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DanielMoscatelli
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 01:22 PM UTC
And a new LCD 50 " to see Holland and Spain!!!!
Good luck!!!

Daniel
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 04:35 PM UTC
50" , maybe just paint the house white outside and use a beamer
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:38 PM UTC
Come on Julian, don't tease us-a build log on aeroscale would be great!
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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 06:36 AM UTC

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Come on Julian, don't tease us-a build log on aeroscale would be great!



Jury is still out on this one Russell
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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 06:37 AM UTC
June 14th update:
16 of the B-25's ready for painting and decaling. If I never see a 1/200th B-25 again it will be too soon :






More to come...........

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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 06:57 AM UTC

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Come on Julian, don't tease us-a build log on aeroscale would be great!



http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=223177&page=1

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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 07:31 AM UTC
Looking well ' cluttered ' there mate.

The guys at the front didn't have much of a run did they?

Cheers Kev
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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 07:48 AM UTC
I would bet that the "pucker effect" had them looking for their seat cushions after take off. This really makes you understand that there was no margin for error............
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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:40 PM UTC
Wow, Julian, that looks absolutely impressive!! Great work! Unbelievable crowded, hard to imagine how that all was back than in reality. I had the privilege to sail on a modern US aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy CV 67 for a few days some years ago, and that seemed pretty crowded and cramped at the time, but there was certainly more room than on your Hornet!

I bookmarked your aeroscale project as well, even though flying things are not normally my core interest. Did those B-25's, after initial struggle, made you addictive after all?!?

Looking forward to both's project's updates!

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 01:33 AM UTC
Hi Jan,
16 B-25's take up a lot of real estate on a carriers deck
Thanks for the kind comments. I am just staking a plot of ground over on Aeroscale for when the Airfix Typhoon arrives.
Building 16 B-25's nearly put me off aircraft for good

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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 05:00 AM UTC
Julian,

The continued progress looks great! I want ask a question about your painting. When you built the island did you have all the photo-etched railings already glued in place? If so, when you painted the camouflage pattern, how did you mask the photo-etch areas to get a sharp demarcation line? Also, what glue did you use to attach the photo-etch to the model? Finally, did you paint any of your photo-etched before it was attached?

Thanks

Phillip1
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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 05:13 AM UTC

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Julian,

The continued progress looks great! I want ask a question about your painting. When you built the island did you have all the photo-etched railings already glued in place? If so, when you painted the camouflage pattern, how did you mask the photo-etch areas to get a sharp demarcation line? Also, what glue did you use to attach the photo-etch to the model? Finally, did you paint any of your photo-etched before it was attached?

Thanks

Phillip1



Hi Phillip,
this is my way of doing things so it doesn't necessarily mean this is the only way to do things

The railings were glued in place when I painted the island.

No masking was used at all. The ground coat was the same grey as the upper hull and the pale grey cammo, (life colour paint), was brush painted on island and railings.

The glue used was Gator Grip Glue produced by our very own Kenny Loup, (I hope he starts making up a new batch of glue because my store is getting very empty).

No PE was painted before application to the island.

Hope this answers your questions

cheers,
Julian

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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 03:29 AM UTC
Since it is a custom Julia a beautiful work. But I am sure that already you have desire of opening the window and giving the orders to demolish to Doolittle and all his B 25 ......... what if I am called the attention .... all the hours take you to order and to clean the shipyard jajajajajja a time ago communicate with Kenny Gator, very nice person!!
I am waiting for a friend that me the ok and to entrust a few bottles of this magic product that you use


Daniel
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 04:04 AM UTC
Hi Daniel,
it is terrifying isn't it? The last time I cleaned my workbench was in 2009....
Now I can find things again like paint I don't even remember buying
Mrs. Gremlin56 was not amused when I filled 5 trays with paint and still had more stashed around my man's cave.
I think I'll take a photo while it is still clean
I will never ever ever buy a B-25 or anything resembling a B-25 again. 16 of the nasty little devils
DanielMoscatelli
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 07:36 AM UTC
You have nightmares to the night!! It dreams of squadrons of B25 pursuit. jajajajajajaa I do not like them it carries planes for this motive. Only it would arm the Graf Zeppelin .... it never had the planes in cover!!!:)

The order is very good but boring!! Jajaja is pretty PE tools and paint finds that I thought losses!! Jajaja we all end up by being employed at a square of 20 x20

Daniel
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 02:51 AM UTC
June 18th update:

All green B-25's now, just need to add the de-icing boots and canopies and then start decalling
Also adding railings:





Cheers,
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 01:28 PM UTC
Julian,

Thanks very much for the response. From the photos I would have never guessed the "camo" portion was hand painted. It looks really good

Phillip
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 01:39 PM UTC
Julian,

One detail I just noticed you may want to correct. Up until about May 15, 1942, all U.S. Navy aircraft still carried the red centers in the national insignia and red and white stripes on the rudders. It is unfortunate that Merit did not include these decals because they sure should have.

Thanks

Phillip
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:56 PM UTC
Flight deck looking more like it is getting ready for the BIG raid there Julian great stuff but the work station is looking far to tidy mate stop putting us all to shame if my missus sees that she will want me to do the same
Good result for your boys last night not holding up much expectation for mine tonight

Keith
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:10 PM UTC
Looking very nicely cluttered there, Julian!

Bet you'll be glad to see the finish of all those wingy thingies though?
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 03:46 AM UTC
Good work Julian .... please have taken care of not sneezing nearby and giving the orders to demolish these B25!!! Jajajjajaj I like the water brand ... these works need it

Dont worry friend Keith!!! That gains the best!!! The two we lost this way that this party will a final!!!

Regards Daniel
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 05:39 AM UTC

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Julian,

One detail I just noticed you may want to correct. Up until about May 15, 1942, all U.S. Navy aircraft still carried the red centers in the national insignia and red and white stripes on the rudders. It is unfortunate that Merit did not include these decals because they sure should have.

Thanks

Phillip



Hi Phillip,
I think you mentioned this somewhere before in this blog. Haven't forgotten your advice but I need to do a small test before going part of the way on this correction,
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 05:41 AM UTC

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Flight deck looking more like it is getting ready for the BIG raid there Julian great stuff but the work station is looking far to tidy mate stop putting us all to shame if my missus sees that she will want me to do the same
Good result for your boys last night not holding up much expectation for mine tonight

Keith



Hi Keith,
I know, I am very ashamed of myself for cleaning up the mudpit and putting you guys in the firing line of your own SWMBO
It's a horrifying experience working on a clutter free workbench.

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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 05:43 AM UTC

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Looking very nicely cluttered there, Julian!

Bet you'll be glad to see the finish of all those wingy thingies though?



Yeah, mentioned this to Daniel. Repetitive building is a bit like whooping cough Final result seems to be getting there though.
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 05:44 AM UTC

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Good work Julian .... please have taken care of not sneezing nearby and giving the orders to demolish these B25!!! Jajajjajaj I like the water brand ... these works need it

Dont worry friend Keith!!! That gains the best!!! The two we lost this way that this party will a final!!!

Regards Daniel



Hi Daniel, no way, no sneezing