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CV-8 : USS Hornet - 30 seconds over Tokyo
dcook11
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 03:34 AM UTC
How do plan to mount it?
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 03:47 AM UTC
What would you suggest?
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Julian

Fully loaded deck looks great, so does the hanger laden with aircraft,

Great job,

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 05:19 PM UTC
Thanks Simon, nearly there now.........
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 02:11 AM UTC
And now for something completely different :

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=223403&page=1

Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 04:14 AM UTC
June 22nd update:
Having passed the Summer solstice, traveled to Schiphol for a new Revell Spitfire and watched "One lap Lewis" get his butt kicked again by Nico Rosberg I managed to find time to weather and decal the albatross hanging round my neck:





The final additions to the B-25's will be done this week.
Now what the heck is this:







Now one photo should make Phillip a lot happier .....
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 05:07 AM UTC
Julian,
Truly one of my favorite features of this beautiful Carrier build (out of so many) is the partially lowered deck elevator with the Wildcat on display.

Since I know absolutely nothing about Carrier life, I was wondering: What was the SOP for folding aircraft wings -- above deck? ... below deck? ... either/or? ... Were wings usually left extended in case of a scramble and folded only whenever space was a real concern?

--mike
DanielMoscatelli
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 05:12 AM UTC
Beautiful work!! These B25 with a bit of weathering stayed of marvels. Have care with the meter of pressure of oil of the 1 mark badly!!! Jajajajjaja This panel of instruments is mortal!!!!!

Thank you for my selection but yours gave lessons of football!!!



Daniel
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 05:20 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Julian,
Truly one of my favorite features of this beautiful Carrier build (out of so many) is the partially lowered deck elevator with the Wildcat on display.

Since I know absolutely nothing about Carrier life, I was wondering: What was the SOP for folding aircraft wings -- above deck? ... below deck? ... either/or? ... Were wings usually left extended in case of a scramble and folded only whenever space was a real concern?

--mike


Hi Mike,
My seagoing experience was restricted to oceangoing tugs, freighters and heavy lift vessels. I can safely say that space on a ship is always a premium requirement so if the wings could fold they would be folded. That's why I did the surgery on my Devastators on this build when parking them below deck.
Thanks for the kind remarks about the forward elevator.
Cheers,
Julian
Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 05:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Beautiful work!! These B25 with a bit of weathering stayed of marvels. Have care with the meter of pressure of oil of the 1 mark badly!!! Jajajajjaja This panel of instruments is mortal!!!!!

Thank you for my selection but yours gave lessons of football!!!



Daniel


Hi my friend,
as you notice I begin to get restless again
A Sturmovik is a nice intermezzo
Football? No thanks but after watching Formula 1 this afternoon I think I will start knitting
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 10:16 AM UTC
Hi Julian,

Great job on the B25's the weathering is superb, subtle yet brings out the detail.



Si
dcook11
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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 01:25 AM UTC
I guess the old fashioned, tried and true, pedestals on a nice wooden board.You are far more experienced than I.
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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 02:14 AM UTC
Hi Julian

Just to echo what Simon says great work with this build and the weathering is spot on and as for displaying this Beast of a model I think it would look like a masterpiece any where definitely not one for the shelf of shame

Keith
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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 05:17 AM UTC

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I guess the old fashioned, tried and true, pedestals on a nice wooden board.You are far more experienced than I.



That is where you are wrong Darrell, I rarely have the patience to mount my builds when they are finished.
I am still not sure what I going to do with this beast,
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 05:18 AM UTC

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Hi Julian

Just to echo what Simon says great work with this build and the weathering is spot on and as for displaying this Beast of a model I think it would look like a masterpiece any where definitely not one for the shelf of shame

Keith



Thanks mate, very kind of you
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Hi Julian,

Great job on the B25's the weathering is superb, subtle yet brings out the detail.



Si



Thanks Simon, the weathering is an improvement, if you don't you end up with a rather bland, "cloned" looking collection of aircraft sitting on deck.
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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 04:53 AM UTC
Just checking in to see if any more updates!!

Looking good!!
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 05:02 AM UTC
Hi Mike, nearly finished the B-25's. Nearly finished the build actually. Just need to work out what the base will look like,
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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 09:51 AM UTC
After all the great work you've put in Julian I'm expecting a full seascape with attending fleet

Seriously keep up the great work

Cheers Kev
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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:27 PM UTC
Look what was on sale at my butcher's:



The Luis Suarez Hamburger, complete with tomato ketchup,

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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 12:25 AM UTC

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After all the great work you've put in Julian I'm expecting a full seascape with attending fleet

Seriously keep up the great work

Cheers Kev



And don't forget the Japanese picket boat that they stumbled upon, which caused Doolittle to launch earlier than planned. Al
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 01:08 AM UTC

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... And don't forget the Japanese picket boat that they stumbled upon, which caused Doolittle to launch earlier than planned. Al



I love that turn of events story! I'll bet the Devastators were rushed topside and their wing-tips went down post haste after the B-52s were launched!

--mike
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 02:54 AM UTC
Kev, Al, Mike,
calm down gentlemen please. Next you will be asking me to build a 1/200 model of Tokyo next to my pond in the garden.
justsendit
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 04:01 AM UTC

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Kev, Al, Mike,
calm down gentlemen please. Next you will be asking me to build a 1/200 model of Tokyo next to my pond in the garden.



You have a pond? ... Hmmm ... I can see it now. ... you'll need to excavate the garden; we'll build Tokyo in its place, there ... then move the barbecue over there for now cause we'll need to widen the pond ... oh, that nice slate walkway absolutely must go. ... Now we'll need more room for China -- you do realize that the B-52s will need a place to land?! ... Hmmm ... let me see ... what's the squre footage of your house? ...

--mike
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 03:27 AM UTC
It has been a very slow week here at work and I still have not seen any update. Entertain me please!