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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2021, 09:25:00 PM »
Looks pretty good, Bill! :smiley:
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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2021, 01:05:17 AM »
That's really looking good. With that bridge it reminds me of a Vietnam war river gun boat.

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2021, 06:11:24 AM »
Looking good!  :smiley:

...M60 turrets sized well to total size.   Four round places on 2nd deck to have Sherman 75mm turrets...

And that is some serious firepower for the size of ship  :D
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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2021, 08:29:03 AM »
Thanks guys.  Does pack firepower for size.  This era naval architecture lends itself to kit-bashing and scale-o-rama.  Didn't make Vietnam connection but see it now.  Want to move along and finish.

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2021, 04:54:29 AM »
The turrets completely change the look of this ship. Nicely done

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2021, 03:24:08 PM »
Yes, turrets completely change the look.  Thanks.
Buzzbomb's build got me to looking at Airfix Rescue Launch and Vosper kits for anything useful. 
Decided to try Rescue Launch machine gun turret in round spot in front of bridge where OOB mast goes.   Got that cut out and fitting well.
Be good to balance with other turret toward stern.   Turns out rear of Rescue Launch deck house which mounts turret can be cut back to fit aft of funnel.   Awkward area that did not know how to treat.   Right width to clear Sherman turret rotation.   Placed it there for photo.   PSR needed.   Turret mount bases are in place, both will rotate.
Unfinished M60 copulas in place for photo.
Will not use Opel truck 20mm turrets.

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2021, 04:15:08 PM »
 :smiley: 8)
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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2021, 10:38:07 AM »
 Coming along nicely!

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2021, 09:38:31 AM »
Not finishing before GB deadline.   Thanks to GB did get about half done.   With that have solved design-fitment issues.   Hope to finish in December.

Also  --  Is 1/108 USS Oregon in stash.   Did turret sizing to be 1/72 large gun boat.   Will have to wait till later.

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2022, 10:41:03 AM »
Been awhile - have WIP pictures.  Structure not glued to main deck, bridge and such not glued.  Machine guns have aftermarket metal barrels.  In hull bow and center ones in super structure are 30 cal.  The rest are 50 cal.  Main turrets M60, secondary M4.  Bridge is from Revell Walter Rose, front piece found at model trains store.  Funnel is OOB.  Aft housing on top deck is from Airfix RAF rescue launch.  More to do.

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2022, 10:05:42 PM »
That's really very good Bill  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2022, 01:12:02 AM »
The wooden deck looks really good. Nice work!

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2022, 01:19:43 AM »
The deck came out great and it reminds me of some of the WWII Russian riverine gunboats with T-34 turrets.

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2022, 04:07:15 AM »
I was just thinking of such a ship but with T-54/T-62 turrets and maybe a couple of T-34s patrolling the coast of some developing country that would have access the old Soviet equipment. Needs some radar and night vision equipment.
Your build is looking great!

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2022, 09:48:02 AM »
Thanks guys. 
Was REALLY SURPRISED to discover cut to shape wood deck available for this long out of production kit.  Fussing with basics of 1/426 USS Arizona mast to tripod mount on bridge.  Or maybe use OOB mast. Add radar and goodies to it.  Needs contrasting life rafts & rings.  Holes in front & aft of top deck scheduled for two MG turrets (30 cal) from RAF rescue launch.  For clearance, had to cut some of rear bustle off all six turrets.  Nice to have most of figuring out and fitting done.

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2022, 02:56:55 PM »
Looking like a tough little nut! :smiley:
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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2022, 08:10:42 PM »
Amazing build Bill.  This one you most certainly hit out of the ball park.
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