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Hobby Boss 1/350 USS Alaska
zedhol
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Steve,

Nice job that you are doing so far. I have this kit, and will start soon.

In regard to the painting, you may wish to consider this publication. Mike walks through the construction and painting steps in a very clear manner.

Note, I have no connection to Mike Ashey, just a buyer:

http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=28788&mode=thread&order=0
sdk10159
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC

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I am also building this model I've nearly finished the main structures section 40 but the gun directors from section 29 PE parts C3 are so flimsy I've had to replace them I used these from model monkey

https://www.shapeways.com/product/KHSJTZGMA/1-350-mk-38-directors-7-sided-enlarged-shield?optionId=61879930&li=ostatus



Peter,

Thanks for the tip. I made one of those and wasn't too happy with the result. I'll definitely look into these.

Steve
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:36 PM UTC

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Steve,

Nice job that you are doing so far. I have this kit, and will start soon.

In regard to the painting, you may wish to consider this publication. Mike walks through the construction and painting steps in a very clear manner.

Note, I have no connection to Mike Ashey, just a buyer:

http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=28788&mode=thread&order=0



Thanks, Graham, I'll check this out.

Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:08 AM UTC
Hi Guys,
Conrinuing on with the build finally. Here, I've progressed a little with the after superstructure. I haven't added any of the PE railings, though.



These next two pics are one of the gun directors. I am not happy with how it turned out. The antenna PE was very flimsy and had many folds to it. I've decided to replace it with a set from Shapeways.





I also started on more of the forward superstructure. Next on this will come the massive radar.



I'll do some more work on the 40 mm gun tubs and then start to paint.

THanks for looking.

Steve
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:02 AM UTC
Good to some progress Steve,

Coming on really well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 09:49 AM UTC
Looking very nice Steve!
modelmanuk12
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 04:16 AM UTC
here's some pictures of mine I usually paint everything including the PE the main colour while still on the spruces then just a little top up where the attach points are on complex camo I make all the main structures with out PE so I can mask it off then I ad all the PE and small parts your going to have a hard time masking it like you said the PE radar is rubbish I have replaced it with Model monkey and a set of US radar from eduard as I wasn't happy with both from trumpeter

modelmanuk12
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 04:19 AM UTC




I have to do a little touch up and add the main railings and rigging then shes done
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:28 AM UTC
Peter your build looks great!

If you want larger images it is possible:



then



Much easier to see
modelmanuk12
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 11:33 AM UTC
Hi Steve how's your Alaska coming along had a break on mine made the Uss Freedom, Uss Independence and Uss New York but now it's finished might finish the Kaga now