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    Yard Arm Work

    The J-B Weld cured solid on the outriggers. You could lift the entire boat off the table with these. They're really solid. I wish I could say the same for those MK 37s. Almost every time I do something to the boat, I bump them and it scares me half to death. I filed the tops of the outriggers to level them out and scraped off any excess J-B. I also gave them a quick coat of paint, but not where the stays will go so there's a good gluing surface.

    Next I decided the main yard needed something underneath to simulate that clothesline assembly that's on the prototype. This is where all the signal halyards actually belay. Supposedly, I will be able to fasten the multiple lines on each side to these fine 0.008" guitar strings. According to instructions that I've seen, when using stretched sprue for rigging, you use a drop of white glue to simulate a block and then attach the stretched sprue on each side to simulate a two-line halyard. It should work now that I have something to hang them on.

    They're J-B Welded and when cured tomorrow, I'll clean them up a bit. I'll put a drop of white glue at the bend to simulate the pulleys that are there. Once this is done, I'll airbrush all the masts and start installing them.

    While this was curing, I took some alcohol/india ink wash and did some detailing of the multitude of ventilator grills on the superstructure. This is subtle, just providing a little "dirt" on these grills. I also put some "Sludge wash", as it's also called, to the W-T doors and open portholes, just to give them some more relief.

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    Builder 2010 Here are some pictures I promised you. I can't seem to figure out how to post a picture here. So its photobucket for me. Anyways the pictures I posted shoe the captain cabin and the case where I believe yours will be placed. Again I do not know for sure As i am assuming this is where your model will be displayed. The other captains cabin on board is the "At Sea Cabin"...will get those pictures up as soon as I locate them....
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    The pictures are not the best quality because of the plexiglass panel they had put up. Tried to "clear them up but each attempt failed. I was hoping to get a more in depth tour with my son-in-law but he was called back to the mainland for "military matters" as my daughter told me. Anyways, had a great time at Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Wheeler and Schofield and Kaneohe and probably the most picturesque post Ft Shafter....

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    The second picture, DSC01369.jpg shows the cabinet with a model displayed in it. After studing the picture and armchair analyzing the photo, it appears to be to be the USS Missouri in 1/350 scale, not 1/700 scale as I thought earlier.

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    I saw this come up today on ModelWarships.

    She's wearing a regular Measure 22 scheme, close to Builder's "Victory" scheme.

    BB-63 Missouri

    I've been inspired with a 1/350 Dreadnought and the Pontos detail set that I just got in the mail the other day. My attention span can be low at times.

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    The pictures are wonderful! That model looks smaller than 350. A 350 version is almost 30" long which would possibly be as wide or wider than the center section. In fact, the curator noted that it was smaller, could be an older Revell version.

    I was able to bring the pictures out a little better by messing with the contrast and adjusting some other parameters. Here's what that looks like

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    I first tried to edit this in Corel PhotoPaint, but for some reason the edited version did not save, so I used Adobe PhotoShop and the changes did take. I'm one of those unusual people that has two complete drawing and editing sets of software from two different manufacturers.

    That's a nice Missouri rendition too. He used a higher quality 20 mm set, seems to be Eduard stuff or something similar, but the railings don't look like Eduard. The builder chose not to add all of those support beams, and triangular braces. I know it's in style to put all of these models in an ocean as a water line model. I'm a purist. I like to see the hull lines, the propellers and rudders. That's why each model and modeler's creation is unique regardless of the starting point.

    My disappointment could be that between the plexiglass shield and the glass of the showcase, most of the work I'm putting into this model will be invisible. It would be better sitting right in the middle of that coffee table...;-)
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    I tend to favor the full hull, too.

    I've always been the type to build models of less popular subjects. While Corsairs and P-51s are popular, I always built things like F2A Buffaloes and TBD-1 Devastators. A lot of your less common ships come as waterline only kits, so I'd be forced to learn to model wakes.

    Loose Cannon makes the escort carrier, USS Long Island in 1/700, which I will have someday. The photoetch in this one works well portraying how the deck is supported on ships like this. Ships of the Guadalcanal campaign have always interested me.

    Anyway, enough sidetracking...

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    Fantastic on the edit of that photo I posted. Looks really good. I used the back of that chair in the foreground as a scale for the model. That chair back is about 24-30" wide so thats where I came up with the scale. I took some pictures of the other captains cabin but cannot locate them. They may be on my phone as my camera battery died while doing the tour so I had to resort to the cell phone camera. The other place your ship may go is in the ward room. There are 3 1/350 scale Missouris there and a 1/72? scale model
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    One more model picture in the ward room. I posted the same photo twice in previous post
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    Awesome build.

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    All the pictures are great! I'm also happy to see that my work is comparable to the others. I don't think it would go in the ward room since it's got so many models in it already. Mike (the curator) specifically mentioned the captain's cabin and noted that the model was smaller than 350. I'm very pleased that you took these and shared them.

    It's not hard to post the pics directly into the thread. You select "GO ADVANCED" and then scroll down to the MANAGE ATTACHMENTS tab. Here's a pictorial view of what to do next and so on. To follow this, I am assuming that you understand the basic Click to Select Windows protocol.

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    I'm limited to five images, so I'll put the last one on another post.

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    Posting a Picture Tutorial Cont.`

    Last thing you do is position the picture's identifying string where you want it. Normally, the browser will place the identifier exactly where you cursor lies, but sometimes, it puts the picture at the beginning of the post. Just highlight, cut and paste where you want the picture to go.

    Google Chrome seems to place the pictures (more often than not) in the right spot. Windows Explorer never did it right and I always had to move them.

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    Hope this helps!

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    Glad you liked the pictures. Got alot more to go thru and found the pictures of the other captains cabin on my phone camera. Will get them uploaded soon. Also thanks for the instructions on posting pictures and I'll try that on my next picture post. And believe me, what I've seen of your work on this site, it is as good if not better than those I seen on board the Missouri. Yours seems to have a little more detail than those models did. They are wonderful models there and I think yours will stand out. And yeah you are right, it would look good right on that coffee table..........

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    Glad I could help. Incidentally, all those images were captured with an application called SNAGIT. It's a screen capture program that really simplifies capturing, editing and saving any kind of image that is produced on a computer screen, including video and audio. I am a trainer by trade so I get a kick out of explaining things. It's why my build thread is so darn extensive. SNAGIT costs about $50, and on one project saved me about 40 work hours so it quickly paid for itself.

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