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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:32 pm 
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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

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:41 pm 
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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.)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:52 am 
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You are off to a very nice start David.....Cheers Mark

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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:


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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).

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:54 am 
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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!

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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!).

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:01 am 
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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.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 pm 
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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!

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