SS, Turrets, and hull question

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  1. jstod

    jstod Well-Known Member

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    With Strike having shut its doors, (really bummed about that,Keri and Stephen where always very helpful and patient with all my questions) where does everyone get there SS and turrets now? Specifically Iowa class turrets. Battlers connection is awesome but it appears that half of the available items are no longer available from a specific vender.
     
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    I too was very sad to see Strike models close, I'm now looking for a Littorio/Roma hull in 1/144 and would love to build a Italian cruiser Gorizia/Pola/Zara if I can find a hull or kit. If anyone can guide me to someone that sells either of these that would be much appreciated.
     
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    You could learn Fusion 360 and create your own files and 3D print them. A lot of our club members are doing just that.
     
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    I will eventually
     
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    Just wondering, how do most people do their superstructure?
    They look so pretty!!!!!!!!!:laugh:
     
  11. jstod

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    Most do not put a lot of detail into them. Just enough for them to look great from the shore. They have a tendency to get shot up. I’d say the major exception is Curt who’s models look phenomenal
     
  12. Commodore

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    Just be aware that ships that actually battle generally aren't that pretty. The pretty stuff tends to fly around and disappear.

    1/16" thick ABS is quite popular for people building from scratch. For people printing, ABS is also the popular material.

    People also use 1/16" circuit board type fiberglass (I forget what it's called) and 1/16" or 1/8" plywood.
     
  13. jstod

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    Are there any real differences in shape and size of turrets for South Dakota class and Iowa?