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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2016, 05:12:27 AM »

I wanted to show the two Anemometers mounted on the fore mast yard.  My Cannon Powershot has a macro setting that takes a very steady hand with no flash, so this is the best I can do.  The anemometers came in two PE parts, the cups had to be twisted to bring into 3D, I then had to drill out the center hole and slip the cups onto the windvane pin, using a clue tool to place a tiny dab of clue on the tip of each pin was maddening, but it worked.  Probably the smallest part to date on this model.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2016, 05:12:54 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #102 on: July 25, 2016, 03:55:06 AM »

The fore stack is now glued in place.  I have rigged the flag halyards and whip antennas.  All stairs for this phase are in as well.  Next is more guns and railing will be installed for the forward section of the ship.  Then will come the fore smoke stack.  Dennis
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« Reply #103 on: July 25, 2016, 03:56:02 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2016, 03:56:45 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #105 on: July 25, 2016, 03:57:26 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #106 on: July 25, 2016, 03:58:33 AM »

Decals.  Very small.  The Indy did score some hits.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #107 on: July 25, 2016, 03:59:09 AM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2016, 10:00:31 PM »

Fore Funnel is installed.  More antenna wiring remaining and railing. Then its on to gun installation.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2016, 10:01:07 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #111 on: August 01, 2016, 10:02:05 PM »

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #112 on: August 01, 2016, 10:15:17 PM »

I can't help but be amazed at the amount of superb detailing on this model - you're doing her justice Dennis, lovely job. :-))

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #113 on: August 01, 2016, 10:46:14 PM »

The Decals what were they - freighters / Aircraft / UFO's / men in white tee shirts who frequent the gym perhaps?
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #114 on: August 02, 2016, 06:14:05 AM »

hahahaha.... . that's a good point on the decals.  You know, I haven't got a clue, one is probably a freighter, the other aircraft, the last two are unknowns.  I promise to do some internet research and see if I can find out.  Frankly, you can hardly see them with the bare eye... magnification is required, they are that small.  Maybe someone out there knows what they mean.  Regards,  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #115 on: August 05, 2016, 06:31:50 AM »

installed Bofor quad 40mm cannon and 20mm single.  Kit called for shielding all the way around the cannon, but after researching on-line, I found that the Indy did not have full shielding on those cannon. So, I modified the gun to include aft railing and seats for spotters.  Turned out ok.  I'm including a photo of one of the quads like I installed as she looked in 1942 at Mare Island ship yard, California.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #116 on: August 05, 2016, 06:32:31 AM »

40mm quad and 20mm single.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #117 on: August 05, 2016, 06:33:35 AM »

Same quad on Indy in 1942 at Mare Island shipyard.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #118 on: August 12, 2016, 09:00:56 PM »

Busy with the fore deck railing.  Very tedious and very small holes on the PE railing.  Kit calls to use a very thin thread for the railing, then paint.  I chose to use #34 brass Bead Wire, which threads much easier.  I used that technique on my destroyer model by Technoart.  Paint will be light grey.  Note that they jogged the railing outwards so that clearance could be gained for the fore deck cannon housing when she swings midships.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #123 on: August 12, 2016, 09:31:48 PM »

Jogged railings? - Never seen that before, do you suppose the stanchions would be swung back in once the ship was stood down from action stations? - although, to my mind, it would have made more sense to just lay the stanchions flat, a bit like they do for flying stations. Hmmm, very strange. {:-{

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #124 on: August 12, 2016, 09:35:55 PM »

True Ray and I agree, very odd.  However, I did check with photos of the real ship in 1943 at Mares Island shipyard... there they were, so I guess they didn't retract them. Any of you WW2 Navy buffs out there know?  I will attempt to do some on-line research just for fun.  Reagards,  Dennis
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