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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #75 on: July 10, 2016, 06:39:36 AM »

Here is a shot of the fore rail bulwork of the Nav bridge.  The tabs are designed to allow the builder to position spacers that will support an outer trim piece.  Once the spacers are glued in place and the trim piece is added, the tabs are broken off and filed clean.  I did not lose a single one to the "ping" factor.  Interestingly, the model maker for the kit manufacturer silver soldered all brass pieces.  I questioned this with the kit maker and was told that fast glue will work just as well.  That is turning out to be true for the most part.  I have nightmares of my fast glue failing over time and waking up some morning to find my model is just a heap of parts in a pile inside its case!  This is really not true, as I have many kits held together with fast glue for over 20 yrs with no failures.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #76 on: July 12, 2016, 07:33:00 PM »

Navigation Bridge is finished.  Had to scratch build the seat, as it was not in the kit.  Note the detail on the instrumentation/controls.  There is a binnical on the aft end of the bridge with proper port and stbd painted.  Scale is 1/16"=1ft.  Next is the fore Director and Chart House.   Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #77 on: July 12, 2016, 07:33:31 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #78 on: July 12, 2016, 07:33:59 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2016, 07:39:49 PM »

Like with spoldering, I find that clean and scrubbed metal surfaces take glue much better. I like your bridge seat, it does add to the effect of a busy bridge.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #80 on: July 12, 2016, 10:46:51 PM »

The addition of the round bar foot rest, on the Capt's chair, shows attention to detail - nice one Dennis.

Overall, she is coming along handsomely.

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #81 on: July 14, 2016, 06:24:06 AM »

Installation of Fore, 8" Gun Director.  Technology that existed during WW2 was amazing.  Reminds me of Star Wars.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #82 on: July 14, 2016, 11:13:23 AM »

Wow that's some lovely detail under the 8" gun director :-)
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #83 on: July 14, 2016, 06:38:00 PM »

Chewee is wondering who nicked his ST AT and where the hell have you put its legs
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #84 on: July 14, 2016, 07:50:46 PM »

There there, he is kneeling.  Ingauge!    D.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #85 on: July 15, 2016, 08:54:45 PM »

That is a lot of heavy kit to stand (or sit if you are the skipper!) under. Looking good Dennis.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #86 on: July 15, 2016, 09:40:34 PM »

Thank you sir,  the complexity of the kit is amazing to me and probably my last great challenge.  Each deck level, as I go up, may be smaller is size, but just as complex as the one preceding it.  The kit manufacturer leaves a great deal to the builder to figure out from pictures and detailed CAD drawings how the various parts are to be assembled.  It helps to have a parts catalog that relates to numbers on the drawings, so that you can get a photo of each part referenced.  Does not mean that the parts are easy to find.  I catagorized all the parts into type of material.. ie, bronze, brass, resin, etc.  Still, some of the parts are so small that they can be illusive and time consuming to find.  Patience and occasionally, they are just not there and have to be made from scratch.  I could go back to the manufacturer and have him supply what I need at no cost, but the hassle and wait time is just not worth it, unless its a very complex part that I cannot make.  Haven't run into that so far.  I love the challenge and still estimate a two year build time.  Since I am battling cancer, I just hope and pray that I will last that long.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #87 on: July 16, 2016, 04:14:25 AM »

chart house completed and installed on the stack.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #88 on: July 16, 2016, 04:14:55 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #89 on: July 19, 2016, 09:03:04 PM »

Well, here is some detail for ya. This is the Fore Mk34, radar8 antenna, all made from photo-etched parts, folded from 2D to 3D.  Pretty amazing what you can get.


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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #90 on: July 19, 2016, 09:03:42 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #91 on: July 19, 2016, 09:04:16 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #92 on: July 19, 2016, 09:07:43 PM »

Thems the deatilas that make a good model great Dennis. I like the control panels in the chart house as much as the fiddly etch radar arrays.

Brilliant.

Regards your battle, I wish you a good sound drubbing of the dreaded 'C' and a kind remission.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2016, 04:02:31 AM »

Thank you sir.  The stack keeps building higher.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2016, 04:03:28 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2016, 05:54:10 AM »

Hi,
 
Cracking detail, keep up the good work!
 
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2016, 09:46:04 PM »

Amen!
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #97 on: July 20, 2016, 11:21:28 PM »

Ok, next to the last step up.  This is the Antenna Platform, incomplete... still needs a radar ant, etc.  There will be one last stick with a crowsnest and radar ant. to finish.  And, this is just the Foremast, the Mainmast will be taller.  I couldn't get the camera up close enough with these shots, but here are two wind direction indicators on either side of the yard.  PE detail is beyond amazing at this scale.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2016, 11:22:06 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #99 on: July 20, 2016, 11:45:39 PM »

Thanks for the update Dennis. Your 2D to 3D work looks amazing, inspires me to give it a try on some of my future models. :-)

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