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1/700 Trumpeter Baltimore
TheLilPeashooter
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: March 04, 2018
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 10:38 PM UTC
Hi, I'm Fred from Armorama. Doing my first (well, second, if including submarine) ship build, 1/700 Trumpeter USS Baltimore 1943. The kit is meh at best, fit issues, thick sprue attachment points, etc.

There seems to be an mistake in the instructions - the bow guns (between the first battery and 20 mm guns) are represented in the instruction as 2 20 mm guns, but reference pics and boxart suggests that it's different. Is the manual incorrect?

A PDF can be found at Scalemate
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/103984-trumpeter-05724-uss-baltimore-ca-68

Ps sorry for the confusion the terms I used could be incorrect.
Thearmorer
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Joined: June 17, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 07:18 PM UTC
I think I can help on this one, based several photos of the Baltimore from 1943 thru 1952 it appears that a Quad 40mm was mounted forward of the No.1 main turret.

https://imgur.com/RarQqTG

https://imgur.com/RYD8kdt

I did find one picture that appeared to have two single mount 20mm's mounted in the same location. These may have been a temporary mount while waiting for the quad 40s.

https://imgur.com/NblkVPk

This may be the source of the confusion by Trumpeter. I haven't done this for quite awhile, so I hope these come out.

Thearmorer