The Ship Model Forum

The Ship Modelers Source
It is currently Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:03 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Since my childhood, I have always had a soft spot for the second unit of the North Carolina class. Well, here we go, the third build. "The Kirishima Killer", November 1942.

Main components:
- 1/700 USS Washington kit; Trumpeter #5735
- Artwox deck; #20020.
- Brass USN 16''/45 Mark 6 Barrels; Master #SM-700-036
- Brass USN 5''/38 Mark 12 Barrels; Master #SM-350-017
- 5''/38 Mark 28 turrets; 3D Model Parts #U711 (or Model Monkey's 5''/38 Mark 28 Mounts; we'll see)
- North Carolina Class Funnels; Model Monkey
- USS Washington PE Upgrade Set; Five Star Model #FS700037
- Mk 38 Directors; Model Monkey
- Mk 37 (Angle Back) Directors; Model Monkey
- Quadruple 1.1" Cannons; 3D Model Parts #U707
- Single 20-mm Oerlikon Cannons - Pedestal Mount; 3D Model Parts #U701
- 24'' Searchlights; Shelf Oddity
- 36'' Searchlights; Shelf Oddity
- USN Life Rafts; Shelf Oddity
- USN Hawseholes for Fast BBs; Shelf Oddity
- USN Paravanes; Shelf Oddity

As well known, the kit itself does not represent the "Rusty W", rather the "Showboat" in her spring 1942 configuration. As such, several adjustments need to be done (installation of the aft 1.1'' mounts, some alterations to the superstructure, etc. etc.) Without doubts, there will remain a lot of inaccuracies. Please, forgive me these.

Moreover, this is my first attempt to use the complex photo-etch set...so we'll see, what happens :-)

References:
- Okrety Wojenne - OW Numer specjalny 31 - Pancerniki typu North Carolina (1+2); Jaroslaw Palasek
- U.S. Battleships - An Illustrated Design History; Norman Friedman
- USS North Carolina - WWII Battleship Memorial Technical Reference 1; Randall W. Shocker
- NavSource
- A lot of drone-flyover videos above the USS North Carolina

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Attachment:
Components_Hull_MEAS_22_02_low2.jpg
Components_Hull_MEAS_22_02_low2.jpg [ 383.3 KiB | Viewed 2267 times ]

Attachment:
Components_Superstructure_F_01_low2.jpg
Components_Superstructure_F_01_low2.jpg [ 256.98 KiB | Viewed 2267 times ]

Attachment:
Components_Superstructure_F_02_low2.jpg
Components_Superstructure_F_02_low2.jpg [ 277.95 KiB | Viewed 2267 times ]

Attachment:
Components_Superstructure_F_05_low2.jpg
Components_Superstructure_F_05_low2.jpg [ 87.86 KiB | Viewed 2267 times ]

Attachment:
Overall_01_low2.jpg
Overall_01_low2.jpg [ 263.66 KiB | Viewed 2267 times ]

Attachment:
Overall_02_low2.jpg
Overall_02_low2.jpg [ 317.65 KiB | Viewed 2267 times ]


Mostly dry-fitting still, some basic weathering on the hull and lower parts of the superstructure (however, not much to see due to intense artificial lighting combined with the gloss-coat on the hull).

The paints used are
- Model Master 5-N
- Model Master 5-H
- Sovereign Hobby Colourcoats 20-B (1942 Rev.)

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Posts: 62
You are off to a very nice start David.....Cheers Mark

_________________
If I was your Wife I would poison your Tea
If I was your Husband I would drink it

Winston Churchill


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:36 pm
Posts: 2142
Location: About 50 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico ( traveling W is you do so :)
I like that nick name "The Kirishima Killer" intense night that one back in 42.. if you ever travel to the US make sure of visiting the USS North Carolina, you will love it!




Jose :wave_1:


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:39 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:33 pm
Posts: 959
You've done a great job with PE, I have built mine with original superstructures and your build looks way cleaner then mine (I did the 5/42 one).

_________________
It's never too late for a great childhood!


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Thank you, gentlemen!

Jose > Never been to the US, but I am planning to come next year. And at least both the BB-55 and BB-59 are on my radar...
Pascalemod > Your Washington was actually one of the inspirations for me. I've not seen a lot of models of her and the Ms 12 Mod variants are even harder to find. Good job!

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:33 pm
Posts: 959
Daytona675R wrote:
Pascalemod > Your Washington was actually one of the inspirations for me. I've not seen a lot of models of her and the Ms 12 Mod variants are even harder to find. Good job!


Thank you! Trust me I only did her in the MS12 mod because I didnt know how to add the rear gun tubs on the stern cleanly.... :D I thought it was simpler to convert the ship a little bit, not a lot. Others use NC hulls I heard but Im not buying two kits to butcher one (especially the NC!).

_________________
It's never too late for a great childhood!


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Pascalemod> The kit contains an SK-2 radar. Actually, a plastic bowl. You divide it in two pieces and you got an ideal base for the rear tubs.

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:33 pm
Posts: 959
Daytona675R wrote:
Pascalemod> The kit contains an SK-2 radar. Actually, a plastic bowl. You divide it in two pieces and you got an ideal base for the rear tubs.


Jesus now you tell me. Haha that was a fail on my part! Ouf now I regret not thinking about it, however all in all hapoy with ms12, variety and all!

_________________
It's never too late for a great childhood!


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:23 pm 
Offline
Model Monkey
Model Monkey

Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:27 pm
Posts: 3321
Location: USA
:big_grin: :big_grin: :big_grin:

_________________
Have fun, Monkey around.

-Steve Larsen

Catalog of over 2000 products for scale modelers, most in 3D-printed gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 1:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
The progress is really sloooooooooow but the overall character of the ship starts to appear now...

Attachment:
Overall_04_low2.jpg
Overall_04_low2.jpg [ 358.17 KiB | Viewed 1678 times ]

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)


Last edited by Daytona675R on Tue May 28, 2019 2:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:45 pm
Posts: 1436
Location: Abu Dhabi
That is a very beautiful build David and that paint scheme IMHO is the best for the USS Washington .
Great job !!!!

_________________
No Whine Policy
1.- Modify it
2.- Ignore it
3.- Don't build it


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:56 am
Posts: 6992
Location: New York City
Looks great.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:33 pm
Posts: 959
Daytona675R wrote:
The progress is really sloooooooooow but the overall character of the ship starts to appear now...

Attachment:
Overall_04_low2.jpg


So sharp and crisp, love it!

_________________
It's never too late for a great childhood!


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Thank you very much. :)

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
A small progress... The Mk 37 directors and boat cranes in place. One picture made outside just to see the "true" shades of the Measure 22 camouflage.


Attachments:
Overall_11_low2.jpg
Overall_11_low2.jpg [ 282.1 KiB | Viewed 1240 times ]
Overall_07_low2.jpg
Overall_07_low2.jpg [ 305.15 KiB | Viewed 1240 times ]

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)
Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:36 pm
Posts: 2142
Location: About 50 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico ( traveling W is you do so :)
Love those shades :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: You have done one heck of a job so far!






Jose :wave_1:


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Thank you, Jose! A couple of additional pictures...

Attachment:
Overall_12_low2.jpg
Overall_12_low2.jpg [ 295.26 KiB | Viewed 1103 times ]

Attachment:
Overall_13_low2.jpg
Overall_13_low2.jpg [ 308.47 KiB | Viewed 1103 times ]

Attachment:
Overall_14_low2.jpg
Overall_14_low2.jpg [ 305.57 KiB | Viewed 1103 times ]

Attachment:
Overall_15_low2.jpg
Overall_15_low2.jpg [ 329.52 KiB | Viewed 1103 times ]

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 am
Posts: 197
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Most of the secondary battery in place.

Attachment:
Overall_17_low2.jpg
Overall_17_low2.jpg [ 314.1 KiB | Viewed 1051 times ]

Attachment:
Overall_18_low2.jpg
Overall_18_low2.jpg [ 267.64 KiB | Viewed 1051 times ]

_________________
- David
------------
Almost completed: USS Maryland (BB-46, 1945), USS California (BB-44, 1945)
Just building: USS Washington (BB-56, 1942)


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:07 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 5:49 pm
Posts: 1236
Location: Troutdale, OR
Breathtaking, I wish I could achieve in 1/350 what you do on 1/700. Keep the updates coming

Matt

_________________
In the yards right now:
1/350 USS Portland CA-33 1942
1/350 Trumpeter Texas with a twist


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: mark pfaff, Triumph68 and 9 guests


You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group