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Old 06-07-2018, 05:49 PM
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Looking really good. All that attention to detail pays off as you add more layers.

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Old 06-08-2018, 01:55 PM
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Looks very good to my eye.

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Old 06-09-2018, 07:38 AM
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This one is looking great mate, love following your build
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:40 PM
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looking good. have been happily following this thread. thank you for choosing to build this one.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:43 AM
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The starboard side continues to have issues. Misplaced location marks, questionable fits and such continued through to the aft end. Measure twice, check fit 3 times and cut or alter once has been the motto.

Next would be the exhaust vents. There are four of these and construction is virtually the same for all. There was quite a bit of trimming to get the parts to look right and yet the fit of the front two stacks could have been better since the walkways interfered a bit with a flush fit to the hull sides.

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Old 06-11-2018, 12:01 PM
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Looking remarkably good Greg despite the problems you've encountered, and overcome I might add. Keep it up, you're doing a fine job!
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:16 AM
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This build is rapidly coming to a close. I have four planes to build yet and I will be calling this one done.

The primary radar installation took a bit of noodling to figure out but assembled ok.

The crane was no problem.

The port side antennae were made from electric wire with a portion of the covering removed at the top.

The main tower assembled OK with only one section that did not assemble intuitively (the piece with the horizontal mast passing through). Also, there were no markings to determine where that mast piece located, so I did my best guess.

I should be able to show some beauty shots in the next day or so. Then I get to figure out what to work on next...

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Old 06-12-2018, 03:06 PM
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Newport News peeps should really call you young fella!!!



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Old 06-12-2018, 07:39 PM
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Looking forward for a busy fly deck,
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:58 AM
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These planes were the worst fitting part of this build. But they are done. One of my FB friends suggested I needed more and I told him they were below deck being redesigned for better fit.

Anyway, I am now calling this one done. Here are the "Beauty Shots"

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