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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
I like number 2 also.

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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 09:45 AM UTC


Trying to get the deck vehicles finished... Also added tow-bars to some of the aircraft.
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 09:51 AM UTC
Thomas,

Well it sure looks like you are making great progress. The hardware on the flight deck is looking awesome.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 01:31 PM UTC

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Thomas,

Well it sure looks like you are making great progress. The hardware on the flight deck is looking awesome.

Mark



Thanks Mark. Been slow going for a while. This campaign has motivated me to finish it up.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 06:49 AM UTC

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Thomas,

Well it sure looks like you are making great progress. The hardware on the flight deck is looking awesome.

Mark



Thanks Mark. Been slow going for a while. This campaign has motivated me to finish it up.




What Thomas said,

Also glad the Campaign has provided that motivation, I know what is like to get stuck on a big build, I have been there myself.


Glad you have kept things going whilst time has kept me out of the workshop.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 01:17 PM UTC

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What Thomas said,

Also glad the Campaign has provided that motivation, I know what is like to get stuck on a big build, I have been there myself.


Glad you have kept things going whilst time has kept me out of the workshop.

Cheers

Si



Si, hope you get back to it soon! I want to see how all that brass turns out!
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC

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What Thomas said,

Also glad the Campaign has provided that motivation, I know what is like to get stuck on a big build, I have been there myself.


Glad you have kept things going whilst time has kept me out of the workshop.

Cheers

Si



Si, hope you get back to it soon! I want to see how all that brass turns out!




Thanks Thomas

Hoping to try and smuggle some time in there this coming weekend.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 06:13 AM UTC
No photos yet, but progress made. Added bumpers to the stern boat dock, replaced signal flag lines with thinner line, placed warning stripes around weapon elevators on deck. Only a few minor tweaks and I may declare Reagan ready to launch!
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:24 PM UTC
Last weekends work.... Finally!

The side elevator fresh of the sprue.



All etched up with the completed side structure.(The underneath that is)




The side pieces fitted in in place.



A few more bits and pieces and I think about paint.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 03:31 AM UTC
Wow, Si, that elevator etch is stunning! Too bad it will be rather hard to see under elevator on the finished model...
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC

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Wow, Si, that elevator etch is stunning! Too bad it will be rather hard to see under elevator on the finished model...



SI,

Have agree with Tim...WOW!

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 09:45 AM UTC
So I know I haven't posted anything lately, but that has been due a few AFV group builds I wanted to finish off first. With that said I glad to say I finished my last AFV build for the year today.

So back to my 3 deck Akagi build. I have deck areas taped off in prep to painting the decks and put some primer on the hull.



So while the paint booth was busy with armor I started to assemble the air wing. The kit only came with six fighters and six torpedo bombers, so I purchase additional aircraft.



My goal in this build is to use this photo to create the same scene, give or take.



Until the next post.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 02:29 AM UTC
Si, I am impressed with your brass work! That takes way more skill and patience than I think I could muster!

Mark, looking good so far. Can't wait to see the full deck!
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:44 AM UTC

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Si, I am impressed with your brass work! That takes way more skill and patience than I think I could muster!

Mark, looking good so far. Can't wait to see the full deck!




Thank you very much Thomas,

It is more down to perseverance and practice.


Hi Mark,

Agree with Thomas' comment the ship is looking good, and great stuff on all the tiny aircraft. way too small for my eyes.

Todays progress will follow tomorrow or Tuesday.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:43 AM UTC
Latest on the Intrepid.

some work done under the forward end of the flight deck.



and the after end.



The platform above the hanger aft assembled and folded.



The remaining structures under the aft end of the flight deck.





And all test fitted in place.



Cheers

Si


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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 07:11 AM UTC
Si, that is simply amazing work. The finesse in assembling the brass is awe inspiring. Even a Saint could learn from your patience I think.

Good luck with your claustrophobic build Mark!
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Thank you very much Peter,

Like everything else it is a matter of practice, the etch is amongst the easiest to handle I have used. Must admit the instructions are a bit overcrowded and disorienting, but you get used to them.

Thanks again

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
Very update,

break from the etch, paint going on the aircraft for the Hangers.





Twiddly bits added and three ready for decals.

More soon.

Si

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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 01:36 PM UTC
Looking good Si! Keep up the good work. I hope to get some of the last few tweaks done on my Reagan this weekend. We'll see...
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 06:20 AM UTC

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Looking good Si! Keep up the good work. I hope to get some of the last few tweaks done on my Reagan this weekend. We'll see...




Thanks Thomas,

No work this weekend unfortunately, family stuff going on.

Hope you got some at the bench.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:12 AM UTC
Quick update on my 3 deck Akagi.

Finished painting the deck and prep a lot of parts for painting.





Next posting should show the ship near completion.

Next time,

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 01:07 PM UTC
Can't wait to see it done, Mark!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC
Great progress Mark,

Lots going on, as Thomas says looking forward to watch this lot come together.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 10:08 PM UTC
Looking very good Mark. Always good to get to the painting stage.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC


Calling this one finished (I may add F35s later). Going to try and get LHD1 USS Wasp started and finished by the end of the campaign!