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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:13 pm 
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It looks great.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:02 am 
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Thank you, gentlemen.

The loose ends were trimmed, onto the starboard ones now.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:19 pm 
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Did you really sink the ship in your aquarium? Wow! Hahaha lol

What a fine aquarium piece it would make.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:55 am 
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Sure, the Revell's 1/570 Bismarck, Tirpitz, the Tamiya's 1/700 waterline Yamato and the Airfix's 1/600 Hood. All of them ended at the bottom of the aquarium. And then again and again and again. Poor fish, I admit :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:18 am 
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I thought it would last a couple of days yet before I'll be able to upload this final work-in-progress post. However, the USS Nevada kit from TMW that has been delivered yesterday, contained signal flag decals from Cartograf. I decided not to wait for the intended decals from the Five Star and the result is...here. The displayed NAN-ABLE-ROGER-CHARLIE code was the USS Maryland's callsign. This is my final interpretation of the "Fighting Mary" when leaving the Puget Sound Navy Yard at the end of the August 1945.

I consider the ship itself finished. I am completely aware of all the skill drawbacks (the insufficiently masked hull seam, slightly uneven front polemast etc.) as well as all the factual errors (the Mark 8 FCR instead of the Mark 13, too wide blisters and so on). As for a newbie, my ambitions were just to learn something and establish some basics for the future builds. And the BB-46 was just a victim of this :-)

Well, and as I have a weakness for the Big-5s, the next one will be the USS California in her final configuration. In the meantime I will try to learn something about the model-water making so the Maryland may be placed into some reasonable environment.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:20 am 
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Drawbacks be darned, that is a fine build!!! Keep at it!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:07 pm 
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Soo bloody perb!

Cheers, Jabb.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:23 pm 
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Cliffy B wrote:
Drawbacks be darned, that is a fine build!!! Keep at it!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

Yeah, what Cliffy said. Excellent work, and a fine representation of a workhorse of the Pacific Fleet. Looking forward to seeing what you do with California.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:17 pm 
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Your Maryland looks real good. Hull seams can be a issue. I have one with my Colorado kit. Definitely wanting to see how your California turns out.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:44 pm 
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Thank you very much, your interest and nice comments really pushed me forward during the build! Moreover, Jabb, your HMS Dreadnought thread helped me to tackle the rigging worries, big, big thanks for this! :thumbs_up_1:

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Just so pleased to have helped you to produce an absolutely wonderful model.

Looking forward with great anticipation to the next one!

Cheers, Jabb.

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