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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #175 on: September 03, 2016, 05:07:59 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #176 on: September 03, 2016, 01:56:03 PM »

Those aviators had kahunas of titanium! 5inch charge!!!!!!! If the pilot gave the go ahead and had his hands already busy, hw did he signal he was ready? Was he and the launch captain in radio comunication?
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #177 on: September 04, 2016, 04:38:12 AM »

What I read was it was a hand signal... probably a salute!  Yikes!  They did mention that they had some mishaps, loss of control as the pilot was slammed into his seat and did not get his hands into position quick enough.  I think there was a brief lag time from the signal, as the launch captain had to watch for the rise of the ship to launch.  It was the night launches that were the bun tighteners..... you were shot off into total darkness. They loved it though....  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #178 on: September 08, 2016, 08:52:33 PM »

Dear Folks,  I have a question for those great minds out there.  I cannot figure out what this part is for my Indy model.  The kit only gives a part number, no ID as to what it is or what its function is.  The main part swivels up and down.  It will be located near the incinerator, aft of the hanger and aft funnel.  It just sits there, is not hooked up to anything and is not a weapon (although it looks like something from Star Wars).  I can't even research it without knowing its function.  Thanks for any help on this.  Inquiring minds need to know.   Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #179 on: September 08, 2016, 08:53:05 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #180 on: September 08, 2016, 09:31:22 PM »

I think that is a practice loader, for the gun crews.  :-))

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #181 on: September 08, 2016, 09:37:23 PM »

I suspect it's a 5in 38 practice loading machine
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #182 on: September 09, 2016, 02:30:36 AM »

That's it!  Thank you so much.  Now I know.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #183 on: September 15, 2016, 06:14:33 AM »

Hanger deck is complete.  Gun deck is in. Much detail is now buried under bridge, etc.  Have started with the first of several 5"/38cal. anti-aircraft guns.  Followed with aft funnel and mast, antenna, etc.  So much there, I'll do my best at documenting in a way that will show as much as possible. This build is a real blast, it just keeps going and going.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #184 on: September 15, 2016, 06:15:20 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #185 on: September 15, 2016, 11:16:04 PM »

You certainly seem to be getting your monies worth with this one Dennis - I don't think I've ever encountered this much detail in a kit before.
Plus, of course, you are doing a fantastic job of it. :-))

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2016, 05:12:14 AM »

Aft funnel and signal light deck going in. 5" AA guns installed and 40mm quads installed. This deck will support the aft mast and electronics and the hanger deck crane.


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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #187 on: September 21, 2016, 04:21:54 AM »

Midship Searchlight deck installed with four Mark 51 Directors and two Sky Chairs.  Aft funnel is just placed and in the works.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #188 on: September 21, 2016, 04:22:46 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #189 on: September 26, 2016, 03:39:58 AM »

Ok, finished the basic frame of the Crane.  Amazing how that beast went together, all from 2D PE brass, tabed together and then fast glued.  I wondered why they didn't provide cast bronze sheaves, they didn't, instead, you build up each triple sheave by layering and gluing "coins" of brass PE with a tiny hole in the middle of each.  It does mimic a sheave, but is not working, so the rigging will be installed "static", positioning the crane however I want it.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #190 on: September 26, 2016, 03:40:25 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #191 on: September 27, 2016, 04:32:22 AM »

Crane is installed.  Next will be antenna and radar mast.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #192 on: September 27, 2016, 04:33:01 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #193 on: October 01, 2016, 04:45:40 AM »

Antenna mast is in and radar "bedspring" added.  Two more levels will be added for more radar and HF ant.  The detail at this stage nearly drove me to drink.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #194 on: October 02, 2016, 04:25:57 AM »

Top antennas made, all brass, glued with fast glue.  Very delicate work, I did have a glass of wine to help on this one... Yikes!  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #195 on: October 02, 2016, 04:26:41 AM »

Next will be paint and mount.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #196 on: October 02, 2016, 07:04:57 AM »

Dennis,

Great work, keep it going there is light at the end of tunnel for completion with all the intricate work!

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #197 on: October 03, 2016, 05:34:32 AM »

Thank you sir.  Aft Ant. Mast is in.  I think aft Director is next.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #198 on: October 07, 2016, 05:30:56 AM »

Aft Mk-8 Director and radar finished and installed.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #199 on: October 13, 2016, 09:43:51 PM »

Moving aft. Gun deck and Director in, working on 6 40mm anti-aircraft guns.  Since I will be finished with this build this winter, I am looking towards my next project... trying to decide on U.S.S. Hornet CV-8 in the Doolittle config. at 1:200 scale, which would yield a massive model around 48" long.. but with B-25 bombers on deck, she would be impressive.  Or, the old original U.S.S. Ranger or Essex at 1:350 scale... smaller.  I am running out of room in my house to display this large models, so may have to consider selling them.  Its a real sickness I'm afraid and who knows why I am having this fascination with WW2 Naval ships?? {:-{   Dennis
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