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Model Monkey

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  1. Thanks so much, really appreciate your advice! Best wishes, Steve
  2. Wow, just saw this thread. What a fantastic build. Just stunning. Please come back, Tim!
  3. Excellent! Looking forward to seeing more. Cheers! Steve Larsen
  4. Superb! Happy to hear this project is on the go again! Cheers! Steve
  5. Accurately sized and fully riveted 3D-printed funnels for HMS Hood are now available in 1/200 and 1/350 scales. These are intended to replace the mis-matched and under-scale fore-to-aft Trumpeter kits' funnels. They are also appropriate for your Ark Model, Hachette and Halinski 1/200 scale Hood models. Funnels in 1/700 will be up by late tomorrow. Hood funnels printed in 1/400, 1/600 and 1/720 scales are possible. The 3D-printed designs' dimensions match John Robert's drawings based on official Admiralty plans in the possession of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, England. The shape of the aft funnel's lower flange has been adjusted to reflect recent research presented by Frank W. Allen of the HMS Hood Association. 3D-printed ship products (click here) Cheers!
  6. Great question and I am afraid I cannot answer it. My best references of the island only go up to 1959 so made the deck as per her Korean War fit. The one 1959 photo of the port side of the island does show PriFly as I have designed it. If you have good photos of her in 1960, please send. I am happy to adjust the design for you. CV-21 island in 1959, port side. Although the flag bridge looks the same, her navigating bridge window configuration for 1964 (photo you have above) is a bit different than the 1953 design. I'm working on that now. Hopefully, we'll get a better look at the port side. That design will be offered separately from the 1953 design.
  7. Mike, Your 3D-printed USS Boxer CV-21 enclosed bridges are all ready. Cheers! Link: 1/350 scale USS Boxer enclosed bridge decks for Trumpeter Ticonderoga and Hancock Link: Model Monkey catalog
  8. Brilliant! The paintwork is very crisp and clean. Great tip about Akan paints and I must say that the Jakarflex looks like a VERY good tool for camouflage patterns. Have to get one of those!
  9. Hi Ollie! Dave (Shar2) is correct. I make SCB-27 islands for several Korean War-era straight-deck Essex ships in 1/700 scale for about $25 USD. They feature open bridge windows. You can find them among other 1/700 scale superstructures here: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Model_Monkey?section=1%2F700+Ship+Superstructures&s=0 Here are the links to specific islands for specific ships (each island has unique details, the islands are not the same): 1/700 USS Essex CV-9 island, 1952 1/700 USS Yorktown CV-10 island, 1953 1/700 USS Hornet CV-12 island, 1953 1/700 USS Ticonderoga CV-14 island, 1953 1/700 USS Randolph CV-15 island, 1953 1/700 USS Wasp CV-18 island, 1951 1/700 USS Kearsarge CV-33 island, 1952 1/700 USS Lake Champlain CV-39 island, 1953
  10. Hi MIke! Thanks for the interest! Good news! Within the next week or so, I'll have 1/350 bridge decks available with the window configuration that better matches Boxer as well as other ships of the class. I hope to have a set done at the same time that will fit the Trumpeter kit well. As you may know, when the Essex class islands were modified from their World War Two-era configuration into their modernized SCB-27 and/or SCB-125 configuration, they were shortened at the aft end by several feet. The Vietnam-era bridge deck model is intended to fit the Merit 1/350 scale USS Intrepid kit's shorter SCB-27/125 island length. Having said that, the acrylic plastic that these 3D-printed parts is made of cuts and sands easily. They can be modified if you don't want to wait. Hope this helps and thanks again!
  11. Please post pics as you all go along! This kit is impressive in size and subject.
  12. Please post some pics of your work! The Tamiya KGV is a favorite.
  13. 1/600 is fav scale of mine. It's just a nice size. Love to see you design a battleship! This new technology is wide open. Push it and reap the rewards and satisfaction!
  14. Fantastic! That's some world-class modeling.
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