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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #200 on: October 13, 2016, 09:44:18 PM »

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« Reply #202 on: October 13, 2016, 10:54:41 PM »

Wow Derek, this is a visual gift that keeps on giving! The derrick with its graceful curve really stood out. Lovely, I can see why you are hooked on making these gems!!!
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« Reply #203 on: October 28, 2016, 06:33:42 AM »

Folks, the Indy is nearing completion, as soon as I finish and install two stern quad Bofors, I will begin final rigging and that will be it for a very challenging project.  Pictures soon.  Next project is possibly a ww2 US carrier.... maybe the Hornet. Gonna squeeze in a tiny 1/350 scale YMS class minesweeper for a friend... kit is from Poland.  Fairwinds,  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #204 on: October 30, 2016, 03:16:25 AM »

All that remains to complete my Indy model is rigging and decals.  Here are a couple of weak shots as she stands now. I am moving onto a small model for a friend which should take about a month, then I will return to finish the Indy.  Dennis
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« Reply #206 on: October 30, 2016, 03:25:10 AM »

A friend asked me to build a model of a WW2 Minesweeper (WMS 351) that his dad served aboard during WW2.  Not too much is available kit form for the WMS series of sweeps, so I settled on a kit from Poland made my Niko.  Scale is 1:350.  Honestly, I did not realize just how small a model this is, the hull is barely 5" long.  However, the detail provided in the resin castings and PE brass parts is amazing and very well executed.  The quality is extremely high and does justify the rather high price for the kit.  Actually, I am looking forward to the build and a nice side step from my Indy model.  The very small scale of the parts will make for a steady hand.  I will try to document the build here under my Indy posting if you folks don't mind.  Here are a few pics of the contents of the box.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #209 on: October 30, 2016, 03:27:48 AM »

Sorry folks, that should be YMS, not WMS.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #210 on: October 30, 2016, 06:47:03 PM »

Holy Goat that is wee! Good luck being intricate with that one Dennis.

The Indy looks great and I await more progress when you can get back to it.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #211 on: November 02, 2016, 12:34:52 AM »

Work continues with the mini minesweeper.  I am amazed at the fine detail in this kit and just about everything fits!  Parts are incredibly small!  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #217 on: November 05, 2016, 04:37:29 AM »

Model is now mounted and in its case.  Not finished yet, still more to go.  I am happy with the base affect, found that paper at the craft store and the case is one used to display baseballs... cheap and easy.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #220 on: November 05, 2016, 05:40:54 PM »

Hang on Dennis, I thought you said this would take you a month.  At this rate you'll be finished before most of us have realised you've even started!   {-)    I hope you've got a good magnifier for this one.  Looking good so far and that rippled paper was an inspired find.  Looking forward to the rest of the build and the final episodes of the Indianapolis.


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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #221 on: November 05, 2016, 09:31:52 PM »

Hang on Dennis, I thought you said this would take you a month.  At this rate you'll be finished before most of us have realised you've even started!   {-)    I hope you've got a good magnifier for this one.  Looking good so far and that rippled paper was an inspired find.  Looking forward to the rest of the build and the final episodes of the Indianapolis.


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Amen Dennis, lovely job and also super fast!
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #222 on: November 08, 2016, 05:44:49 AM »

Ok, the minesweeper is done except for hull numbers.  I'm awaiting the decals to come in the mail.  Happy with the way she turned out. The new owner of this model is very happy and will pay for my next project after the Indy.  Well worth the effort, I'd say.  Now back to the Indy project.  Thanks for waiting.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #224 on: November 27, 2016, 10:28:17 PM »

Ok folks, the Indy is done.  I'm mounting her now and will have pics very soon.  I think the USS Arizona at 1/200 scale will be my next project.  Dennis
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