JSC 1:400 North Carolina Build

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Teamski, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Jim Krauzlis

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    Great job on the bags, Ski! Those big guns came out very nice, better than just "good"!
    Can't wait to see them mounted...really getting close, eh?

    You are making superb headway, keep it up!:)

    Cheers!
    Jim
  2. mellotronage

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    Nice to follow your progress on this one. Way to go!
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    Nice to follow your progress on this one. Way to go!
  4. Teamski

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    Thanks all!

    I'm almost there! I started the 20s today and got a good headstart on them. The ship is done other than those, the aircraft and a bit of edging/ painting.

    -Ski
  5. Teamski

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    Thanks all!

    I'm almost there! I started the 20s today and got a good headstart on them. The ship is done other than those, the aircraft and a bit of edging/ painting.

    -Ski
  6. Clashster

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    Awesome! Really enjoying this thread! Beautiful!!

    Chris
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    Awesome! Really enjoying this thread! Beautiful!!

    Chris
  8. Bluenoser

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    A fine looking ship Skipper!
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    A fine looking ship Skipper!
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    Wow, that's great Ski. And in record time too.

    Fabulous rendering of the NC!
  11. eibwarrior

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    Wow, that's great Ski. And in record time too.

    Fabulous rendering of the NC!
  12. rlwhitt

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    Dang, this is really zooming along, and lookin' great! You oughta do a tutorial thread on the blast bags - first rate!
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    Dang, this is really zooming along, and lookin' great! You oughta do a tutorial thread on the blast bags - first rate!
  14. Teamski

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    Thanks!

    I'm done. I'll post pictures tommorow of the finished product. I almost ruined it by doing some chocks that were too large. I had to pull them off and re-do them. I'm not exactly happy with the over-all results of my over-achieving attempt, but the ship looks good. More to follow.

    -Ski
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    Thanks!

    I'm done. I'll post pictures tommorow of the finished product. I almost ruined it by doing some chocks that were too large. I had to pull them off and re-do them. I'm not exactly happy with the over-all results of my over-achieving attempt, but the ship looks good. More to follow.

    -Ski
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    Well, here is the finished product. I have to say, I have had nothing but really good results from the older non-ribbanded JSC kits. Sure, they have some inaccuracies, but nothing that can't be adjusted. The only 2 major issues with the North Carolina was the forward superstructure where it meets with the turret base. I had to take a 1/16" or so out of the curve for the base to fit. The other issue was that the hull sides are about 1/16" too short at the stern, but you really don't look at that too much, hehehe.....

    I broke down and bought a leather punch for the circular bits for the first time. The one I got at Michael's was perfect in that it was metric, which matched the kits. The 20mm bases were done in a matter of minutes. You have to pop them out, though, once you have the punched, which can be a bit difficult. The results were excellent though. I bought some US hole punches, but these were slightly off and useless.

    For rigging, for the first time, I notched the termination point where it meets an edge with an exacto and knotted the string. Pull through the notch and the knot holds. This worked out really well and will be used in the future. I'm still learning.

    Thanks for all of the supporting comments. I was able to finish the model in 2 weeks exactly. I dunno if I could do that again! .....And yes, I lost a liferaft!

    -Ski
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    Well, here is the finished product. I have to say, I have had nothing but really good results from the older non-ribbanded JSC kits. Sure, they have some inaccuracies, but nothing that can't be adjusted. The only 2 major issues with the North Carolina was the forward superstructure where it meets with the turret base. I had to take a 1/16" or so out of the curve for the base to fit. The other issue was that the hull sides are about 1/16" too short at the stern, but you really don't look at that too much, hehehe.....

    I broke down and bought a leather punch for the circular bits for the first time. The one I got at Michael's was perfect in that it was metric, which matched the kits. The 20mm bases were done in a matter of minutes. You have to pop them out, though, once you have the punched, which can be a bit difficult. The results were excellent though. I bought some US hole punches, but these were slightly off and useless.

    For rigging, for the first time, I notched the termination point where it meets an edge with an exacto and knotted the string. Pull through the notch and the knot holds. This worked out really well and will be used in the future. I'm still learning.

    Thanks for all of the supporting comments. I was able to finish the model in 2 weeks exactly. I dunno if I could do that again! .....And yes, I lost a liferaft!

    -Ski
  18. Teamski

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    Some more pictures.... I took some with the HMS Dreadnought. It always amazes me how technology changed the face of naval design. I just can't get over how much bigger the NC is than the Dreadnought. Bigger guns, bigger displacement, faster, more armor, radar and AA defence. It's this sort of thing that makes it all so interesting.

    -Ski
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    Some more pictures.... I took some with the HMS Dreadnought. It always amazes me how technology changed the face of naval design. I just can't get over how much bigger the NC is than the Dreadnought. Bigger guns, bigger displacement, faster, more armor, radar and AA defence. It's this sort of thing that makes it all so interesting.

    -Ski
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    Very very nice! You're starting to pull me back to Ship models! If only I could get them to look like this!