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CV-8 : USS Hornet - 30 seconds over Tokyo
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 03:33 AM UTC

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It has been a very slow week here at work and I still have not seen any update. Entertain me please!




Forgive me for I have sinned:

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=223699&page=1

Actually I was approaching a builders dip on the Hornet so I took a break

mgrummitt
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 04:57 AM UTC
Thanks for the fix!! That build looks great!!

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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:53 AM UTC
H Julian,


Forgive me for I have sinned:

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=223699&page=1

Actually I was approaching a builders dip on the Hornet so I took a break

Cracking build but does it float?

I was also missing my Hornet fix but its better to walk away than try and rush it. Just don't forget the Hornet Appreciation Society.

Cheers Kev
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:06 AM UTC
I hear you mate
Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 03:43 AM UTC

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I hear you mate


Well I do

July 27th update:
After a long absence due to a change of build venue and a very enjoyable holiday in Bilbao and Santillana del Mar I am in the process of rounding off the Hornet build. All B-25's are painted and decals have been applied. At the moment I am fitting the starboard railings and am in the process of spotting the planes, (the "Ruptured Duck" in number 7 position as dictated by the movie):







RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:49 PM UTC
Great to see you back on the Hornet, Julian
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 03:48 AM UTC
Hi Russell,
thanks mate. Daniel did a great job yesterday in Hungary didn't he? Two wins in a car that Vettel is still having issues with. Really a great race.
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 06:06 AM UTC
Well, well well...somehow I have a weak spot for Germans winning...

Anyway, really stunning update on your Hornet Julian, that's fantastic work you are doing there. Your Carrier Air Wing looks awesome, as does the ship.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 06:30 AM UTC

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Well, well well...somehow I have a weak spot for Germans winning...


Cheers,
Jan



Hi Jan,
I think it has something to do with the very polite way that they have their team tell the competition to let them past Nico sounded quite flustered when Lewis didn't roll over and play dead

Thanks about the build, very nearly there now, (good job too, my Airfix Typhoon should be arriving tomorrow from Germany thanks to Axel and his staff)
cheers,
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 08:01 AM UTC
Hi Julian,

The deck looks great with all the B25's lined up!

Excellent job.

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 08:51 AM UTC
Yeah!! Looking great Julian! Love the way it's turning out!
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:16 AM UTC
Its good see you again my friend. you have a pretty color of skin and with the overloaded baterķas.

Daniel
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 03:06 AM UTC

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Its good see you again my friend. you have a pretty color of skin and with the overloaded baterķas.

Daniel



Hi Daniel, it's very good to see you too my friend. Yes, my bald spot on top of my head is fried by the sun and the batteries are overcharged, (like all things are overcharged in Holland thanks to our rather nasty government ).
I had an excellent holiday in the North of Spain and have fallen madly in love with Bilbao. I also visited the most amazing chapel I have ever seen:



A beautiful location and a beautiful chapel, ( and coming from me, not being religious, that is a big compliment).
How are you surviving the Winter down South? Take plenty of the "Aguardiente"as anti freeze. My Airfix Typhoon landed in Holland today....................Too many beautiful things to build and more ailments and less time

Well, lets "bop till we drop"
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 03:09 AM UTC

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Yeah!! Looking great Julian! Love the way it's turning out!


Thanks Mike,
The Normandy Temptress landed here today though so I will have to be very strong...............
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 03:10 AM UTC

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Hi Julian,

The deck looks great with all the B25's lined up!

Excellent job.

Si



Thank you Simon,
It's turning out very well.
mgrummitt
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 03:27 AM UTC

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Yeah!! Looking great Julian! Love the way it's turning out!


Thanks Mike,
The Normandy Temptress landed here today though so I will have to be very strong...............



I feel you Julian. I had to take a break from the tank I was building in order for me to setup my work bench for building. Just finished it and just started painting again yesterday!

Someday I will be brave enough to post pictures of my builds!

The picture of the chapel is beautiful! My wife and I will be in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic in Sept with one night in London on the flight back home. Can't wait!

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 04:09 AM UTC
I am sure you will have a great holiday here in Europe Mike, I am very fond of Germany myself actually, (not too sure about German F1 drivers though, seem to be rather spoiled brats nowadays ). The chapel was really amazing,
the waves rolling into the bay made a very ominous hollow sound on the rocks just below the chapel. I really can't imagine how it would sound there with a good North-Westerly blowing.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 06:00 AM UTC
Hi Julian,
Looks like you have had some fun.

This may interest you.

http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_121&products_id=466

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 06:04 AM UTC

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Hi Julian,
Looks like you have had some fun.

This may interest you.

http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_121&products_id=466

Cheers Rob.


Thanks for the pointer Rob,
saw them yesterday and ordered them today
Should look good underneath that big pointy nose that the Typhoon has
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:02 AM UTC

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Hi Russell,
thanks mate. Daniel did a great job yesterday in Hungary didn't he? Two wins in a car that Vettel is still having issues with. Really a great race.



He sure did a great job didn't he!

That Chapel looks like a great inspirational piece for a diorama!
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Posted: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 01:27 PM UTC
Julian,

Your work continues to look really good. You are to be commended for following through on such a large project. Not all plastic modeler's have such patience.

Phillip1
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Posted: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 06:02 PM UTC
Good morning Phillip,
thank you very much. The biggest problem with a long project like this is getting tempted away by newer models appearing on the marketplace
Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 03:02 AM UTC
August 3rd update:
Railings and catwalks on the starboard side of the Hornet. Also a couple of joins between hull and flight deck that needed attention.






JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 04:20 AM UTC
Julian,

your Hornet continues to amaze, it's great to see her taking shape and approaching commissioning - some time not to far away I suppose?

Great work,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 05:48 AM UTC
Hi Jan,
attention is divided between the Hornet and my new 1/24 Typhoon This means both builds go slower than in my usual tempo