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Since she is at the half way point for the build I'll keep this brief for a start. Research in depth along with custom and scratch built parts is in progress. Rigging and masts per BlueJackets model plans. I am changing some colors for a show model style IE mast colors and other smaller boats along with deck detailing enhancements. Cannon's: Ship deck detail (In progress): My humble dry-dock (Mobile): I'll post updates periodically, any questions please ask. The kit was found in shelf perfect condition and is a joy to build. The best CSS
Whilst reading 'USS Bonhomme Richard on Fire' https://modelshipworld.com/topic/25040-uss-bonhomme-richard-on-fire/?tab=comments#comment-776194 ...I ended up on 'VIDEO: Navy Restoring Unique Parade Float Based on WWII Battleship USS Alabama' ... https://news.usni.org/2020/12/16/video-navy-restoring-unique-parade-float-based-on-wwii-battleship-uss-alabama ....now that is a large model! Was the model made in an actual Naval shipyard...I can see it is being refurbished in Norfolk Naval Shipyard? Is it made mostly of wood, or sheet steel? Richard
Hi All, here is my first build log, of the excellent kit from Bluejacket Shipcrafters. My goal is to build this OOB (out of the box), no scratch building, evaluate the instruction booklet, the plans and the materials and post my comments as I progress. There may be some typos in the booklet, some areas that may be confusing and some construction issues. However, as you can see from the pictures of the contents , this is a quality kit in all aspects. Thank you for viewing and I hope you will enjoy this journey with me. Duff
Greetings to all; This is my first post to this forum, but I have been enjoying following other peoples builds for some time now. I am currently working towards finishing up a kit bash of the Revell USS Constitution and decided to go ahead and start on the CSS Alabama for a change of pace. (you can view my log on my Connie build here) I will be correcting all the ports and sweeps and hopefully the mast rake and using a new veneer deck that John from scaledecks is working on. I will also be replacing the armaments with the gun set from Cottage Industries. I haven't decided yet whether or