The Ship Model Forum

The Ship Modelers Source
It is currently Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:23 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:11 am
Posts: 523
Location: Elyria, Ohio USA
Here is my 1/700 USS South Dakota what-if build. I modernized her to be a Command and Control type ship set in the early to mid 80's just before being retired. I had an old Hasegawa South Dakota kit that I got for next to nothing as a parts kit. It was missing two turrets and several other pieces. I decided to try out some scratch building and just have a fun build. I removed all the molded on detail aft of the funnel area. I used a section of flight deck from another parts kit I had of a modern 1/800 scale carrier. I used styrene sheet to scratch build the hanger. I used more styrene to add a new section to the forward superstructure up to where the second turret was located. I removed a lot of other detail from the kit and added modern items from my parts stash. I used some Trumpeter helicopters from my stash and some extra decals to finish her off. This was a really fun build and I learned a lot of good stuff to use on future builds. Here she is.
Attachment:
South Dakota (1).jpg
South Dakota (1).jpg [ 131.87 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (2).jpg
South Dakota (2).jpg [ 95.19 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (4).jpg
South Dakota (4).jpg [ 102.06 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (5).jpg
South Dakota (5).jpg [ 80.02 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (6).jpg
South Dakota (6).jpg [ 105.09 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (7).jpg
South Dakota (7).jpg [ 120.82 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (9).jpg
South Dakota (9).jpg [ 84.33 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (10).jpg
South Dakota (10).jpg [ 106.06 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (12).jpg
South Dakota (12).jpg [ 131.28 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

Attachment:
South Dakota (14).jpg
South Dakota (14).jpg [ 104.43 KiB | Viewed 561 times ]

_________________
Just finished:
1/700 USS Missouri 1991

Current projects:
1/350 USS Haynsworth late 1962
1/720 USS Carl Vinson 2014
1/48 PCF-9


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:46 pm
Posts: 56
Location: USA
I like it. Very cool concept. I always enjoy the what if builds. You make me want to get back to my what if 1980’s Oriskany idea!


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:33 pm
Posts: 955
Good job on getting this done, remember following it!

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


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], wuhuilin11 and 2 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