The Italian Littorio...Now Available!

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  1. modelshipsahoy

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    We got a big present at lunch today! Anyone recognize the handy work? Someone did a phenomenal job on making this thing straight and pretty! Check it out and tell me what you think. What is it? The lines are smooth and surfaces super silky.

    I think I’ll pull a mold off it. Anybody want one? Let me know.
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  2. thegeek

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    Built 1986, has seen several Reno's.
    Undergoing a dust off and salvage.
    Super plugs exist, molds are shot.
    I have all the doc's in Italian, thank you google.
    As soon as I get a plastic hull from Tim,
    building will start.
    Looks fast just sitting there, IMO one of the most beautiful. 1581100181673-577595919.jpg
     
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  3. absolutek

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    I’ll take one.
     
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  4. GregMcFadden

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    Superstructure and turrets are available in the resources section as editable files as well.
     
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    OH! Very nice!
     
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    Sweet. I can’t wait to see what all you guys are going to do with this one.
     
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    Very tempting but it makes travelling even more of a challenge with such a big ship haha
     
  12. ZARUBA1987

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    Yes I’m in. I just pick up one of Greg’s wooden kits but that said A fiberglass hull could make things a little easier. The wooden hull I got was designed for big gun so requires a bit of modification. I’m still looking for someone with 3D printer skills to build me the superstructure. I would be willing to $$$ for time and materials.
     
  13. hullbuster

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    I would buy that! When will they be for sale????
     
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    Soon. Pile o progress pics to post later tonight.

    Still catching up on Kongōs.
     
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    The Japs tend to be a impatient culture,
    Can't even wait for their ambassadors to type out a declaration of War.
    Think of the panic at the Kongos being held back.

    Italians on the other hand tend to appreciate the time and quality aspects of the hobby. And they eat better!
     
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    ...and make better lovers.
     
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    Sometimes you can only take on really big projects if you have a giant pair of chrome plated steel nuts.
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    Only spot we could find to improve upon was a couple divots in the tail end sides. Adding clay keeps us from burning through the tooling gel when we surface finish the molds. More tomorrow C1757A9F-3017-49F2-99B6-810E1C60B56A.jpeg 8133E303-3F12-4182-9607-7722F6EAAABC.jpeg
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    Italy doesn't eat better, we have the sushi
     
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