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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #225 on: November 28, 2016, 10:18:31 PM »

The minesweeper is excellent Derek. That is a lot of detail in a tiny model  :-))
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #226 on: November 30, 2016, 01:10:23 AM »

Well folks, the Indy is now mounted and waiting for her plexi case sometime in January.  I chose to mount the model on a nice plank of Sapele and trimmed the edges with copper tape.  I found a brass medallian on the internet that is authentic as a commemoritive piece from the Indy Society.  It says " USS Indianapolis CA-35, Sunk July 30, 1945, Still at Sea."  I thought that very fitting for this model.  I secured the model on two brass supports.  This was a very rewarding modeling experience for me and I hope you folks enjoyed it as much as I did.  I will step back aboard when I start my new project... still undecided and waiting for the boating kitty to grow, before the commander releases the funds to me.    Best regards,  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #227 on: November 30, 2016, 01:11:05 AM »

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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 #231 on: November 30, 2016, 08:02:15 AM »

Beautiful.  A fine job Dennis and the medallion is a lovely finishing touch.


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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #232 on: November 30, 2016, 05:14:00 PM »

This has been a fascinating build to watch, a beautiful end-of-build mounting and it is a credit to your skills - congratulations Dennis. :-))

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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #233 on: November 30, 2016, 09:29:41 PM »

Amen. First rate.

I look forward to your next project. I have seen the 1:200th scale kits being released these days and they are very tempting.
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #234 on: November 30, 2016, 11:27:52 PM »

thank you..... I have placed my order for the Trumpeter kit of the U.S.S. Arizona, along with the Mk-1 Upscale kit.  This will yield a 36" model at 1/200 scale.  I would like to build it as a tribute to the fellow Navy souls who lost their lives at the Pearl Harbor attack WW2.  Reviews coming back are very good for both of these kits, with superb detail.  I plan to mount the model similar to my Indy build, but add a model of the Memorial at Pearl Harbor, I believe that there is a 1/200 kit avail. or 1/350 to place on the base.  Very much looking forward to this build.  I won't have all of the kits until sometime in January 2017, but the main kit will arrive mid Dec. and I can start the build at that time and begin posting here as usual.  Dennis
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Re: USS Indianapolis CA35
« Reply #235 on: December 01, 2016, 09:01:20 PM »

That will be a lovely memorial Dennis given your passion and attention to detail.
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