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Arleigh Burke help
CB1000h
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 01:50 PM UTC
Need some advice on the best PE set and resin accessories for Dragons 350 Arleigh burke also paint colors from model masters
Also what is the general consensous for bases
I plan do build full hull and place the ship on brass rod
lenght from base to hull???? and size Diam. of rod
sould the base be longer than over all hull and by how much or shorter??/
Thanks for the help
CB1000h
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 05:48 PM UTC
I know this is kinda newbie ??? but I do not have muchbuild time with model ships
Thanks
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 11:43 PM UTC
Ok, mate, here's my two shillings worth...


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Need some advice on the best PE set and resin accessories for Dragons 350 Arleigh burke



I would check out Tom's Modelworks, Gold Medal Models, and White Ensign Models, respectively...


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also paint colors from model masters



Take a look at your instruction sheet, and listed should be Testors MM numbers like these...(DML's U.S.S. Monterey (CG-61) sheet image used)



The numbers in the shaded area are Testors Model Master paint numbers...sorry mate, I don't have access to your specific kit instruction sheet at this time...


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Also what is the general consensous for bases
I plan do build full hull and place the ship on brass rod
lenght from base to hull???? and size Diam. of rod
sould the base be longer than over all hull and by how much or shorter??/
Thanks for the help



The base is an important part of the build, IMHO, and a great base really makes a great model shine...take a look around the site here in the gallery and features section for a good amount of base examples...they can be all wood, wood with brass uprights, or the kit supplied base...all your call, mate!

Hope this helped you some, Wayne, and don't ever be afraid to post a question here...we try our best to answer them all!

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 05:50 AM UTC
Thank you very much for the help
I will post pics as soon as I get under way
Thanks again
Wayne
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 06:21 AM UTC
Wayne,

If you check your local home improvement store in the lighting section, they should have something called a shade riser that makes an excellent pedestal for full hull ships.

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 10:23 AM UTC
Will do
Thanx