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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:10 pm 
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This is Loose Cannon's USS Colorado BB-45 in 700th scale. The hull had to be cleaned up a bit and the turrets needed a bit of putty, but it was a pretty nice kit out of the box. The PE provided in the kit is very good and the instructions were fairly complete. I wanted to paint her up in MS-1 but I found that the Dark Gray 5-D paint is a little dark for the vertical surfaces, so I used gunship gray instead and I liked the way that turned out. I used the 5D for the non wood decks and 5L for the upper works.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:18 am 
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Nice model of a handsome ship!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:12 am 
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Very nice looking Colorado Mark ! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:36 am 
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Very nice! Those cage masts frighten the heck out of me! they look perfect! :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:50 pm 
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Nicely done Mark :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: clipper bows are sure a beauty

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A very beautiful ship Mark!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:55 am 
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model_citizen wrote:
Very nice! Those cage masts frighten the heck out of me! they look perfect! :thumbs_up_1:

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Thanks for all of the nice comments. :wave_1:

That is what kept me from starting this project for a long time. I just rolled them around a small pencil and lined up the edges. I did not have to run a bead of glue down the seam at all. The base glue held everything in place. It turned out that they were the easiest part of the model. I am going to do the Tennessee next. :woo_hoo:


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Do you plan on rigging her? Unless I just can't see it.

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I normally don't do rigging but I thought about it for this one. I have never been able to pull that off sucessfully.


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With or without rigging it looks great Mark :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:

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