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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:42 pm 
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With the weather getting colder and wetter, painting parts outside has become a challenge. Since spray painting inside isn't an option, I resorted to stepping outside, spray paint and then let it dry in the bathroom with the fan on! Here are some pictures of the Missouri. I guessing some people might want to see the ship partially assembled. I didn't glue the funnels or the anything above the lower bridge. Still have some detail work to do as well as adding some PE. I did purchase the mk.37 directors made by ModelMonkey, so that will be a first for me. I'm debating if I want to purchase the 20mm Oerlikon PE or use the the Eduard set?

As always, feedback is greatly appreciated!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:09 am 
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You put a lot of work in having this painting scheme! :thumbs_up_1: and it looks just great! Honestly, one of the main reasons why I have chosen my Mo painting scheme was to avoid this work...

You have done it great. It would be nice if You add some weathering effects.

I am unpatiently waiting for more progress from You! :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:43 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Wow! It's been almost a year since I started on this. I'm amazed with the progress on this ship, although it's been slow going. I've joined the local modelers society so I've been getting some great suggestions from them. I also purchased a used airbrush off Craigslist. I won't be using it on this model but on the next battleship model.

Since my last update, I haven't worked a lot on the ship with the exception of adding some PE ladders and small details on the 2nd funnel. The last few days I've worked on the Mark 8 Fire Control and they turned out alright. Still looks better than what Tamiya's version. I'm amazed how PE can enhanced the look of a model.

I've also started work on the 5 inch guns during the holidays. The last few days I cut off the plastic barrels and added the brass 5 inch barrels. Although they look good, my drill points are just off a little resulting some barrels are just a degree or two off. :roll:

Couple things I learned from this experience: my use of CA glue is getting better (I managed not to glue anything to my fingers), and the idea of upgrading the barrels on the bofors 40mm is out the window...too much drilling for something that is way too small even for my four eyes.

Hope to post more photos as I progress. I now have 2 months to finish this project.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Slowly this project is coming along. The 5 inch guns got brass barrels installed, some photoetched parts and slap on some paint and they don't look to bad. Just need a little detail work. I did a lot of research on how the guns look using Navsource and doing some research using Summerall's book and I think I got it right.

I worked on the MK37 and started to put in the photo etch. Sadly, one of the platform arms was missing so I had to improvise using the Modern USS New Jersey Eduard kit. It's not the same, but works...kind of. I'll admit, I'm not very good at bending PE into a round shape. I don't have the proper tool to do it...I'm somewhat happy with how the MK37 turned out, though it does look like a drunk person put it all together.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:16 am 
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That looks great! And very fast work also.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:53 pm 
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Joe Simon wrote:
That looks great! And very fast work also.


Thanks Joe! Your work on the Yamato is fantastic.

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