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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 USS Tennessee
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:16 pm 
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Thank you both!

Another update, installed the boat deck and 5"/25 guns (3DModelParts). Printed, painted, and installed my replacement deck piece. This is the 4th or 5th iteration now. It's still not a 100% direct kit part replacement like I'm shooting for, but I felt it was good enough for my personal model.

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Where I'm at now: time to put together all of the smaller kit details and add photo etch details and railing. She's getting close to finished!

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 USS Tennessee
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:58 pm 
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Tried my hand at some rigging this week. Not 100% sure what all I should be adding rigging wise to the main mast, but added what I could definitively see in pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 USS Tennessee
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:43 pm 
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I haven't posted in a while, but I have been working on the Tennessee. She's actually pretty much finished now. Just needs a few .50cals and (if I'm brave enough) some rigging (anyone have a rigging diagram?)

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I used 3DModelParts fighting tops. I modified the forward fighting top to better represent the ones found on Tennessee and California with the .50cal gun tubs. Unfortunately there isn't an aftermarket option for this version of the fighting top in 1/700. The Trumpeter gun tubs for the fighting top don't seem quite round enough based on prototype photos, but after paint they don't look too bad.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 USS Tennessee
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:47 pm 
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I didn't take any pictures of the fighting top itself after painting before I glued it to the ship. Here are the "Final" pictures of the ship! I'll be sending more pictures the main site gallery soon.

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And here's a few of Tennessee and West Virginia together

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And just for fun, one in black and white

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 USS Tennessee
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:22 am 
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Great builds.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 USS Tennessee
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:27 am 
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Nice work!

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