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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #100 on: November 02, 2019, 12:45:46 AM »

I've always believed that as well Ray and it is. Still some work yet to do, more rigging, bow chain to lay and main deck railing, then mount the baby and get her in a case.  My other project is just waiting in the wings and I'm chomping to get started on wood and paper 3/4"=1ft scale of the USN WW2 Dauntless SBD-3 dive bomber, crammed with as much detail as I can get... moving control surfaces, retracts, bomb sling, dive brakes, moveable canopy, tail hook, retracting rear guns. etc.  Kit (Guillows) provides it all, plus detail enhancement plans.  Wing span will be 31" and she will be static display (I've crashed too many good models). Wife says "where are you going to hang it?".... I gently suggested over our bed?? {-)   That went over big.. but at least its not a B-36!  Cheers  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #101 on: November 02, 2019, 12:43:35 PM »

Dennis, Your work is quite extraordinary. I will nt ask what you do/did for a day job, but with that kind of patience I can imagine.
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #102 on: November 02, 2019, 03:57:25 PM »

Thankyou for the kind words.  You can ask.  I was a senior engineer for a Semiconductor company in Silicon Valley.  I made computer chips, actually, the first phase, called "Photomaskmaking".  The reduction phase from full size design to final micro stage.  I loved the equipment using Electronbeam Lithography.  Spent 23 yrs. doing that exciting and crazy stuff and you know, this is probably the first time in many years that I have even mentioned it.  All to say that having worked with very small things, gave me the passion to do small detail in models.  Perhaps. I should have been the "Incredible Shrinking Man".  I sure love model making.
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #103 on: November 08, 2019, 05:15:33 AM »

Ok folks, my paper model of the USS Arizona is now completed.  I'll be off for a while as I build the Dauntless Dive Bomber model.  There is a paper kit of the USS Missouri out there that I might be tempted to build next year.  Cheers to all... Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #104 on: November 08, 2019, 05:16:05 AM »

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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #109 on: November 08, 2019, 06:51:58 AM »

I'm impressed!   :o
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #110 on: November 08, 2019, 07:18:50 AM »

It is rather amazing that paper & card can produce such a superb model..................... Derek
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #111 on: November 08, 2019, 11:35:32 AM »

Just as an aside question, were the aircraft fitted to the ramps so they didn't go over the barrels?


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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #112 on: November 08, 2019, 04:00:03 PM »

Thank you gentlemen.  I suppose they didn't have any other place to store the aircraft. They just used the cranes to lift them out of the water and onto the ramps is my guess.  Dennis
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