1/700 USS Baltimore CA-68
Trumpeter 1/700 USS Baltimore (1944)
This is the first ship model I’ve attempted in some time using all the details (photo-etch, rigging, sea base, etc.). Pretty satisfied with the results but definitely room for improvement.
USS Baltimore in 1944 configuration with the dazzle paint scheme. Added a photo-etch detail set and aftermarket AA gun set (20mm and 40mm) and gun directors. I braided some wire for the anchor chain and custom built the open hanger deck. I wanted to put a plane in there but it seems that the wings don’t fold on a Kingfisher so I’m not sure how they got them to fit. Sea base is a colored to represent a nice day in the Pacific Ocean.
Things I learned:
– should have sprung for brass barrels for the 8″ and 5″ guns
– painting and washes are a bit sloppy
– paint is too uniform
– needs better in scale rigging
– plexiglass is hard to deal with, getting it laser cut next time
Hopefully I’ll correct these things on my next build.
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