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Old 08-02-2018, 09:49 AM
rjccjr rjccjr is offline
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DD-850 update

Hi All,

Decided to finish the prototype, so parts of the finished model will not have to be redrawn. It should be a straight build. Got the basic hull work under construction during the weekend. The prototype has just about everything that it needs, the practice loading trainer and the DASH safety nets. The chocks and cleats were intentionally omitted along with most of the railing, since drawings are done and tested. Here are the most recent photos.

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Old 08-06-2018, 11:53 AM
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Hi All;

Over the weekend, I attended a model ship show in Newburyport Massachusetts. The intention was to demonstrate that ships can be made of cardstock, and intended to make a little progress on the final model. Set up the job and discovered that the folder containing the parts, was still at home. Hoping to salvage something of the day, I decided to resort to using bamboo slivers for truss-work and whip antennas on the prototype model. It wound up looking not too bad and the proper sizes for these parts are now determined and drawn. Attached is the result of the day's work.

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Old 08-10-2018, 12:24 PM
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Hi All;

Finished the build. Decided to omit the railings. The resulting prototype looked fairly good so I over sprayed it with semi-matte spray to make the ink jet printed model water resistant and put it on a base. Attached is a progressive series of shots, showing a step by step creation of a lazy man's ocean. Thought some of you might find it interesting. The base is an old piece of scrap from a door frame replacement. On it is lathered a choppy sea of acrylic modeling paste applied with a teri-yaki skewer to create waves. The outline of the hull was drawn in with pencil and the paste applied around it. The model was tested in the cavity and removed. Acrylic artists paint mixed of blue, green and black was applied. The paint mixture was intentionally uneven to create variegated color tones. A little bit of white was introduced at the bow, midships and stern to create wash corresponding to a destroyer moving at twenty knots in a choppy sea with the waves coming at the ship about forty degrees off the port bow. When the paint was dry, the model was was attached to the base by fairing it into the cavity with white modeling paste and left to cure. The final steps were to balance the wash with dry brush white paint, then over spray the model with semi matte spray from a can. When everything is completely dry I'll douse the ocean with gloss acrylic floor polish.

Regards, rjccjr
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:11 PM
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Nicely done.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:51 PM
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Hi All;

The prototype is now complete and it is off to the final version. Nothing ever goes perfectly, dropped the frame of the final version jelly side down during transport and had to rebuild the entire front end. With the repairs complete the final version is proceeding nicely. You can see that the fit is tighter and the color is more consistent. Right now the plan is to discard the prototype, when the final version is complete, and use the same ocean for the final version.

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:08 AM
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The prototype looks great. I can only imagine how the final version will look. Certainly appears promising at this point.
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:50 AM
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The prototype looks very impressing ! Waiting to see the final model.
This model is after a FRAM conversion, will the second one be a ww2 configuration?

Shalom Mor
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:41 PM
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Hi;

I was thinking about a WW II version, but got distracted and am starting drawings for CL-52(USS Juneau) at the time of her sinking. The drawings for the twin 5/38 s are done, and Juneau had eight of them. Anyway, it will be a while before I get the present model done. This sort of project goes very slowly and start to finish takes roughly four years, including research.

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Old 08-24-2018, 07:24 AM
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Hi,

Good luck with your new project. Have a 1-200 scale model of the USS San diego CL-53 that is on the to-do list, looks very interesting. It is an old Kartonovy Model.

Shalom Mor
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:50 AM
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The prototype looks very impressing ! Waiting to see the final model.
This model is after a FRAM conversion, will the second one be a ww2 configuration?

Shalom Mor

I built DD 851 circa 1959 (right before FRAM). But there are mistakes (cork rafts, torpedo tubes instead of ASROC). Not my thread, and I hate hijacking other people's threads, but you can see my gallery. After 50 years my father commented on the funnels being a tad undersized. He was right (that mistake got fixed).
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