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TOPIC: K2's ODS - Trumpeter 1991 US Missouri 1/700 **FINISHED**

K2's ODS - Trumpeter 1991 US Battleship Missouri 1/700 2 years 5 months ago #31

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I like your other ships, I've thought a few times i'd like to make a ship model Yamamoto, tirpitz or bismarck and a I-400 sub but never got round to it. Great progress on the Missouri too.

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I think that was 'Under Seige'. Great Steven Segal movie ;)


That's the only bit i can remember from that movie :whistle:

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K2's ODS - Trumpeter 1991 US Battleship Missouri 1/700 2 years 5 months ago #32

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Construction has been finished, now it's time for painting, and then assembly (the towers and such aren't glued on)






Hopefully some painting this weekend :)
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If it only it was this easy to build a battle ship. Nice work, l'm looking forward to seeing it under paint.
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Not the greatest pics here... but this is what I've got at the moment.

I pre-shaded and painted the hull. I attempted to get some streaking in and down the hull. I have achieved this, but the pics don't show it too well. Will come to life a bit more once I do some post effects.

Same has been done with the top section, pre-shading and initial layer of paint has gone on. I have yet to paint the non-slip sections of the deck (all the deck looking down basically) Hopefully be able to get this done tonight...

A couple of pics..

Still have yet to do the "black stripe" down this yet - Will also be done tonight :)



So subtle you can hardly see it - in the pics... it's hard to photograph without a proper booth

Couple of phone pics - I have painted these (this is pre-shading stage) since these pics have been taken


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K2's ODS - Trumpeter 1991 US Battleship Missouri 1/700 2 years 5 months ago #35

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Cool stuff K2. Was going to ask, did the hull come in red already or did you paint that first?

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Hull was already in red. But too bright of a red... not the dull red you need :)

I've been thinking about it all day, and I'm going to give it some grime and rust washes to try and bring out something in the hull... But this will be different to what I'm normally used to doing, so clear coat it tonight, and have a practice at enamel washes... not something I am used to... and hopefully don't wreck it.

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K2's ODS - Trumpeter 1991 US Battleship Missouri 1/700 2 years 5 months ago #37

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That's taken shape really nicely mate and looks great even in 700 scale. B)

I haven't forgotten about the pics I mentioned before... but it's just that there is 300+ that need to be sorted through first, then resized.
It's been only been 2 years since I took them... but I will get around to it at some point. :blush: :unsure:
It was very much a case of commenting before thinking. :P
Also have to sort through my PIMA pics as well of which there are more than twice as many. :pinch:

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Ah not a problem VD :) Wouldn't stress about it too much mate, I think I would have most of it done before you get through it all haha. Maybe some mainly of the rigging would be nice... If I have the patience to stick with it haha.

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Got the grey colours down, pretty happy with the results. Now just to touch up the parts where I couldn't mask (In hindsight, I would have done things a bit differently, and will be looking at that the next time I build a ship!), so hopefully should turn out alright.

This is it mocked up with the bow section of the wooden deck in there. Not in properly, but you can see how it will look. I'm pretty happy with it, looks a lot better than I would be able to do by myself.

Sorry for the phone pics. Was done at about 11 last night, well past my bed time.. Didn't want to use flash as it just looks wrong.



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K2's ODS - Trumpeter 1991 US Battleship Missouri 1/700 2 years 5 months ago #40

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That is looking the business K2. Actually looks bigger than 1:700
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Cheers K1 :) It's pretty size-able, I quite like the scale, but hankering to get into a 1/350 model in the near future...

I'm quite happy with this, and I'm even happier that it hasn't taken me too long to build up and paint :)

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Coming together very nicely with the paint on the parts
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I had a quick browse through the album and picked out some of the better external shots that show the rigging and secondary armaments for painting and rigging references.
There isn't a hell of a lot of rigging on the Iowa but that may be due to the fact that it was very much a restoration in process and probably still is.
The most prominent appears to be the vertical lines that hang down from the yard arms above the bridge superstructure and the link between the two upper masts above both smoke stacks.

Anyway, hope these are of some help/use..

















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I don't want to spam your build thread so will post the others in a new thread once I've gone through them all. ;)
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Maaate that is awesome thanks! I will have a good look through those late when I'm not working to give them the proper attention they need lol.

I think the part you're talking about is there, it's just hard to see in the pics I have posted... but is this the part you were talking about:


Quite interested in what appears to be antennae coming up from the bridge... I wonder if that was newer than the 1991 version?
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Yeah I've since corrected the post after having another look at it. There are subtle differences between the two ships though as I'm sure there are between all four.
Not sure about the antennae as there are quite a few of them positioned both forward and aft on the upper superstructure.

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Really like the pics mate, looks awesome. Almost wish I had a 1/350 to build of this now, to include all of that detail!

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NP, I'll try and pull my finger out and do the rest shortly but will make them a bit larger as some of the detail has been lost on resizing unfortunately.
I'd love to get the Iowa on 1/350 as well... better yet 1/200! :woohoo:

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Well, I'll have to build my 1/350's in the stash, and then think about it... after I figure out where I'm going to put them all lol

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Here are a couple more pics of the rigging. If they will help

First of a 1/350 model rigged. Showing the termination points for the halyards (not my model BTW)

Second one shows termination of the antenna wires.

Those would be the only rigging while at sea. The pics you see of a line going bow to aft is only used for special occasions when "Dressing" the ship"
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Cheers for that! Hopefully will be on to the rigging this weekend, and will be able to utilise the pictures given thanks.

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Great reference shots there for you K2
Should look great with a few rigging details on there :) , not that it dosn't already :whistle:

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Got the rigging started on the front - a bit messy... but this is my first time rigging :) And very hard to photograph these tiny threads! But working well.


Hopefully get some time on it this weekend... Otherwise it will be Monday night before I attempt the rest!
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Bloody hell. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult that is to do in that scale. :blink:
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Yep LOL What Von D said :whistle:
Looks good
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Fiddly work there! Well done B)
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Well last night I worked on the rigging, finally got my A into G and got it done. I'm pretty happy with the result. Very close to finishing, hopefully tonight.

These are just some pics at the moment I took with my phone, hopefully SWMBO will have some time to take some pics of it in the day light with her awesome camera.






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Rigging looks fantastic K2! Like the decking too..how was it to fit?
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Was actually really easy! There was no trimming required, and it came on a sticky backing, so didn't have to worry about trying to use the right glue, or lifting.. worked out great. Now I'm just bummed I didn't get railings... but oh well, railings can wait until I start working on 1/350 :P

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