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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2019, 06:00:08 AM »

I'm using a method that I found on Digital Navy website that does what they call "paper photo-etch"... what you do is intially cut out the part and do the folds to 3D, then unfold and using a #11 xacto blade, cut out the space in between the girder frame, then refold and glue.  This way, you won't distort the paper, trying to fold with such a thin paper spacing.  It does work.  So, that is what I did on the two cranes.  I have started the AA guns, there will be eight total. I believe these are 5".  I used thick wire for the barrels.. I know, I don't get a taper that way, but it looks pretty close.  Very tedious and time consuming, I'll be at this a while.  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2019, 06:00:38 AM »

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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #79 on: October 15, 2019, 06:06:26 AM »

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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2019, 11:04:39 PM »

Turrent number one is completed, it just slips on and does rotate.  I was able to succeed in making the gun barrels out of paper, I copied the hard stock to a thinner stock paper, made it much easier to roll.  I'm happy with it.  All AA guns are installed Port and STBD with shields and supports (pesky little triangles).  Tops of turrets will be painted red per original color plan.  Now, I did find a USS Missouri paper model at 1/200 scale.  Makes for a huge paper model and I can get  tons of PE upscale parts if I want to spend the money.  Interestingly, the kits come either downloaded digital file and I prent out for $7.00 US or have it come printed at $40.00 US. Still can't beat the price.  I think there is a 1/250 kit available, which will be about 30" long, instead of 4ft.  I'll have to think about it. Would like to do the Iowa as well.  No end to this madness. %%  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2019, 02:38:53 PM »

She's looking good!
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2019, 09:58:51 PM »

Would like to do the Iowa as well.  No end to this madness. %%  Dennis

Sir, you are a glutton for punishment! ;D

Seriously though Dennis, she's looking fantastic. If I had just walked into your workshop, I'd have thought the model was made of either wood or plastic or both.
Great work. :-))

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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2019, 11:37:42 PM »

Thankyou Ray, that is a very kind compliment.  I am truly enjoying the challenge of this build.  I would have never known that paper would be like this.  Its not as perfect as casting, but in some cases, darn close. And, like any builder, I know every glaring error. One that is bugging still and I can't do a darn thing about it is that I should have doubled the thickness of the main deck.  The instructions did not tell me to do this, but I shoulda known better... the design did allow for a thicker deck (1mm), so it was just an oversight on the kit maker. In fact, there are many such errors and I am learning quickly to study carefully and plan ahead.  One's skill is developed as you go along and they tell you this up front, so it wasn't like I wasn't pre-warned.  I want to do another WW2 ship in paper and I'm looking at the USS Missouri.... 1/200 scale would be nice, but it would yield a huge model.  I like this 1/250 scale, but its not real common, especially in the after market upscale PE detail.  Shapeways Inc. will 3D print at any scale and I've got some chocks coming in next week.  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #88 on: October 21, 2019, 12:43:59 AM »

Fore Turrets assembled, painted and set in place.  They sit lose and turn smoothly left and right, as I choose.  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #90 on: October 28, 2019, 04:26:16 AM »

Well, at least my computer probs. gave me time to work on the ships boats and get them installed.  Very tedious little buggers, but they are done at least.  Aircraft next.  Then rigging and this build will be finished.  Probably another month to go.  My next project is another static display airplane.. balsa and tissue, like the old days.  This time it will be US Navy Dauntless SBD-3 dive bomber.  31" wing span, will hang up with my aircraft collection.  Best regards, Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #93 on: October 30, 2019, 03:56:18 AM »

First of two Seaplanes that will be on the model.  A little lumpy, but not too bad for scale.  Photoetch prop.  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #94 on: October 30, 2019, 09:31:11 PM »

Seaplane two comopleted and mounted to aft gun turret catapult.  Also added canvas boat covers.  Next will be foremast antenna and rigging, etc.  Finishing touches mostly.  My airplane model kit has arrived and I'm chomping at the bit to get started on that project.. tons of detail in that kit (balsa and tissue.. old school).  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #96 on: October 31, 2019, 03:21:19 AM »

The beauty of photo-etch.  I had the flag support girder left over from my 1/200 scale Arizona upscale kit.  Knew it would come in handy.  Cut it down to 90mm per scale for this model.  I think it will be just fine once painted and rigged.  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #97 on: October 31, 2019, 11:47:12 AM »

The plane on the aft turret - didn't know they could land on the rail as well -  {-) :P ok2
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #98 on: November 01, 2019, 10:58:20 PM »

hahah... good one, bit of a short landing mate.  Signal flag halyards installed.  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #99 on: November 01, 2019, 11:17:10 PM »

I always think that when the rigging starts to go on, the model comes to life and it usually signifies completion is close at hand  O0 .
Nearly there Dennis  :-))


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