Montana Project

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  1. CURT

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    Pleased to announce the Montana order is in the works right now. This will be a runner only however this will have rotational turrents, elevating barrels, smoke, sound , and lighting effects. The hull is remaining solid as I have extended Go Pro arms and sidemount attachments for attaching the Go Pro camera to the side of the hull and away from the sides to get beauty footage of the Montana steaming and rotating her guns. The hull offers lots of camera setups and multiple camera locations.
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    As te Montana project is moving forward I moved Bismarck, Yamato, Roma,and Missouri to the shipyard and placed them on the shelves . Yamato , Bis and Mo have their superstructure tops still on. Roma is just beneath them minus the superstructure. I had to lower the top shelf quite a bit to allow thet superstructures clearance from the ceiling. Most likely I will rearrange this again and just have the supers on the bottom shelf under the bench and have their hulls on the shelves but higher up to allow more space between the shelves.
     
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    Can we get a pic to see how much room the beasts take up in the ship yard
     
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    Yup going to take it tonight and post it because the beasts ate up my shelf space immediatly. Gulp! However I can get wider shelves and double them up as long as they don't block my ceiling lights. If I leave off the superstructures and store them open hull then I can restore my shelf space between shelves.
     
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    Very good timing sir.
    Things are starting to slow down in most parts due to the weather. So we can enjoy the building of the beast in comfort.
    I am looking forward to it.
    Carry on!
    Mikey
     
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    Gentlemen.. the Stokamoto Shipyard is now closed...Today S.S.W.aka Stokes Ship-Works is now open for work in the yards. It took the better part of the weekend to get the final part of it in place. You don't realize how much stuff you accumulate until it's time to gather it up and move it. I found several dremel accessory sets, a hand belt sander, a flex Dremel tool , a Dremel router, the list is exhausting. I had to rearrange the height of the shelves several times to get everything to fit on the shelves. 3 more Led pot lights were installed at the other end of the bench. I installed another peg board and moved the first one further left so I have more peg board to hang stuff from. The lower shelves from one end of the bench to the other is full. The freestanding shelf is full. I purchased a new Band saw today with a laser sighting and a fence and alight that is attached and movable. That is attached at the far end of the bench so it will not intrude on my bench space.

    The challenge was getting the ships back up on the shelves. Well I was able to get ALLL....yes ...ALL the ships plus 2 additions from the previous yard that do not belong to me. Those are the USS IOWA and the HMS EREBUS.North Carolina is there also. However I willl be moving it off the lowest shelf and back on the bench but nice to know I can fit it there. So including the big 4's superstructures on the shelf with the ships,but not on their hulls, I have the remaining ships on as well. Here's what is aloft on the wall above the bench.

    Yamato- Missouri - Bismarck- Roma - Tirpitz- Nagato-Rodney- Prince Of Wales-Dunkerque- Konig- Von Der Tann - Viribus Unitis- Prinze Eugene-Graf Spee- North Carolina-Iowa - Erebus.

    Did I forget any? Oh yeah ... have to find a spot for Montana!

    Anyway I meant to get pics but didn't get a chance yet. Will get them tomorrow evening after I get back from the gym. I need to strengthen the back and shoulder muscles for moving those models from the shelves. The only thing I am missing and need is a paint booth. I was using the one in the Stokamoto shipyard however the owner is disassembling it for good. That will leave me in a difficult spot to paint the hullls and superstructures. I will figure something out for it.

    Well next step is to start getting my camera's setup and see how I can document the build of the Montana and the other projects.

    This is a big step and a lot of ships to complete.Should keep me busy for a long time.
     
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    Been researching youtube and the search engines for pics and drawings and photos of the USS MONTANA. I found decent drawings on line but I am hoping the plans will be adequate to allow me to detail the model.

    If we can get the Iowa and Missouri and Montana on the water together that would be pretty cool.
     
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    Got an update. Stephen is picking up the Montana hull this Saturday. My order for the AA's and other parts will be delayed. The superstructure is not cut yet as the equipment to cut it out is not assembled yet. That's it for now till I receive more updates.
     
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    Montana update. Checked my email this morning and it looks like Montana may be ready to ship out late next week sometime. Getting excited about seeing this beast in person. I may need another shed to build it.
     
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    I'm excited about seeing pics of it. :) :)


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    Hey, Stoke!
    Plan for the IRC Nationals! To be held in Hagerstown, MD in June next year! One of the best combat lakes around. Can't bring the Montana but you have lots of other ships.

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    I saw your request for Bob to come down. I would love to go to that. I won't be able to make it to that. Wife is hooked on cruises and wishes to go on another one this year. Course I mentioned I like to go to Nats as well but hart to change a woman's mind about a vacation cruise.
     
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    Well, what you do is convince her to go on an Alaskan cruise. Like one that leaves from Seattle. We can arrange a battle if you can arrange a day or two to be in Seattle, come visit Strike, be in a battle, etc.
     
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    I lke that idea Keri. I can propse that to her and it would be great to see you guys and be involved in a battle there.
     
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    I told this to Stephen, and he asked if you would be staying here while your wife went to Alaska. I then had the bright idea of offering to switch places and I'll go on the cruise, and you can stay and have lots of model boat time. It made for a good laugh on this end.
     
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    Yeah I just told that to my wife and she laughed. If we ship her to Hawaii she would go for it. She likes very warm weather.
     
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    Update: Checked my email this morning from Strike and he advised he was getting the Montana packed up for shipping....well... all I can say is ...........

    YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .

    I think I will stand the box up in place of the Christmas Tree and decorate it.
     
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    Just wait for global warming to kick in a bit more? :)
     
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    Hey Curt, We are only a couple ish hours from Seattle, this has the makings of a cool cool ting, boiy
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    Oh yeah that 's right too Jay. This would be very cool indeed.