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Old 05-17-2010, 06:19 PM
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Cruisers anyone?

I see a lot of battleship models, but many fewer cruisers. I might even try my hand at building a ship if someone were to release a model of the USS Minneapolis (CA-36) One of the fight'nist ships that ever sailed the seas (17 battle stars in WWII).

A neighbor (now deceased) served on the Minneapolis.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:28 PM
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jim,you are right,bb's and cv's get all the glory,but the crusiers and dd's did alot of the work.doug
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:42 PM
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I have an incomplete Tuscaloosa, CA-37 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tuscaloosa_(CA-37)), I was working on a while back. Maybe some day....

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:13 PM
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Hi Jim,

I don't know about other manufacturers, but Wilhelmshaven (WHV) make a 1/250 scale CA-35 USS Indianapolis, CA-38 USS San Francisco, CB-1 USS Alaska, and CGN-9 USS Long Beach. HMV do a 1/250 CG-47 Ticonderoga. Granted, those aren't quite what you're looking for, but...

I would also like to see more cruiser kits. My dream would be for an Omaha class light cruiser.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:28 AM
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Be it Japanese, British, or American, they all lack enough attention from designers... German cruisers fared better in this respect :o
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:30 AM
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JSC does have a few cruisers in their range, with German WW2 vessels getting thelion's share of the attention. They do have some WW2 British cruisers and Italian cruisers, but no American.

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Old 05-18-2010, 07:34 AM
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The only one I have partly completed the 3d is HIJN Agano. I would like to design an RN Colony class light cruiser but the prices from the UK government for plans would require taking out a mortgage.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:05 AM
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I have an incomplete Tuscaloosa, CA-37 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tuscaloosa_(CA-37)), I was working on a while back. Maybe some day....

Scott K.
Scott! Are you designing this model yourself? or is the Tuscaloosa a published model?
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:10 AM
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Trent will be designing the ship I served on at some point CGN-37 USS South Carolina. Turns out the blueprints werent that good so its a bit slow going
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:09 AM
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JSC has a nice model of the USS Helena, which enlarges very nicely if you want a larger model than 1:400. GPM and FlyModel put out kits of US Cruisers as well.
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