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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:12 pm 
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Finally completed the Alaska after starting her 25 years ago. I stopped working on her in 1993 to build a model for the North Carolina Battleship Commission. I got totally burned out making the model and lost all interest in modeling. I retired two years ago and took up modeling again last year, finishing up the Alaska. All the radars and cranes were scratched built. At the time I made them, there were no photo etched parts available like there are today. Sure makes life easier.
I built the model as she appeared right after the war. Her decks have the natural wood look instead of being painted deck blue. After all the work of laying individual planks and being the son of a cabinet maker, I didn't have the heart to paint it. So right or wrong, I made the assumption that the decking would have been stripped of paint after the war was over. So to you purists, please forgive me.
I have since started carving the hull for the Missouri, also in 1/192 scale.

https://imgur.com/a/Oyagg


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:22 pm 
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Very Nice.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:57 pm 
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This is a very impressive model. Great job! Now, can I ask you a question: What did you use for your float nets in the baskets? They look very
realistic.

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1:200 USS Missouri (Monster Mo)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:35 am 
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steinerman wrote:
This is a very impressive model. Great job! Now, can I ask you a question: What did you use for your float nets in the baskets? They look very
realistic.

Thanks a lot.
I cut up .025" styrene rod into about 3/64" lengths. I filled the floater net baskets up with putty, spread a layer of glue on top and set the beads in place. I think I should have gone with a darker color although they are not as orangery looking as in the pictures.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:08 pm 
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Very nice Larry! What a festival of fine detail! Getting "more done" on mine.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:29 am 
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Thanks Tom. That means a lot coming from an enthusiast like you.

Larry


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