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Thank you Bob :-) I do have Steve Wiper's pict. :-)
..pints will be her beautiful black & white camo on commissioning ... 40mms sound intimidating ... thanks for the heads up. Thanx again Bob, Mark :-)
Mark, I would advise obtaining Steve Wiper's pictorial No. 43 on the Alaska Class cruisers. Most of the photos are of Alaska, with many useful closeups for details of the bridge, masts, radars and rigging. Buy your paints now (many Tamiya and especially ModelMaster, which I used are no longer being sold or hard to find) and select which camo scheme you want. The Infini Detail set includes a 20B wood deck which is very good and, as I explain in my online build description (yet to be published on Modelwarships.com) it is very complete and overwhelmingly superior to the entirely 2-dimensional brass frets in the Hobby Boss kit. Just be prepared for some tedious assembly of the numerous Oerlikons and quad Bofors (especially the latter -- about 50 separate parts for each of the 14 gun mounts).
Thanx in advance, Mark :-)
Having just finished the Hobby Boss 1/350 USS Guam, I recently started work (planning, mostly) on the Very Fire 1/350 USS Des Moines. Need to order the deluxe Very Fire detail set, which will take at least a month to arrive from China.
Hawaii is in full lockdown mode, so I have oodles of time. Not a problem for a retiree like me. There are a lot of home repairs to be done. Repaired a drip in my bathtub yesterday. It was a bit of a struggle with unanticipated problems, as usual, but I was able to complete the repair.
I am now building a model of the SMS Elsass. Fortunately, SteelNavy had a review of the Combrig Elsass, which provided me with additional photos of the Combrig model that will be extremely helpful. The Braunschwig class of predreadnoughts of which Elsass is a member are very attractive ships in my view. I am mostly finished with the hull and am now working on the turrets.
What are you guys building/doing?
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