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PostSubject: USS Oakland - Matchbox 1/700   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 10:54 am

This is a conversion of the Matchbox USS San Diego 1/700 scale. I shaved off much of the oversized chunky detail and replaced the smaller guns, torpedo tubes, gun tubs, radar, etc with parts from my spares box. In one of the photos you can compare the San Diego, Matchbox OOB with the Oakland. While building the Oakland I also built the USS Walke, a conversion of the new Tamiya USS Hammann. It is seen in the photos, a destroyer in a camo scheme. Thanks for looking.





















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PostSubject: Re: USS Oakland - Matchbox 1/700   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 2:15 pm

Holly geez Chris that is a ton of upgrade work removing the chunky bits and replacing all those guns etc. Very nice work all round! 

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PostSubject: Re: USS Oakland - Matchbox 1/700   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 4:17 pm

Looks good from here. Big difference when you see them side by side.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Oakland - Matchbox 1/700   Fri 06 Dec 2013, 4:42 pm

Looks great!!! I like also the water!
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PostSubject: Re: USS Oakland - Matchbox 1/700   Sun 05 Jan 2014, 10:11 pm

Outstanding build sir ............. very impressive   
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PostSubject: Re: USS Oakland - Matchbox 1/700   Sun 05 Jan 2014, 10:30 pm

Old Coyote wrote:
accidental double post   

Thanks everyone.

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PostSubject: Re: USS Oakland - Matchbox 1/700   Sun 05 Jan 2014, 10:43 pm

More fine ships from you Chris as usual. The water looks so real.

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PostSubject: Re: USS Oakland - Matchbox 1/700   Sun 05 Jan 2014, 11:23 pm

Nice ships Chris.

I'm telling my wife that it's your fault that I started building ships....lol

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