JSC 1:400 Cruiser Askold Build

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Teamski, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Teamski

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    Another ship on the blocks. This time it is the 2nd edition Askold. The deck turned out pretty wavy, but I hope to straighten it out as the superstructure gets built up. This one will be as tough as the HMS Hood due to the complex framing that covers the lifeboats. It should be fun, though!!

    -Ski

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    More work on the ship. With the computer designed ships, you have to be really on the mark when cutting the pieces out. I will be using strip styrene on the torpedo booms. Their not required for the model, but they add a lot to it.

    -Ski

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    Looking good. I will follow this one :)
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    Starting to get to the end of the build. It's turning out pretty well. I used strip styrene for the boat rack and added the torpedo booms to the ship (not required, but look cool).

    Once again, these computer designed models are quite a bit more challenging than the earlier hand-drawn versions. Those pieces get pretty small you know.....

    -Ski

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    I worked on the masts and some of the ship's boats today. The powered boats are the most detailed I have seen in 1:400.....

    -Ski

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    Thanks for the complement. This ship is REALLY small, almost as small as a Fletcher Class Destroyer. So, with all of the details, it is really a challenge. You can see how small it is here with the recently completed HMS Norfolk....

    It amazes me just how far Cruiser design advanced in 37 years!! And yes, it's to scale....

    -Ski

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    That's remarkable Ski. Nice work.

    Your shipyard never sleeps. You just keep crankin' them out. :)
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    Happy New Years everybody!! I finally got the main armament done along with the searchlights and some of the Javitts. Getting close to getting this one in the books.....

    -Ski

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    Looks great Ski. Time to build those fidgety, little boats now.

    Rigging at that scale can be challenging too. :)
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    very well done Ski:thumb:
    I did it in the first edition and it seems to be improved now!
    I like the JSC boats in 1:400 and I will be enjoyed to see your next
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    Thanks guys! Well, I'm Done!!

    I finished the ship today with my usual simplified rigging, even though this is still pretty detailed for yours trully. After all of the ships I built, I finally found out the simple secret to rigging: half-hitches! I wish I learned this sooner.... Silly, really, especially when this was my 12th build. Anyways, this model was pretty fun. No fit issues that I noticed. mmmmmm..... My next one may be the Bolzano, but I might just knock out the HMS Dragon JSC 1:400 hand-drawn model......

    Thanks for all the the encouragement ;)

    -Ski

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