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Re: Pensacola Class Cruisers
Here is a link to Micro Master's Facebook page showing the 3D drawing he is working on for the SLC after 1943. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156040909729915&set=pcb.1022222071270767&type=3&theater
Micro Master (Simon) at Shapeways is working on the hull and basic superstructures for a 1942 and 1943 and later Pensacola and SLC. He plans to offer them in both waterline and full hull. He has been at it since last spring and has shown me the 3D drawings. He is getting close, but like many projects he has to work on other items and real life. They will be like craftsman kits and the builder will have to provide funnels, guns, some platforms, masts, etc., but you will get a very nice hull and superstructure. It will be printable in the better material, fine smooth plastic (?) not the course white nylon. I asked himm to do this project with the intent of using parts from the Classic Warships kits that I have on hand. Hopefully the project will be complete soon and available from Shapeways. I don't know the cost, but it should be about the same as some of the cruiser sized printed models available through various Shapeways shops.
Just dreaming here.... It sure would be great if someone made a 1/700 USS Pensacola (CA - 24) or USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) in their wartime fit.
I realize HP made them (had one - had to get rid of it when I saw the quality of the kit) and there were some other resin kit makers that made them (long out of production).
But, a new, up to date resin or plastic version of these cruisers would certainly fill a gap.
Just some Monday dreaming...
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