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#21 Wagoneer81

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

Thank you, Ken! Those are pics that I don't have! I have been down, medically for the last couple of days (My back 'went south' on me last week and I'm to where I can sit up and walk without much difficulty again) so nothing new to report or show. I've had one MRI, numerous Dr. Appointments and several Physical Therapy sessions to occupy my time here of late... I will be back at it hopefully in the next couple of days and will have something new to show soon.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

:unsure: Just checking back on your progress Chris, looking good! Hope you are back in action soon, missed you at the last couple of clubs.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:55 PM

Thanks, Ron! I'm working on getting back into the swing of things. The heat has really given me problems here, even with good AC... I did get some PE and paint work done on the central superstructure. I should be able to post an update in the next day or so...

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

You are doing an amazing job! THe PE make a huge difference!

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

increadable work!!

#26 Wagoneer81

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

Just a small update to show that I am back on this monster... I won't bore you with details, let's just say that I'm feeling a bit better than I was...

Yes, it looks a litle rough but... It's just to the point of being roughed in. I'm having to shim, trim and fit and so far, I'm pleased with how things are going.
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These are a few of the 5" gun houses... notice the .010 white styrene shims? I didn't do that with my first build and it showed...
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More later! Thanks for looking!

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:31 AM

Looking really nice.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:33 AM

Looking good.

Remember, in this scale, after shimming and what not, plain old white glue is your friend as a seam filler.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Thanks for the tip, G! I remember that now, from years ago. I will use that.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

OK, update time!  Some more progress has been made...

 

The first pic is an experiment using the GMM PE pieces for the 20mm guns.... there are several dozen of these little beasties to build, 5 pieces each...

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In place...

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A little more progress made...

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I should be finishing this one up this month because the guy I'm building it for has another for me to start when this is done... a 1/200 Trumpeter USS Arizona with Wooden deck, brass gunbarrel and PE upgrades...  Stay tuned for more!


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Good to see you back on it Chris, hope you keep it going. I was just thinking about checking in on this when it popped up in New Content.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

looking good..



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

It lives!!! I am glad to say that I survived the winter... With my physical conditions and problems, winter is very hard on my body and now that spring has graced us with her presence, I feel like doing more than reading and sleeping... I'm just very thankful that the man I'm building this for is a very understanding individual...

I finished painting the hull, today. I used Floquil engine black and boxcar red, Testors MM dark sea blue and medium grey.

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Now, paint the screws bronze, touch up the deck, finish the superstructure, build something along the lines of 100+ anti-aircraft guns and finish this beast!

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Well, after a year, it's getting close. The problem with the time it has taken to build this is that I only work on it when I feel good. As many know, I have several physical issues that affect my energy levels and time I can spend sitting in one spot.

We're getting close to being finished. What's left is to equip the radars, main deck railing, four quad-40's and the 20mm Oerlikon Suite. Most of this involves little, fiddly Photo-Etch parts so I've got to be in good form to successfully complete them. I'm building this for someone other than me so, getting it right and not messing it up is the main thing...

Final bits of railing...
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The little radars on the Mk37 gun director are less than 1/4"x3/8" and are made up of 11 pieces of brass and copper...
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Turrets are finished, superstructure minus radars and small AA guns...
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:29 AM

Wow.... big and beauty.... excellent job



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:50 AM

This is looking fantastic.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:25 AM

Looking better and better, Chris.  I'm glad you're staying with it.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

Thinking of display cabinet/cases and shelves, what is the total height of the Mighty Mo when completed??  With and without the stands I guess.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

man that sure is looking great..



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Thinking of display cabinet/cases and shelves, what is the total height of the Mighty Mo when completed??  With and without the stands I guess.


She's around 6 1/2" to the top of the mast, from the keel.
Without the stand, you can get away with no less than 7" of clearance. With the kit supplied stand, you'll need to add 2 1/2" to that.