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CV-8 : USS Hornet - 30 seconds over Tokyo
Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 10:53 AM GMT+7
March 9th update:
Not much progress due to much distraction by my new tablet, (Android, lovely. Now I can dump the "crapple" i-pad with its clunky i-tunes idiocy). More bulkhead, more liferafts etc:






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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 02:43 PM GMT+7
You got more done than I did this weekend Julian!

Looking good, very busy indeed.

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 02:48 PM GMT+7
Ohh yes!!! Android the whole life!!! I love

Enjoy friend
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 02:08 AM GMT+7

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You got more done than I did this weekend Julian!

Looking good, very busy indeed.

Si



Thanks Simon,
weekends are generally the most productive for me as far as model building is concerned. With this monster there seems to be miles and miles of railings, life rafts etc.
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 02:10 AM GMT+7

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Ohh yes!!! Android the whole life!!! I love

Enjoy friend



I certainly am enjoying Daniel, easy to load programs, books and music and everything works
A very stark contrast to the "Crapple" which IMHO is a clunky piece of overpriced junk.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 01:28 PM GMT+7
Ahoy Julian

Loving your work and your battles with technology - "crapple" I must remember that one.

Cheers


Sean
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 01:53 PM GMT+7
Hi Sean, yes, I gave up on "Job's Masterpiece" a while ago. Glad you liking the build so far,
Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:56 AM GMT+7
March 16th update:
In spite of goofing off and playing around with other new toys I have been working on the Hornet Hangar deck is very nearly closed off from the elements Just one section to go. Fit is very near perfect considering the multiple parts that have to fit to close of the hangar. The paint work needs blending and weathering to make it a whole, now you can see the difference between weathered hull and pristine bulkheads. The airwing is an amazing amount of work. I went to town on the first Devastator, razor sawing the folding section of the wings off and fitting a brass wire hinge to display it with wings folded. The hangar deck should look suitably crowded with all the aircraft in position.
















Time for a glass of wine and a replay of the Australian Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg did a great job and Red Bull apparently have at long last been caught out at something strange with the fuel flow sensor. Have to watch this



Ps the canopy of the Devastator looks as if the glue job to fix it to the fuselage is rather grungy. That is because the Gator Grip Glue hasn't dried properly yet. When its dry you wonder how the canopy stays in place.
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:56 AM GMT+7
Coming really well Julian, the hanger sides are looking very busy, nice work on the Airwing as well, good luck with that.

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 04:35 AM GMT+7
Lots of controversy over Ricciardo's disqualification, Julian...

Will there be the same level of controversy when you try to smuggle the 1/200 Missouri past Mrs Gremlin?
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:42 PM GMT+7

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Coming really well Julian, the hanger sides are looking very busy, nice work on the Airwing as well, good luck with that.

Si



Thanks Simon,
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:51 PM GMT+7

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Lots of controversy over Ricciardo's disqualification, Julian...

Will there be the same level of controversy when you try to smuggle the 1/200 Missouri past Mrs Gremlin?



Hi Russell, its a pity Daniel got chopped off like this on his first grand prix. I disliked Red Bulls treatment of Mark Webber the last few years in general and old "stinky finger" Vettel with his whining spoilt kid voice on the pits radio in particular. I would love it if Daniel gave Vettel a run for his money. So, having gotten that off my chest, no, no chance of the Mighty Mo being smuggled into Casa Sallows. After the Hornet and Bismarck are finished it will be back to a more storable size model for me.
Cheers mate
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 03:39 PM GMT+7
" After the Hornet and Bismarck are finished it will be back to a more storable size model for me. "

To pinocho him the nose grew!!

I like much as this one staying this beast !!!!

PD jajjajja To my I do not like this game !!! jajajjaja

Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:13 AM GMT+7
Hi Daniel, Pinnoccio? Long nose?
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 04:26 AM GMT+7

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Lots of controversy over Ricciardo's disqualification, Julian...

Will there be the same level of controversy when you try to smuggle the 1/200 Missouri past Mrs Gremlin?



Hi Russell, its a pity Daniel got chopped off like this on his first grand prix. I disliked Red Bulls treatment of Mark Webber the last few years in general and old "stinky finger" Vettel with his whining spoilt kid voice on the pits radio in particular. I would love it if Daniel gave Vettel a run for his money. So, having gotten that off my chest, no, no chance of the Mighty Mo being smuggled into Casa Sallows. After the Hornet and Bismarck are finished it will be back to a more storable size model for me.
Cheers mate



Well said Julian
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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 10:31 AM GMT+7
March 23rd uodate:
More catwalks to fit along the hull side just below the flightdeck. Also nearly finished inside the hangar bay as far as the model goes. I found the hangar bulkheads rather flimsy looking though so I have bought a couple of packs of Evergreen I-beam strips which I will use to "beef-up" the bulkheads.
The Hornet keeps getting bigger and bigger and is really already slightly out of my comfort zone
This is a huge model and an equally big challenge:










Time for a nicely chilled South American Chardonnay to ponder on my building sins..............

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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
Looking good......love the little aircraft.

I have to hand it to you, I admire you guys who do all that
PE detailing....the patience...WOW!

Oh, now I see where the Chardonnay comes in!

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 01:46 PM GMT+7
Exactly Joe, the Chardonnay helps soothe the nerves after messing with PE
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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 03:35 PM GMT+7
Hanger looking great Julian,

very neat work on the etch on the catwalks too

Great job!

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 08:36 PM GMT+7
Great job Julian !!!

It is a good excuse to uncover a bottle!!! Jajajja to savouring it!!!
Daniel
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 04:58 AM GMT+7
mmm, Chardonnay-good choice Julian. Just don't try moving that thing after a few glasses-it's a two person lift!
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 01:10 PM GMT+7

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Hanger looking great Julian,

very neat work on the etch on the catwalks too

Great job!

Si



Thank you Simon,
I seem to be getting the hang of using Gator Grip Glue with PE.
Hope Kenny gets in contact soon about a new supply though because the end of my store of GGG is rapidly coming into sight.
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 01:12 PM GMT+7

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Great job Julian !!!

It is a good excuse to uncover a bottle!!! Jajajja to savouring it!!!
Daniel



Hi my friend, any excuse to open a South American wine is a good reason
It's a pity you couldn't taste this one though, it was really excellent
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 01:15 PM GMT+7

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mmm, Chardonnay-good choice Julian. Just don't try moving that thing after a few glasses-it's a two person lift!


It's a two person lift anyway Russell Like Elvis would say: "Man, that suckers huge",
The Chardonnay was excellent. I love the South American, Australian and New Zealand takes on the old world grapes. Sometimes they are so powerful you need to drink them with a knife and fork
Cheers mate,
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 02:12 PM GMT+7
Cheers Julian, Nice build !!