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Old 09-13-2020, 05:56 PM
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AA suite complete. Took a couple short cuts on the 20mm but still satisfied with the results. Next up the manual directors, lights then rails.

My goal was to finish this model before kick-off of the NFL but didn't work out. Now my goal is to complete before thanksgiving (best U.S. holiday).
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:07 PM
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Antiaircraft guns everywhere you look.
Your replicas are all nicely consistent and uniform.
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Old 10-11-2020, 03:51 PM
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90% of the rigging is completed, screws on, all AA.

I cheated on the B-25's. The model's paper B-25'a are the wrong color, brown rather than U.S. Army drab olive. I have a set from Merritt in 1/200 so I used them.

The planes are not glued in place, I installed 4 nails in each to add weight over the nose wheel. I investigated further, when leaving Saf-Fran she not only sported 5 wildcats on the bow, but also 4 Dauntlesses around the aft elevator to appear she was ferrying planes. I need to make those nine planes then will permanently install all. The ship left port with 25 aircraft on deck, 16 B-25's, 5 F4F's and 4 SBD's.

Merritt offers, the B-25's, F4F's and TBD's but for some reason no SBD's in with their 1/200 plastic Hornet. I have that model, but chose this paper model over the other one due to paper being more realistic with all thicknesses among other things. If I were to model her at Midway, I would recommend the Merritt aircraft for any builder.
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Old 10-11-2020, 04:38 PM
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I am liking this build a lot. You truly brought out the sense of scale on a carrier, something that is very difficult to achieve.
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Old 10-11-2020, 06:14 PM
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Very nice, and mix media is ok. Whatever works to represent the model.
It looks fantastic.
Congratulations.
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Old 10-12-2020, 03:34 AM
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Looks marvelous and very haunting, thinking of those guys heading into the teeth of a world storm.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:40 PM
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About 8 hrs of work and the 5 F4F's are ready for installation on the bow.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:33 PM
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I really admire your work...building so many small aircrafts is something that scares me ...I am not sure if I could od it ....You carrier looks great
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:05 AM
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I know you'd have no issues seeing the quality of your work. I get nervous every time, with a group sitting side by side, error or bad alignments become obvious. Wasn't pleased unti i was done, then set them together and was relieved they look acceptable.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:00 AM
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Absolutely, lack of uniformity becomes obvious when so many identical assemblies are needed. Yours all look excellent, as if they came from the same assembly line.
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