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Diving_Hawk

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WIP Iowa BB61
« on: April 11, 2012, 02:34:23 AM »

S!

Since I am building this ship for the needs of my squad I will also start a WIP here.

Everyone feel free to critisize and give his feedback so i can improve it.
Right now it's only basic model, work in progress still and no texture!. And no details yet!

My biggest nightmare are the photos as depending on the age they are taken they depict different systems and configurations onboard.

Since early photos of the BB61 are hard to find with adequate resolution I am particularly interested in getting more of them.



I will post more images when I have time.
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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 05:06:52 AM »

I was well impressed with your work on the Yamato, and this is looking good already :)

Keep it coming :)

Hawkers :)
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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 11:27:06 AM »

WOW – this is fantastic news – thanks very much.
I a m still in awe of your Yamato & this will be a worthy adversary  ;D
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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 11:28:17 AM »

GREAT!

Keep up this great ship classes!!!

They were used also on Korea!!!
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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 03:18:39 AM »

USS Iowa BB61 - 1943



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Diving_Hawk

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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 05:21:03 AM »

Thx for the help gents and for your words.

I will post more when the model is somewhat more "refined" and not just a starter.

EDIT: Comparing the plans you sent me Ashehouse with the one I have I see some minor differences in parts, for example front turret area a bit different, and some gun positions + other things a bit different.

But the general shape is the same.

That's not surprising anyway these ships used so many different refits.
I keep refinign the overall shape and will coem to details in last place.
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Diving_Hawk

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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 03:32:45 AM »

I changed the under bridge area to a more circural in front as opposed to the semi-rectangular I had before and reworked bridge area.

After researching photos, the circular front was used in 1943.
Also I added some more details:



I also have to add this shot is not under perspective so the ship will seem smaller. I did not render this one.

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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 05:01:41 PM »

She's going to be beautiful!!
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Diving_Hawk

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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 08:13:40 AM »

Still working on fixing the details and correcting any possible mistakes.



Some new things in mast. Not much progress.

In 1943 photos it has an antena like the rangefinder on US carriers. But in 1944 late it has slightly reworked antena area and a "satelite plate"( not sure how else to call it in english) antena.

I will model the early one.

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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 08:39:22 PM »

I heard somewhere the Vals are arming and the Kates are refueling...
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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 09:46:17 PM »

Wow! I've been hoping for ages someone would make an Iowa class! Can't wait to have a proper escort for my task groups!
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Re: WIP Iowa BB61
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 03:26:39 AM »

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I heard somewhere the Vals are arming and the Kates are refueling...

Poor of them...Judies and Jills should go instead !  ;)
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