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Old 06-07-2017, 05:59 AM
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Well done!
You are a one man shipyard, sir.
Three ships at the same time and all masterfully built.

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Old 07-08-2017, 04:44 PM
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Hipper, seriously difficult but rewarding kit. The small details are over engineered and as such i slightly simplified several. The fit is up GPM's high standards.

Someone needs to remind the designers that when the thickness of the card stock is 1/3 or more the size of the part then skip the part.

She should turn into a fine model, but when compared to the slightly less detailed kits also shown here, nothing is gained by the ultra fine details. If you need a magnifying glass to see the part then it has no real value on the kit.

Joe,
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:26 PM
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Beautiful work.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:59 PM
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Very nice job.
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:41 PM
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Turret construction - SLC.

Surprisingly well designed turrets on this kit considering there is no internal structure. It took me about 2 hrs to make A turret, and 1/2 hr to build B turret. I added a lot of tabs and I think the results speak for themselves.

Basically, build the base, then and the frame work for the barrels. The kit has the barrel structure set up as a folded part. I advise cutting out the center section as folding it will result in a slight too tall frame. Simply but join the side pieces to the turret base and face. Next add the turret back with tabs. Install the barrels. The glue the outer housing by starting at the top by the guns. Then work down to the face. I reached inside the housing the fix the tabs then finally flipped up the aft section and to my surprise an enclosed housing was done.

Note, the early US cruisers could not individually raise or lower the barrels, a poor design finally cleared up in the San Francisco and later ships, so care has to be taken to keep all barrels trained at the same level.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:22 PM
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4 turrets mounted. I still have plenty of work yo complete, but the ship looks so much better with her batteries placed.

My old Portland is moored to her port side.
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