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trahe
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC
Si, there are short range defensive systems mounted on these sponsons. The various ships in the Nimitz-class have a combination of Sea Sparrow or Rolling Airframe Missile systems, as well as Vulcan Phalanx gun systems. In addition to port/starboard forward, there are also port/starboard aft, and in some cases, stern mounted systems, as well.
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC
Thanks for that Thomas,

RN carriers seem to have given up on defensive armament, not sure what the new ones have, but the Invincible class started of with Seadart missiles and two or three phalanx, and some manual 20mm, but if I remember aright ended up with one goalkeeper and a couple of manual 20mm, not sure what the new ones have got, but it the M.O.D. runs to form they will be relying on the type 45 destroyers escorting them.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:18 PM UTC


Trying my hand at dot filters to give a little variation to the monochromatic hull gray. The streaks do not look as stark in natural light as they do here.
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
Looks good to me Thomas,

cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 06:17 AM UTC
Yesterday's progress.

Propeller shaft support issue sorted.



The etched flight deck side details / catwalk supports all in place.



The overlap on the forward and mid sections hide the joins.

Work on the side elevator supports / mechanism.

The first one built.



More soon.

Si


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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
Wow! That's a lot of brass! Do you use superglue or solder brass-to-brass joins?
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 01:53 PM UTC
Well I finally finished assembling the tank I have entered in the Workhorse campaign and sitting in the paint booth. So now I can spent the rest of the year on ship builds.

Rapid progress was made these last two night assembling my entry "Akagi Three Flight Deck 1/700.



Drilled out the portholes and started on the PE. and some dry fitting.




Like other builders in this campaign I am going to open of a separate build log. That's all for now.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:46 PM UTC
Mark, Looking forward to your Akagi 3 flight deck because I don't think I have every seen one.
Thomas, I like the weathering you have started. it looks great.
Si, looks like some serious folding in that lot. Interestingly, I don't it something in the Infini kit for E.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
My weekend's effort. A start on the foredeck. The AA is quad 1.1".


A lot more brass to go in this area yet.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:51 PM UTC
Michael,

That is some mighty fine work you done with that brass.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 06:41 AM UTC

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Wow! That's a lot of brass! Do you use superglue or solder brass-to-brass joins?



Hi Thomas,

I tack the parts & folds together with superglue, then run extra this gator glue along the seams, makes a much more durable join.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 06:43 AM UTC
Nice start Mark,

quite a bit of brass action going on there for a 1/700th job.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

Looking good, very tidy etch work mate.

Pontos do like their etched 3d structures, makes using their etch real fun, but their fold lines are clearly defined and generally make it easy to use.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:10 AM UTC
Well, I am going to try and contribute on this group build. I am not sure what I will end up building, but the best chance is HMS Hermes, problem is which one.



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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:31 AM UTC
I have been watching everyone with great interest and love the build progress.

Newbie question:
I have a many Tamiya XF paint colors, but do not know which would be appropriate for the USS Lexington that I am building. I also am wondering if the Buff or Deck Tan are too lite for the flight deck timber.

I have started the Lexington slowly.




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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 04:35 AM UTC

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Well, I am going to try and contribute on this group build. I am not sure what I will end up building, but the best chance is HMS Hermes, problem is which one.







Either would be excellent Graham!

I would have a light preference towards the Falklands Hermes.


Welcome aboard.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
Hi Bob,

nice start, I would think something darker than either of those two, not sure which I would recommend, I would imagine one or two others on here could advise better than I.

Cheers


Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 12:33 PM UTC
Hi Graham,

I'm with Si - either Hermes would be a good choice... but that Flyhawk kit is AWESOME...



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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 03:55 AM UTC


Here is my USS Ronald Reagan deck bow-on. Still have quite a few tweaks. Need to add the ordnance jettison ramps, re-do the signal flag lines (use thinner line), and a few others... Oh, and maybe add a few planes... Hopefully, will get some photos of the hangar deck with the lights on posted this weekend.
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 08:12 AM UTC
Hi Simon.

I have had that combo in my stash for years. Will be watching closely.

When does the campaign finish?

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:34 AM UTC

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Hi Simon.

I have had that combo in my stash for years. Will be watching closely.

When does the campaign finish?

Cheers
Warren



Hi Warren,

Well you should learn quite a few ways not to do things!

due to run to 1st May next year

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 06:29 PM UTC

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Hi Simon.

I have had that combo in my stash for years. Will be watching closely.

When does the campaign finish?

Cheers
Warren



Hi Warren,

Well you should learn quite a few ways not to do things!

due to run to 1st May next year

Cheers

Si



Let's see now, I have the

Merit 1/200 Hornet but no PE set yet..
Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hancock, Franklin no PE
Hasegawa USS Gambier Bay with no PE
Drahon 1/350 USS Independence and Princeton with one PE set for either of them.
1/350 USS Yorktwon with Pontos PE (just like yours!)
Fujimi 1/350 Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku all with DX PE Sets
Fujimi Kaga with Fujimi AND Tetra OE (Don't ask.. it is a long story..)
Merit 1/350 USS Wasp and Intrepid with no PE..

So I really don't have an excuse not to participate, but I have the 1/200 Rodney in progress at the moment.. Decisions decisions..
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:19 PM UTC

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Hi Simon.

I have had that combo in my stash for years. Will be watching closely.

When does the campaign finish?

Cheers
Warren




That is quite a Carrier fleet mate, any would be welcome.

But do understand a busy shipyard.


Cheers

Si

Hi Warren,

Well you should learn quite a few ways not to do things!

due to run to 1st May next year

Cheers

Si



Let's see now, I have the

Merit 1/200 Hornet but no PE set yet..
Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hancock, Franklin no PE
Hasegawa USS Gambier Bay with no PE
Drahon 1/350 USS Independence and Princeton with one PE set for either of them.
1/350 USS Yorktwon with Pontos PE (just like yours!)
Fujimi 1/350 Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku all with DX PE Sets
Fujimi Kaga with Fujimi AND Tetra OE (Don't ask.. it is a long story..)
Merit 1/350 USS Wasp and Intrepid with no PE..

So I really don't have an excuse not to participate, but I have the 1/200 Rodney in progress at the moment.. Decisions decisions..

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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
Hello Warren, long time since Ive talked with you. Come on in, I have started my first floating thingy since the 1960's,

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 04:58 AM UTC

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Hello Warren, long time since Ive talked with you. Come on in, I have started my first floating thingy since the 1960's,

Bob



Hi Bob.

Nice to hear from you. I will be thinking very deeply about it over the coming days.

Cheers
Warren