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Trumpeter Arizona
« on: July 23, 2013, 09:53:23 am »

Anxiously awaiting postman pat to deliver my new kit of the Arizona from TT1.
This is the start of a new fleet for me, after coming back to the UK. The new garden shed is almost tidied up for building and the wolf has done his inspection and approves, mind it could be abit cooler. Not complaining, he had a good swim at hightide last nite in Barrow.
 
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 04:21:22 pm »

Arrived safe and sound with postman pat today...but still too hot to venture down the back 40, besides, dog hair flying everywhere. Just a note, if you want a big fluffy dog, buy a big hoover for the fur when he molts, you'll need it.

Stay tuned for the build diary. Most likely do it right out odf the box with no upgrade sets.

Robert

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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 10:28:45 pm »

Great kit well worth the money. Have on order the 1/200 Missouri from Trumpeter not bad size 53.5 inch and 6.75 beam. Both should go well with the1/200Yamato.
 
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 09:50:40 pm »

Just got round to going through the kit...in a word, Wow %% . Good thing there is electric in the shed, I'll need lots of tuneage and a kettle. TT also supplied me with all prop shafts, motors, motor mounts, couplings and brass propellers.
First step, wash all plastic bits in warm soapy water to remove any releasing agents. Hope the missus isnt in the tub. {-)
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 09:57:57 pm »

Hi rem what about the mighty Mo in 1/200 scale. Should be just right with the Arizona and the Yamato just need time to build all three
 
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 06:43:01 am »

I was thinking more along the lines of the Bismarck kit, but don't tell SWMBO. <*<
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 09:27:04 pm »

All bits have now been washed in warm water with mild dish detergent. I have order the upgrade kit from emodels, and expect it with a few days. I have purchased all the correct Humbrol paints...just waiting for the shed to cool down...oh its cool now. {-)
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 07:08:18 am »

OK all you paint experts, I was looking through the biblical conversion chart last night and couldn't find a RAL number for Navy Blue Humbrol 77. The reason is we found this shop in Bridgewater call Buyology, good one eh, and they have a line of aerosol paints called Army Issue and one is RAL 7031, called battleship grey, but I was trying to confirm the conversion, can anyone help?
I'm doing a test on the two to see the comparison. :-))
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 08:00:45 am »

Hi Rem,
If you want exact matches go to White ensign models
 
https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/c/Pre1945+US+Navy+Colours/46/1/
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2013, 05:33:51 am »

Yeah I saw the WEM site, but going pretty much out of the box. Thanks for the comment though Mr Shanks.
Doing the build similiar to Dicky D, RIP, and article from MB couple years back when the kit was released.

I have to do some refitting of my lighting in the shed, as the sun seems to be setting earlier, only a couple weeks til the little darlings go back to higher learning.
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 06:05:19 pm »

Finally cooled down in the shed, took a few cans of lager while I waited but {-)

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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 06:09:11 pm »

WoW it worked, resizer I mean, downloaded one this am, but had to go to the work thingy,

Here's a few more, should have most of the 5" and 5" AA guns done by the weekend....


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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 09:48:36 pm »

 
Are you able to advise what running gear, size and length, shafts, props and motor type.
 
Thank you
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 09:59:55 pm »

Yeah, I can do, bought the kit and running gear off TTtony on here, haven't really looked to closely but all is there, will measure up tomorrow after the office, bit chilly out there now.

Robert
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 04:02:48 pm »

Max length on shafts is 12 inch. Got mine from  S H G in the midlands hope this helps.
 
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2013, 05:37:17 am »


Are you able to advise what running gear, size and length, shafts, props and motor type.
 
Thank you

ArttyG,

Venturing out this morning, so will measure up for you. Been busy with new job last few days and overtime, impressing the new boss. But tea in hand , so off to the shed, beauty morning here in Somerset.

Robert
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2013, 01:43:35 am »

ArttyG,

Venturing out this morning, so will measure up for you. Been busy with new job last few days and overtime, impressing the new boss. But tea in hand , so off to the shed, beauty morning here in Somerset.

Robert

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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2013, 08:26:14 pm »

...been arguing with the resizer >>:-( hope this works,
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2013, 08:27:00 pm »

...quality isnt very good dang >>:-(
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2013, 08:42:19 pm »

one more time and I'll get that larger O0
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2013, 08:43:15 pm »

ahhh thats better, time for a little tuneage :-))
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2013, 11:08:33 am »


The window needs to be behind the photographer pointing towards the boat to stop the glare.

Just a thought


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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2013, 08:46:33 pm »

nah, its the resizer thingy, have to reread the instructions, as used it for the other photos, same window..
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2013, 07:18:48 am »

I think it may have something to do with too many pcs in the house and the lad is running an ipad, I keep getting a message for connection problem and that was one pic at 70 kb! Going to try my Photobucket.
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Re: Trumpeter Arizona
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