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1/535 Revell USS Missouri "Mighty Mo"
Eastrock
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 08:28 PM UTC
Well here's an very old kit that was commission side build to be finish by February 2016, since its been seating for years in their small warehouse, the decals are already pulverize, the box have termite damage... instruction manual was nowhere to be found... its a challenging build even in small part count, but the main problem here is the mold slide for the whole kit part. might as well build the rigging only but not to the extend of whole railing stuffs... I'll better give him a trumpeter kit lol

here's the Mast that I've been repairing






for reference




P.S. this will be a long build
TRM5150
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 12:04 AM UTC
Nice to see you posting the Mo here ER!! She's certainly is an older kit...but sometimes nothing better than working the old plastic to make something look good!! Off to a great start too!! Best of luck on the build!!
Eastrock
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 07:20 AM UTC
Thanks, Todd its a ton of work removing the flashes, sanding what I could to make an even surface, filling up the sink marks which is visible on every kit part... and I just clean the 20 pcs of 40mm guns individually
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 08:08 AM UTC
Wow Chester, it is great to see someone building that grand old kit from 1953!
I built Revell's Missouri as a kid... thought it was the best kit ever! Good luck with her.
Mgunns
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 08:34 PM UTC
Hello ER:

I echo Tim's sentiment. I have built several of those in my life, have fun with it. You are taking on a big project and making good progress on it returning it to it's former glory.
Eastrock
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 08:48 PM UTC
Hi Tim, did you mean its a 1953 kit? will do what I can on this

Mark, you have a lot of patience building these kits... kindly share some for me lol

Clean and scrape the mold slides on the 40mm twin guns


The structures are still on working... putty works, window works...


Primered and painted the upper deck with dark grey


Cheers!!!
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 09:12 PM UTC
You seem to be taming this beast very well ER!!! Looking good buddy!!
Eastrock
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 02:37 PM UTC
I think I can tame her in time, buddy

Lower hull painted with Gunze Red Hull will let this one dry a few hours and will start hand painting the wooden deck with Vallejo Deck tan... will have to dry it for a day before I could mask again for the black line on the hull.



cheers!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 03:55 PM UTC
Paint looks great ER!! Nice seeing it coming together!! Looking forward to seeing more soon! Keep up the great work buddy!!
Eastrock
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 09:33 PM UTC
Thanks, Todd! I'm getting there just need to finish painting the wooden deck on the ship then all go smoothly I hope

on progress of the wooden deck


Ship hull done

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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:26 PM UTC
She is coming along very nicely there ER!! Especially besides the little bump in the road you were telling me about! Definitely doing this old kit justice my friend!! Almost there!! Keep it coming!!
Eastrock
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:15 PM UTC
Thanks Todd, I guess I'm half way thru... done with the wood-stained on ships deck... just need to clean up some parts.



Cheers!!
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:09 AM UTC
Nice work, Chester. I like the wood deck especially.

As for being halfway through, my memory of building this kit is that after the clean up of the smaller parts was finished things moved along pretty rapidly. Anyway, your build is looking great so far!
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 02:15 AM UTC
You've done a fine job on the deck ER!! Some great coloring! Really steps up the kit a lot! Looks like you are in the home stretch now!!
Eastrock
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 03:15 PM UTC
Thanks Guys!!! I'm almost there just need to paint and to paint the structures... Just done with the King Fisher.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:49 PM UTC
Nice job there ER! Great to see the planes making it to the decks there!! That finish line is getting closer now!!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:12 PM UTC
Very nice work on this beautiful old kit! Looking forward to commissioning!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:22 PM UTC
Good job on this rather old kit ! Very nice