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1:200 USS Missouri Build Log - Trumpeter w/ Pontos Detail Sets


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This just keeps getting better and better, really makes me want to to build one for myself especially since I was on the Mighty Mo in the early 2000s when I honeymooned in HI, but I have a whole stack of unfinished and un-started kits to finish first. Also, I know my ADD would definitely keep me from finishing a project of this magnitude.

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This is a spectacular testament to Mighty Mo! I’ve seen the 6’ model at the Naval Academy, and your build is evocative. I also put my USS Iowa on the blocks. I love how it looks displayed this way!


Cheers,  Tom

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  • 4 months later...

Hi all you LSP friends out there. It's a wet, cold, gloomy day and since I can't be outside picking up leaves, I thought now would be a good time to give you an update on my "Plastic Toy Boat", or, as I call it - "The Monster Mo". I would say it's probably 75% finished ay this point. I have to put on the smoke stack assemblies and the front upper control bridge yet, then add the rigging (ugh) and add a bunch of little piddly stuff on the main deck. And oh yeah, I've got to do the airplanes that attaches to the catapults. And don't forget the people! I take that back, maybe it isn't 75% done!! Anyway, here's the latest 35 pictures.



It's actually starting to look like a battleship now. Still a ways to go, though.















Finally got the 2 20mm AA guns mounted on the bow. Railing on main deck won't be added for a while yet.









This is the area I've been working on for well over a year now. The higher up you go, the smaller the pieces are, and the more brass photo-etch there is. There are 2 masts on this ship. one mounted on each of the twin stacks.  The masts are 100% brass.



Yeah, I said I was gonna! You probably didn't see them. but there are 11 windscreen wipers mounted on the bridge windows. And, I did get the railings installed on the upper decks - not the main deck yet.





How's that for detail! I even have an open door under the gangway.



Can you see the big 36" searchlight in what looks like an inverted tub? That searchlight has 16 individual pieces to it, including a clear plastic lens and seats for the operators















One good thing, there is so much going on with this model that if I make a goof, I doubt seriously if you'll ever notice it! At least I can hope!!



Sure is a lot of guns on this beast. Can you imagine a Japanese aviator's thoughts as he flew towards this ship trying to attack it?



This is one area I had a lot of trouble with - trying to fit the two 5" practice loading machines in place along with the gun director and radar tubs and ladders, then adding the railings and net baskets. A bloody nightmare, it was!



There's a 12" searchlight that had to be glued to the top rail of the railing. Wanna know how much fun that was? Damn thing is so small you can hardly see it and you have to hold it in place with tweezers until the glue sets up. Then you get to do it on the other side as well.



Here you can see the hole where the aft smokestack goes. That's what I'm working on now.












With the addition of the 12 whip antennas, I can no longer cover this ship with a piece of plastic. So, I now keep it downstairs in the family room and keep the case on it. Then, as I finish a module, I'll add it to the ship. Next addition will be the aft stack with it's associated mast.







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Think I got it this time!
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34 minutes ago, steinerman said:

I'm trying to link some new photos from Flickr and I can't seem to do it.  Something has changed but I'll get it figured out - I hope 


Administrators:  Can you delete the blank posts.please!


What's happening, exactly? Things have indeed changed, in that bbCode is no longer supported, but there doesn't seem to be any evidence of an image link at all in your posts (now deleted). Apparently Flickr gives you access to the direct image link, which is the one you need to use, so I can only suggest you give that a try. Instead of pasting it in directly, you can try using the "Insert image from URL" function from the "Other Media" drop-down menu (bottom right of edit window).



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57 minutes ago, steinerman said:

Not sure what happened, Kev.  I couldn't seem to get anything to work.  Finally closed everything down and restarted from scratch.  Software glitch, maybe???


More likely a browser glitch, but glad you got there in the end! Great update, too.



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21 hours ago, LSP_K2 said:

I really like the color of the big guns, near the blast bags. What did you use for those areas?

Hi Kevin.  To get that color I used Model Masters Jet Exhaust and after it dried I used Tamaya Smoke by twirling the gun barrel against the brush to give it a circular look.  Did this twice and then don't put any final coat on it.  Leave it as is.

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On 10/19/2020 at 9:53 PM, Jennings Heilig said:

Sacred fecal matter, that’s GORGEOUS!!  


Yes SFM for sure, this build is amazing. Most model ships are a lacking in that busy look, not this one. I love how all the detail keeps it from having that...well busy look. I don't know what else to call it. Looks much less toy like.


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