The Seawise Giant hull taking its general shape .A lot of putty and a lot of sanding but i am pleased the main hull lines are correct in scale and pretty straight .This is going to be placed in a dio depicting it as it was crossing the Hormuz straits and along side it the USS Iowa which was patrolling in that area at the time (1988).The difference in size is more than obvious.This ship must have been quite a spectacle when viewed in real time .I thought i ll take a few quick shots against a US carrier too just to get a better understanding how big that thing was.
The Blue ridge West Virginia almost done.Still waiting for the Fine Molds 40mm guns.Being a resin kit even though it is painted mostly with airbrush , under the macro lens it shows the somewhat rough surface resin exibits compared to injection plastic models.
The complex camo of W.Virginia is mostly done , apart from the 5'' turrets ofcourse .Still weathering some PE for the radars, masts, ladders etc.I decided to order some new Fine Molds quad bofors as the PE provided in the kit looked to me to flat and the resin one a bit bulky.Other than that the kit has everything you need.
2 Trumpeter 1/350 Hornet hulls that will be converted to a 42' and a 44' Enterprise , along with some blueprints i bought to get a clear picture of the changes needed for the 44 version as i have already built a 42 version in the past.
Blue ridge models resin 1/700 USS West Virginia , another commission .Looks like a well enginneered kit with little or no room for corrections.Next to it a 1/700 giant crane (used in Brooklyn navy yard) from Alliance modelworks , that is going to be used in a massive 1/700 project i am planning.
A 1/350 Roma, a beautifull sip in a beautifull color (pale white) .A model i just like to built but this time in a more moderate seascape, showcasing the elegant lines of her.I prefer the one color sceme as it is easier and makes the ship gracefull lines more apparent.
Plan taken from a paper model and enlarged to come to 1/700 scale of the biggest ship ever built, the Seawise giant .The dio will require the scrachbuilt of the supertanker and it will portray it along side the USS Iowa in the Persian Gulf around 1988 when she was finaly hit by Iraqui exocet missiles.One word, massive.