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Anthony Alvear
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USS Indianapolis CA-35 Heavy Cruiser 1945 (1/350 Trumpeter)

July 5, 2018 · in Ships · · 20 · 5.9K

Finally, after more than 1 year, and 340 hours of work finished the Indianapolis, a model with many errors, to which many improvements were added...Plastruct Improvements styrene sheet, Rod,strip…, Generic PE raillings from Flyhawk, Gold Medal models vertical and inclined ladders;, cable reels, TDY-1 ECM antenna, Stokes Litters, Watertight Doors, metal chains, PE set, Barrels 203mm and 127mm from Master Models, Flyhawk 40MM Quad Bofors Gun Mount, lifebuoy from dream models, Brass pipe 0,3mm-0,4mm-0,5mm, 0.8mm improvements….etc.etc……weathering from Tamiya set B, invisible thead .004 mm nylon. Tamiya, Model master and Humbrol Enamels Paints.
satin lacquer From Rust-Oleum.

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  1. Really nice build, Anthony. You’ve done a great job.

    I did the Academy “premier” version three or four years ago. It was tough too. There was a mountain of etch to get through. That said, I bought a case for it, but I’m not sure if it was to better admire the subject over time, or to remind me of the pain in building it...

    Well done. And well done too on the photography.

  2. Congratulations to a job well done!
    Looks good!

  3. Such an impressive build of an important and tragic subject. Sounds like a real labour of love, Anthony, and she is beautifully presented. I know as a shipbuilder how much you have put into this work - huge kudos and respect to you.

  4. One of the better ship builds I've seen lately...outstanding work!

  5. A real masterpiece! Worth the effort from my perspective. Just perfect. Love the stand also.

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    Great job on this Anthony. All the effort paid off.

  7. A superb build - all that effort paid off. Well done!

  8. Great work! A very realistic result.

    I think I'll let mine continue to cruise in the Box of Doom. 🙂

  9. Fantastic build!

  10. A stately looking beauty. Those 300+ hours really show. Great looking build.

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