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Task Force 23 by SigEp Ziggy - 1/350 - USN ships

SigEp Ziggy

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This is just for fun and I do not have a time frame for this, but this is the list of ships I plan to build.

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I have these models.


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I needed the Hobby Boss USS Arizona to kitbash into the USS Idaho, I received it on Saturday.


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I had plans that I was able to download from another modeler and here are the plans for the kitbash.


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We will see how many years it takes me !?!

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Thanks Alan,


In 2012, I was in southern Idaho visiting a military museum and saw two ship models there.  One was the Idaho and the other was the Boise.  Well, I was hooked and decided I would build both.  Now, many years later, this dream may come true.



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I did find pictures of the museum and the models that inspired me to build the Idaho and Boise, they are both 1/700, but I will be building in 1/350 scale.  Also, I my fleet has grown to include the Trumpeter USS The Sullivan's, which I will build as the USS Laffey and the Trumpeter USS England built as the USS Ruben James.

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I built the Fletcher DD445, USS The Sullivans and USS England last year as themselves - not bashed into another ship, except I painted the England in the dazzle camo of the USS Slater - great kits.  Did add some PE to them as well. 

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If you are willing to go the extra money you can use the Iron Shipwrights New Mexico kit and not have to bash an Arizona kit. The results would be much more accurate.



At one time I was going to do the same thing using the available Indianapolis kit to make a USS Houston but located a resin kit instead and I'm glad I didn't have to go the bash route after all.


Looking forward to your builds either way.



Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey


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Jack, I did watch your build and will get PE kits for both. 


Lou, $350 was too much, I do have excellent plans, so I will stick with the kit bash.  I am considering the resin kit for the USS Nashville to bash into the Boise, other wise it will be from scratch.


I am shooting for 1946 and some ships underwent gun upgrades, so I will use the end of the war guns and radar.

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Ziggy, Love to see your USS Kidd DD-661. I converted the Trumpeter Sullivans kit to the 1945 anti Kamikaze USS Kidd DD-661.

Cheers, Harley 

Cheers, Harley<p 



Under Construction:       


Completed:                      USS Atlanta CL-51 1/350 by Very Fire 

                                    Liberty Ship John W. Brown 1/350 by Trumpeter

                                    HMS Spiraea K-08 1/350 

                                    USS Arizona BB-39 1/200 by Trumpeter/Mk1 Design

                                 HMS Sir Gareth 1/350 by Starling Models

                                  USS Missouri BB-63 1945 1/350 by Joy-Yard, 9/11/21

                                  USS Indianapolis CA-35 1945 1/350 by Trumpeter

                                  USS Kidd DD-661, 1945, 1/350, on The Sullivans kit by Trumpeter

                                  USS Alaska CB-1, 1/350, Hobby Boss, Circa 2/1945

                          Brig Syren 1/64 Model Shipways, Wood

Started,On Hold:     Frigate Confederacy 1/64 Model Shipways, Wood

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Very nice!

Building: 1:64 HMS Revenge (Victory Models plans)

1:64 Cat Esther (17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships)

On the building slip: 1:72 French Ironclad Magenta (original shipyard plans)


On hold: 1:98 Mantua HMS Victory (kit bash), 1:96 Shipyard HMS Mercury


Favorite finished builds:  1:60 Sampang Good Fortune (Amati plans), 1:200 Orel Ironclad Solferino, 1:72 Schooner Hannah (Hahn plans), 1:72 Privateer Prince de Neufchatel (Chapelle plans), Model Shipways Sultana, Heller La Reale, Encore USS Olympia


Goal: Become better than I was yesterday


"The hardest part is deciding to try." - me

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