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Operation Desert Storm 25th Anniversary

January 17th 2016 will mark 25 years since the US-led Coalition began airstrikes in a prelude to boots on the ground to force the withdrawal of Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces from Kuwait. To mark the 25th Anniversary, we will be commencing a Kiwimodeller Group Build, beginning January 17th 2016, and finishing on the 15th of July 2016.
The build is open to any scale and any subject that played a role in Operation Desert Storm. This includes Iraqi forces. The model must be built in its entirety within the specified build dates and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post shots of your sprues at the beginning of your thread.
By the end of the GB (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the GB completed builds thread. There is no entry fee for the GB, but a donation for the upkeep of Kiwimodeller is welcome The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote.
Voting will run for the week following the 15th of July, ending Midday the 22nd of July. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.

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

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3 years 6 months ago #61 by Nosferatu
Good to know! Hopefully I have the same experience when I do the Dreadnought!

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3 years 6 months ago #62 by Von Drinkoften
Nice job on that rigging K2, looks bloody good! :cheer:
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3 years 6 months ago #63 by Xtr3meNZer
Better pics thanks to the mrs. Shame about the focusing on the images, but better daylight images for once.








And in all her current glory

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3 years 6 months ago #64 by grover
that looks mint K2. Well done :cheer:

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3 years 6 months ago #65 by Xtr3meNZer
All done. Better pics to follow in the next day or two, will have to take it to work to get the sunlight.

For now, this is it :) Really sorry for bad quality...
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3 years 6 months ago #66 by Nosferatu
Good effort K2! Looks awesome from here! look forward to seeing some more pics!

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3 years 6 months ago #67 by Powder
Very nice job K2.
I haven't made a ship model for many years so I know nothing about the techniques required but seeing what you've done here makes me look forward to the 'All at Sea' GB even more.

Did you use the EZ-Line in the end? I think you mentioned you might on another thread (pun not intended).
I see Mighty Ape sell some similar stuff by Ammo. I might have a play with that soon.
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #68 by Xtr3meNZer
The EZ-Line stuff was too big in scale for this little ship unfortunately. I had a look, and Acorn was selling this stuff called Uschi rigging. Basically the same as EZ-Line I see, but this stuff was a lot thinner - to be honest, it was a bit fo a pain working in this scale for the rigging... but I think it just adds so much more to the model.

Thanks for the encouraging words guys - This isn't my best kit to be honest - looking back on it, there's always something different that could have been done... but oh wells :) I'm happy with the end result, it looks the part from a distance, and will be a good addition to my 1/700 ships.
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3 years 6 months ago #69 by Von Drinkoften
Cool to see you've finished this one mate.
Looks bloody good to me... and the rigging really is the icing on the cake. :cheer: B)
Will look forward to more pictures of the final result.
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3 years 6 months ago #70 by Xtr3meNZer
USS Missouri - BB63 - 1/700 Trumpeter kit

The USS Missouri is an Iowa class battleship, the last battleship produced by the US Navy, and was best known at the end of WWII as the site in which Japan surrendered.

She was initially decommissioned in 1955, but was reactivated and modernised in 1984 as part of the 600-ship navy (a strategic plan to rebuild the navy after cutbacks after the vietnam war).

I have depicted the Missouri in it's 1991 version, when it was playing down support fire during Operation Desert Storm in January/February 1991.
The Missouri was used in WWII, the Korean war and Operation Desert storm - she was finally decommissioned in March 1992. In 1998 she was donated the the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbour - where she currently resides.

The kit: Was pretty good in general, with no major problems. I am sure that I lined everything up right when constructing, but some parts aren't quite right.
Painted with Tamiya enamels and utilizing a wooden deck set, I think she has come up looking pretty nice. Unsure if the colours are right, but I quite like them. I also used some rigging line, and patiently created the rigging that you can (just) see.















All in all, I quite enjoyed it

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3 years 6 months ago #71 by grover
Great work K2. Decking looks great and the rigging is awesome. Adds a little something. Well done mate :cheer:

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3 years 6 months ago #72 by Grant
Nice. :cheer: The rigging is impressive. Was it as fiddly as it looks?
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3 years 6 months ago #73 by Xtr3meNZer
'Twas very fiddly! but with some patience, it started working alright, and got into a flow :)

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3 years 6 months ago #74 by Tiger
Good ship K2 :whistle: Looks blimmin awesome.
Liking the deck detail you have done.
Look forward to your next build.
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3 years 6 months ago #75 by Von Drinkoften
Very nice job K2! and nice pictures Mrs K2! :P ;)
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3 years 6 months ago #76 by Xtr3meNZer

Von Drinkoften wrote: and nice pictures Mrs K2! :P ;)


That was actually me on my phone lol - She is away in Auckland until I pick her up Saturday. The only way I was going to get pics before the cut off was to bring it to work, as that's the only time I get some sunlight at the moment lol.

Thanks anyways!!

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3 years 6 months ago #77 by yak
Awesome work Kane. i don't think i could have done that rigging :S must of had some bad eye strain after working with such fine line in such a small area

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3 years 6 months ago #78 by Xtr3meNZer
Wasn't too bad with the magnifying headset ting I have... but even then it was still a bit of a strain yes.

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3 years 5 months ago #79 by Kiwimav
Nice work K2, she looks great

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