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Old 01-19-2011, 02:27 PM
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Sent you an email hopefully this solves your problem. Just let me know. Also please post some picture's when u can love to see how it coming along.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:49 PM
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So i bought this on ebay it's cheap but very good. Now i can start sanding the hull's down and finish them up finally.

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Old 02-01-2011, 07:04 AM
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Hey DW....good to hear from you. About the question two postings anbove...I improvised and just hope I did it right. LOL

I am now putting the planking on the bow (Starboard and Port) I don't think that they gave me enough "planks" to complete, but I have a source near to me. Have I mentioned what a ROYAL PIA that this ship building is? LOL

Someone clued me in to using very tiny screws to hold the sheeting in place while the glue drys. Good tip.

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Old 02-01-2011, 07:19 AM
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zsnake: looking good! Now, for me after doing a few of these and nearly giving ($$$) deathwish his hull, I had model shipyard make me up 3 fiberglass hulls and with some small modifications, the rest of the Sterling deck and superstructure will work with them. Of course with tiny screws, you will need to fill all the holes in. Are you going to make this watertight....cover it with fiberglass or what?

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Old 02-01-2011, 07:30 AM
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Oh No's not screw's I used pin's like what you use to do a butterfly collection. Hey dheinmuller glad to see your still around. When i get a chance am going redraw the plan's so it be easier to understand. Make it look like the original one with 4 propeller's and 2 rudder's.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:41 AM
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sounds good my man. I've moved 9 miles up from where I lived for 32 years thanks to a new neighbor that hates animals. I now have a large lot with lots of tree so my 3 cats can now roam freely! All my models etc. are packed and in storage. After I sell the old house I will build a large garage and a 12' x 34' workshop! Dave email address is the same!
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:33 PM
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OK, I don't get it! WHY can't one just leave the screws in place and spray the various layers of resin/primer/paint over them?????

I can't think of one earthly reason. They are flush with the wood.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:35 PM
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Crack's can form up over time. If you see the gray one i have which, i bought off of dheinmuller you can see crack's in the hull. One little bump or something can do a lot of damage. Thump tack's work well and leave little or none mark's.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:37 PM
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I use to have a neighbor he had everything from horse's to cat's i think he had up to 13 cat's. Then someone called the cop's on them and took most of them away. Yea sometimes neighbor's can be a hole's.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:10 PM
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Wow, I have one of those sitting in my basement that I started dang near 20 years ago. It is the basis for the large scale one i plan to build in the near future, as I mentioned in the PT boat thread.  Any idea what the next size is going from the 1/96th scale?  I know someone with a large plotter who can make scale drawings for me off the original plans which I still have.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:02 PM
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Am in the work's of redoing the sterling plan's to make it look like the original USS Missouri (2 rudder's and 4 propeller's) instead of 1 rudder and 1 prop. I might have them done this weekend if i get a chance too work on them. then from them you should scale them to any size like a 1/40 scale or bigger. A 1/40 would put it at around 22'
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:51 PM
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actually guys, I believe the model that's at the Navy Museum in Norfolk, or is it Newport News, VA, (was at the Smithsonian in the 60's thru 80's) is 20+ feet long and for some reason I thought it was 1/8 scale, but you're right, it must be close to, if not around the 1/40 scale. If anyone lives close to Norfolk, could you go check it out and shoot us some pics!!??
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Ok i have the plans reworked and will post them on here soon. Does any one know how to use like CAD to make it look like what is suppose to look like when it's build from the plan's i redone. Just want to make sure it looks good around the stern. the rest will look fine.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:09 PM
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Ok here they are. Am trying my best.
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Deathwish..... I hate to bug you,(Gonna E-mail you too) but could you possibly post/send me a copy of parts 23 and 24?

It appears that these (and other) parts are missing from my kit. Your pics of parts posted above have bailed me out a number of times, but you did not (as far as I can see) include the parts for the first deck of the super-structure. those are the some of the ones I'm missing.

I think that I'm making real progress given the fact that I only work a couple of hours a day on it. Almost ready to paint the hull.

I think I have mentioned this before, but WHAT A PIA!!!!!

I'll be happy if it ever sees the water, let alone floats. LOL.

Thanks, in advance, for the pics asked for in this missive.

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Old 03-08-2011, 12:22 PM
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I was looking for an old model kit of a Jupiter C and launch tower from Revell, and came across a couple Sterling kits of the Missouri. They are listed for as much as $685.  If I had only known, I would have not even opened the box when I bought it for $85.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:41 PM
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ACDII....Great buy! I paid a little more for mine, but still didn't get hurt. Now that I know how much it's worth, I'm gonna be extra careful (and proud) in making it.

Don't suppose that YOU can come up with the diagrams of parts 23 and 24?

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Let me dig it out and see what I have. Ishould have everything still in the box other than the hull.
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Part 23 is on page 8 of the plan's and part 23 is on page 9. You glue both part's 23 and 23 together to make one larger piece and glue part's 24 and 24 together as well. Like on page 7 of the instruction's. Once you got those glued i believe they are glued together to make a even bigger piece. Hope this help's Post some picture's when you can.
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I found the kit and dug it out, slight correction to the price, I paid $119 for it, the $85 was for the Titanic, which got royally F'd up from being put in the wrong place and got destroyed by barn cats and water.  Other than a heavy layer of dust, the box is in good shape and all the pieces are there, the hull is assembled and the radio gear partially installed. I stopped at the stage where I was glassing the hull, ran out of money for the resin and glass. I do have 2 spare turrets from someone else. My plans look to be in good shape too, still nice and white.

I may be able to copy all the pages of the manual and put them into a PDF, is there a way to load them here if I do?

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OK, I found my problem....actually, I dreamed about it last night. When I went to check this AM I found out my dream was true.

When I had cut out the pieces for the lowest portion of the superstructure, the area surrounding the access holes to the inside of the hull, I guess I was supposed t save the remenants of said cutting for a higher portion of the superstructure. WHO KNEW? They were not marked as pieces to be used later.Anyway, the landfill now has them and I am out the pieces.

Soooooo....I still need pictures (to scale if possible) of parts 23 and 24 so that I can go to the hobby shop and get similar planking, transfer the images onto it and cut same.

Otherwise, I'm dead in the drydock.

I know, I know, I'm an idiot. Never said I weren't. Have pity and help me. :-)

No pictures at this point....too ashamed

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Hey acdii can u post the spare turret's i may buy them from you. Zsnake i will cut the ones i have out and scan them for you and show you how they are put together.
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Man, talk about "above and beyond the call of duty"!

You don't know how much that would mean to me.

Remind me to buy you a beer sometime!

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"When I had cut out the pieces for the lowest portion of the superstructure, the area surrounding the access holes to the inside of the hull, I guess I was supposed t save the remenants of said cutting for a higher portion of the superstructure. WHO KNEW? They were not marked as pieces to be used later.Anyway, the landfill now has them and I am out the pieces."

Yea you could of saved them for it. Here are the picture's. My scanner is a little crappy you can say, but you can make them out.
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