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Large cruiser Alaska-class

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Category:Ships - Cruisers
Ships - Cruisers
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Used from:1944–1947
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US New York Shipbuilding Corporation
Model:Large cruiser Alaska-class

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February 25, 2021

Treehugger added a new project.
1:350 USS Guam CB-2 (HobbyBoss 86514)
 
1 | 25. February, 15:29
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Looks like a nice kit after looking at the box content. Fairly recent molds.

Four sheets of photo etch included in the kit box, and an anchor chain (or two, I didn't check). The four propellers are counter spinning, which is nice.

No sign of any thread rigging in the instructions, but obviously there is some for the masts, like for hanging up signal flags at least.

The plastic stand, does not fit the kit. Presumably, an easy fix is to saw the stand in half and also shorten the width by ca 2cm by removing plastic, otherwise the ship hull would just rests weirdly onto the stand.

I will buy metal barrels for the large and medium guns, and maybe go for photo etch/metal quad bofors guns, but eh I would need three boxes of 6 in them, having a few to spare.

I look forward, to airbrush the various parts separately, and glue the stuff onto the deck, to avoid having to do too much masking work.

Heh I have a liberty ship to work on, but the photo etch railings I bought aren't the ones I need, so that was not fun. Some PE for the rear side got mauled unfortunately for the Liberty ship kit I started. I will hopefully find some suitable PE railings later.

I will have to figure out how to work with a gloss coat to avoid having my Humbrol Clear gloss coat causing cracking on my painted models. An idea is to lay a first thin layer and let that harden on my kits before adding any more layers, and hopefully that might avoid the surface cracking. Otherwise I have to switch to a Vallejo or maybe Alclad gloss coat. :|
25. February, 15:34
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