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Old 10-16-2018, 02:13 AM
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Nice to see you on another build. Was actually thinking about you recently and wondering when you were going to start doing something qelse....
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:24 AM
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Nice to see you on another build. Was actually thinking about you recently and wondering when you were going to start doing something qelse....
Last few months of my contract here, so this may be my final build in Ghana. I'm further along with the build than I have posted already, so I will finish this big beast in case I'll leaving.
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Did you ever post where the Gagarin ended up? Just curious......
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:02 PM
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Did you ever post where the Gagarin ended up? Just curious......
Yuri Gagarin is still in my living room, but I will have to find an adoptive home for it before I leave. That one is impossible to ship overseas, and I've pretty much run out of space back home anyway.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:31 PM
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I missed the beginning of this build somehow, but am excited to see you applying your remarkable building skills to this historic ship.

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Old 10-17-2018, 04:53 AM
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Don, good to see you here!

Now I am not building this fast, I'm catching up on previous progress. Her are the underwater hull plates. Fit and looks improve a lot by sanding down the edges of the internal framework a bit to accommodate the sleek hull shape.
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Sorry to keep hijacking your thread Marco - have you considered the Russian (or was it Ukrainian) embassy for the Gagarin?
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:52 AM
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Sorry to keep hijacking your thread Marco - have you considered the Russian (or was it Ukrainian) embassy for the Gagarin?
That's certainly an option. My model of Prague Castle ended up with the Czech embassy in Nigeria.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:36 AM
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Camouflage!

She did have a rather impressive dazzle paint scheme in 1945.

Not the easiest job to cover this very long hull. I tried on side by pre-assembling the skin, and one side by mounting the skin parts one by one. The latter was easier and the result looks better.
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Outstanding work on this daunting task.

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