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USS Missouri by slagoon - SteelGolem - Metal - 1:2400

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slagoon

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Hi guys,

You read it right, it is 1:2400. The finished model is roughly 5 inches long. Crazy? Yep that's me. Lets see how it goes!

 

Here I'll just show you the kit. I haven't really gotten started yet.

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Any votes for my insanity yet?

 

I can't wait to get into it.


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-Sarah
Current Build:

Krabbenkutter CUX-87

Harriet Lane
Fishcutter GO-38
 

In the Wings
Corel Victory Cross section
 

Completed Build:

USS Missouri minimissouri.jpg   HMS Bounty's Jolly Boat thumbnail.jpg Peterboro Canoe tiny.jpg


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john46

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You really are pleasantly disturbed. I like this built, looks real fun to me.

 

John


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dgbot

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The Missouri was a large ship.  You could alway build it a 1/192.  But the size would be rough.  Heres a photo of the Missouri I took at a contest..

David B

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slagoon

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That is huge! The one I'm about to start is basically the size of a keychain.  what a difference - huh?


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-Sarah
Current Build:

Krabbenkutter CUX-87

Harriet Lane
Fishcutter GO-38
 

In the Wings
Corel Victory Cross section
 

Completed Build:

USS Missouri minimissouri.jpg   HMS Bounty's Jolly Boat thumbnail.jpg Peterboro Canoe tiny.jpg


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gjdale

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That's an interesting change of direction Sarah - I'll be interested to see how this one comes together.

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realworkingsailor

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Hmm.... looks like a lot of stainless steel... or should I say.. not alot... :P

 

Looking forward to seeing how you manage with this wee build.. :)

 

How's your tweezer collection?

 

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HM Snow Ontario (somehow)
 


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Augie

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Look at the brightside........ no RATLINES!


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slagoon

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I'm a girl - how do you think my tweezer collection is? hehehehehheehe

Grant - I hope so

Augie - SO true - they would be horrible at this scale....atom splitting nearly.


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-Sarah
Current Build:

Krabbenkutter CUX-87

Harriet Lane
Fishcutter GO-38
 

In the Wings
Corel Victory Cross section
 

Completed Build:

USS Missouri minimissouri.jpg   HMS Bounty's Jolly Boat thumbnail.jpg Peterboro Canoe tiny.jpg


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dgbot

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I am waiting to se the end project.  I hope you have good optivisors.  And a microscope.  Have fun.

David B


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Work in progress USS Maine in cardstock.http://modelshipworl...rd/#entry220003

Completed Blockade runner Teazer http://modelshipworl...ck/#entry175967

Completed  The Monitor Lehigh http://modelshipworl...el/#entry203680


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Is this a similar kind of model to what you built last week?

 

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That was pretty impressive and fun to watch!

 

Harvey



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slagoon

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is popeye criminally insane too?????? cool we should hang out!

 

This is really tiny - I'm not sure what I was thinking when I bought this kit!

 

Harvey, no those are a different brand - and much larger scale ;) hehehe this one requires glue - that one just required pliers.

 

Pete, I found it on ebay. SteelGolem makes a few micro mini sets but most are sci-fi related.

 

 

The good thing is I can have EVERY part for this build laid out on my desk and not take up more than 2 sq feet! 

 

Lets get this build started.

The first thing I did was I put the first deck on the base. (I used gap-filling CA)

 

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Then I put the second deck on the second deck base.

 

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Repeat with the third deck....

 

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hmmmm seeming logical so far.

 

We're about to get TRICKY!!!!

 

I put the third deck assembly on the second deck as indicated by the lines.

 

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-Sarah
Current Build:

Krabbenkutter CUX-87

Harriet Lane
Fishcutter GO-38
 

In the Wings
Corel Victory Cross section
 

Completed Build:

USS Missouri minimissouri.jpg   HMS Bounty's Jolly Boat thumbnail.jpg Peterboro Canoe tiny.jpg


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Then I made a photo copy of my plans which has the outline of the thick "base" parts so I could sort all my parts that are coming up - some of them are fairly similar.

 

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Next it was time to assemble the 4th deck, which as two pieces as the base and one piece on top. It is pretty weird and cool.

 

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I think that there is actually a passageway between those two main bases...

 

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And now to add the top.

 

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I believe this side view confirms the passageway

 

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Then I had to leave for work.... :( well, more to come tomorrow :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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-Sarah
Current Build:

Krabbenkutter CUX-87

Harriet Lane
Fishcutter GO-38
 

In the Wings
Corel Victory Cross section
 

Completed Build:

USS Missouri minimissouri.jpg   HMS Bounty's Jolly Boat thumbnail.jpg Peterboro Canoe tiny.jpg


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trippwj

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Gracious!  And here we were thinking the Harriet Lane was a small scale to work at!  This looks like a fun little build - are you going to craft some 16" (scale size, of course) projectiles for the big guns (big is, of course, a very relative term in this case!)?


Edited by trippwj, 21 April 2013 - 03:51 AM.

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Nice start Sarah....

  

    I have this little kit, and i already built the Truman Aircraft Carrier. It's a lot of fun. They make for very nice display models. I am in the middle of building the milleniun Falcom also....

 

I  took these models on to teach myself Photo Etch for my 1/350 Nimutz

 

have Fun



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Sarah, how do you assemble these metal parts ? Glueing, soldering or just 'klick in' ? Four decks in one time, that's really progress.

 

Regards,

John


<span style='font-family: courier new'>In progress: <a class='bbc_url' href='http://modelshipworl...tina-scale-180/'>King of the Mississippi</a></span><br />
<br />
<span style='font-family: courier new'>Completed : <a class='bbc_url' href='http://modelshipworl...tina-scale-135/'>Mare Nostrum 4331</a></span><br />
<span style='font-family: courier new'><a class='bbc_url' href='http://modelshipworl...mai-scale-1160/'>16th century Galeass</a></span><br />
<span style='font-family: courier new'><a class='bbc_url' href='http://members.upc.n...bouw/Rocket.htm'>George Stephenson Rocket Locomotive</a></span><br />
<br />
<span style='font-family: courier new'>Next build : sl Louise</span>

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John, I'm just using CA glue so far. Since I'm sanding the mating surfaces I'm getting a nice strong bond.

Daniel I hope it turns out as good as your tiny models.

Doug, I hadn't either and since I like doing "different things" I knew I had to get them.

Mario, I need photos!!!!!! I want to see the falcon too

Wayne, no ratlines though!!

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-Sarah
Current Build:

Krabbenkutter CUX-87

Harriet Lane
Fishcutter GO-38
 

In the Wings
Corel Victory Cross section
 

Completed Build:

USS Missouri minimissouri.jpg   HMS Bounty's Jolly Boat thumbnail.jpg Peterboro Canoe tiny.jpg


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I love the Missouri, but I never seen one this small. I got to take  a look and see what they are asking for them on Ebay. I have two 1/192 scale kits of the USS Missouri and most of the PE add-ons. I have all the 40mm guns and all the 20mm guns, rails, port holes and doors also the radar and crane and the whole section for the aft end, this is still on the shelf and one kit is in the back seat of my car, been there since the second week of March, this might be started on sometime in a year or two. I am in no rush to start yet, it is big 55 inches long. But this is cool, got to get one. Keep the pictures coming.


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Go MSW :) :)

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What I want to know is where you found that huge replica of a penny, I have never seen one that big. :omg:


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Just bought the kit. Thank you for posting this build. I haver now added another item of the USS Missouri to my collection. I have every book on the USS Missouri and most of the book on the Iowa class Battleships of the US NAVY. They were the last of the great Batteships.


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Uhoh looks like I've been a bad influence again! hehehehehehe

Thanks for looking in guys, and I hope your builds of this lil gal go well :) we'll have the smallest fleet in the world!

 

I made a little more progress before heading to work today.

I put a facia plate on the back of the 3rd and 4th layer.

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Then I put on the next layer with it's top. It has railings so I had to bend those upward

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Then the next layer (with more railings)

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Because of the limited amount of detail due to this tiny scale this is moving along fairly quickly.

 

As far as the giant penny, I truly do feel like I am somewhere in alice in wonderland.


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-Sarah
Current Build:

Krabbenkutter CUX-87

Harriet Lane
Fishcutter GO-38
 

In the Wings
Corel Victory Cross section
 

Completed Build:

USS Missouri minimissouri.jpg   HMS Bounty's Jolly Boat thumbnail.jpg Peterboro Canoe tiny.jpg





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