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CVA-64 Connie
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 05:53 AM UTC
Well done Mardis! She's looking the part now!
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 05:16 AM UTC
Coming along very nicely. Love the detail work.

EJ
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 04:58 AM UTC
Kitty Hawk CVA-63 is now who she is. Hull is almost done.
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 05:59 AM UTC
The Connie will be Kitty Hawk CVA-63 1961-1972. Why? Because Trumper came out with a Connie with aft rear curve sponsons. I bought a set of sponsons from Shapeways awhile back. Thinking the new Connie will be like Kitty Hawk later in her life. So if the editor would please delete my headliner CVA-64 Connie and put in CVA-64 Kitty Hawk. Thank You!
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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 10:19 PM UTC
Thanks Guys, just added the last sposons on the ship. Waiting for the p.e. railings I order. In the mean time laying the warning decals inside the hangar bay and walls.
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 05:55 AM UTC
Looking good Mardis! The details are really popping in the hanger bay! Keep at it!!
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 07:19 AM UTC
Thank You! I'm back dating not just this carrier,but two others. Post next Monday.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 09:01 AM UTC
Very cool work, all the scratch work you are doing to the hangar bay looks excellent, Mardis! And on the outside the hull is really taking shape - that is quite some extensive backdating you are doing there! Looks great!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 06:55 AM UTC
Did some work over the weekend.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 09:34 PM UTC
portside is done. just small things need to be added. the fantail and starboard side to be work on.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 07:38 AM UTC
Prime the port side. A few mistakes. But all can be corrected. Still the back dating is going great.
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 09:05 AM UTC
back dating going well.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 07:23 AM UTC
Looking good there Mardis!! Keep it going!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:34 AM UTC
I got a look at the model and did some research and it is my bad.
The model has the SMQ-11 which is different. If you have any pictures of the Connie from up to 1980 look at the edge of the flight about midships on the port and starboard sides for a movable antenna. If you want to make it real put a 28 foot trailer on the hanger bay on the starboard sit just aft of the hanger bay doors. It took up 1 plane spot which pissed off the hanger bay chief to no end.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 09:01 AM UTC
My bad. I have to look at the directions.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 07:38 AM UTC
Then it should have the smq-10?
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:44 AM UTC
Looking okay so far.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:39 AM UTC

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I worked on a thing called FMSRT/SMQ-10. It tracked an Air Force weather satellite using 2 antenna's on the edge of the of the flight deck. One port and 1 starboard. I am curious to see if it is included with this model.

No it is not. The model is when she was in service 1990-2000.
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:32 AM UTC
I worked on a thing called FMSRT/SMQ-10. It tracked an Air Force weather satellite using 2 antenna's on the edge of the of the flight deck. One port and 1 starboard. I am curious to see if it is included with this model.
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 10:43 PM UTC
Greg from Shapeways has done a great job.I guess this mean I won't scratch build too many things now. Just a little work needs to be done to the sponsons.
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 04:49 PM UTC
Nam era. Between 1970-1973.
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 05:28 PM UTC
I served on the Connie from 1976 to 1979. What year does your model represent?
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 06:53 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I just got my stuff from Shapeways. I'll post Sunday of what I have.
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 06:49 PM UTC
Excellent work Mardis.

EJ