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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:03 am 
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Does anyone know of a 1/350 resin or plastic model of the Wichita Class Oiler (AOR). I served aboard the Wichita form 73-76 and would like to add it to my collection. I am also looking for a USS Proteus AS-19 Post 1976 after the refit when they cut her in half and added the missile handling shop and crane.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:14 pm 
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I would also love to make a 1/350 USS Wichita! I would even be willing to try a scratch build of her if I could get a set of plans.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:16 pm 
I have come across a partial set of plans for this ship class. Decks, Starboard side view, and several hull sections. I could put together a fairly good 1/350 wireframe in CAD. What interest is there in this?


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 Post subject: Re: USS Wichita AOR-1
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:40 pm 
Many moons ago in the 2005 National Convention, there was word that Iron Shipwright was working on a 1/350 kit. It is mentioned in the following article from the "other: site:

http://www.steelnavy.com/IPMS2005Nats.htm

For some reason, this never saw the light of day.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:52 pm 
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Perhaps of some interest? http://navy.memorieshop.com/Wichita/Ship-Details.html


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:55 pm 
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Yep, that's what I have, although from a different source. So, does someone want a model, and at what scale?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:40 pm 
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...aaaaaand that died.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:58 pm 
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Sorry- thought I did respond.....

I would be interested in a 1/700 scale kit (I think there was a resin kit, but I missed out on that opportunity), though I have been slowly gathering info for plunging into an attempt at scratch building it. I wonder how some of those 3d printed hulls would look in 1/700.....

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:11 pm 
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any updates on a 3D printed design?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:54 pm 
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I have the scratch-built hull of a Wichita. For a short while an Italian model maker made a model of the Wichita, but I missed ordering it, for the upper works and details, and it is no longer available. I preferred my hull to that resin model as theirs had a solid space where the class has an open area below the flight deck, which I built in.

I might take mast, cranes, booms, winches and other details from a Sacramento class, which would require adaptation of course.


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