Uss Iowa 1:300 Gpm

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  1. chapuzas100

    chapuzas100 Member

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    Hello to all. Beginning to show photos of my new model.

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    In fact it is an old model of this manufacturer, selects the model not to have a great number of pieces very and not to be detailed.

    With I want to perfect my way to make the helmets, have let use the puliuretano foam and have copied the HIGHLANDER system.

    These are the first photos.

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    Un saludo
  2. pashlispaht

    pashlispaht Member

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    How long is that model? It looks enormous! Not that I am an expert on ship models but it looks pretty impressive!

    Currently building Shipyard HMS Bellona
  3. chapuzas100

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    I do not know the date manufacture of the model. Single that he is quite old. If somebody knows it, please, that it writes it.

    This it is the progress of the model.

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    A greeting to all
  4. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

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    I don't have the kit so cannot verify it but this model was published in late '80s or early '90s. That would make it somewhere between 15 and 20 years old...

    I really like what you are doing with the hull of this model, especially the bow. However, it looks like there is some problem with the stern of the ship. The hull below waterline seems to be narrower than the above-waterline part - will you be able to correct it?
    I heard that the Yamato from the same series had some discrepancy in width of the adjoining deck parts, sometimes up to an 0.5inch. This could be another instance of something similiar...
  5. chapuzas100

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    I have observed an error when mounting the full helmet. In order to mount correctly I have shortened it in 1 mm all the pieces below the waterline. (this is the measurement of the used material) and after this without problems
    What it is observed in the photos corrects sandpapering
  6. chapuzas100

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    Progress of the model.

    The puttied model (the putty is not good)

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    Beginning to mount below the waterline

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    The pieces it is necessary to overlap them and it causes that the finished level of is low.

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    Here this the part of the finished model, when dry the glue has better aspect.

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    Un saludo
  7. chapuzas100

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    Already this the ready boat for its launching, now is necessary to begin to work in the armament and the superstructure.

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    A greeting and I wait for with impatience your commentaries
  8. pashlispaht

    pashlispaht Member

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    I do not know if it makes a difference or not but I have observed on other models I have built, the kind of glue and the length of time it is allowed to soak into the paper can affect the fit. Especially with white glue, the paper can expand quite a bit and will make the parts appear to fit too tight. This is magnified when you are doing large models where even a small expansion over a model a meter long can result in fit errors of many millimeters. The model looks impressive regardless and I envy you getting to build this particular ship. I have always wanted to build a model of one of the Iowa class battleships...
  9. popovers

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    Good looking ship. I was on the USS Missouri I think your fantail should be a litte more squared off. Looking forward to seeing the rest of it.
  10. chapuzas100

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    I am using like glue for the paper, and translate literally, “fast tail for wood”. the problems are the antiguedad of the model, the quality of the impression is bad, the instructions of the assembly are bad (if you do not read Pole more) and in general little it is detailed. If you are decided to mount this type of boat, I recommend better USS to you Missouri, also of GPM, greater, more modern and more detailed.

    A greeting and thanks for the commentaries.
  11. popovers

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    I know you didn't ask for my help,so you can forget if it doesn't help. I was stationed on the Missouri for 2 years and we worked with the Iowa many times.I also sailed on her for some operations.The ships are identical to each as Wisconsin and the New Jersey .When first commissioned they had 2 40mm just aft of the 18 inch gun turret and a float plane with a crane to recover it after landing. The starboard 40mm gun was hit by a Japanese kamikaze toward the end of the war. When it went in for repairs they were both removed along with the crane.It was decided that all the ships where to be done the sane way. thats why you don/t see them like that any more.So depending on the time you want to model.that what the looked like at the start of their life.
    I envy your ability to model the way you are doing. I did a few sailing ships,but I had plans for them,Which a lot easier. popovers
  12. chapuzas100

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    popovers: In the first place, I envy by to have seen the true boats to you. The model I will mount it according to the instructions. I must learn much in mounting models, the only thing that I am going to mount outside the planes are the banister rails. You can see photos of the assembly passages when it advances the model and it waits for impatient your commentaries.

    A greeting.
  13. Teamski

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    Looking really good! Those older kits can be a challenge, that's for sure!

    -Ski
  14. sergiotang95

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    Your hull is very neat! I can't beat those results!
  15. chapuzas100

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    Hello again, this it is the progress of the model, the progress is very slow because the pieces are small and my great hands.

    These are the photos.

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    A greeting.
  16. Amazyah

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    Very nice looking detail work!:cool:
    Your railings really look superb! Great job on everything!:thumb:

    Russell
  17. sergiotang95

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    I simply love your guns. Nice job on the railings, too.
  18. airbob

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    Very nice looking bow!....you're doing a great job!....nice job also on the AA guns!!!....beautiful ship!:thumb:
  19. Frank Kelle

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    Absolute great work! But for the "great hands"... YOU build in 1/300 und I am cursing the AA-guns of the WHV-bismarck in 1/250.. NOW I know, what I have to stay calm an quiet...
    Frank
  20. Teamski

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    Wow, that IS a great job on the ship so far!! The chain looks a bit big, if you don't mind me saying so. Other than that, CLEAN!

    -Ski