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CVA-64 Connie
JJ1973
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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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 - 05:53 AM UTC
Well done Mardis! She's looking the part now!
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 09:14 AM UTC
Looks great Mardis!! Really cool work!

- did I understand you right? Are you going to build the Connie as well, from the new Trumpi kit? If so, I am certainly looking forward to follow you during that one, as well!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC
No,Trumpeter just made the Connie with the round curve on it. So I have the curve sponsons I got from Shapeways for this model. So this will be Kitty Hawk instead. I have the J.F.K and beehive BigE to do also. Thanks for looking!
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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:32 AM UTC
Just put on the last of the hull parts. Also prime the hull for the paint later. Next week I will place the aircraft and equipment in the hangar bay.
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 07:45 AM UTC
Started on the hangar bay aircraft and equipment. Maybe about 15 aircraft and a few equipment inside.
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 07:49 AM UTC
Got to get a new camera. This one just quit on me.
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 08:38 AM UTC
Hi Mardis,

your hull and hanger bay look really excellent, stunning work!!

I hope you're getting a good new camera, really looking forward to some more pictures of your work!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 07:25 AM UTC
Just got a new camera. Added(6)Spads and (2) F4-B's to the hangar deck. Working on (2)Whales at this time. Equipment and crew are sill to be put inside.
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 07:48 AM UTC
Added crew members and a whale along 2 more Spads. A few more aircraft and equipment and hangar should be done.
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:14 AM UTC
Outstanding work Mardis,

the hangar is really coming to life!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 06:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Outstanding work Mardis,

the hangar is really coming to life!!

Cheers,
Jan

Thank You Jan, this is my first detail hangar bay. I have two more to follow. One will be lit up and full hull.
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Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 07:32 PM UTC
Hangar bay almost done.
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 07:07 AM UTC
Just finished the hangar bay. On to the island and flight deck this week.
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 04:47 AM UTC
I'll have something to show tomorrow.
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 07:05 AM UTC
Starting to look like Supercarrier.
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Working on the island at this time. The flightdeck will be sanded down tomorrow.
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 10:20 PM UTC
Back date the island.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:02 PM UTC
Just added more detail to the island and painted the deck german grey.