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CV-8 : USS Hornet - 30 seconds over Tokyo
Gremlin56
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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 03:45 AM UTC

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Looking better and better Julian

Hope you do a build log on the Typhoon too!



Hi Russell,
Thank you very much. I have the Typhoon on order. I am pretty sure the Kitmaker sites will be swamped with Typhoon builds though



The more the merrier, Julian



I think there will be an unbelievably large number of "Tiffie" builds
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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:38 AM UTC
The wheelhouses look different to me, but then again I'm getting older and my eyesite is not what it was!

Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 02:38 AM UTC

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The wheelhouses look different to me, but then again I'm getting older and my eyesite is not what it was!




age is very ninja-like, creeping up on you and taking you unaware
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 02:42 AM UTC
May 24th update:

50 shades of grey
Adding AAA now after having made the deck a permanent part of the hull. Island still proceeding nicely and the crane is fitted. Coming in on finals now on this build.











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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 03:28 AM UTC
Hi Julian. Great shades...

http://youtu.be/DZiJQL9OLqI

Brings back memories.

RJ
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 05:45 AM UTC

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Hi Julian. Great shades...

http://youtu.be/DZiJQL9OLqI

Brings back memories.

RJ



It's rather amazing how many "Golden Oldies" turn up along with your link. Kim Wilde's "Cambodia". a really enigmatic song...
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 07:46 AM UTC
what to say?? Nothing ...... really beautiful. And I continue thinking that I would not construct it. ... jejeje a lot of work!!!! ...... good renenbers it brings this old hits....

Our secret follows wind abaft though this maskined ....

Daniel
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM UTC
Julian sorry but have to say again that is Stunning your build is making me want to build my kit sooooner but will have to see what you do first to copy that is the biggest accolade I can give.
Awesome Sir just love to follow your bulds

colours and weathering for this ship to me are spot on

Keith
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 06:54 PM UTC
MASSIVELY AWESOME, Julian!
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 06:59 PM UTC

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what to say?? Nothing ...... really beautiful. And I continue thinking that I would not construct it. ... jejeje a lot of work!!!! ...... good renenbers it brings this old hits....

Our secret follows wind abaft though this maskined ....

Daniel



Thanks Daniel,
Glad to hear that the secret project is encountering fair winds and blue skies This build of yours will have everyone sitting up and paying attention
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 07:03 PM UTC

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Julian sorry but have to say again that is Stunning your build is making me want to build my kit sooooner but will have to see what you do first to copy that is the biggest accolade I can give.
Awesome Sir just love to follow your bulds

colours and weathering for this ship to me are spot on

Keith



Hi Keith,
Thanks mate, can't wait to see your build of the Hornet
The island and upper hull of my build still need weathering, that should pull things together even more,
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 07:05 PM UTC

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MASSIVELY AWESOME, Julian!



Thanks Russell,
will you be watching the Grand Prix today? Should be some fireworks after Rosberg did the dirty on Lewis. Might leave room for Ricciardo to move in for another, even better, podium place
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 08:54 PM UTC
Outstanding Julian!

looking forward to seeing all the B25's cramming the deck.

I seem to have finally got Mrs Duster used to the idea of Hood in 1/200th coming to live with us, now I think I am going to have bring her round to the ide of one of these joining her.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 09:27 PM UTC
Thanks Simon, the 16 B-25's should be a very impressive sight.
After building 3 of these 1/200 monsters the only bait I will take now will be a Rodney or a Nelson, however much I love the look and lines of the Hood. I will closely follow your build of the Hood if you decide to do a blog though
All methods to get a 1/200 Hornet past "the better half" are legitimate, I can personally recommend an overnight visit to a 2 star restaurant, works a treat
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:50 PM UTC
It is looking amazing Julian!
I am in London in 2 weeks and I see Hannants have the Missouri on special. I thought I would try for hand luggage because it certainly ain't going to fit on the suitcase!

Having seen qualifying last night and now waiting another hour for lights out I hope Lewis beats him off the line. He was pretty filthy yesterday about. Could be the Mark Webber and No. 2 driver response.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:56 PM UTC

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It is looking amazing Julian!
I am in London in 2 weeks and I see Hannants have the Missouri on special. I thought I would try for hand luggage because it certainly ain't going to fit on the suitcase!

Having seen qualifying last night and now waiting another hour for lights out I hope Lewis beats him off the line. He was pretty filthy yesterday about. Could be the Mark Webber and No. 2 driver response.

cheers
Michael



Hi Michael, thank you, the "Mighty Mo" as hand baggage will be a challenge too I would check that out before you buy it because the boxes are big and heavy which might boost your initial purchasing price.

I sincerely hope Lewis keeps it together and kicks Rosberg's b**t today. Maybe Rosberg couldn't help going off but he made damn sure that Lewis would be plooked by reversing back towards the track.
Cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:17 PM UTC

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MASSIVELY AWESOME, Julian!



Thanks Russell,
will you be watching the Grand Prix today? Should be some fireworks after Rosberg did the dirty on Lewis. Might leave room for Ricciardo to move in for another, even better, podium place



It's on way too late here, Julian. Well past my bedtime, being a 'school night' and all

will be gunning for Ricciardo though, hopefully he can get a place on the podium!!!
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 04:08 AM UTC

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MASSIVELY AWESOME, Julian!



Thanks Russell,
will you be watching the Grand Prix today? Should be some fireworks after Rosberg did the dirty on Lewis. Might leave room for Ricciardo to move in for another, even better, podium place



It's on way too late here, Julian. Well past my bedtime, being a 'school night' and all

will be gunning for Ricciardo though, hopefully he can get a place on the podium!!!



And he did ! A spectacular 3rd spot for Ricciardo in what was an otherwise lackluster Grand Prix. The German commentary on RTL was enough to make you puke, Nico this, Nico that all the way until the German won. Lewis had better get his a** in gear because I have a nasty feeling that Mercedes want "Eine von uns" to win,(German car, engine and driver).
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 06:28 AM UTC
Well, well, I am not getting engaged in this Grand Prix discussion - didn't watch anyway. I was following that with enthusiasm some years ago, than for some reason stopped watching and never picked the habit up again.
On the RTL commentary - it was awful even than, better turned the sound down. For the other idea - German Engine, German Car, German Driver...why not? No, seriously, I don't know either of todays driver enough to have a serious opinion.

However, I do have an opinion on your Hornet, Julian, and that is just 'awesome all the way!!' Fantastic work, watching with amazement!!

I am not convinced yet with the bridge - sure enough they are no twins, but close enough to have been built on the same bases.

Looking forward to the next update, she is coming along really nice!!!

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 06:41 AM UTC
Thanks Jan,
when you first mentioned the similarity of the bridges on the Fletcher's and the Hornet I thought it might be very possible they were a standard design. Having taken a closer look at the bridges on the models I am less convinced. No one seems to be able to provide better information on the design though, I was rather hoping our resident USN expert Tracy White would have chipped in on this subject.
My apologies for blowing steam off about the Grand Prix, that RTL commentary really had my blood boiling. I'll take your advice and turn the sound down in future

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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 06:49 AM UTC
After very successfully melting the forward windbreak on the Hornet with my hairdryer the update for today has been postponed
Sorry, got carried away with the blast heat drying an oil wash.
Just like the 6 million dollar man though: we can rebuild him, we have the technology
Sheesh, really screwed this up
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 08:55 PM UTC
Thanks Julian, appreciate the advise. don't the think sneaking it in when she was out, sticking in the loft, and bringing it out six months later and applying the "What do you mean? when did I buy this? ages ago... You were there" tactics will work. (got away with that on not quite so substantial stuff, but this.. Nah)

Sorry to hear about the windbreak, speaking as the arch loser of parts, it is surprising what can be scratchbuilt when you put your mind to it.

good luck with recovering this one.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 09:59 PM UTC
That's too bad about the windbreak Julian-I'm sure you'll save the build some how though and repair or replace the damage!

Good work by Ricciardo though!
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Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 07:37 AM UTC

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Thanks Julian, appreciate the advise. don't the think sneaking it in when she was out, sticking in the loft, and bringing it out six months later and applying the "What do you mean? when did I buy this? ages ago... You were there" tactics will work. (got away with that on not quite so substantial stuff, but this.. Nah)

Sorry to hear about the windbreak, speaking as the arch loser of parts, it is surprising what can be scratchbuilt when you put your mind to it.

good luck with recovering this one.

Si



Don't think the bad memory trick will work with a box this size Simon. Restoration work going okay, trimming plastic and nearly amputated 1 fingertip, great fun
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Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 07:39 AM UTC

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That's too bad about the windbreak Julian-I'm sure you'll save the build some how though and repair or replace the damage!

Good work by Ricciardo though!



Thanks Russell, getting there Was rather depressing seeing the windbreak bend over all droopy
That Ricciardo is quite a cool customer, he seems to be getting the new Red Bull to sit up and do tricks for him.