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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:30 AM UTC
I will be converting my J.F.K hull into the America. Gregg from Shapeways is making the island.
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 01:16 PM UTC
I have started on the hull. The port side bow anchor hole has been fill.
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:49 AM UTC
almost done with the half the forward part of the hull. Post photos tomorrow.
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 07:38 AM UTC
Finally figure out how to post on a new computer. Have something in a couple days.
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 03:13 PM UTC
Working on the fantaIL and hangar deck. The hull will not be that hard to do. Sponsons from the J.F.K are pretty close to America. The island is a different story. Gregg from Shapeways is making the island. I still have Kitty Hawk to do also,but working on two Supercarriers at the same time is no problem. Happy Modeling everybody!
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 02:34 PM UTC
Started on the fantail and starboard side aft section.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:25 PM UTC
Rework the starboard side aft sponson for the Terrier launcher and radar.
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 03:35 PM UTC
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 03:38 PM UTC
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 03:44 PM UTC
Nice! I see you have made a start on the hangar detailing. Very cool.
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 04:08 PM UTC
Fully agree with Tim - very nice work, coming to life!!

Cheers,
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 01:39 PM UTC
Add more to the starboard aft quarter.
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 03:07 PM UTC
Started on the port side. Lots of work to do.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 01:52 PM UTC
added more detail.
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 09:04 AM UTC
Mardis,

that's an amazing amount of scratch work, and it looks really good!! Fantastic to see how you are bringing your model to life, here once more especially the internal area of the hangar bay!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 01:52 PM UTC
Thank You! I will try to post close ups this Sunday evening.
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 02:30 PM UTC
just prime the hull to see my mistakes. lots of them. but all can be fix. Happy Modeling!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 01:15 PM UTC
Started drilling out vents.
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:10 AM UTC
Wow, pretty cool work, Mardis!!

I particularly like your detailing the hangar bay, but all your back dating, Tartar(??) launchers etc, looking really great!

Cheers,
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 08:02 AM UTC
Thanks! Have a update tomorrow!
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 03:27 PM UTC
Almost done with starboard side bulkheads in the hangar bay.
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 04:06 PM UTC
done with the hangar bay. equipment and ac's will come later. working on the hull now.