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PostSubject: USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya    USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya  Icon_minitimeTue 21 Jan 2014, 2:21 am

I know I shouldn't be starting another build, but my modeler's ADD has kicked in and with a slight nudge from Chris(coyote), I'll kick this one off.  This will be a very, very long build because of what I'm planning to do.

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While at the local IPMS show in October, I was browsing the vendor area when I ran across this kit and got it for $40.  After getting home, I discovered the instructions were in Japanese.  So I went to the Tamiya website and found a Pdf of the English instructions.  After printing them out, I started studying them and became more interested in the kit.  So I searched for builds of the kit on the internet and found a very detailed build of the exact same kit with lots of a/m add-ons.   http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/modelers-corner/60395-building-tamiya-missouri-super-detailing.html
I was now hooked.  

I'll be using that build as my blueprint and try to achieve the same results. I've purchased a set of wood decks, metal barrels and three different sets of p/e.  I'll also paint it in the same color scheme he used.  It is called Measure 22 and is basically haze grey on all vertical surfaces above the shear line and deck blue on all horizontal ones.  Except for the wooden section of the decks, which had been holy-stoned to reveal there natural wood color.  This is the way it would have looked as it sailed into Pearl Harbor in late Sept 1945.

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I have already mocked up the major pieces to see what it looks like.

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PostSubject: Re: USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya    USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya  Icon_minitimeTue 21 Jan 2014, 3:42 am

I said all the polite stuff about this one on eScale. But here among friends I can tell you that when you walk into the man cave with this one your wife will be a memory, the PE will make you blind and your back will bunch-up after hours of leaning over it. Apart from that you will have a lot of fun, I always do! Looking forward to seeing this one come together.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya    USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya  Icon_minitimeTue 21 Jan 2014, 3:47 am

coyote wrote:
I said all the polite stuff about this one on eScale. But here among friends I can tell you that when you walk into the man cave with this one your wife will be a memory, the PE will make you blind and your back will bunch-up after hours of leaning over it. Apart from that you will have a lot of fun, I always do! Looking forward to seeing this one come together.

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My wife is already a memory as are the cats.....my eyes are tearing up just thinking of that p/e and my back is aching and I haven't really started yet......so this will probably kill me.....LOL
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PostSubject: Re: USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya    USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya  Icon_minitimeWed 02 Apr 2014, 11:08 pm

Yes, I know it's been awhile, but this will be a long build (think Sam I Am long...LOL).  But I did get a case for it.  While at the Pasadena Valleycon, I met a man that makes acrylic cases.  He doesn't usually do ships, but his stuff is all custom order. So I gave him the ships dimensions and he made me a case for $96.  I figured when I stall out on it for a few months, it wont get dusty while it waits for me to get back to it.

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PostSubject: Re: USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya    USS Missouri 1/350 Tamiya  Icon_minitimeWed 02 Apr 2014, 11:29 pm

Good looking Perspex dry dock.
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