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Re: U.S.S. Arizona BB-39 Static build
« Reply #150 on: March 22, 2017, 01:17:27 AM »

Sorry folks, I am in error completely.  Derek is referencing the under deck area of the sides of number 2 turret.  I was thinking of the area just the side and forward of turret number 3.  Yikes! :embarrassed:  Dennis
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« Reply #151 on: March 22, 2017, 02:38:29 AM »

Dennis...these plans are from the original BB39 design/build...rather amazingly well detailed......however I find no reference on deck level to the ports in question.............. Derek

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« Reply #152 on: March 22, 2017, 03:11:38 AM »

Its a mind blower for sure.  Could they have been "vents".  I did come across pictures of the Arizona that show those "holes" or vents in the location same as the wood deck marking.  Dennis
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« Reply #153 on: March 25, 2017, 06:39:21 PM »

I decided to scratch (partially) a small diorama of the Arizona Memorial in  Hawaii.  I found a company who does very good 3D printing and they offered the memorial in various scales.  I chose a scale of 700/1.  I must say that the printing came out beautiful and exact in detail to scale.  Interior and exterior are all there except the engraved names of those whose lives were lost.  I proceeded to build a diorama using brass sheet, leather and wood for frame.  I flooded the interior with epoxy resin.  I used a line drawing from a book I have of the wreck that happened to be darn close to the same scale, so I traced that outline and bent my brass to fit.  The leather made a great base to work from.  I then painted the leather dark blue with some green.  I glued the memorial model in the location where she is across the wreck.  I think it came out ok and gets the message across.  I plan to mount that diorama onto the base when the model ship is completed.  Dennis
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« Reply #154 on: March 25, 2017, 06:39:50 PM »

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« Reply #157 on: March 25, 2017, 07:59:27 PM »

I'd be touched to know that my late relations lost on that day were being remembered in such a fine way  :-)) Lovely piece of work.
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« Reply #158 on: March 28, 2017, 08:13:08 PM »

Well folks, as I begin rigging on the Arizona, I realize that it will take me a few months to complete the model.  A dear friend has asked me to build him a model of the destroyer his dad served on during WW2.  It is a Wilks class flush deck 4 stacker named U.S.S. Watters DD-115.  Since he wanted a small sized model, I found a nice kit of the U.S.S. Ward DD-139 from Iron Shipwrights done at 1/350 scale.  This will yield a model that will be 10-1/2" long.  Parts are all resin and PE, with lots of detail.  I only have pictures of the Watters to guide me, but there will be very few changes, in fact, I can probably get away with just changing the number.  So, if you all don't mind, I am switching gears to get this model out for my friend as quickly has possible.  I will post the build for you as I think you will find this type of ship very interesting.  I am posting now, pictures of the Arizona as she is today, the rigging has begun in the stern area.  Cheers,  Dennis
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« Reply #166 on: March 28, 2017, 08:19:13 PM »

She's such a lovely model Dennis. I love the dreadnoughts as they have the look of the predreadnought but with the obvious evolution if the new Battleship concept.

It will be good to have a break, just be careful not to knock her while you move aout working on the DD.
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« Reply #167 on: March 28, 2017, 09:01:24 PM »

Thank you for your kind words sir.  Yes, the ship has a real bulldog look to her.  Here is a shot of where I am storing her while I work on the DD.  That is cruiser Indianapolis she is sitting on top of.  My plan is to lower the Indy on that wall and build another shelf to set the Zona on after she is in her case.  It is a problem I'm having with these large models.. running out of space.  The 1/350 scale is becoming more attractive as it yields smaller models and I can build a fleet that way! O0  Dennis
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« Reply #168 on: March 29, 2017, 10:08:05 PM »

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