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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 11:27 AM UTC
Gary,

Nice progress. One thing about that kit is if you can spend a few hours straight working it, it will be 90% done. I was amazed at how quickly the 3 deck Akagi went together for me.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
The foredeck has been finally glued on. Some more Linoleum Brown to be added along the sides or the hull then the front of the superstructure will be added. After getting that put in (with some help from putty), the other guns, AA guns, boats can be added.



The big thing left is painting the stripes on the flight deck and elevators. Lots of masking will be involved.

I might still make it.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 08:18 PM UTC
With another month's work, I might make it so the Akagi has moved out of dry-dock and into my shipyard once more.


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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 12:13 PM UTC
Well done Thomas bringing 3 to completion. I know I won't make the finish line of June 1st but I am determined to finish Big E so will build on.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 10:58 PM UTC
Loaded images of my Reagan, Illustrious, and Wasp in the gallery. Many thanks to you, Si! This campaign motivated me to finish Reagan after being stalled for quite some time, and then start and finish Lusty and Wasp to clear some space in the stash!
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 06:41 AM UTC

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Campaign extended until June 1st to upload photos into the gallery.



Thanks Bill,

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 05:18 AM UTC
Campaign extended until June 1st to upload photos into the gallery.
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
The FLATTOPS Gallery is established and can be found at https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31747

Thanks Bill for the assist!
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:09 AM UTC
Final push on the Gannet.

Prop fitted.



Wheels.



Flaps.



another view, with the jetpipes fitted.



Another view, the outer side has been gives a blue / yellow glaze to give a heat stained look.



Weapons bay doors fitted in the open position.



Job done.



Finished pics.















Cheers Si,

PS I did PM Todd regarding the Gallery, no reply so far.

S




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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
Good to see the update Michael,

The aircraft look splendid, great to have them on the thread.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:20 PM UTC
I couldn't find my last update, sometime last year but I have restarted Enterprise but with no hope of getting it done on time.
But I have finished what will be the Air Group for the ship.

56 planes in total. Don't know what they will look like on the flight deck since I haven't got that far yet. Should fit, if not I can always push some overboard.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 07:56 PM UTC
Thanks Mark,

The decals were decent quality, even so, a little bit of microset (or similar) and Tamiya flat clear out of a rattle can does a lot for the finish.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC
Si,

The decal work looks wonderful.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC
A bit more progress today.

The undercarriage.







The prop.





More soon.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Decals going on the Gannet.







Finished.



Matted down and the masking removed from the canopy.





Big push to the line next weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:06 AM UTC
What Mark said!

Still shouldn't be too difficult a fix,

Good luck sorting it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC

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Just in case any of you were wondering if XF-60 Dark Yellow is the same as XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan, they are not. Grabbed the wrong bottle!



Bummer.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC


Just in case any of you were wondering if XF-60 Dark Yellow is the same as XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan, they are not. Grabbed the wrong bottle!
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC

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Si,

Your Gannet is coming together nicely, looks like you are on track to finish by May!

Do we have a Gallery page for the campaign yet?



Thanks Tim,

I hope so, started decaling today, hope to get a bit further tomorrow.

I couldn't fine done either, will PM Todd. Apologies, been a bit pre-occupied with some family issues, have not been doing my job as campaign leader properly.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice paint work, crisp dividing lines between the paints. Never happens with me, I always have a spot where the paint manages to get under the tape.

Mark



Likely more luck than judgement Mark,

I generally get the same problem, and as I use Tamiya AS29 for the Sky, touching up is tricky.

Thanks for your kind comment.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 03:59 AM UTC
Si,

Your Gannet is coming together nicely, looks like you are on track to finish by May!

Do we have a Gallery page for the campaign yet?
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 02:12 AM UTC
Si,

Nice paint work, crisp dividing lines between the paints. Never happens with me, I always have a spot where the paint manages to get under the tape.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC
Thanks for the very kind comments guys, more masking and painting first.





Assembly done.



I have since applied a gloss coat, will hopefully get the decals on today / tomorrow.

Cheers

Si