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StephenLarsen
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 01:02 PM GMT+7
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1. HMS Hood products (15" turrets and accurately sized and shaped funnels DONE!)
2. RMS Titanic, Olympic and HMHS Britannic products (1/350 scale cargo cranes and crane pedestals DONE!)
3. IJN subjects (sets of 33 mushroom ventilators and 58 rectangular cowl ventilators in 1/350 and 1/200 DONE!)
4. Lexington class CV products (various islands and funnels for both ships, 5"/25 ready service lockers, 20mm ready service lockers, as well as angle-back Mk.37 directors for Saratoga 1942-1945 DONE!)
5. Brooklyn class CL products (6"/47 turrets, 5"/38 Mk.32 mounts, Mk.34 directors, Mk.37 directors, 20mm ready service lockers all DONE!)
6. Cleveland class CL products ("square bridge", 6"/47 turrets, aft barbettes, 5"/38 Mk.32 mounts, 3"/50 cal. tubs, Mk.34 directors, Mk.37 directors, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) all DONE!)
7. Baltimore class CA products (8"/55 turrets for WWII and a separate set for Vietnam, 5"/38 Mk.32 mounts, Vietnam War-era enlarged, enclosed bridges for USS Saint Paul CA-73 and USS Los Angeles CA-135 and a set of Mk.34 + Mk.37 + Mk.56 directors, 3"/50 cal. tubs, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) all DONE!)
8. New York class BB products (two types of turrets and USS Texas BB-35 forward and aft fighting tops (1944), 5"/25 ready service lockers, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) DONE!
9. Montana class BB products (set of four 1/700 scale 16"/50 cal. turrets, Mk.38 directors, anchors, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) all DONE!)
10. Alaska class CB products (5"/38 Mk.32 mounts, "square-back" Mk.37 directors and Mk.38 directors, anchors, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) all DONE!)
11. Charles F. Adams DD class products (5"/54 Mk.42 Frog Eye mounts DONE!)
12. Graf Zeppelin (aircraft carrier) products (SL-8 domed rangefinders and searchlights DONE!)
13. Admiral Hipper class products (SL-8 domed rangefinders, searchlights and funnel-mounted searchlight covers DONE!)
14. John C. Butler class and Rudderow class DE products (5"/38 singe mounts with rear rooftop facet, anchors, windlass, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) DONE!
15. Iowa class BB products (16"/50 cal. turrets, 5"/38 Mk.28 mounts, three types of Mk.37 directors - "angle-back" for BB-61 and BB-62 and "square-back" and Cold War-style (boxy)-type, Mk.38 directors, Cold War-era (pre-modernization) quadruped main masts, anchors, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) DONE!
16. Bismarck class products (SL-8 AA-battery domed rangefinders, 38cm turrets, 15cm turrets, barrels and 160cm searchlights) DONE!
17. Tennessee class BB products (Mk.19 directors, 14" triple turrets, a set of 1928-1934 fighting tops and a separate set of 1935-1941 fighting tops, 5"/25 ready service lockers, 20mm ready service lockers, anchors and boat winches (in larger scales) are DONE!)
18. Colorado class BB products (Mk.19 directors, WeeVee 01 level with openings for casemate guns and fighting tops, and two types of 16" twin turrets (early and late), 5"/25 ready service lockers, 20mm ready service lockers, anchors and boat winches (in larger scales) are DONE!)
19. Scharnhorst class products (main battery rangefinders and SL-8 rangefinders, 15" turrets for rebuilt Gneisenau, three different admiral's bridges, short and long hangars for Gneisenau, 1/700 barbette for Scharnhorst Turret Bruno, and 160cm searchlights are DONE!)
20. Balao class SS products (USS Balao SS-285 fairwater in multiple scales, USS Lionfish SS-298 fairwater design in 1/350 scale, large scale ready service locker doors and hatches DONE!)
21. Benson/Gleaves class DD products (angle-back Mk.37 directors, new "ragtop" designs of 5"/38 single mounts, "dog-bone" 20mm platform), windlass, anchors and boat winches (in larger scales) DONE!
22. Kitty Hawk CV, Enterprise CVN, Nimitz CVN and Wasp LHD class products (life raft canisters and Phasor 90 antennas DONE!)
23. New Orleans class CA products (5"/25 ready service lockers, 20mm ready service lockers, small funnels for Quincy and Vincennes DONE!)
24. New Mexico class BB products (14"/50 cal. triple-gun turrets, 5"/25 ready service lockers, 20mm ready service lockers, DONE!)
25. South Dakota class BB products (16"/45 turrets, 5"/38 Mk.28 mounts, Mk.38 directors, "angle-back" and "square-back" Mk.37 directors, anchors, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) all DONE!
26. Essex class CV products (5"/38 Mk.32 twin mounts, Cold War (boxy) Mk.37 directors, several Korean War-era and Vietnam War-era islands in multiple scales, Phasor 90 antennas, 3"/50 cal. tubs, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) DONE!, World War-Two-era islands)
27. Forrestal class CV products (5"/54 Mk.42 Frog Eye mounts, USS Saratoga CV-60 islands (1958, 1970-1975, anchors, and Phasor 90 antennas DONE! Saratoga Desert Storm island, and Vietnam War-era USS Independence CV-62 island coming)
28. Fletcher class DD products ("square bridge", single knuckle and double knuckle 5"/38 mounts, quintuple torpedo mount, late-war forward twin Bofors tubs, late-war midships quad Bofors tubs, late-war AA deckhouse, 3"/50 cal. tubs, boat winches, 20mm ready service lockers, and windlass DONE!, late-war aft upper deckhouse and twin Bofors tub, post-war 3"/50 twin mounts, "round bridge" - research complete, Toro UJ-2 Torpedo Tube)
29. Pennsylvania class BB products (Mk.19 directors, various Arizona and Pennsylvania superstructure designs through 1941, anchors, fighting tops, 5"/25 ready service lockers, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) DONE!, USS Arizona 01 level, USS Pennsylvania 1944 superstructure
30. Nevada class BB products (Mk.19 directors, twin-gun 14"/45 cal. turrets, anchors, fighting tops, 5"/25 ready service lockers, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) DONE!, Oklahoma 1941 superstructure
31. North Carolina class BB products (16"/45 triple turrets, (not the same as BB-57 class), 5"/38 Mk.28 mounts, Mk.38 directors, accurately shaped funnels, "angle-back" and "square-back" Mk.37 directors, anchors, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) all DONE!, North Carolina superstructure for Revell, and vents
32. Sumner and Gearing class DD products (5"/38 Mk.38 twin mounts and 3"/50 cal. tubs, anchors, windlass, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) are DONE!, Sumner bridge conversion for Lindberg "Blue Devil Destroyer")
33. Midway class CV products (5"/54 Mk.16 mounts and 3"/50 cal. tubs, DONE!, USS Midway CV-41 islands)
34. Forrest Sherman class DD products (5"/54 Mk.42 Frog Eye mounts DONE!, bridge - ASW version, too.)
35. Porter class DD products (20mm ready service lockers DONE!, 5"/38 Mk.22 twin-gun mounts)
36. Des Moines class CA products (8"/55 cal. turrets)
37. Deutschland class products (Admiral Scheer and Admiral Lützow conversion products, 1/350 scale)
38. Wickes and Clemson class flush-deck DD products (superstructures and funnels)
39. Atlanta class CL products (5"/38 Mk.28 Mod.1 mounts, "angle-back" and "square-back" Mk.37 directors, 20mm ready service lockers, and boat winches (in larger scales) all DONE!, superstructure/bridge)
40. New York class BB products, redux (cranes and catapults)

As of this writing, I'm working on Line 26 (designs for World War Two-era Essex islands). The queue will be adjusted according to market demand and to complement new ship kit releases.

Thanks again!
StephenLarsen
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Joined: June 13, 2015
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Model Shipwrights: 18 posts
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks so much! I hear you both! More products definitely coming. Available now are Mk.56 and Mk.37 directors perfect for the Revell kits. 3"/50 cal. mounts are in the queue. I'll add the life raft racks to the queue. Ships boats may be done in 2018. Here's the present queue in the post below:
TRM5150
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Joined: January 03, 2010
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:30 AM GMT+7
These upgrades do open a whole new range of kits again. It is one thing to build nostalgically, but with some simple upgrades, the old kits almost stand toe to toe with current offerings...when there are any! LOL I am sure Steve is listening!!
TimReynaga
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Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,197 posts
Model Shipwrights: 937 posts
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 02:31 AM GMT+7
Steve Larsen of Model Monkey has been producing some awesome upgrades for these old Revell classic kits!

Steve, if you are reading, might I suggest trying some "comprehensive" upgrade sets containing those elements commonly needed for these kits? For example, the Revell Essex kits all need help with the islands (which you have been doing wonderfully!), but they also could use some better life raft racks along the flight deck, flight deck service vehicles, AA guns, directors, ship's boats, etc. Most of us won't be doing multiples of the same class, but I for one would be willing to spend a little more to better outfit a single unit...

In any case, thanks, and keep up the good work!

TRM5150
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Joined: January 03, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 11:51 AM GMT+7


Model Monkey is happy to announce new products for US Navy warships that were released for October:

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Thanks!