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TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 06:47 PM UTC
Nikos Kosmadakis shares his latest nautical diorama with us! This time he digs into the past a bit with an old one from Monogram to create the USS Chicago.

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Thanks!
Robbd01
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 07:00 PM UTC
Nicely done. I served on her from 1977 to 1980. In fact I was on the flag detail lowering the colors on the day of her decommissioning. I worked on both the Talos and Tartar missile radars.

Cheers
TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 07:07 PM UTC
Nikos did a fine job with this really old kit! Proves that 'ANY' can actually be made up into something decent!!

That is awesome you got to be a part of her history Robbie! She was a fine looking ship and well accomplished! Nice to know you were apart of getting some of those "E"'s in missile training!! Thanks for your service!
bill_c
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 09, 2008
KitMaker: 10,360 posts
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 12:25 AM UTC
Wow, great missile launch diorama!
Robbd01
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 07:19 PM UTC
Just shared this on the USS Chicago FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChicagoCG11/?fref=nf

Cheers
TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 08:04 PM UTC
That's awesome Robbie...just checked it out...and put a bid in to join the page! Thinking i might be time for someone to put out an updated version of this ship...new or old configuration! She is a beauty!
Grauwolf
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
KitMaker: 2,249 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:38 AM UTC
Super job on that kit!...excellent paint job and weathering.

I especially like the representation of the missile being fired.

Cheers,
Joe
berndm
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: March 26, 2014
KitMaker: 842 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 03:15 PM UTC
Excellent modelling, the details and the whole szene is stunning
nikosmadakis
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Khania, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: May 07, 2015
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:39 PM UTC
thanks to everyone for their kind comments. It was a test of my patience, this kit...