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Re: Some small things again
Thank you very much for your comments!
I made all necessary corrections and scaled up the 5'' mounts a bit.
I think it is more caused by the too small length of the barrels and the position of the mount that should be moved a little bit forward.
I can replace them in you INDIANAPOLIS models if anybody is unhappy with the size of them - just send it back to me.
Akos - I agree about the 5" mounts being somewhat underscale. I just looked at my NMO USS Indianapolis, and they also are beautifully done but underscale...
very nice model again. Will it be marketed by Herr Wiedling as well (under what company name)?
Just some small things again:
- the 5" mounts appear to be undersized by at leas 20-30%; on the drawings I have and the pics I checked the forwardmost 5" mount's if turned forward has it's barrel not too far from the forward edge of the hanger.
- the bridge windows appear to be too small compared to pictures, it is hard to tell from the model photos but I think the height of the bridge windows is about equal to the vertical part directly above it - again this might be an optical illusion on my part, so hard to tell
- the mainmast lacks it's small yardarms, while the foremast has two of them while I think it should have only one when the aft side cutouts for the torpedo tubes were still present - this is subject to change based on the exact year you modeled but a quick source check only gives one on the foremast as well for that period
together with DD SOMERS I am preparing the final model of CA PORTLAND in prewar configuration (around 1937). Here are some photos of the last 3d-print - still without 8" turrets and some of the printing support structures left. Maybe your "US American eyes" see more errors than I do!? Any comments how to improve the model are very welcome again! Both models will be available in beginning 2019 until the Kassel collectors meeting in May!
Thank you, Jörg