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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:33 am 
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Ladies and Gentlemen! I give to you a 4am miracle, don't ask how I did it but here is a complete 1/350 USS Chicago CA-29 circa August 1942.
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Blue Water Navy USS Houston
B&D 8-inch brass barrels
L'Arsenal 5/25 guns
Masters 1.1 brass barrels
WEM 1.1 gun PE
Masters 20mm barrels
Dragon 20mm mounts
GMM PE 20mm shields,sights and shoulder rests
Tom's Modelworks Mk-3 FC radar
WEM CXAM-1 Radar
Scratchbuilt: Fighting Top, stern 20mm gun tub, mainmast CXAM platform, Main battery director, aft 5 inch director platform, 40ft boat cradles, boat crane deck, 5/25 practice loader, boat crane support brace, range finder on top of turret #3, 20mm gun emplacement above the searchlight control deck, 20mm gun tubs on 01 deck and catwalks at the forecastle break
Trumpeter SOC Seagulls
L'Arsenal Large oval life rafts and tie downs
Banner 40 ft boats(heavily modified)
32 Eduard pre painted PE crew figures
Missc. PE from Iron Shipwright, GMM, WEM, L'Arsenal, Tom's Modelworks and Eduard
Acrylics from Model Masters and Tamiya
Getting this done on time and preserving some shred of my sanity, priceless


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:38 am 
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Part 2!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:16 am 
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Nice work on Chicago '42, I especially like the treatment of the wood on the deck. You planning to leave it on a "plain" base? I'm not going to build another Chicago to that standard ('42) I think 5 times is enough!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:12 am 
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Bob Dedmon wrote:
ice work on Chicago '42, I especially like the treatment of the wood on the deck. You planning to leave it on a "plain" base? I'm not going to build another Chicago to that standard ('42) I think 5 times is enough!


Bob,

Thanks for kind words, the deck was a last minute experiment that I think I had fair success. With more time I would have revised and fine tuned it a little better but still not terrible for a first try. I was planning on putting her to sea, however again with time constraints I opted to mount her on a display base with option to do water later. I was going to try Phil Reader's approach but I chickened out, probably practice with a less involved kit and then give it shot and besides with MS21 putting on water does what it is designed to do and that is hide it. I think it will be awhile before I tackle a Northampton class again, however that Dazzle scheme the Chester wore is pretty snazzy...Hmm... Anyway, your build looks pretty good, the action of the moment is conveyed very well. Still kind of cool that this build attracted 3 Northampton class CA's into it.

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When I get around to my next Northampton class build it could be Louisville 1944 in the dazzle scheme at Surigao Strait. For some reason I thought Chicago was in Ms 12 gray during Savo.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Matt, the Chicago looks great! Would love to see you do one in the dazzle camo.

Times running out, I wont be able to do ladders or stairs, but should hopefully have the both catapults painted and placed, and hopefully all the guns in place. Its going to be close. With 4 hours to go

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:53 am 
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With minutes to spare (11:52PST lol), heres my entry. Wish I could have done more, but ran out of time. Looking forward to doing better at a later time, but I need rest :big_grin:


1/700 USS Indianapolis
-Converted from 1945 to 1944 configuration with dazzle camo (based on her apperance in mid September at Peleliu).

-Scratch build items include but not limited to: front gun ports on the bown, rebuilding sides on main mast, completly scratching forward mast, rear gun port, gun port behind the rear mast, and rear turrent gun port.
-GMM p/e
-Toms p/e
-Model Masters paint "Navy Blue Gray" (5-O Ocean Gray), Light Gray (5-L Light gray)
-Tamiya paint "Flat Black (Dull Black), Field Blue (20B Deck Blue)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:02 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Looking good there JT!

Here are couple more shots, saw something I almost didn't recognize this morning, the sun actually came out.


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Looks really nice in the sun. Bravo Zulu!


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Ladies and Gentlemen! I give to you a 4am miracle, don't ask how I did it but here is a complete 1/350 USS Chicago CA-29 circa August 1942.
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Sweet build - I like it a lot.

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Well, from what I've seen so far this is going to be much harder to judge than the Destroyer contest. Look for results within a few days.

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Not that I needed any validation, but my Chicago won Best American WW II Ship in the Blue/Gray Renegade AmeriCon 2011 contest in Lynchburg, VA yesterday. The trophy is one of the best I've ever seen...it is a framed photo arrangement of the Medal of Honor certificate of the commander of U.S.S. Barb with a photo of him and his signature, with a nice tag identifying what the award is for (category).

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Way to go Bob! :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo: That is awesome and that award is pretty sweet too!

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So, who won 3rd place???







Bob Pink. :wave_1:


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So, who won 3rd place???







Bob Pink. :wave_1:


are you talking about this contest or the Blue/Gray Americon contest? AFAIK the online gun cruiser awards has not been announced, if you're talking about the Lynchburg contest I think that was my buddy's 1/350 U.S.S. Independence CVL-22.

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Sorry for the confusion Bob. I meant the Cruiser GroupBuild contest.


Congratulations on your outstanding award! That is too cool. :thumbs_up_1:






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any guestimate on when the results of this contest will be revealed? I'm getting antsy and I'm sure the other players have a high interest level as well.

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Bob Dedmon wrote:
any guestimate on when the results of this contest will be revealed? I'm getting antsy and I'm sure the other players have a high interest level as well.



I believe the winners were posted on the main page under "Group Build Winners"


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They were but, not 3rd place. Unless it got omitted?




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