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Author Topic: USS Melvin Lindberg Kit R/C Conversion  (Read 149291 times)

Andy R

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forward crane and galley vents
« Reply #375 on: December 30, 2021, 08:15:11 pm »

I also relocated the forward crane and added galley vents.  The vents are made from scrap sprue bits inserted in plastic tube.
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resized bridge deck
« Reply #376 on: December 30, 2021, 08:20:08 pm »

I resized the bridge deck too.  I started with the 5 portholes in the front as suggested a  very  l o n g  time ago, then cut the mast bracing to a shape more appropriate to the original. Then  I noticed the curve in the sides, so made that modification too.  The director is also having some modifications but not nearly as nice as has been done by others. I even added rods to the signal flag basins.
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bat-wing shape of the aft stack platform
« Reply #377 on: December 30, 2021, 08:22:43 pm »

I mentioned in an earlier post the bat-wing shape of the aft stack platform. 
This is a photo of that with the HF radio pipe also attached below.
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revised aft 40mm mount
« Reply #378 on: December 30, 2021, 08:30:49 pm »

The 40mm mount atop the aft deckhouse in the kit is like the surviving USS Kidd, which like Melvin was built at Federal Shipyard.  But I saw an overhead photo of Melvin's twin, the USS McNair (DD679) so made the 40mm mount like the McNair, and as illustrated in this attached photo.  The 40mm director on Melvin was just a raised platform with handrails, but like so many other parts on this model , I kept with the theme of "toy-like" rather than truly scale fabrication.

And yes, it is raining here in So. California - a rare opportunity to be cooped up inside and work on Melvin.
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