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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:47 am 
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I think this kit was originaly the USS Missouri.... and it shows... turred 2 on Iowa had 3 X single 20mm AA not the quadrupple 40mm like on Missouri.
even the quadrupple gun platform build up on these turrets was not as this kit is... so.. CUT and start tranform
wanted to see how the tom's PE look

Oh btw... I decided to do her as she was in Tokyo bay...with Missouri


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:09 pm 
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almost there... if rear not 100% as she was... I can live with that... yes I know there are two" fins"... that's gonna come on when I'll be fully happy with rest


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:23 am 
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after many checking.. finaly have basic hull form and added the 2 "fins"... also did some more PE work and cleaning of many different pieces..
I am as much.. no probably more on the internet as working on the ship atm.... research takes time and its now the moment as decisions are made that can't be reversed


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:14 pm 
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I think youre before-after pics would be most epic. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:20 am 
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not yet at that... but yes ... I think its gonna be very interesting lol


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:14 am 
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next step on hull
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did some more sculting and opened top of stacks
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:23 am 
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was looking in my left overs to check if I can make a square main radar... and when seeing this...I got an idea
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so started .......step by step
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:47 am 
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This is shaping up to be the finest rendition of this (very) old kit....well done! :-)


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I use inventory/leftover PE all the time for things other than its intended purpose. It's fun to see you doing it too.
Bravo!

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Very clever!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:37 am 
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more cleaning done... looks pretty ok now
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this is real.....
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lets try make anker holes look a like
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:10 am 
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When looking at those last pictures.... wasn't rely happy with bow.... looks way to wide....so modified some more
but at a certain point you must stop to keep some stiffness


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:30 am 
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continu cleaning maindeck part... so much has been cut of... what am I getting in?.... again lol
anyway this shows how hull looks when deck on....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:03 am 
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done some actions on bridge part
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prepare to receive windows
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windows in... I used transparent glue on all sides of these to seal off these windows and so avoid painting penetration when rest will be done
note also... stairs going down in the rear of bridge have been cut away... as I did with all molded stairs on the ship
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:16 am 
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From toy to ship, step by step. Good progress!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:20 am 
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txs Pascal
a IOWA without portholes is not good... so gonna check where they are and do them, it gives me also an idea of certain details and more kit modifications to do where walls are wrong.... don think I will be able to correct all... but it will be a close call I think


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:40 am 
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little by little some details are put on, portholes are made
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reduced base for rangefinder radar ... added some window frames
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:30 am 
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I think all cutting of existing errors is done... this is my basic form to build up ( some stuff already done but ..only tiny details)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:52 am 
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after holidays a slow ...but sure re-start
concentrated on turrets 2 and 3
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and trying out how to fix home made radar
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:22 am 
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a bit more done on that tiny radar
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and all build up
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and then on ship
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