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  1. I just received the Joy Yard Missouri kit. A cursory inspection shows that the advertisement hype is no exaggeration. Even the packaging is first class. The PE is in a separate box wrapped like a piece of jewelry. The details are really outstanding. The instruction manual is full color and appears very complete. The directions for bending a PE part specify which direction and how many degrees of bend to use. I only hope I can do this kit justice, it will be a challenge in deed. I have to finish my Indianapolis first. Here are some pictures to show some of the kit highlights. Enjoy, Harley
  2. Hello, I am new here and I haven't built a model for more than 30 years now. Originally from Germany we recently moved to Switzerland after spending quite some time in New Zealand, Singapore and the Netherlands. Instead of starting small I thought I will go nuts with the full package and add-ons to get a good foundation in place. I actually hoped for the Joy Yards 1/350 Missouri due to the nicely detailed hull and AA stuff but this one seems to be dead in the water. I am aware that this build will probably take some time and patience but nevertheless I thought it would be nice to get a really accurate model in place. I love details and accuracy as long it is archivable with my limited skills and I am happy to invest in additional parts if they will provide some benefit at the end of the day. I am aware that some of the parts are redundant but shouldn't be a major issue at this stage. When I did my research I noticed that some of the items I am planning to use seems seems to be not really known (reviewed) so far. I will try to present them here for future reference. Items ordered so far: Very Fire VF350903 USN Missouri Very Fire VF350009 USN Missouri Super detail upgrade kit Black Cat Models 40mm Bofors Quad Gun MK.2 Mod.3 Black Cat Models 20mm Oerlikon MK.4 Gun with MK.14 Gun Sight Shapeways diStefan 3Dprint USN 20mm Oerlikon MK4 with MK.14 Gun Sight Shapeways diStefan 3Dprint USN 40 Quad Bofors Shieldet Set For references I came across the following sites and builds: https://forums.armchairgeneral.com/forum/military-history-related-hobbies/military-modelling-and-other-hobbies/162037-trumpeter-1-200-scale-bb-63-uss-missouri https://imodeler.com/2017/06/1350-missouri-1944/ http://www.steelnavy.com/Missouri.htm http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/bb/bb-63/Missouri-200-hsk/index.htm Overview of the parts involved: As always I would be delighted to get input and feedback along the way and guidance would be appreciated too. Stefan
  3. Hi! After a break I'm back to ship modeling, and this time I'll share the build here aswell! So my next project is the Uss Missouri as she appeared on her last tour in the Operation desert storm. My first form of business is with the hull! Firstly all the details were removed from the hull. After this thorough sanding to get rid of the all the parting lines and minor damages. Then the hull plates were masked and sprayed with Mr surfacer 500. This is by no means 100% correct so bare that in mind! Some other details were done with some masking tape on the top belts. After this Mr surfacer 1200 on top to check how it would look like. And closer look of the effect. Still waiting for the pontos set to arrive, then I'll continue to add the rest of the remaining drain pipes etc. details before continuing to the decks.
  4. Back in the early '80s, as part of Ronald Reagan's 600 ship fleet plan, four Iowa class battleships were refitted & recommissioned. I worked on two of them at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. They were the USS New Jersey (BB-62, NJBB, Jersey new in '82, at sea in '83), and the USS Missouri (BB-63, NBMO< Firepower for freedom). I installed their satellite communications suite. I even attended the commissioning ceremony for the Missouri in San Francisco. The ships were very expensive to operate, so they were decommissioned a few years later. This classified ad is real, although the ad is obviously a joke (I still have the original). It was published in the local San Pedro newspaper, the News Pilot. I thought you might get a kick out of it.
  5. 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. Any votes for my insanity yet? I can't wait to get into it.

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