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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2016, 10:39:47 PM »

Tricky stuff ..  :-))
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2016, 12:10:24 AM »

Hi Dennis, I'm guessing that the 'plane lying upside down is the one where the strut pinged off (port wing) and the photo shows the replacement you made ?

....and the photo of you working away does indeed show just how small the items are. :o

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2016, 01:26:31 AM »

Yes, that be the one.  I haven't made the new strut yet, I borrowed another one from the other two airplanes.  I'm not looking forward to having to remake that strut.  I'll trace one of the good ones onto some spare brass sheet and snip it out.... simple  >>:-( .
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2016, 10:02:17 PM »

One down, two more to go.


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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2016, 10:02:46 PM »

more.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2016, 10:03:13 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2016, 10:03:46 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2016, 06:41:08 PM »

That's a good idea doing the planes first. I would find it difficult to enthuse about doing these after spending months/years on the ship.

Keep up the good work:O)
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2016, 09:53:26 PM »

Just a note, I'm still at it.  Working on the second seaplane.  This one will have folded wings and be sitting just in front of the hanger, on deck.  I will build a 3rd airplane and have both on their respective catapults.  Its a very, very slow process, due to the small scale and these old hands, but its getting done.


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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2016, 11:12:12 PM »

Thanks for the update Dennis - at least we all know you're still plugging away at it.

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2016, 07:22:46 AM »

there is a film being released in September about the USS Indianapolis with Nicholas Cage..

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2491292160/tt2032572?ref_=tt_ov_i
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2016, 04:21:41 AM »

Yes, I know about the movie and am most anxious to see it.  Ok folks, I have just completed the second of 3 seaplanes for the Indy model.  This one has "folded" wings and will sit just in front of the hanger, once that phase is completed.  The model is tail heavy and won't sit upright on her carriage until glued into position. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out and from my internet research, she is pretty accurate in scale.  Enjoy, I am!.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2016, 04:22:12 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2016, 04:22:42 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2016, 04:23:12 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2016, 04:30:39 AM »

All seaplanes are now completed.  On to the hull work.  Prop shaft and supports installed.  Rudder installed (that is one massive rudder for that size ship.  Wonder why they didn't use smaller twin rudders?).  Bottom paint next.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2016, 04:31:11 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2016, 11:04:04 AM »

Always very interersting to follow such build.
Great work on the modell Dennis.
And indeed a massive rudder.
I'm looking forword to the next update.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2016, 02:54:07 AM »

Bottom paint is starting to go on.  Next after black will be dark navy blue and then light grey.  Nice combo and will match the destroyer I just finished.   Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2016, 09:56:50 PM »

Hi Dennis, nice to see the painting phase is progressing. She's coming along nicely.

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2016, 04:44:09 AM »

Full hull color on now.  Next is to make a working cradle to protect that new paint job and give me a firm platform to begin adding decks and superstructure, etc.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2016, 04:44:38 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2016, 03:22:42 PM »

That would look so good on the water once completed! She is coming along really well and those Kingfishers will add so much to an already anticipated model.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2016, 05:41:28 PM »

I agree, she would look good on the water, but sorry to say, this will be a static model, living its life out in a glass case.   Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2016, 01:06:46 AM »

She had plenty of push with those screws.  Kit detail amazes me.  Even the zincs are cast into the rudder and painted silver.  Now working on anchor detail.  I guess my plan is to work my way from the bow aft, then build up the super structures fore to aft. Will see how it goes.


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