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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2014, 02:14:28 PM »
Tis fall,,, am beginning cleanup of extra messy model room so some manner of kitbashing might begin in 2-4 weeks.
Parts of gun boat got scattered by chaos of summer.  As parts are found during cleanup they will be deposited in one container.
When model building is feasible want to start with something or two less complex than gun boat before jumping back into it.
With 16 1/1 car models in build or maintenance I get distracted.  Though should add to archipelago air force in a ~month.
Happy building to all you.  Sorry - didn't get to commenting on enough your summer builds.  But am liking em..... :)
Bill

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2015, 01:49:03 AM »
Really stunning conversion - the use of the turrets and mixing of the scales really work out well - Do you have anywhere where the finished project can be viewed ? Would definitely like to see it all together in all its final glory - Once again like to thank you for sharing your great build with us.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2015, 12:28:42 PM »
Appreciate your interest.  I too would like see it "in all its final glory"
Is oldest of three stalled in-work model projects.  Got immersed in seven 1/1 car projects plus garages plus car meets.
Model building room became disfunctional.  Needs major clean up.  Don't know where all the parts are.  As car season winds down in Fall I will have more model time.
On positive side --- have started clean up.  I see the improvement.  Though anyone coming in room would not know it.
Thanks
Bill

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2015, 08:58:49 PM »
I think I can speak for all your ardent fans.............We will all be waiting patiently to see the Arizona in all her Beauty being launched in 2016.

It has been a really inspiring build to watch and am sure many modellers who have seen this have a totally new look at 1/350 Battleships !

All the best with your Hobby Den Spring clean.
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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2015, 10:38:11 PM »
Surprised to see your posting on Gun Boat -- Thanks.
So happens,,, I gathered up some of its parts last week.  Missing one Sherman turret.  Its in messy room somewhere.
Those recent purchases (see Ooops bought) recluttered the place.  Did take truck load of kits to garage Thursday.  Still too cluttered to build.
While coulda been cleaning was studying how to build 1/48 E-2C as 1/72 something.  Slow start, now making progress on that.  Must put that aside and get back to getting model room operational again.
Herman; hope your statement "am sure many modellers who have seen this have a totally new look at 1/350 Battleships" is correct.  I see them thru 1/72 tuned eyes.
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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2015, 09:49:33 AM »
Good to see you getting back into modeling action. I've pondered the tank turret gunboat for quite some time. Some day I might just build one.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2015, 01:50:16 PM »
I give ship kits a 2nd look for 1/72 potential.  1/426 Arizona is common inexpensive kit at swap meets.  Ideal for first try at this.
Lot of 1/125 to 1/600 kits that otta work.  Depends on what want resulting build to be.  Cutting-sanding off non 1/72 stuff is important get 1/72 looking result.
Forward deck with hatch is cut off 1/72 Revell PT-109.  Common inexpensive kit around here.  Enjoy figuring out total configuration and what does and does not work.
1/125 to 1/350 ships can also become 1/48 gun boats.
Love :-* to see someone else build one.  Of better-same-lessor fit-n-finish not an issue for me.  I build for enjoyment at my level.  No ego involved.
Keep in mind for scaleorama GB should it get voted in !
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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2015, 02:48:00 PM »
Ship hull is one thing. Gathering up several 1/72nd tank kits to rob the turrets from is another.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat
« Reply #58 on: December 03, 2016, 04:10:44 PM »
Have seen 1/72 Panther and Sherman resin turrets on Ebay.  Don't have to buy complete tank kit.
Is where I bought gun boat turrets.
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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2016, 10:38:22 AM »
Bridge is off for rework issues. 
Attached pictures show progress on deck and guns.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #60 on: December 07, 2016, 01:42:19 AM »
Awesome.

If you need some 1/72nd scale raw material, PM me.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2016, 10:15:39 AM »
It's great to see an update on this fantastic floaty thing!

Love the deck work and look forward to seeing the new bridge.

This is one of the best nautical scale-o-ramas I've seen yet!

Brian da Basher

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2016, 07:57:40 PM »
Made progress.  With bridge and mast mounted, the main items are done.
Are numerous small things to do and to get parts for.
Maybe a sailor or two on deck would help.
Pictures attached.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2016, 08:17:37 PM »
Looking great Bill. Keep up the good work.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2016, 09:05:54 PM »
Looks like a million bucks and I really like the new wheelhouse!

Have you considered adding tail fins? Just think of the increased speed & intimidation factor...

Brian da Basher

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2016, 02:16:28 AM »
The wheel house does look great. A couple sailors would give the mind a reference to what scale it is. Looks fantastic all around!

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #66 on: December 13, 2016, 02:18:56 AM »
Looks very Russian.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #67 on: December 13, 2016, 04:02:32 PM »
Thanks all.  Good to hear you are liking it.  Is rewarding to have this much done.  Made a lot of work for myself with parts not meant to go together and scratch building.
Looks Russian - Hmmm,,, is that because bridge is set well back ?

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #68 on: December 13, 2016, 08:47:33 PM »
Think it's because I've seen Russian gunboats of similar design somewhere.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #69 on: December 14, 2016, 10:49:57 AM »
The Finns had some interesting ships similar to this.

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #70 on: December 15, 2016, 09:53:21 AM »
Looks like a million bucks and I really like the new wheelhouse!

Have you considered adding tail fins? Just think of the increased speed & intimidation factor...

Brian da Basher

Tail fins can block guns.  However could add chrome exhaust pipes !

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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #71 on: December 23, 2016, 12:14:37 AM »
Great look! That Arizona hull works like a charm
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Re: Arizona > Gun Boat > Medum
« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2017, 09:19:55 AM »
I am so happy to see you making some super progress and this amazing creative build.

Been regularly popping in since you started this Project Big fan of your work