South Dakota 1920 (IRCWCC)

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  1. Kevin P.

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    Starting to get some time for boat building, new workshop is still in development but I've tripled my bench space so far
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    First new project will be the USS South Dakota (BB-49). This class was just voted-in as legal for IRCWCC this past year. I started the plug last week. I'll be trying to make a video for this one covering fiberglass mold construction so details here will be brief
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    Sourced plans from navsource
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    I have the deck cut out
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    Next step will be starting to glue it all together
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    You're a busy man, Kevin...
     
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    Keep rolling bfother
     
  4. Kevin P.

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    Got the frames glued together today, foam next
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    Damn thats a clean shop looking good
     
  6. Kevin P.

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    Starting this back up now that battle season has wrapped up
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    Progress from the weekend
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    Spackle on
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  7. Kevin P.

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    Paint stage begun
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    Flange for mold installed
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    So are we doing this next weekend? I dont know if I'm available.
     
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    First half of mold done
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    Mold part 2 done, had some resin penetration so surface needs some work, plug dis not survive
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    This thing has some volume
     
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    Holy (redacted), Batman!

    "Fat bottomed boats, they make the combat world go round"...
     
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    Took a bit to clean up the mold, first hull is drying
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    PVA
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    a lot of resin and mat
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    First hull out of the mold, a few gel coat issues but good enough for combat
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  16. Stanley Crawford

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    What scale did you build this to? I am looking at modeling the USS Alabama which is a South Dakota class battleship. I was wondering if you still have the stencils for your cross sections. I have been searching and searching for hull cross sections.

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    Stan;

    The scale is 1/144 scale for IRCWCC ship combat.


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  18. Kevin P.

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    Hi Stan, this model is a different South Dakota, it’s the 1920 version that was never completed
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Dakota-class_battleship_(1920)

    you are looking for the wwii version
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Dakota-class_battleship_(1939)

    Battlers connection has a WWII South Dakota hull, plans should be available on profile morskie


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    Trimmed the hull, float test, marked windows. Went with even spacing as she’ll probably take a lot midships and want to minimize blow outs
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    A few different weights
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    I remember seeing the model of her in the Navy Yard Museum, back when that was a thing. Fantasies of building one, with triple bow guns, my own design that would never work, of course, etc. etc. etc. Almost enough to make me want one.

    Almost.

    She looks good and I hope you enjoy her.

    Also - you might want to move that hard area up a bit in the stern; you're allowed to, you know. Something about "area of the props and rudders" or something.
     
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