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CVA-64 Connie
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 03:11 PM UTC
CVA-63 on the left and CVA-67 on the right.
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2015 - 07:07 AM UTC
Wow...two big ones on the go!! Ought to keep you busy for a while Mardis!
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 07:14 AM UTC
Start to backdate the hull tomorrow.
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:48 AM UTC
Shave all the pipes off. Fill in the openings for the forward sponsons. Used a drafting pen to do the waterline.
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 02:40 PM UTC
A clean slate...and forward progress!!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 02:41 PM UTC
hangar deck is in. next cut the hull for the waterline.
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 05:17 AM UTC
Wow, that should be an interesting one!! Very nice - I'm in and looking forward to your build!!

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 03:31 PM UTC
This will be a fun ne to watch Mardis.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 01:32 PM UTC
she has been waterline.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 11:05 AM UTC
Bet you are happy to see that cut out of the way!! Looks pretty good!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 01:24 PM UTC

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Bet you are happy to see that cut out of the way!! Looks pretty good!

Thank You! Fun times ahead!
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 06:40 PM UTC
Sorry for the stupid question as I'm confuse by your title and what you are doing. I'm still learning about these carriers...you are back dating a CV-63 Kitty Hawk to CVA-64 Connie or are you back dating the CVA-67 to CVA-64? Isn't the CVA-67 same as CV-67 JFK? TIA

Either way, I'm following along to see whats happening here

Mike
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 10:10 AM UTC
Hi Mike, The kit is the 1/350 Kitty Hawk CV-63.What I'm doing is backing this ship to Nam era. CV-64 is the sister to CV-63.They were both CVA during Nam. That all change when both had antisub planes on board. J.F.K. started out as a CVA also. But all change in 1975 when Vikings came on board.
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 03:08 PM UTC
working on the hull. update this Monday.
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 03:37 PM UTC
Hope everyone had nice Xmas. Just started on Connie. Not much detail the port aft bulkhead in the hangar deck. Also the opening was detail. Working on the fantail also. More next week.
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 09:23 PM UTC
Looks like a good start of this rather huge project !
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 02:35 PM UTC
Thanks! more detail Monday.
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 02:39 PM UTC
Nothing is glue down. I have do more detail on the fantail stern area. I will be ordering the Shapeways 1/350 Terrier mounts and missiles later. Until next week. Happy Modeling!
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 02:48 PM UTC
Looks like things are coming together now Mardis!! Looking forward to seeing the new mounts when they arrive!!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 07:21 AM UTC
Very nice work there, Mardis!! Fantail really looks good!
Looking forward to see more progress - no hurry, take your time!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 04:18 PM UTC
nothing is glue down. I'm not going to do a full detail job of the hangar bay. Just enough to see thru the openings. Also no lights. I have too many builds at this time. Some photos.
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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 05:10 PM UTC
Mardis,

your concept seems sound to me!! And the details you've done look great!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 01:28 AM UTC
Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 07:11 AM UTC
Shapeways sent my stuff yesterday for Connie. Great work Gregg! Waiting on the curve aft sponsons.
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Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 03:29 PM UTC
Mardi,

Nice job on the interior detail. The 3D printed parts look great. Looking forward to seeing them incorporated into the build.

Dave