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USS Oregon - Glencoe 1/225
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 02:24 PM GMT+7
Great work.

Both your model building and posting are very refreshing.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 02:38 PM GMT+7

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it's great fun to see your build blog (and you have a terrific sense of humor!!!!)



I concur! I really enjoy your graphic intensive style that shows each step in great detail.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 04:41 PM GMT+7
Jim and Steven....

Thanks, guys !!!

My pleasure to be here....

A 2 mm plastic card with the walkway“s blueprint glued on her, to be cut out:


I was very upset with the differences of the walkway profile and the "steps" of the original kit“s part...

Disgusting !!!

Defects in the stern bridge marked with the arrows; steps and pin-marks:



...and in the prow bridge: Step, again...



Beginning the cutting. The tools used for the surgery;



Care with the fingers....



My old father had a dictation:
" When the blood comes out, the experience enters...."

Be not experienced this way!!!!

hehehehehehhehehehehehe

That“s all, for now !!!!

Regards, from Sunny Brazil !!!!!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 05:47 PM GMT+7
one of the most informative, educational and amusing blogs I have read... great job, and thanks for taking the time to write the blog!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 05:52 PM GMT+7
Looking great Marcos! Awesome stuff.

Kenny
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 10:28 PM GMT+7
Excellent progress there Marcos, watch that rotary saw blade!
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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 12:37 PM GMT+7
James, Jay and Kenny....

Thanks, sailors !!!!

The work this being larger than I imagined, but the amusement also!!!!!

Be linked in this soap opera!!!!



New chapters soon!!!!


and Jay, the rotatory saw is very dangerous...Some adrenaline in the build always does well !!!!

regards
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 04:49 AM GMT+7
Continuing the transformation of the ugly in muse;



Yesterday I worked the whole day and I hardly had progresses...

Today is Sunday and I will try to advance more the service: Ahead !!!

Laminating the lateral of the walkway, to give the detail of the profile in " I ".
Plasticard of 0,5 mm:


See the detail in the inserted picture:


For forms the profiles, I used stretched sprue and welder:




Well...there“s it.

Regards

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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 09:53 AM GMT+7
Great post intro image, Marcos...

Aye, mate, sometimes the longest processes show the least in progression...but progress is progress, and your progress is looking good, my friend!

Keep modeling!
~Gunny
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 01:11 PM GMT+7
Detail work is always tedious. Looking good Marcos.

Kenny
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 06:47 AM GMT+7
Gunny and Gator, thanks !!!!

Well..Big news!!!

I decided to cut the Oregon“s hull in the water-line.

I plan to place this kit in a base simulating the sea and I took courage of cutting this skull, after seeing here at this forum Frank Portella making a surgery in your Nagato.

Please:
REMOVE THE CHILDREN OF FRONT OF YOUR MONITOR, BECAUSE THE SCENES WILL BE STRONG AND SHOCKING!!!


ehehhehehehehehehehehhee

With the build being ahead, this stage more it could not be postponed. I removed the superestructure, that had glued with white glue and diluted putty and I left for the surgery in itself.

I build a demarcation device to maintain the line the most "horizontal " possible. Fine mark pen r in a solid support and I drew the waterline...


In the whole periphery of the hull;


As the hull will be cut, I made some structural reinforcements with pieces of trees of the kit, because they“re very thick and firm. I glued inside the skull before doing the cut, above the water-line, to prevent deformation:


And the hull cut:


As an image is worth more than a thousand words, here is the thing in action:

See my video.

WARNING !!
This procedure should only be executed by adults and with extreme caution.
The disk can provoke serious damages and wounds.
We didn't take the responsibility for any accident when reproducing this act.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eODQSusFVU4

Repair that Dremel is leaning the whole time, allowing a cut in straight line...

Result end being complemented with manual saw:



I sanded the cut irregularities with my glass-sander Panzerserra:


To increase the rigidity of the cutted hull, I decided to do a bottom of plasticard of 1.5mm of thickness. Here are the stages:




More reinforcements:


...and worked the amendment zone, with putty. The paper tape is to impede the putty invades the details of the hull...



Well, surgery finished, I glued the superestructure with definitive glue and I continued the assembly.


Holly cow, this stage was exciting, but necessary.


Now, Oregon is like the sea-monster that I always dreamed for my Batleship!!! Plain in the water!!





But continuing the party, after this catharsis...

I began the assembly of the war mast, with your delicate photoetcheds; Time to welds with very care...


A sample of the work with the etcheds:


I decided to do the platforms of the lateral maned guns;


And start to rectified the holes of the 8 inches guns. That were horrible:


Etched job:
Work very delicate, but facilitated by the posts of the main rails, placed exactly in each angle of having bent:


The installed rails:


Dry-runs:




And, in the stern, the proud name of the beast:



Well... After the discharge of adrenaline of the cut of the hull, all are calmer...




Now, it is only to finish the assembly of certain details and to start the painting!!!!

Ahead !!! Allways ahead !!

regards, from Brazil !!!
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Congratulations, Marcos!

Surgery went great, my friend, prognosis looks to be extremely positive...

Good idea mounting the plasticard for extra rigidity, most definitely will make for a more solid build...and your brass work is impeccable, mate, impressed to say the least!

Thanks for the exciting and ever so interesting update, Marcos, keep up the great work!

Cheers,
~Gunny
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 08:27 AM GMT+7
Well Dr. Marcos, it looks like all this hard work is paying off big time, most excellent work. With all this attention to detail you are going to have a most excellent USS Oregon to add to the collection. Thanks for letting us enjoy your careful workmanship and I do look forward to the next installment.
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Gents....

I hope that when the construction of the base comes (sea), everything also turns out right!!!



danke, again !!!
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 03:17 PM GMT+7
Amamazing stuff Marcos and very quick work!
My hat is off to you!
Guido
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 06:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks, Guido !!!

keep in touch !!!
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008 - 11:42 AM GMT+7
Yoww, haven't checked here in a while and this huge update! Amazing! Looking great!
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008 - 03:32 PM GMT+7
Thanks, Dade...

More progress , soon !!!

Hugs !!
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008 - 06:44 PM GMT+7
Great build ,great blog!
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008 - 09:03 PM GMT+7
Ok, JMartine...

This ship is a real challenge !!!

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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008 - 10:58 PM GMT+7
Marcos, I can honestly say besides the excellent work, you certainly keep the thread lively with the addition photos.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 05:45 AM GMT+7
Thank you very much for the comments, Dave...

My debut in naval kits this being very pleasant...

I only have to remember of, in the end, not to do the weathering with dust and mud....

eheheheheheh



regards
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 02:25 AM GMT+7
Great work on a attractive platform, I like the changes you have made, they are going to make this build a stunner!

From the pictures there seems to be some putty that could need a little more sanding . - eg. at the stern and where the superstructure meets the deck.

Digital close-ups is so annoying - the reveal all the little details
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 05:13 AM GMT+7
Thanks, MrMox....

I will still refine still more the finish of this ship...

really, the digital images are true indicators of flaws...
A lot of thing I need to refine still....

Continue accompanying...

Big hug !!!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 05:48 AM GMT+7
Hey Marcos, not to put pressure on you, but I“m short on Oregon , any progress ?