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USS Intrepid CV11 1944 -1/350 Scale
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:02 PM UTC
Good to see you back at the desk for this one Si. Nice work on those twin 5" guns.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Got a bit fed up with the catwalks, so decided to get some of the armament tone.

The resin twin 5", according to the photos in AOTS she was not fitted with blast bags, or hoods.

The resin castings.



Fitting the barrels to their resin mounts.



at this point one barrel had gone AWOL on the workshop floor.

Barrels fitted to two turrets



and the etch.



The missing barrel was located and fitted, all four mounts done and ready for paint.



The single 5"

Resin parts.



one unit built.



Back to the catwalks, and maybe getting some paint on the hull.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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Looking good Si!



Thanks Thomas,

Long way to go yet, even round the flight deck.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45 PM UTC
Looking good Si!
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:41 AM UTC

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Lots of brass but these carriers benefit heaps from it!



Hi Russ,

There sure is, this is one hell of a project, and the Big E looks even more complex.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:40 AM UTC

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So handy to have a builder a few steps ahead showing the way

The work around the flight deck is coming together nicely.

Cheers
Michael



Thanks Michael,

Fear it could br the blind leading the blind, I just hope this is going to work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:41 PM UTC
Lots of brass but these carriers benefit heaps from it!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:16 PM UTC
So handy to have a builder a few steps ahead showing the way

The work around the flight deck is coming together nicely.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
A little progress over the weekend.

More gun tubs, and catwalks.







and that's not the longest piece!

in place.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:38 PM UTC

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Another section of aerial base built, don't need this bit yet, misread the instructions.



Easy to do on Pontos, Si



It is mate, this set has about twice as many etched sheets as pages of instructions.

I love the quality and completeness of their etch though.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM UTC

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Another section of aerial base built, don't need this bit yet, misread the instructions.



Easy to do on Pontos, Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
Recent progress.

The underside of the aerial mast platform.



In place, with the side parts fitted.



Break from the flight deck, 40mm platforms fitted port side aft



Another section of aerial base built, don't need this bit yet, misread the instructions.



The three sections that go on in the gap just before the larger 20mm tub at the stbd fwd end of the aft flight deck section.



In place.



Port side aft tub and catwalk.



LSO platform in place.



Stbd Hull mounted 40mm tubs in place.



More soon

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 08:31 AM UTC
Thanks Jan,

Do intend to have as close to a full airwing, mix of hanger and deck.

The Etch is extensive, I have got all the way round the after section of the flight deck will post that over the next couple of days.

Thanks for looking in

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
Hi Si,

eventually back here, too...

That's quite a few aircraft you are doing there!! Nice and crisp work, as by your always high standards with the latest PE.

Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 09:16 PM UTC

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Michael: I never gave the subject of your question much thoughts as I do not build big boys at 1/350 scale, but I would think that expansion joints and aircraft ties downs would be " painted" approximately the same color at the deck "stain".

I would also think they would show wear from constant use, which is really a whole other question of just how much weathering to do.

Tracy White is the man who I would address this question to, and you will get an answer that can be relied upon.



Hi Chcuk,

When I built the CV22 I just used deck blue for the metal flight deck fittings, The contrast was close enough to the photos to look about right. especially with a bit of weathering.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 09:11 PM UTC

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Thanks Chuck and Si.
Apologies for interrupting the thread. As for the flight deck, Infini also provides a stained deck but with a lot of brass inserts which I guess have to be Deck Blue.

cheers
Michael




Hi Micheal,

Always feel free to interrupt, especially on a subject like this, which is a little outside my comfort zone.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 06:04 AM UTC
Michael: I never gave the subject of your question much thoughts as I do not build big boys at 1/350 scale, but I would think that expansion joints and aircraft ties downs would be " painted" approximately the same color at the deck "stain".

I would also think they would show wear from constant use, which is really a whole other question of just how much weathering to do.

Tracy White is the man who I would address this question to, and you will get an answer that can be relied upon.
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 07:04 PM UTC
Thanks Chuck and Si.
Apologies for interrupting the thread. As for the flight deck, Infini also provides a stained deck but with a lot of brass inserts which I guess have to be Deck Blue.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 08:11 AM UTC

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Two different blues. The hanger deck and all exposed steel weather decks are Deck Blue, and the flight deck is actually a stain. Tru Color makes both shades and are labeled as above. Several other paint companies do too, including Color Coats.

Hope that helps.



Thanks Chuck,

As I said to Michael, Pontos deck comes pre stained.
Lazy I know, but I used one on the Indy CV22m and they do look the business.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 08:09 AM UTC

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Hi Si,
Intrepid is looking better with each post!
A question on the hangar deck which you painted blue. Is that meant to be the same blue as the flight deck? There is no colour called out in my instructions for the deck or interior so I was wondering if that was standard US Navy approach.

cheers

Michael



Thanks Micheal,

I have used deck blue for the hanger deck, this is an assumption based on what I have read.

The flight deck was as Chuck states a blue Stain, I have the deck in the Pontos set, which comes pre stained, and is noticeably different in shade from the deck blue paint.

She is coming on, lots to do yet though, the Pontos set is a bit hefty in part count.

Always appreciate you looking in mate.

Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC
Two different blues. The hanger deck and all exposed steel weather decks are Deck Blue, and the flight deck is actually a stain. Tru Color makes both shades and are labeled as above. Several other paint companies do too, including Color Coats.

Hope that helps.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:35 PM UTC
Hi Si,
Intrepid is looking better with each post!
A question on the hangar deck which you painted blue. Is that meant to be the same blue as the flight deck? There is no colour called out in my instructions for the deck or interior so I was wondering if that was standard US Navy approach.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 06:12 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on those cat-walks. It can't be easy getting that length of metal to bend 90 degrees easily.

Please tell I wasn't seeing things but did you change photos after the first post. I had to jump out of your post for a minute and when I came back there were new photos and others missing.

Enjoying your build.

Mark



Thanks Mark

Nice to feel like I am making progress. The etched supports & catwalks are very cleanly half etched along the fold lines, the longer ones are fully etched through in short section to ensure an easy fold.

I did swap some of the photos round, mostly because I managed to mess up what I was posting.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
Si,

Nice work on those cat-walks. It can't be easy getting that length of metal to bend 90 degrees easily.

Please tell I wasn't seeing things but did you change photos after the first post. I had to jump out of your post for a minute and when I came back there were new photos and others missing.

Enjoying your build.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:11 PM UTC
Finally got a bit more done, have decided that I will attach the 20mm platforms and catwalks before getting paint on the flight deck area.


The stbd aft 20mm tubs.


out of the box



and etched up.



In place.



First bit of catwalk.



Fitted between the tubs, with the short after section



The gab is for a an aerial mast. I am going to study the assembly of thos to see if I can add the mount, and fit the mast afterwards.


The next tub.



This overlaps the aft and mid sections of the flight deck.

More catwalk



and fitted.



More soon.

Cheers

Si