USS MISSOURI (BB-63)

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by jrts, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Are you going to do them both togrther then, it least it would save you having to decide which one to do first

    barry
  2. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    For shure both at the same time.
    Jim would never talk to me again if I left Missouri out of it :lol:

    I just like to have afew on the go at the same time, while the glue on one drys I batter the other :roll:

    Regards

    Rob
  3. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Not to worry, Rob, I fell safe in surmising you wouldn't be able to stay away from Missouri for too long now that she's underway. :lol:

    And she's coming along quite nicely!

    Jim
  4. jrts

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    Hi all

    Just a quick note

    The hull had been constructed as per the instructions and I have found that the hull if plated as it stands now will not support the hull plates :shock:
    Not enough support has been designed in to this so I have removed the platting already done and some major reinforcement will have to be done before I go on with the hull. I will post the photos of this tomorrow.

    Anyone who wants or has this kit to build make shure you have a very large stock of card, it eats it up the two decks shown have 48 sheets of A4 in them never mind the formers :shock:

    Regards

    Rob
  5. barry

    barry Active Member

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    A bit of geodetic construction then. I think I will give this one a miss and watch yours instead. Still fancy building Prince of Wales though.

    barry
  6. jrts

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    Hi all

    After going back to the drawing board this is what I have come up with.

    I will let the glue go off over night and start to do the plates again tomorrow :roll:

    When this model is complete I think if she had been picked up without support her back would have snapped. The hull will carry a lot of weight when finished.

    More tomorrow

    Regards

    Rob
  7. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Yea that looks more like some strength hope it works Ok

    barry
  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Now, that's the ticket! :lol:

    Nice idea to strengthen the longitudinal structure...will have to keep that one in mind. :wink:

    Great job, Rob! :D

    Jim
  9. Scorpio

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    Wow Jim,
    This is a huge!
    A premium ship!!!!
    I will soon also build the ship. Your report is a lot worth to me

    Hearty greeting
    Scorpio
  10. jrts

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    Hi all

    Started to skin the hull.

    The fit for the plates was not very good at all so some bashing had to be done and it will require a paint job to finish.

    In the photos it looks a mess but its smooth and will come out fine when painted. I will put an undercoat on tomorrow and fit the props then the top coat to finish it :roll:

    More then

    Regards

    Rob
  11. jrts

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    Hi all

    Here we go with the next destruction report :lol:

    First a point for the guys and girls who don't usually work with heavy card stock 1-2mm or bigger.
    When it comes to forming the flare on the bows or stern it must be remembered to shave the deck and frames to allow the side plates to fit snugg up against the deck.
    The larger the flare the greater the angle that will have to be shaved off to make it fit tight and give the best glue area. As the plate goes from the bows to the straight sides plates the angle will reduce. It will need to be test fitted as you go, you can always take more off but dam hard to put it back later :lol:

    If you don't do this sharp angles will show through the hull and side plates :cry:

    Next
  12. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    In the last set of photos the plates are just scans of the originals in the kit.
    The side plates fitted great, but the hull plates needed a bit of work to get them to fit. Hull plate seven in the kit did not fit at all if you had it right on one side it had a 5mm gap on the other :shock:

    More tomorrow off now to do some work on Arizona :lol:

    Regards

    Rob
  13. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Rob

    Thanks once again for the lesson I'm not sure I could manage 2 mm hull sides, must admit they look great when finished. Spent most of the night sanding Fuso's bow plate I will know in a little while if it worked.

    barry
  14. Jim Krauzlis

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    Rob, thanks for all the great photos! :D

    Good point about the thicker stuff. I will have to remember that when I start the next build.

    I just love that distinctive curved bow! She's coming along so very, very well, mate. :D

    Jim
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    Hi all

    While waiting for paint to dry on Arizona I looked again at the Missouri kit.
    After looking and looking at it you know something is wrong but can't put your finger on it (even though it stands out like a sore thumb).

    So I had a go at the port holes in Scorpio style after putting in the copper rings I covered them in PVA Swinger style. I thought lets do some open hatches ect :idea: , and low and behold thats what stood out like a sore thumb.
    Not one to be seen on the kit :shock: At 1/200 scale thats a big miss unless Missouris crew could walk through steel plate :!:

    Just as well I have a good scale drawing of her with them marked on!!

    Sould be fun sorting it out

    Regards

    Rob
  16. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    I guess that might be some of the corrections they need to make when they re-issue this kit, huh? :lol:

    Sort of makes you wonder what plans they were working from, doesn't it?

    Did I hear something about Arizona updates? More photos?? :wink:

    Jim
  17. Gil

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    Squint harder.

    Gil
  18. Scorpio

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    Hi Rob,
    Class!!
    A clear foil pastes in behind the Buleye
    Model sees extra class!
    Greeting
    Christoph
  19. jrts

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    Hi Scorpio

    See we do take notice of the tips in your build threads :lol:

    Thanks for the kind words coming form the master its praise indeed.

    I think this kit can only be used by a builder who loves to kit bash as nothing other than the shape and size of the decks and bulk heads are right!!
    Its given me the chance to put in to practise a lot of the tips from the how to threads, keep them coming :roll:

    Oh well back to the fun

    Regards

    Rob
  20. Ajax

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    Missouri is looking good, Rob - even porthole detailing! It's amazing to read how you've dealt with the flaws in this kit. :D

    AJ