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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Finally getting a start on this campaign's build with the puttying of sink marks on the flight deck.




At least you won't be ruining any planking detail (as I recall, the Hasegawa Akagi's flight deck was smooth except for arrestor wires, barriers, and raised lines for the markings...)

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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 09:54 PM UTC
Looks like you are having real fun with this old classic Gary.

Keep up the good work!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 02:54 PM UTC


Yet another. The waterline part also mounts too far back so the bulge details and ends don't match. The pins on the smokestack to join it to the hull were spaced a bit too far apart so I widened the holes in the hull.

I'm sure more joys await!
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 06:01 AM UTC

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Finally getting a start on this campaign's build with the puttying of sink marks on the flight deck.



Nice start Gary.

Best to get these little jobs out of the way first.

Cheers

Si



Ditto!
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:51 PM UTC

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Finally getting a start on this campaign's build with the puttying of sink marks on the flight deck.



Nice start Gary.

Best to get these little jobs out of the way first.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 03:52 PM UTC


Finally getting a start on this campaign's build with the puttying of sink marks on the flight deck.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 07:58 PM UTC
Great job Thomas,

The cross over is an excellent touch for the two vessels.

Thank you for keeping the campaign going.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 02:10 PM UTC
Illustrious from above. There is a detachment of USMC aircraft (2 AV8B's, 2 UH1's, and 1 MV22) aboard as an exchange program. Likewise there are Royal Navy aircraft aboard Wasp (2 Harrier FR2's, and 1 EH101). (Hey, my ships, my rules...)

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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 09:02 PM UTC
Hi Thomas,

What Tim & Mark said! - great job.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 01:46 PM UTC
Thanks Mark. Lots of decals! Getting them all lined up and square was the hardest part (I have a slight skew by the aft elevator...).
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 01:01 PM UTC

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Beautiful work, Thomas! Those flight deck markings on Lusty are impressive.



Ditto!
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 10:27 AM UTC
Thanks Tim. Those markings represent four days of hobby desk time!
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 04:07 AM UTC
Beautiful work, Thomas! Those flight deck markings on Lusty are impressive.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
Lusty bow-on with flight deck markings.



Starboard side with some weathering started. Wasp and Reagan (both built during this campaign) in the background.



Still to do: more weathering; flight deck vehicles; add ship's crane; add aircraft.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC

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Si, Mark, thanks. Slowly adding flight deck markings. Takes a while for the decals to snuggle down.

Merry Christmas all!




Merry Chrsitmas Thomas,

Good lick with that, flight deck decals can be real fun. Take your time, looking forward to seeing the result.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 01:40 PM UTC
Si, Mark, thanks. Slowly adding flight deck markings. Takes a while for the decals to snuggle down.

Merry Christmas all!
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:26 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice, looks like a nice clean build.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 06:09 AM UTC
Looking very good indeed Thomas,

Nice comparison with the Wasp.

Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 04:13 AM UTC
Illustrious bow-on. Island and crane just placed on. Still need to paint island and crane, detail paint hull, decals for flight deck, add life boat canisters. Oh, yeah, and add aircraft...



Illustrious alongside Wasp.

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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 07:57 PM UTC

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Still no pictures of Lusty yet. Got the hangar deck done, flight deck added (no lights this time). There is a LOT of clean-up required on this kit! Hope to get a photo or two this weekend.



Looking forward to the Photos Thomas.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 03:05 PM UTC
Still no pictures of Lusty yet. Got the hangar deck done, flight deck added (no lights this time). There is a LOT of clean-up required on this kit! Hope to get a photo or two this weekend.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:34 PM UTC

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Good luck with Illustrious Thomas, I hear the hull on that can be a bit fun to get together.

My next flattop will be HMS Ark Royal 1941, likely the LHD after that.

Cheers

Si



Si, I got the hull of Lusty together. It took about two hours of glue, hold, glue, hold... Clamps or tape wouldn't work. It was not fun... I'll get pix posted one I get a chance to sand some of my fingerprints off... Glad it's done.



Glad to hear you have been successful Thomas.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 02:36 PM UTC

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Good luck with Illustrious Thomas, I hear the hull on that can be a bit fun to get together.

My next flattop will be HMS Ark Royal 1941, likely the LHD after that.

Cheers

Si



Si, I got the hull of Lusty together. It took about two hours of glue, hold, glue, hold... Clamps or tape wouldn't work. It was not fun... I'll get pix posted one I get a chance to sand some of my fingerprints off... Glad it's done.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:15 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work, glad to see you got those sections together without damaging the catwalks.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 10:33 PM UTC
A quick update on the weekend's progress.

The flight deck catwalks finally done.



And I have started the Island, here test fitted in place.



Cheers

Si