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AllanP
09 Nov 12,, 09:48
Hi All,

Thought I would finally share some pics of my build of the Tamiya 1:350 Missouri. There is some limited use of PE and metal barrels but am still very new to model building. This is my second ship first is WIP CVN-65. There are are few errors due to my haste but it is all a learning curve. Started this in August 2012.

Regards
AllanP

AllanP
09 Nov 12,, 09:55
Some more pics3063430635306363063730638

AllanP
09 Nov 12,, 10:00
Last ones for now30639306403064130642306433063930640306413064230 643

Doktor
09 Nov 12,, 15:24
Nice.

Are you sure you have the right scale (1:350)?

I ask you this, because the one in the same scale here (http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/modelers-corner/60395-building-tamiya-missouri-super-detailing.html) looks bigger to me.

A lot of tips there for you as a beginner.

AllanP
09 Nov 12,, 20:50
Hi Doktor,

Definately 1:350, it is probably just the way the photo's are being taken, Have visited Builders thread on many occasions to see how he did things.

USSWisconsin
09 Nov 12,, 20:58
That is a nice model (good job on building it too), I've always liked Tayima kits, even with out photo-etch, they can still be a good looking model.

AllanP
09 Nov 12,, 21:26
USS Wisconsin,

Thanks, I too like the Tamiya kits and have certainly learn't a lot building this one, Have just got the New Jersey in the same scale and am awaiting the pontos upgrade kit as it has all the veteran model parts I would like to use on it, hopefully will improve on this one knowing now where I went awry with this one.

Doktor
09 Nov 12,, 23:42
Hi Doktor,

Definately 1:350, it is probably just the way the photo's are being taken, Have visited Builders thread on many occasions to see how he did things.

Hi Allan,

I thought the same, also Builder has a lot of detailed photos.

I am often skint on compliments :tongue: Nice piece, hope you will put a more detailed work on your next model.

Gun Grape
03 Dec 12,, 02:32
Woops, missed this thread.

For a second ship model you have done a very clean build. What else do you build, Planes or tanks?

Very nice looking.


Now for the serious question.

Is that a BUG I see on your bench?

DO you like it? Is it easy to use?

AllanP
03 Dec 12,, 10:08
Hi Gun Grape,

Have tried a couple of different things, 1:35 UH-1D (completed but unpainted, CH 47D Lost interest when i broke the white metal landing gear, 1:25 prime mover not my scene will give it to the grandson one day to finish off, first ship was CVN-65 still very much a work in progress but am awaiting a kit to be made for the hangar deck complete with lighting kit so went on with the Missouri and have the 82 New Jersey in the wings along with an Arliegh burk and a Rueben james kits. So you could say that it is that ships that i like best, not bad coming from an Ex Army Engineer. With regards to the Bug i assume the PE folding tool. I so it is good it helps but only when the are minimum folds. Anyway that for the nice comments and will try and get some more photos up as it progresses.

Regards
AllanP

Gun Grape
04 Dec 12,, 00:55
Watch that Reuben James (OHP) kit.

It got the better of me. Bought 2 of them. To make both a long and a short hull. The plastic was very brittle. Fit wasn't very good. I have both about 45% completed. Now they are on the shelf of lost models.
Maybe one day I'll try to finish at least one of them.

AllanP
08 Dec 12,, 01:40
A little more progress, have completed one of the catapults utilising some of the pe parts on the original, added the 5 inch guns and some more ladders.3115531156311573115831159

Gun Grape
10 Dec 12,, 02:06
What PE set are you using?

AllanP
10 Dec 12,, 02:58
Hi Gun Grape,

Am using the Lion roar super detail up set, comes with the metal barrels, metal ships bells, heap of resin parts and tons of PE alot of which i will never use, just too small.

Builder 2010
15 Feb 13,, 03:01
It's a nice clean build. On your next one you'll get more courageous and go with more PE. If you can, get yourself a "Hold-n-Fold" to handle PE bends. It really helps. It does take the modeling process up another notch.

AllanP
15 Feb 13,, 06:36
Thanks Builder,
I gained a lot from reading and following you thread which I still use as a reference today. You are right about getting more adventurous as I have commenced with the build of the modern New Jersey with the update set from pontos but am taking a break from the ships at the moment and am concentrating on a build of the hobbyboss M1070 and M1000 HETT Along with a Resin D9R armoured Bulldozer for the load. Being an ex Army Engineer plant operator NCO I just couldn't resist it so ship on hold which in some ways is a good thing, especially where things are getting frustrating and the carpet monster is eating everything in site. Will try and get some photos of the New Jersey progress to date soon.

Gun Grape
16 Feb 13,, 16:18
concentrating on a build of the hobbyboss M1070 and M1000 HETT Along with a Resin D9R armoured Bulldozer for the load.

You could post those here also. The modeling section isn't just for ships.

Builder 2010
16 Feb 13,, 16:36
As evidenced by 15 pages of me building a model railroad...

AllanP
17 Feb 13,, 07:49
Yes gents you are correct shall have to get off my butt and get some photos see new thread

John the Pom
27 Nov 14,, 01:19
Hi AllanP.
Nice build so far especially for only your 2nd build. I to am building the Tam Missouri and also use builders thread for details, how-to's and inspiration. I see you came to the same conclusion as I did with the catapults. in my first big PE build; Trumpeter's USS Fransico CA38 in 1942 fit; I struggled with the WEM catapults so when attempting the GM ones for the Missouri I removed all the upper detail from the kit supplied part and built the GM PE parts on top of the kit part after adding some thin Evergreen strip underneath for support, made life much easier.
You must like the Iowa class battle wagons to have another in your stash. I have 2 of the Academy Graf Spees' both the standard release and the premium release also the Trumpeter Prinz Eugen and HMS Hood ( nick-named 'The Submarine' by those who sailed in her due to her low free-board aft ) together with all the add-on WEM bits even have replacement screws now unwanted as I'll build her water-line, Finally the Dragon Scharnhorst also with the WEM PE set. Still looking for reviews on these kits but so far not much luck, this forum has mainly US warships, still I'll keep looking.
Hope you can get back to this build soon, and look forward to some more progress reports.
Happy modelling and we do this for fun. John the Pom.