JSC Indianapolis in 1:400

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  1. Jim Krauzlis

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    But, of course, the newly designed turret from Darwin and Maurice, that's the obvious choice, I dare say...wait, what's that sound...ARghhh!*&! :shock:

    No, I did say Darwin's improved turret, didn't I? :lol:

    Seriously, great work, Darwin and Maurice, it really is a vast improvement over the kit! Your collective generosity is just amazing!

    And superb work, Ed, in putting this one together for all of us to enjoy. :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
  2. Jim Krauzlis

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    But, of course, the newly designed turret from Darwin and Maurice, that's the obvious choice, I dare say...wait, what's that sound...ARghhh!*&! :shock:

    No, I did say Darwin's improved turret, didn't I? :lol:

    Seriously, great work, Darwin and Maurice, it really is a vast improvement over the kit! Your collective generosity is just amazing!

    And superb work, Ed, in putting this one together for all of us to enjoy. :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
  3. OldSalt

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    Just to be safe - the D&M turret should be made standard on all ships of all time periods!! Please don't hurt my kitty!
  4. OldSalt

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    Just to be safe - the D&M turret should be made standard on all ships of all time periods!! Please don't hurt my kitty!
  5. Darwin

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    Well, for my own unbiased two cent's worth, I would recommend Maurice's contribution since it appears your building skills are up to that level of detail in so small a scale. To dig around in model appreciation 101, every type of model has a natural focal point. For aircraft carriers, it is the aircraft and deck equipment. For battlewagons and cruisers, it is the main turrets, aircraft catapults, and (when exceptionally spider-webby) mast towers. For destroyers and corvettes, main turrets, torpedo launchers, and depth charge racks. For freighters, the cargo booms. For most aircraft, the cockpit and (when visible) the engines. The more detailed (and true to scale) the focal points are, the more favoribly impressed the viewer will be, even if the remainder of the build is only average quality. And the converse is true...if the focal points are poor quality, the overall model is going to be negatively perceived by the casual observer, even if the rest of the model is perfect. So, when given a choice, make the focal point portions of the build as detailed and true to scale as you can, commensurate with your building skills. A well built, moderately detailed focal point will create a better impression than a crudely built, super-detailed one.
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    Well, for my own unbiased two cent's worth, I would recommend Maurice's contribution since it appears your building skills are up to that level of detail in so small a scale. To dig around in model appreciation 101, every type of model has a natural focal point. For aircraft carriers, it is the aircraft and deck equipment. For battlewagons and cruisers, it is the main turrets, aircraft catapults, and (when exceptionally spider-webby) mast towers. For destroyers and corvettes, main turrets, torpedo launchers, and depth charge racks. For freighters, the cargo booms. For most aircraft, the cockpit and (when visible) the engines. The more detailed (and true to scale) the focal points are, the more favoribly impressed the viewer will be, even if the remainder of the build is only average quality. And the converse is true...if the focal points are poor quality, the overall model is going to be negatively perceived by the casual observer, even if the rest of the model is perfect. So, when given a choice, make the focal point portions of the build as detailed and true to scale as you can, commensurate with your building skills. A well built, moderately detailed focal point will create a better impression than a crudely built, super-detailed one.
  7. emayday

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    Well said, Mr Darwin......a veritable wealth of great information. I shall hardcopy your post and hang it in my work area for future reference.
  8. emayday

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    Well said, Mr Darwin......a veritable wealth of great information. I shall hardcopy your post and hang it in my work area for future reference.
  9. emayday

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    Hi all.......

    My wife and I have had some medical issues to deal with, hence the lack of postings. She is returning from the hospital tomorrow night and I am going in for surgery in a few days....nothing terribly serious, but must be resolved. I will likely be away from my computer for another week but will indeed look forward to returning to this build. See you all soon.

    Ed
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    Hi all.......

    My wife and I have had some medical issues to deal with, hence the lack of postings. She is returning from the hospital tomorrow night and I am going in for surgery in a few days....nothing terribly serious, but must be resolved. I will likely be away from my computer for another week but will indeed look forward to returning to this build. See you all soon.

    Ed
  11. Maurice

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    Ed

    There's nothing quite like taking it in turns.:D
    I wish you both satisfactory medcal outcomes and look forward to your future posts.

    Cheers
    Maurice
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    Ed

    There's nothing quite like taking it in turns.:D
    I wish you both satisfactory medcal outcomes and look forward to your future posts.

    Cheers
    Maurice
  13. Jim Krauzlis

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    Ed:

    I sincerely wish you and your wife full recoveries and good health...rest easy and we'll be here waiting for your next update when you are able.

    Take care,

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Ed:

    I sincerely wish you and your wife full recoveries and good health...rest easy and we'll be here waiting for your next update when you are able.

    Take care,

    Cheers!

    Jim
  15. rjm

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    Ed, Wishing you folks a quick recovery. Others following this thread, JSC #10 Indianapolis is pictured on the back of JSC #16 Nelson. There the turrets don't look like the "quonset huts" that are printed in the kit. They are more square but too tall. Look at the shape obove the guns. Whoever built the one on the back cover of the Nelson made a attempt at correcting the turrets. Bob
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    Ed, Wishing you folks a quick recovery. Others following this thread, JSC #10 Indianapolis is pictured on the back of JSC #16 Nelson. There the turrets don't look like the "quonset huts" that are printed in the kit. They are more square but too tall. Look at the shape obove the guns. Whoever built the one on the back cover of the Nelson made a attempt at correcting the turrets. Bob
  17. bholderman

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    Ed,

    Take care of yourself.

    Cheers,
    Brad
  18. bholderman

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    Ed,

    Take care of yourself.

    Cheers,
    Brad