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CVA-64 Connie
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 07:37 AM UTC
I have more detail work on the hangar bay. Just enough to see thru the openings. It will not be total complete with lighting and what ever else. Post photos this Sunday.
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 09:49 AM UTC
I'm not doing a full hangar bay. Just enough to see through the openings.
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 07:57 AM UTC
Just put in the hangar deck. Starboard side has not much detail because of the port side aft opening. Waiting on the older sponsons for the missile launchers from Greg of Shapeways.
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 05:11 AM UTC
My round sponsons should be here next Sat. In the mean time I've work on the port side detailing the openings and redoing the small sponsons under the large over hang sponsons. I'll post the work tomorrow.
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 05:45 AM UTC
When I was in the Navy, I was on the Chicago (CG-11) in the mid-late '70's. The Connie and the Kitty (along with the Long Beach and sometimes the Enterprise) were moored at North Island in San Diego. When we deployed overseas we went with the Kitty Hawk task force. Where ever she went we followed. Make them look good modeler

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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 12:18 AM UTC
I did the 1/350 CG-11 3yrs ago. It's in the cruiser section. Thanks will do my best.
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 08:06 AM UTC
Back dating is going well.
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 08:48 AM UTC
Very nice work, Mardis!

Your progress, and all your detailing to the hangar bay, look really great!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 06:49 PM UTC
Excellent work Mardis.

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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 06:53 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I just got my stuff from Shapeways. I'll post Sunday of what I have.
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 05:28 PM UTC
I served on the Connie from 1976 to 1979. What year does your model represent?
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 04:49 PM UTC
Nam era. Between 1970-1973.
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 10:43 PM UTC
Greg from Shapeways has done a great job.I guess this mean I won't scratch build too many things now. Just a little work needs to be done to the sponsons.
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:32 AM UTC
I worked on a thing called FMSRT/SMQ-10. It tracked an Air Force weather satellite using 2 antenna's on the edge of the of the flight deck. One port and 1 starboard. I am curious to see if it is included with this model.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:39 AM UTC

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I worked on a thing called FMSRT/SMQ-10. It tracked an Air Force weather satellite using 2 antenna's on the edge of the of the flight deck. One port and 1 starboard. I am curious to see if it is included with this model.

No it is not. The model is when she was in service 1990-2000.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:44 AM UTC
Looking okay so far.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 07:38 AM UTC
Then it should have the smq-10?
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 09:01 AM UTC
My bad. I have to look at the directions.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:34 AM UTC
I got a look at the model and did some research and it is my bad.
The model has the SMQ-11 which is different. If you have any pictures of the Connie from up to 1980 look at the edge of the flight about midships on the port and starboard sides for a movable antenna. If you want to make it real put a 28 foot trailer on the hanger bay on the starboard sit just aft of the hanger bay doors. It took up 1 plane spot which pissed off the hanger bay chief to no end.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 07:23 AM UTC
Looking good there Mardis!! Keep it going!
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 09:05 AM UTC
back dating going well.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 07:38 AM UTC
Prime the port side. A few mistakes. But all can be corrected. Still the back dating is going great.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 09:34 PM UTC
portside is done. just small things need to be added. the fantail and starboard side to be work on.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 06:55 AM UTC
Did some work over the weekend.