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PostSubject: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Thu 23 May 2013, 4:55 am

I am building up a collection of ships that fought in the 15 November 1942 naval battle at Guadalcanal. I need to build a few more American ships to do this, and the USS Benham is one of them. A few years ago Midship models produced a series of pre-war US destroyers in 1/700 scale. Considering the vast number of Japanese subjects, this was one series that was really needed for us collectors. This kit is tiny as you can see in the picture with the Tamiya paint jar. Thanks for looking.







I bought this drawing of the Benham from a bookshop in Melbourne. It was drawn by Paul Webb, an Australian Naval Architect, whose drawings were plagiarised by Eastern European model manufacturers. An example of plagiarism being the Combrig HMAS Canberra.






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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Thu 23 May 2013, 9:28 am

You amaze me Chris, you really do. That this is absolutely tiny. How on earth do you do it??

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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Thu 23 May 2013, 1:09 pm

Sweet looking ship!
Nice work !
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Thu 23 May 2013, 4:27 pm

Amazing! Such a tiny ship you and bring them to life as if they were 1:1. Can't wait to see more progress on this great ship! Keep'em comin'!
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Thu 23 May 2013, 4:58 pm

It is small and it does look good. I will be following this one for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Thu 23 May 2013, 7:43 pm

sheesh thats small!

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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Fri 24 May 2013, 12:08 am


That is tiny when you consider that is the small Tamiya bottle.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 1:41 am

Thanks guys! Here is another progress shot. The stack assembly doesn't sit properly on the deck so I have used some plastic to fill in some gaps. Iwill use some filler and sand it later. Thanks for looking.



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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 3:47 am

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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 12:48 pm

Gonna look great when done! Keep up the great work!
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Sun 23 Jun 2013, 1:01 am

I haven't posted anything in the last few weeks because my bench is covered in small soldiers. My son is enjoying playing wargames with my cousins, so I have started painting model soldiers for him to play with. Here are some of the culprits keeping me from my dockyard.
 
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Sun 23 Jun 2013, 2:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Sun 23 Jun 2013, 7:43 pm

Don't let the soldiers take over the ship!  You'll never get it back.  Good work so far on a truly small scale.  If it were a car it would be 1/25th of 1/25th (25x25=625) close enuf to 700, right?  Thanks for the visit to smallville-on-sea.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Sat 29 Jun 2013, 2:55 am

OMG Chris you do work in a small scale, and adding detail to boot!! 001

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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Sat 29 Jun 2013, 8:52 am

Nice one Chris.

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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Wed 03 Jul 2013, 1:59 pm

Good stuff Chris,

Good to see the ships are still rolling out! Hmmmmm floating out : )

Ill be watch your work as i always do.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Thu 04 Jul 2013, 2:42 am

Thanks Trev. Keep us posted on your USS Missouri.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Wed 10 Jul 2013, 8:36 am

Its still a working project, its on hold now i got models that have little work i want off the bench. She is looking good ill do a wip here when i get back on it.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Fri 12 Jul 2013, 4:27 pm

Man that's little! Looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Sat 13 Jul 2013, 12:27 pm

Thanks guys! Appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Fri 09 Aug 2013, 2:14 am

The ship is almost finished although I don't think I will post any completed photos. It ain't worth it. There are many problems with this kit. Problems with parts fit, oversized parts, stack is wrong shape and everything from the rear of the ship is too far forward. If this was a real ship the torpedo tubes could not be used because they are pressed up against the deckhouse! I think this kit and the others in this range were designed by a couple of guys over a beer on a wet weekend in Georgia, which is where Midship were based. Recently received the new Tamiya USS Hammann which is a similar destroyer but not the same. It looks excellent which is what you would expect from Tamiya and will make an interesting comparison when I get around to it.

I don't have time to fix the problems, they are too many, got other things to do. Thanks for looking.



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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Fri 09 Aug 2013, 4:10 am

That's a shame the kit is so inaccurate. Looks good to me but all I know about boats and ships is you need water to use them, The more water the better.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Mon 12 Aug 2013, 1:16 am

Damn..... That's a-shame Chris,
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PostSubject: Re: USS Benham 1/700 scale MIdship Models   Mon 12 Aug 2013, 2:28 am

The smartest among us car builders have noticed things wrong with model design, the '32 Fords vary a lot, depending on the guys who do the designs of the models. Sorry about your discovery. The model could become used for parts or experiments in the camouflage painting the ships had.
You know now you have us hooked on the tiny scale, so you'll have to do another ship for us! Thanx for your work.
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