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  Topic: never built ships
MarkD

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PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:18 am   Subject: never built ships
The South Dakota was built. She served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1947. Also, she was the third ship to be named in honor of South Dakota and was the lead ship of her class.

I think he ...
  Topic: Camo paint finish
MarkD

Replies: 5
Views: 3117

PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:10 pm   Subject: Camo paint finish
We're forbidden to see those images, Mark.

tone

Crap - how about now?

MD
  Topic: Camo paint finish
MarkD

Replies: 5
Views: 3117

PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:34 am   Subject: Camo paint finish
I would classify the paints used today in the USN as semi-gloss - God knows I've applied many gallons of it in my time!

As for shiny things, sailors sort of have an affinity for polished brass and ...
  Topic: American Battleships Great War Era
MarkD

Replies: 19
Views: 11798

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:12 am   Subject: American Battleships Great War Era
I've looked through some of my sources and haven't found a clear answer yet. It seems that the general belief in the US was that contact fuses were more reliable and were better for AP, but I haven't ...
  Topic: American Battleships Great War Era
MarkD

Replies: 19
Views: 11798

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:19 pm   Subject: American Battleships Great War Era
I could not locate much about the Nagato and Mutsu, but the Japanese were notoriously secretive about their fleet designs.

I did find the following in the ASNE Journal from 1920. It is interesting ...
  Topic: American Battleships Great War Era
MarkD

Replies: 19
Views: 11798

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:04 pm   Subject: American Battleships Great War Era
This points out just how public this information was in the US. This is a short article from the Scientific American, which was reprinted in the ASNE Journal in February, 1912:

(Sorry for the long ...
  Topic: American Battleships Great War Era
MarkD

Replies: 19
Views: 11798

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:40 pm   Subject: American Battleships Great War Era
From the Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers, February, 1914:

"The United States Navy Department, which has during the last seven years pursued a very consistent policy in battleship ...
  Topic: American Battleships Great War Era
MarkD

Replies: 19
Views: 11798

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:25 pm   Subject: American Battleships Great War Era
EM (not sure what to call you!),

I was recently accepted as a volunteer for the Wiki on this site and I'm hoping to expand the info at least for the US pre-dreadnaughts. I have started with the USS ...
  Topic: Ooh it's quiet here
MarkD

Replies: 8
Views: 8410

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:08 am   Subject: Ooh it's quiet here
I still check things out here, but haven't had much time for my own projects.

I'm sure things will pick back up!
  Topic: Looking for the USS Helena PG-9 Line Drawings
MarkD

Replies: 2
Views: 3265

PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:47 pm   Subject: Looking for the USS Helena PG-9 Line Drawings
I looked through my collection and came up empty.

Sorry, Vladimir!
  Topic: Other sites with CAD ship efforts
MarkD

Replies: 1
Views: 3594

PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:24 pm   Subject: Other sites with CAD ship efforts
Military Meshes has a ship section:

http://www.military-meshes.com/forums/index.php

There's a wide variety from age of sail to modern vessels. Some of the skills you'll see over there are absolu ...
  Topic: new Wiki launched
MarkD

Replies: 5
Views: 6150

PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:49 pm   Subject: new Wiki launched
I would be happy to contribute when you get to that point!
  Topic: Armored Cruiser USS North Carolina Build
MarkD

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Views: 40666

PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:05 pm   Subject: Armored Cruiser USS North Carolina Build
Just found plans of the Montana (ACR-13) posted on the Historic Naval Ship Association site:

http://hnsa.org/doc/plans/
  Topic: no subject
MarkD

Replies: 93
Views: 43209

PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:56 am   Subject: no subject
I'm curious,.. when 3D models are built does the software interpolate stations?

There are a lot of different methods of hull building in 3D. Some use stations (usually referred to as splines) that ...
  Topic: no subject
MarkD

Replies: 93
Views: 43209

PostForum: Modeling   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:53 am   Subject: no subject
Very interesting. I'm watching this one closely as I may do one like this some day.
 
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