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michael.rolph
#1 Posted : 14 January 2016 21:58:55

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Michaels Revell USS New Jersey BB-62 (1982) - Platinum Edition

For my build of the year 2016 I have chosen the Revell USS New Jersey. I stumbled on this kit while I was browsing in WH Smiths in the Metrocentre. I only went in there for a pot of paint :)

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#2 Posted : 14 January 2016 21:59:57

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Box contents

The basic instructions are quite clear and easy to follow.

Picture 1-2

Color and decal guide

Picture 3

Deck guide

Picture 4

Etch plan number guide

Picture 5

Photo etch assembly and placement guides

Picture 6-9
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#3 Posted : 14 January 2016 22:00:58

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Parts

Wooden deck stickers

Picture 1

Photo Etch

Picture 2

Replacement gun barrels

Picture 3

Hull and deck

Picture 4

Sprue

Picture 5-10

Tools

I decide to invest in a basic airbrush to hopefully improve the outcome of the painting

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#4 Posted : 14 January 2016 22:02:02

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Looks an interesting kit and available in Smiths. Be interesting to see what the poor old Swindon shop can offer.

Hope you have great fun with your build and it goes well for you.
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#5 Posted : 14 January 2016 22:02:13

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Kit quality

The generally quality of the parts is quite good but there are some large mold lines on the hull and some of the pieces. Also the deck is rather floppy.

Picture 1

First steps

I began by reviewing the basic instructions and the etch assembly sheets. Next I numbered each step on the etch guide and found the matching points in the instructions and added a reference to the sheet. Hopefully this will prevent me from missing out any of the etch when I build each section.

Next I ordered the paints that I will need from cornwall model boats and I will begin the assembly once they arrive.
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#6 Posted : 14 January 2016 22:31:02

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BigGrin Hi Michael

Now that looks a nice kit and with a bit of fetling will make a fine model with all the extra's the compressor was the same one I bought as my first too it works fine just keep an eye on the water trap and empty it often.

Just one last point the build of the year entry title should be noted in the post and not in the title of the build. If you could amend this it would be great and best of luck with your build.

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#7 Posted : 14 January 2016 22:41:32

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I have this kit in my stash. It's a lovely kit full of extras out of the box. I'll be following your build closely :)
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#8 Posted : 14 January 2016 22:51:30

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Looks a great model. Look forward to seeing her grow.
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#9 Posted : 15 January 2016 01:02:16

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Looks a nice kit very similar to my entry,my first time with an airbrush too, good luck to you sir.
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#10 Posted : 15 January 2016 01:03:17

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Good luck with the build Michael, looks like a great choice for entry....Cool Cool

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#11 Posted : 15 January 2016 01:40:13

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That's my curse too. Walk in to spend $5 on some paint and walk out $100 lighter and a bag full of stuff.LOL Looks like a fantastic kit. Looking forward to watching this build come to life. Good luck in the competition. Lots of great entries so far and more to come I'm guessing.

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#12 Posted : 15 January 2016 03:43:50

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Another amazing entry Michael.Good luck. I love these highly detailed ship models.Will be following this with interest.

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#13 Posted : 24 January 2016 19:16:57

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Thanks everyone for the comments.

A quick update, all the paint and supplies I ordered have arrived and I have just finished a build of Babylon 5 so hopefully I will being construction this week.

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#14 Posted : 25 January 2016 11:30:54

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Nice looking kit will follow with interestCool Phil
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#15 Posted : 27 January 2016 20:09:09

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Construction has begun.

Hull and deck prep
The first step was to remove some unnecessary details from the hull, deck and tower base, this was achieved using a small saw, craft knife and sandpaper. This was the most time consuming part of the first stage.
Once the removal was complete the parts were washed with warm soapy water to remove any mold grease and plastic dust.


Main Gun

I removed and cleaned up the parts for the first main gun. I'm not particularly happy with the quality of the parts so far, the gun base was missing part of the turntable and didn't fit well into the main body of the gun.

Picture 1

The require photo etch materials were removed from the sprues and the gun barrels were cut off. Holes were drilled into the remains of the gun barrel bases and the new barrels glued in place.

Picture 2

The parts were assembled into sub assemblies and the etch glued in place

Picture 3

Once the subassemblies were dry they were glued together.

Picture 4-5

One gun down, two to go!
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#16 Posted : 27 January 2016 20:16:16

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The pe really makes a difference, very nice indeed!BigGrin
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#17 Posted : 27 January 2016 20:55:44

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#18 Posted : 27 January 2016 22:18:46

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That looks a very nice start to your build and amazing you picked up something as good as this in smiths.
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#19 Posted : 27 January 2016 23:03:47

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Really nice looking kit, looks like an old one revamped with the etch and decks? nice start following this with interest

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#20 Posted : 28 January 2016 01:18:41

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Off to a great start and lots of nice looking etch, it looks very much like Pontos etch right down to the instructions too, I really enjoyed working with Pontos on my Yamato Cool
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