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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:03 AM GMT+7
I have submitted the campaign proposal, if accepted should start recruiting soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 09:51 AM GMT+7

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Your 1/144 Enterprise is awesome so far - look forward to seeing it progress!



Thanks Tim, I got the box down today and started contemplating the next moves.



Hi Jonathan,

please keep us up to date, you already have a quite a bit of interest on here.

Cheers Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 09:46 AM GMT+7

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I believe this might be the kick in the pants I need to finish my Nimitz-class carrier...



Hi Thomas,

Welcome aboard, different subject too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:13 AM GMT+7

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Your 1/144 Enterprise is awesome so far - look forward to seeing it progress!



Thanks Tim, I got the box down today and started contemplating the next moves.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:44 AM GMT+7
I believe this might be the kick in the pants I need to finish my Nimitz-class carrier...
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:21 AM GMT+7
I think we have enough support to commence enlistment, Bill could you please do the needful,

many thanks

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:20 AM GMT+7

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OK I am in with Merit's Enterprise and Infini set.
Should I ask for the extension now or wait until later?

cheers
Michael



Lets wee how e go Michael,

That will be an interesting comparison with an Essex with Pontos - that is a fairly big ask as, there will a full airwing as well.

Cheers

Si




It would be interesting on the part count. When I got the Infini set from David Foster the scale of it was truly daunting, then the wooden deck which is a separate set has it's own substantial PE set. Gone are the WEM days of a sheet and a half of railings, ladders and doors

cheers
Michael



I know what you mean Michael, now it's 200+ turn brass parts, 100+ resin, wood deck, 10 sheets of etch, etc,

that's progress and I have to say I have a slight addiction to these sets.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM GMT+7

Jonathan,
Your 1/144 Enterprise is awesome so far - look forward to seeing it progress!
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:36 PM GMT+7

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OK I am in with Merit's Enterprise and Infini set.
Should I ask for the extension now or wait until later?

cheers
Michael



Lets wee how e go Michael,

That will be an interesting comparison with an Essex with Pontos - that is a fairly big ask as, there will a full airwing as well.

Cheers

Si




It would be interesting on the part count. When I got the Infini set from David Foster the scale of it was truly daunting, then the wooden deck which is a separate set has it's own substantial PE set. Gone are the WEM days of a sheet and a half of railings, ladders and doors

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:01 AM GMT+7

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So you will have room for another one at least,

are you in?

Cheers

Si



Maaaaayyyyyybbeeeeee.......

I am committed to a number of campaigns this year. I do actually have a CV in the stash, Dragons USS Independence so I could join. I will need to see how my building comes along.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
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Truer words have never been spoken. I have honestly surprised myself in that I currently only have 2 kits in the process of being built. And one of those is in the paint stage.[/quote]

So you will have room for another one at least,

are you in?

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:25 AM GMT+7

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Fraid so Rory,

Never could keep my hands on just one Model

Cheers

Si



Truer words have never been spoken. I have honestly surprised myself in that I currently only have 2 kits in the process of being built. And one of those is in the paint stage.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:32 PM GMT+7

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OK I am in with Merit's Enterprise and Infini set.
Should I ask for the extension now or wait until later?

cheers
Michael



Lets wee how e go Michael,

That will be an interesting comparison with an Essex with Pontos - that is a fairly big ask as, there will a full airwing as well.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:27 PM GMT+7
Hi JClapp,

Your Dio would be very welcome, after discussions with other shipmates interested in joining, the campaign will include not only ships, but aircraft and dioramas, I updated the proposal yesterday

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Any ship with a full length flight deck, including LHDs, or for us Brits Commando Carriers.

Carrier based aircraft, fixed and rotary wing - must be in the markings of an aircraft that flew from a ship as classified above.

Dioramas allowed, but should include part or all of a ship as classified above.

Started builds allowed.

Any Scale.

I am getting feeling some would prefer a slightly later start, so shall we say 1st May?

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Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 08:52 PM GMT+7
OK I am in with Merit's Enterprise and Infini set.
Should I ask for the extension now or wait until later?

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 11:55 AM GMT+7

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Correct me if I am wrong, but seems to me we a while since we did flattops.

I am thinking carriers, LHDs anything with a full length flight deck. maybe even aircraft that flew off flattops.

12 months starting say end march, to give time to clear building slots.

Cheers

Si


maybe even aircraft? oh, sir, I am sorely tempted to join.

A while back I started a meta-project to build a 1/144 scale CV-6 circa 1941 - Si, you were there - this is as far as i got -


since then i have acquired some new airplane kits for that project, three TBDs and four wildcats. I'd want to dress them as best i could for a 1941 USS Enterprise air group.

i might get the CV-6 project out of its lodgings as well, and push it forward a little...

(one of the several points )I got hung up on, was detailing the flight deck, and I commissioned a Shapeways artist to make these tie down strips. they looks good, I still need to design and build arester wire systems.



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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 08:16 AM GMT+7

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And yes Si I know what you mean about testing you. The instructions have mislabeled parts and it was very confusing, especially around the funnels. You have to pay close attention. I wish dragon would go away from the exploded view assembly in the instructions, there's too much room for error there. Otherwise their ship kits are outstanding. The destroyer kits are simply amazing.



I do have a soft spot for Dragon's destroyers - would love them add a British destroyer or two.

Problems with the instructions and Dragon's wonderful over-engineering is part of the fun.

Back on topic, looking forward to seeing your Indy.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 08:02 AM GMT+7
And yes Si I know what you mean about testing you. The instructions have mislabeled parts and it was very confusing, especially around the funnels. You have to pay close attention. I wish dragon would go away from the exploded view assembly in the instructions, there's too much room for error there. Otherwise their ship kits are outstanding. The destroyer kits are simply amazing.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 08:01 AM GMT+7

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Sounds fine with me.



Thanks Rade,

Get a few more ok's and I will ask Bill to set up a recruiting page, and will post an invite over on aeroscale.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:59 AM GMT+7
Sounds excellent, the independence got shelved due to the unworkability of the Eduard etch, I am not knocking the quality of Eduards set, it's an excellent set, it's the fact it's nickel plated and I like to solder my etch if possible, also the eduard set is basic and doesn't include some things I wanted. Now that I have the flyhawk set and the wooden deck I'd have no excuse not to finish her.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:16 AM GMT+7
Sounds fine with me.
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:35 PM GMT+7
After that conversation, I think a recap is in order.

Any ship with a full length flight deck, including LHDs, or for us Brits Commando Carriers.

Carrier based aircraft, fixed and rotary wing - must be in the markings of an aircraft that flew from a ship as classified above.

Dioramas allowed, but should include part or all of a ship as classified above.

Started builds allowed.

Any Scale.

I am getting feeling some would prefer a slightly later start, so shall we say 1st May?

Let me know what thinks.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:13 PM GMT+7

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Partially started builds allowed? I just got my flyhawk set for dragons CVL-22. Gives me cause to get her off the shelf.



Hi Norman,

Yup, started builds allowed, would be excellent to the CVL22 along, it is a great kit, if a bit testing at times.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:11 PM GMT+7

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I'd be in. Any ideas for a cool award image?



Hi Tim,

working on a couple, will post them up when we start officially recruiting.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:09 PM GMT+7

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I am thinking the Trumpy Yorktown (CV10) as the Intrepid, with the Pontos upgrade (which does contain some of the bits needed for the conversion) and a goodly portion for extra aircraft for a mid late 44 airwing.




You would devote time to another ship than the Grand Old Lady?!?!

Such a betrayal



Fraid so Rory,

Never could keep my hands on just one Model

Cheers

Si