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uss newport news restoration
« on: March 03, 2007, 01:50:45 PM »

After taking my daughter to sail her destroyer on our local lake I was fired up to build something for myself again ( why should she have all the fun, and I am also fed up with her saying when can I have my boat back !!!)
So into the attic I went and I found my old Newport News model I built about 17 years ago when I belonged to The Wessex Model Boat Club '88 ( I was 4 stone lighter and had hair back then!!!) She was looking very tired and battered as she had not fared well enduring 4 house moves ( Fordingbridge Hants to Ferndown to Poole Dorset to Exeter Devon and finally to Newport in south wales) she will need a complete restoration.  The hull is still ok it just needs sanding the old paint off filling and repainting, the superstructure is basically sound and won't require much work to look good again but most of the fitting that are not actually missing are damaged beyond repair and my daughter has promised to help me as long as I let her sail her model more at the lake.

I will post more pics as the rebuild progresses.
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Re: uss newport news restoration
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 07:31:26 PM »

I have a USS Newport News that also needs finishing. Was it made from a Model Master Plans Service plan from the 60's? I have this plan and I noticed it was originaly intended for a steam plant?  nice pictures I will look forward to any more you post.

My son and I will name her USS Dallas after the hull which was cancelled, good luck with the restoation.

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Re: uss newport news restoration
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 09:13:20 PM »

Hi Daryl, it was built using the model master plans. Me and my daughter were in the garage today and the hull is now ready for paint will post some more pics as we progress.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 02:37:49 PM »

Hi Mark,

I thought it was a Model Maker Plan, I will look forward to seeing more pictures. Should look great on the water.

Good luck keep posting pictures and updates.

Daryl
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Re: uss newport news restoration
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007, 05:03:20 PM »

we have been busy painting my bottom (oooh errr) today hannah was a great help getting stuck in. we have also stripped back the superstructure ready for paint. will post more pics as the project progresses. mark and hannah
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Re: uss newport news restoration
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007, 08:23:21 PM »

Hi Mark and Hannah,

Good paint job Hannah's doing, I usually end up with that job, Jr dissapears when ever anything needs painting. keep posting i am very interested in the restoration.

Well done
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Re: uss newport news restoration
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2007, 08:49:04 PM »

 :o Look out lads we have a PRO modeller in the making here  ;D

Keep up the good building Hannah its looking nice, must of taken ages to paint with that brush???
Will look even better on the water albeit ;D.

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Re: uss newport news restoration
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2007, 09:54:26 PM »

hi jay, it did take her ages using that brush but she was happy using it and it certainly kept her quiet for a while!!! (heaven)


oops used my daughters account senility setting in!
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Re: uss newport news restoration
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007, 10:40:15 AM »

Hi Mark and Hannah,
This link might help in your restoration.
www.tranhungdaotrip.com/ShipsPlans.html

It is scans of the original plans for Newprt News, as you can see there were a lot of differences to the ship between when these plans were drawn and to the version that went into commission.

 Look forward to seeing more pictures, keep up the good work

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Re: uss newport news restoration
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2007, 05:59:34 PM »

thanks Daryl the website very informative have enlarged the plans and i think i will use these drawings for the restoration anyway thanks again it's a big help

  mark
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