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A few of my models

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Half Track, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ..I got to go on the USS New Jersey when it was in Hawaii...also got to see the USS Wisconsin at Vieques PR....she fired the big guns....we were about 4000m away from the impacts, but they were still loud and amazing
     
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    ....what about holystoning the decks? and paint?
     
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    how did you do the nameplate?
     
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    I would have to look that word up. I only am so versed in shipboard activities as I spent my four years on the land, save for a few liberty trips on ships while I was in Cuba.
    This model is diecast and the entire model was made in China or Japan in 1999. Distributed/sold by the Franklin Mint. I have been unable to find out how many were made back then. I have seen some for sale on eBay. I bought it from a friend whose father had passed away in 2013. It had been his model as he was a member of the USS Missouri Association. He was in the engineering department an FN2, a plank owner and spent his years on the ship continuously even up to the day of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. It is his anchor brass pin that lies beside the model in the case. I think it originally sold for $500.00. I did not pay that much.
     
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    If you read my above message you will see that there were craftsmen in another country that built this and also engraved the nameplate. They did a pretty nice job, and through the years the model and it’s case is in good condition.
     
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    Looks great, look forward for more
     
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    Holystoning was only done during peacetime, where cleanliness and appearance reigned Supreme. During wartime, holystoning was not done, as paint camoflage of the deck became much more important.
     
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    roger that
     
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    I had a cousin explain how he hated holystoning the deck. Especially while they were underway.

    He was a submariner ! Miss that guy.
     
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