USS Monitor anniversary model

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by Printer, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Printer

    Printer Member wouldn't allow me to post a link to this on that site so I'm hoping that Zealot will.

    I'm de-lurking because I ran across a 1/144 model of John Ericssons USS Monitor.

    The link to the PDF is at the bottom right.

    Best of luck
    The Printer

    screw the rivets, I build for atmosphere.
  2. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I won't bother going into the why and wont's of the first part of your statement, but Thank You for posting this link to a piece of history. Some preview pics below. :)

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  3. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    I built this model a few years ago; one of my favorite designs - simple, accurate, and all the parts go together nicely! If only the cropping on the file were better, though :mrgreen:
  4. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I cropped it as they are only preview pictures from the .pdf. :)
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Thank you for posting this link. It is a good tidbit of American history. Not only that, but the model looks good as well.
  6. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    OOhh! Now I know what you mean. I guess the Gov overspending has caused cutbacks in the most unusual cutbacks and trimming!:eek:
  7. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Well, I fixed it but for some reason cannot upload any models!?! Working on that, till then see next post. :)
  8. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    O.K., this may ruffle the feathers of some, but unless you are the government, stay ruffled. I have fixed the model and have uploaded it here

    The file name is USS Monitor

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  9. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    Thanks Zathros! No feathers ruffled here!
  10. mdsohio

    mdsohio New Member

    It is a significant/historically important part of Americana...awesome that you would include it here!
  11. fishBait

    fishBait Member

    Yea, I found it and built it during my recovery from surgery. Nice little model. I designed and made the cover for the turrant and added it. The wire I used for the struts were way too big, but were the smallest I had. Could not leave the house (doctors orders) so I used them.

    Have touched up the seams with paint since the pictures were taken, looks better now.

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