should prove very valuable here, too!
Who supplies non-skid walkway in stripe patterns? Decals would be great!

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Very nice! :thumbs_up_1: I do wish I had built my two Rudderrows like that, but alas, I have not the patience to!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:51 pm 
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Re: Non-skid, check L'Arsenal, Eduard and WEM. I'm pretty sure I saw it on one of those sites.

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I write this with a little trepidation.Why? You might ask.Well,you all have heard of the "model" firm of LINDBERG. They used to have a D.E. they sold as either the RUDDEROW or the BUTLER.I don,t even know what scale you could say they were.I did four successful conversions to APD types.They were good enough to cop the trophy for small ship class in 1980 in ARKANSAS.The contestants in ships were surprised they were LINDBERG ships.I at that time found a good base for MUSHROOM vents, which the photos I took in 1960 indicated they had a lot of(No air conditioning back then,remember?)I used spent brass from 22s for the large ones(real large)and aircraft rivets for the smaller ones.(I worked at FALCON JET at this time).The lower bridge and other mods looked great,I just don,t know about the hull length. Those pictures are nothing short of great aren,t they.? commodore4


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I'm in love with the look of these little ships :woo_hoo: Would like to build a sailing model of one of them. What hull would you guys recommend me?

Thinking about scale 1:96. Will be a lot of scratchbuild but if it takes me to long, I want to keep the option of purchasing fittings open :big_grin:

They are a little light on the water though.
Only around 1.5 kg :O

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Has anyone built or own a Iron Shipwrights USS Rudderow? I'm debating converting one into the Samuel B Roberts but am unaware of the quality of the casting.

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