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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:21 pm 
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Daytona675R wrote:
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Subject: The Ancient Vessel Project, Status Report 6
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Master,

the original instructions did not reflect the fact the rangefinders of the turret no. 3 were actually removed and replaced by a couple of the Mk 27 radars. As such, we had to build this from scratch. Moreover, we are starting to equip turrets with guns.

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If you ever decide to do the West Virginia, turret 3 has Mk 27 antennas also.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:27 pm 
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What did you use for the bases for the Mk. 27's?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Timmy, I don't consider 1/700s small... I rather consider 1/350s huge ;-)

bioshock73> Yes, the Wee Vee is patiently sleeping in a stack :-)
Regarding the Mk 27 mounts - I have actually used the V-shaped forward-oriented part of the redundant turret rangefinders as a base (part N27; sanded it a little bit). The "column" is made of a sanded plastic Oerlikon twin pedestal less the shield (part V3-11). I won't use them anyway.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:23 pm 
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From: Vader, Darth (darth.vader@headquarters.empire.gov)
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Subject: The Ancient Vessel Project, Status Report 7
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Master,

the primary armament is in place and the rear fire control tower has been equipped with yardarms and its support braces. A majority of the basic components have been prepared so far, except of the secondary battery, catapult, rear crane and main mast. Concerninng the last one, we are planning to build the mast from the scratch.

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I will keep you updated, my Master.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:29 pm 
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Fantastic work. I don't know how you do it in 700. You must have some pretty powerful optivisor lenses and micro tweezers. Ill continue to watch this build.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:40 pm 
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How are you going to paint this with everything "assembled?"

I have been struggling with painting and assembly order for everything I am working on.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Daytona, look at that horizontal pipe or whatever it is supposed to be that joins the front half of the torpedo bulge with the back half of the torpedo bulge as it is not supposed to be there like it is not in this link. http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/014492.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:05 am 
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Scott, thank you, but it's actually not that difficult. As I mentioned before: well designed photoetch parts + good bending tool + diluted PVA instead of CA = recipe to success.

Matthew, most of what you can see is actually in a dry fitting stage. Only those parts that are not obscuring access to other ones are glued togethr. I am in no mood of commiting suicide :-)

David, I know. Whatever it is, I am planning to remove it during the further stages.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:15 am 
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I'm building a 1/429 scale version of the late war California using Revell's Arizona as a base. http://members.boardhost.com/modelfleet ... 03817.html
got the bulges done & the 1st deck built. I have to update the pictures yet of that model.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:10 pm 
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After a long pause, back in the show.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Sweet!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:04 am 
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That looks very nice! :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:03 pm 
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Martin, Marijn, thank you very much! Really appreciate this, especially considering the absolute masterpieces you've created...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:43 am 
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I started to deploy the AA battery and the first pieces of railing.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:37 am 
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A small progress, however, the overall character of the ship starts to appear...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:05 am 
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The superstructure is done except for the port/starboard Mark 37 directors and two Mark 51 directors as they could be an obstacle during the rigging process. Signal ropes are next...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Okay, as the forward halyards are done, most of the secondary battery could be installed as well (except for the sternmost turrets). Onto the aft halyards now...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:38 am 
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This is really good work and good pics, thanks for posting.Great paint as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:42 pm 
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Well, I consider the ship itself finished. No planes, no crew, no water yet. However, at least this...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:52 pm 
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Love it! Great work! You've really done a wonderful job breaking up the monotone paint scheme.

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