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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2019, 07:11:55 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 #53 on: September 29, 2019, 07:48:42 AM »

Looks like your persistence is paying off Dennis.
I would assume there will be some sort of rigid uprights required as the decks develop?


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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »

Dennis,Very nice. I would not even take a nibble at a project like that. Hats off to you.Jonathan
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2019, 02:43:53 PM »

not cheating - recycling, the paper is easier to recycle than the PE which looks better on the model than the paper.  O0
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2019, 04:15:48 PM »

Tku sirs, yes, many uprights going in after I clime up a few more layers.  Maybe hard to see in those pics, but I do have the vertical main tube inserted to act as a guide for alignment as I stack the decks up.. like a climing pole, then two angled tubes will go in to form the infamous tri-pod that will support the tops.  There will also be two more tubes inserted lower that will support the two radars that will go in.  I discovered that I need four more search lights for one of the top levels and the kit only gave me two, so guiess what?.... I'll just copy another sheet a couple more times and I got more lights.. cool! %%   Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2019, 04:17:51 PM »

oh, forgot, I will be adding railing, both solid and PE to go around the decks.  I found a ton of left over PE railings that will work for this... a bit of trimming for scale issues.  D.
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #58 on: September 30, 2019, 08:50:03 PM »

You'll make the PE work nicely Dennis.
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2019, 04:40:21 AM »

To give you an idea of the detail size I'm dealing with, these gussets that I have to cut out two to make one when clued together, then glued to the bridge barrier.  There will be a top piece running along the top edge of those gussets once they are all in.  You can just see some of the PE railing that has been added.  I try not to get too close up a shot as the card gets kinda ugly looking, not like a resin or plastic casting mind you... we are dealing with paper here and there are limits I suspect, but from a smart distance, say, like one foot, it don't look to bad actually. O0 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
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2019, 09:12:16 PM »

A bit of delay, my computer had to go into the shop, just now back on-line.  Been busy on the model in the mean time.  Fore Super Structure is pretty much complete.  I have used some of the PE railing I had left over from other builds.  I did use a portion of what the kit supplied.  It is railing that is supposed to show the railing covered in a white canvas, which I think was done, but not sure about that.  But I did try it and it came out "ok". Very tedious parts. The ships bell was a wonder unto itself, so tiny, I don't even know how I got it cut out and glued onto the main tri-pod support.. but its there.  I also added the range dial that the kit did not provide. I got it from a photo I took of my plastic model of the Arizona. Just happened to be the right scale, so i cut it out of the photo and stuck it on the main tripod support just below the ships bell.  I think you can see it.  The detail of this paper model is very amazing, but the instructions are very poor. If I hadn't just built this ship model in plastic, I would be having a real problem figuring out what was what and where did it go sort of thing.  The code numbering for parts are incorrect in many areas, so you have to be on top of the game.  So far, I'm winning..... O0 .   Now on to the funnel, which is turning out to be a real "xxxxx".  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 #64 on: October 06, 2019, 11:59:49 PM »

Ok, the stack is installed.  i'll either install anchor chain and anchor, or move on to ships boats and cranes, etc. just aft of the stack.  Also need to build AA guns and install shields.  Am curious how the guns will look fabricated from paper.  We will see.  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
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2019, 12:20:12 AM »

Looks good to me Dennis.
How on earth you're dealing with this build is beyond my powers of patience - truly inspirational!


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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2019, 04:52:16 AM »

Thank you Ray, yea... I look over at the beautiful work being done on the Yaymamoto (sp).. but quickly realize the completely different mediums we are dealing with, I can cut myself some slack.  Indeed this model is the most challenging in my closet of models and I have to admit that I'm throughly enjoying this build and just might do another.  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2019, 11:53:04 PM »

Aft tri-pod mast in the making with one search light installed.  Very tedious for alignment. Still having fun.  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 #71 on: October 11, 2019, 05:21:24 AM »

Main mast mounted with spots and radar installed.  Interestingly, I was wondering about the scuppers on top of the torpedo blister on sides of the hull.  Couldn't find them in the instruction diagrams or the parts, so figured I would have to scratch build them in and low and behold I found the parts, just had to fold them in my mind to get and there they were, so happily, got them mounted.  She is coming along slowly and the detail is amazingly there.  I ordered 40 custom made chocks at 1/250 scale from Shapeways, they will be coming in a week or so,, gotta have chocks.  I found enough left over railing to do the entire perimeter of the main deck when its time.  Still got lots to do yet.  Cheers!  Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2019, 05:56:31 AM »

Port ships boat crane made and installed.  Now to make another just like it for STBD side. Dennis
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2019, 10:32:41 AM »


Sir I have just read your paper an card build right through an im amazed at the build I know for a fact that I could not build this an I have many yrs at modelerling under my belt very well done so far I will be lookin in at times to see how its goin  :-))
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Re: USS Arizona paper model 1/250 scale
« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2019, 04:10:29 PM »

Thank you sir for the kind comments.  Modeling experience is what it takes to do something like this.  I can't hold a candle to some of the expert builders on this forum and I have gained some good knowledge through the years being here.  I would encourage any builder to give this medium a try at least once, just for fun.  It is a challenge like no other that I have had in building and the intial cost is very low, plus there seems to be a good number of kits available now, plus, if you add PE upscale to them, they really come alive.  I'm already thinking about doing another one.  Dennis
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