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Offline Old Wombat

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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.

Offline apophenia

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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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Offline finsrin

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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

Offline finsrin

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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.

  see attached
« Last Edit: November 23, 2021, 01:10:31 PM by finsrin »

Offline Old Wombat

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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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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: USS Oregon gun boat
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2021, 10:38:07 AM »
 Coming along nicely!

Offline finsrin

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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.