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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2019, 03:13:25 PM »
Floater-net baskets, there will be 34 of these when complete. I don't think they
look very pretty and I may omit some.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2019, 08:38:47 AM »
                       Progress seems very slow. I'm presently just working through the kit getting stuff ready for painting and looking for problems, there are a few.
                     Dotted around the deck are ventilators, the pictures show how they are made. In all cases, the etched brass grill is too long, by a substantial amount. I've got round it by adding a piece of plasti-card to the plastic bit, same shape but 0.5mm smaller and the same thickness as the brass, wrap the brass around the plastic and trim to length, then add the brass "lid".
                  There is also a yard-arm mounted atop the forward superstructure and another above the funnel on an extension thingy. These would carry aerials and signal flag halyards I think. They're square in section and tapered, 0.3 mm square at the smallest end, I've added some 0.3mm brass rod in the hope it will add some strength, for-ard one done, aft one yet to do.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2019, 08:42:15 AM »
More.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2019, 03:06:55 PM »
                    Seems a while since I posted anything, I have been plodding on at my usual snails pace so here's progress to date. The superstructure isn't fixed in place as there's quite a bit more detail to add.
                  I'm debating whether to weather or not. Guam had quite a short career and was commissioned with a dazzle camo scheme, I couldn't find any decent pics to show it, in particular, the superstructure so I've gone for the measure 22 which was applied sometime in 1945, not sure when.
               So do I weather or not or should it be just a bit of "dirt" here and there. At 27ins long, it's quite a big thing to manipulate in my limited modelling space.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2019, 05:25:50 PM »
Hi Haddock,
It looks good. For me I think a little subtle weathering would be the best approach, as I think ships at sea all suffered from the conditions, sun, salt, rusting, etc even in a short service career.

But it's your model and you are the talented ship modeller, so I'm sure the end result will be superb no matter what.

Cheers,
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2019, 11:19:21 AM »
Forward superstructure fixed in place and 99% of detail fitted.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2019, 11:25:35 AM »
Looking great as always

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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2019, 04:16:06 PM »
Thankyou kind sir.
After superstructure dry fitted. More stuff to add but it's easier done as a sub-assy due to the size of the model, just turning it around on the bench is a major operation, I usually end up knocking something onto the floor.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2019, 12:10:15 PM »
Some of the brass looks quite nice.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2019, 06:48:13 PM »
There's a lot going on there and after yesterday's little foray into etched brass, I can appreciate even more the time and effort that goes into this.  My turn next!

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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2019, 01:05:51 PM »
                      Bit more progress chaps.
                 Although it's a long way off, I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
                             Some of the brass is a bit challenging, if anything, in some instances, it's too long so you have to resort to devious methods to get it to fit.
               Onwards and upwards as they say.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2019, 01:47:52 PM »
You call it "challenging" I call it impossible.

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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2019, 09:36:17 PM »
Looking Good Haddock....
Your tenacity and skill at each model is something to be admired....
Cheers,
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2019, 04:19:34 PM »
Thanks for the comments.
Bit more stuff added.
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Re: US NAVY BATTLE-CRUISER USS GUAM CB2 IN 1:350 BY HOBBYBOSS
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2019, 06:06:43 PM »
Hi Haddock,
This is going to one impressive beast!
Thanks for the pictures and progress update.
Cheers,
Bigkev