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USS Intrepid CV11 1944 -1/350 Scale
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:14 PM UTC

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...and really nice progress here as well!!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

She is getting there, although there may well be a bit of a hiatus, as it has turned rather cold here, so no chance of doing any airbrushing until it warms up again. (have to do all my spraying outside.) I can use rattlecans because I can warm the can which negates the worst of the temperature problems.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
...and really nice progress here as well!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC

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Si,

Your work on the superstructure is looking mighty fine.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is getting there, fun when you are adapting the upgrade set, and the kit for a slightly different fit.

Appreciate you looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 02:58 AM UTC

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Too right mate

opening the hangars up is a whole other can of worms!

Not to mention the airwings that need to be built...

Maybe it's not such a bad thing that up till now there's no aircraft carrier on the market I'd be willing to part ways with the folding stuff for




This is feeling like I have bitten off a little more than I can chew. But if I take it one step at a time, it will get there....

I hope....


What I would really like on the carrier front would be an early CVE, Bogue class, the RN had a fair few, lots of variety of fit and air wings.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:35 AM UTC
Si,

Your work on the superstructure is looking mighty fine.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:13 PM UTC

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the devil in the detail on USN and IJN carriers Si-the under deck supports... They always look so easy from above with their nice flat decks, but like a mirage, it fades away to be as complicated as, if not more so, than battle wagons from the same time period.

Nicely handled though my friend



Thanks Russ,

I know it is going to be worth the effort, and you are right, more complicated that a battlewagon, especially when you silly things like opening the hanger up.

This one may get a bit glacial in progress.

Cheers

Si



Too right mate

opening the hangars up is a whole other can of worms!

Not to mention the airwings that need to be built...

Maybe it's not such a bad thing that up till now there's no aircraft carrier on the market I'd be willing to part ways with the folding stuff for
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:05 PM UTC

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the devil in the detail on USN and IJN carriers Si-the under deck supports... They always look so easy from above with their nice flat decks, but like a mirage, it fades away to be as complicated as, if not more so, than battle wagons from the same time period.

Nicely handled though my friend



Thanks Russ,

I know it is going to be worth the effort, and you are right, more complicated that a battlewagon, especially when you silly things like opening the hanger up.

This one may get a bit glacial in progress.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 08:30 AM UTC
the devil in the detail on USN and IJN carriers Si-the under deck supports... They always look so easy from above with their nice flat decks, but like a mirage, it fades away to be as complicated as, if not more so, than battle wagons from the same time period.

Nicely handled though my friend
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC
Very quick update,

The structure under the bow is still going down.



work also continuing on the island, it is getting interesting in places, adapting the kit and pontos parts to match Intrepid.





More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC

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Agreed. Some ice work on the Superstructure Si.....Cheers mark



Thanks mark,

it is getting there, a bit to go, get that strucutre under the bow finished, then I can think about paint.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 11:12 AM UTC
Agreed. Some ice work on the Superstructure Si.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC

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Si,

The superstructure is coming along nicely, the PE is looking nice.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

It is getting there. I will be glad to have that structure under the bow done too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 11:36 PM UTC
Si,

The superstructure is coming along nicely, the PE is looking nice.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC
A bit more work on the island.

Pontos prov1de an enlarged middle platform.



which differs from the kit platform.



Having looked at the photographs in AOTS, the kit platform looks right for Intrepid 1944.

More boring stuff I am afraid,

The structure under the bow.





The three rear centre sections are invisible when the deck is in place. I will be saving the bits that go in there for something where they may be more visible.


More soon

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 06:33 AM UTC

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Si,

Amazing work on the funnel details. Really begins to bring her to life!!

Dave




Thanks Dave,

Nice to have it in the upgrade, I do hate unrealistic voids on models, and the etched parts for this worked very well, much kudos to Pontos for including it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC
Si,

Amazing work on the funnel details. Really begins to bring her to life!!

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC

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Very tidy detail on what is often an overlooked area of ship models, Si




It is that Russ,


I have peered down more than a few gaping voids in larger scale ships, even in competitions.

I do like a little funnel detail in there.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
Very tidy detail on what is often an overlooked area of ship models, Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC

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Great work as always, Si. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who will look down the tops of funnels..!




Thanks Tim.

Guilty as charged, a funnel like this one the solid kit cap does not cut the mustard and opening up would mean a void that would be way too shallow.


I do like it when an upgrade provides parts like this.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 07:03 AM UTC

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Si,

Fine job with the funnel. Shame that the cap covers so much of the PE work.

Mark



Thanks Mark.

The funnel interior shows up a lot better in real life, and it means with a relatively short funnel like that it means you aren't looking a plastic blank.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC
Great work as always, Si. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who will look down the tops of funnels..!
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 10:28 PM UTC
Si,

Fine job with the funnel. Shame that the cap covers so much of the PE work.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 09:08 PM UTC

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Wow Si, great work on that funnel. You have so much detail going on with this build I would not be surprised if you added the boilers! Keep up the great work!




Now there is an idea Thomas!


Thanks for looking and your kind comment.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 04:10 PM UTC
Wow Si, great work on that funnel. You have so much detail going on with this build I would not be surprised if you added the boilers! Keep up the great work!