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Re: USN Pensacola Class Cruiser
Mike, I am slowing down in my old age, but one of these will sorely tempt me. Neglected subjects for too long.
I started on a pattern for both the Pensacola and Salt Lake City (the hulls have minor differences), but then heard of someone doing a 3D one, so I set mine aside.
I have decided to go ahead with at least one of each, as soon as I get two other project out of the way that are near completion.
My intent is to do applicable versions for the Battle of the Kormandorky Islands (CA-25),the Battle of Tassafaronga (CA-24) and then go from there. Any suggestions are welcomed, if they include a diagram or description of AA and radar fit. I have the plans from Warship International, the Profile Morskie book, some photos from the Floating Drydock, and some others that I have collected online. I also plan to comb the CASF thread on MW for information, but if you have any drawings or photos you'd like to contribute, you can send them to mikecap07 (AT) gmail (DOT) com and I'll give your contribution credit in the instructions.
My kit will include etch and I'm hoping to include 3D small parts, if I can find a reliable source.
I have seen both the HP, Classic Warships and its updated Midship version and all are inaccurate or crude (hand scribed deck planks on the HP kit?), so I have also felt that there is a hole needing to be filled.
This is a public statement, so I am committed to it now. I'll post updates as they become available.
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