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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 06:31 AM UTC
Hi guys,

Got a shed load of family stuff going on over the next week or so. Getting young Duster of to University and a few other things, won't get into the workshop, or be in easy reach of the lap top.

have fun, and like a rubbish terminator "I'll be back"

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 06:26 AM UTC
Serious etch work Michael,

The Island looks superb, as does the quad 1.1"
Stunning stuff mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 06:22 AM UTC
Mark,

The water looks great as Tim says. Good luck with the decals, not my favourite bit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
Nice progress on the LHD Thomas, the vehicles look great too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:03 PM UTC
Thanks Tim, Slowly making my way through all of the decals on those planes. 9 decals per plane is slow going.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:38 AM UTC
Mark,

I agree with Thomas - the water looks great!

But those little aircraft on the sanding sticks in the background do look ready to come aboard! I look forward to seeing them with their markings on.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:19 AM UTC

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Mark, looking good. What did you use for the water?



Thanks Thomas.

Aluminum foil, white latex paint, lots of tissue paper, various Vallejo Model Air blues, green greys, greys, black, white, Future, White and transparent gel. Still have some more work to do on it. Main focus now is getting the decals on the air wing.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:09 PM UTC
Mark, looking good. What did you use for the water?
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:58 PM UTC
Everyone

Just a quick update on my Akagi. Mounted the ship to the base and cemented the deck onto the hull. Started to make the ship look like it moving across the water.





This is my first attempt at a water base and winging it as I go along.

There are a few touch ups, hardware and railing to add not counting the decals for all of those planes. I am hoping to have her finished by the end of the month.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC
Michael, looking great. Almost gonna be a shame to paint that brass work!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC
Michael,

Outstanding work so far. I hope you plan to mount your Enterprise on pedestals so viewers can get a peek at all that lovely brass work under the flight deck!
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC
Cosimodo,

Man that is a lot of fine looking metal.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 06:22 PM UTC
I have been remiss in not posting updates to the main campaign so here is a quick summary.
Island completed (almost)

Bow completed

including forward flight deck support

and a start on the rear deck


cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 06:17 PM UTC
Agree with Mark, great progress already.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 01:10 PM UTC
Thomas,

Nice progress. Looks like a lot of space to fill.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 06:10 AM UTC
Got some work done on my LHD build.

Railings on catwalks of the well deck.

Hangar deck.

USMC vehicles for the upper well deck and LCUs and LCACs.
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 02:15 PM UTC
Looking good Si! Got a little bench time today on Wasp. Will try and get pix posted tomorrow.
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:42 PM UTC

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Si,

Those catwalks really do make a difference on appearance.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

They are quite complex, but well designed, and if approached section by section not that daunting.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC
Si,

Those catwalks really do make a difference on appearance.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 08:46 AM UTC
Quick update

after flight deck catwalks in place.





Hull mounted 40mm tuns fitted.





Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 08:42 AM UTC
Good start Thomas,

Will be keeping an eye, have one in the stash.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 02:50 AM UTC


Started on the hull of my LHD. We'll see how it goes...
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC

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Mark, you must have bionic eyes to get all that detail! Great work!



Just one strong Optic-visor.
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:20 PM UTC
Some progress.

The catwalks and 20mm tubs.

Etched detail replaces the moulded on stuff on the bottom of the tubs.





sections of catwalk.



Fitted, the ladder and access to the door are separate parts.



the stbd side of the aft section done, and test fitted.



More soon.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 01:32 PM UTC
Mark, you must have bionic eyes to get all that detail! Great work!