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Starting to get used to the funnel stripes. They remind me of the wing stripes on D-Day aircraft of WWII. I bet they were very effective in line of battle recognition. She is becoming a very full and detailed ship as you would expect in a pre-Dreadnought. 

 

Great work.

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44 minutes ago, lmagna said:

Starting to get used to the funnel stripes. They remind me of the wing stripes on D-Day aircraft of WWII. I bet they were very effective in line of battle recognition. She is becoming a very full and detailed ship as you would expect in a pre-Dreadnought. 

 

Great work.

Thanks Lou...and there is so much more detail yet to be added. Some very full sheets of photo etch and turned brass parts yet remain to be done. I'm trying to decide whether to use the Pontos supplied torpedo nets or build my own. I've seen some very convincing torpedo nets that can be made from readily available materials and they look much better than the photo etch ones in my opinion. Those won't be done until last, so I have time to experiment and decide.

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Oh and by the way...I was talking to a life long friend and hobby shop owner today, and showed him my Mikasa photos. He knows a local author and ship historian who actually wrote a book on the Mikasa after studying, measuring, and photographing it in Japan some years ago. My friend thinks the author will be interested in buying my model. We'll see.

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40 minutes ago, CDW said:

My friend thinks the author will be interested in buying my model.

That would be exciting. I don't think I have ever built anything worth giving away much less selling!

 

The Yamashiro was a dreadnought of course, and to be honest I don't think I have ever seen nets stowed in that fashion. With all the crewmen along the side I would think they are in the process of stowing or deploying the nets. With all the smoke coming from the funnel as if a boiler had just been lit I would go for in the process of stowing prior to departure. This was more of I was thinking:

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Not sure what ship it is but it looks like it could be British. The Mikasa was British design and built so I would think she would be similar.

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I found this later.

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1 hour ago, Canute said:

Craig, may want to look at the pix Greg posted of the Seydlitz. He carried the nets until Jutland. They show in the stowed position.

Thanks Ken. I'm going to go look at that pic right now.

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Look at those two grandsons in the picture above, then imagine this...a true story:

 

The big brother Wyatt was playing a video game while the little brother River was looking on. Wyatt told his dad, "River keeps telling me, kick his 'A'! kick his 'A'!. 

River (in his own defense) tells his dad, I did not say to kick his 'A'. I said to kick his ***!

And that's what little boys are made of. Particularly River. He's a handful to say the least.

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Looks like all kinds of things going on. River is showing his prize off to Grandpa, Wyatt is looking jealous wishing he could show it off. the boy by the car is yelling at the boy in the doorway, "Hey look at what what River caught!" The boy in the doorway is saying, "I'm outta here!" And Grandpa is saying "Now you can go show it to your mother and grandma!":D

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Finding reference material to show the tie down points for rigging Mikasa has been less than precise, much less in fact. So, am doing the next best thing. "Kentucky windage". One of the main objectives is tying down so the rigging doesn't interfere with the ships boats, to be added after the rigging is done. 

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At this scale, Pontos does a fine job in it's rendering of the masts. This is the top half of the foremast. All the proper rigging tie off points are reproduced. Even the lantern/light on top of the masts are included. Very impressed with the attention given to the masts at this point.

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I picked up my Admiral from the airport this afternoon. She flew up and spent some time with our oldest daughter in New Hampshire this past week.

Can you believe this beautiful bride I married so long ago is the mother of our 48 year old daughter as well as our other 5 children? Good genes.alma.thumb.jpg.b759a542f6d8073797663f2be4b57f4a.jpgalma6.thumb.jpg.f01185dd5e1a6155c261cecf4a59c0de.jpg

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Ha-ha...they went to "Santa Town". The wife really loved New Hampshire. Said it is bee-you-tee-ful. Our daughter and son in law took her on a grand tour. She came home saying she wants us to find a summer home there. I don't know about that.

PS: now you know where my grandchildren get their blond hair.

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