5"38 Cutaway Turret Complex; CAD and 3D Printed

Great subject, Myles!

Really looking forward to seeing the magic you do.

Be advised that the Takom kit is a of Mk.38 which was a lightweight version fit to Sumner and Gearing class destroyers (bottom two images of the drawing below). New Jersey was fit with heavyweight Mk.28 mounts having a larger gunhouse with a slightly different shape (top two images in the drawing below). The armored rangefinder hoods are bit differently shaped, too, as are the spent shell ejector ports and housings on the rear wall. I’ve included a couple of renderings here to help show some of their differences.


Probably not a problem for a man of your talent and skills.

Have popcorn in hand!

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