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FLATTOPS CAMPAIGN THREAD
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 03:14 AM UTC
Hi Guys, many apologies for going AWOL right at the end of this campaign, but some serious family stuff just put this out of my mind.

Big thanks to Tim for filling the breech, and well done to all who finished.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
I just recently found out that this thread exists...I had posted to the other (original?) page instead! Thanks to Mike and Tim for linking me here, thanks to Si for organizing the campaign (and for still giving me credit for my misplaced build), and now I have to read through these pages and see all the excellent work!
Cheers to a great group build
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 02:24 PM UTC

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Sooooooooo....

What's happening with this campaign? There are a few builds that never updated halfway through or never really got started at all, no one asked for extensions, and no one's acknowledging the official end of the campaign a few weeks ago? Is this campaign (stupid pun intended) dead in the water?




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So I guessed this campaign has finished.
Thanks to Si for organising it. I am sorry I didn't complete Enterprise, but it was a bigger beast than I imagined.
Congratulations to all those who got to the finishing line.

cheers
Michael




Yes, gentlemen, the FLATTOPS campaign did indeed finish on June 1.

I e-mailed Si a week after the end of the campaign about wrapping it up but haven't received any response. Since two weeks have now elapsed and Si remains indisposed, I have gone ahead and issued awards to the finishers.

Thank you to the 23 participants, and congratulations to the 5 finishers - and most of all, thank you Si for your excellent work in organizing this campaign!

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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
[quote]So I guessed this campaign has finished.
Thanks to Si for organising it. I am sorry I didn't complete Enterprise, but it was a bigger beast than I imagined.
Congratulations to all those who got to the finishing line.

Ditto what Michael said. Many thanks to Si! Without this campaign, I'm sure my Reagan would still be on the shelf and Wasp and Illustrious still unopened in their boxes. Thanks to all for the encouragement to keep building!
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 09:54 PM UTC
So I guessed this campaign has finished.
Thanks to Si for organising it. I am sorry I didn't complete Enterprise, but it was a bigger beast than I imagined.
Congratulations to all those who got to the finishing line.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 11:27 AM UTC
Gary,

Nice progress. One thing about that kit is if you can spend a few hours straight working it, it will be 90% done. I was amazed at how quickly the 3 deck Akagi went together for me.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
The foredeck has been finally glued on. Some more Linoleum Brown to be added along the sides or the hull then the front of the superstructure will be added. After getting that put in (with some help from putty), the other guns, AA guns, boats can be added.



The big thing left is painting the stripes on the flight deck and elevators. Lots of masking will be involved.

I might still make it.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 08:18 PM UTC
With another month's work, I might make it so the Akagi has moved out of dry-dock and into my shipyard once more.


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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 12:13 PM UTC
Well done Thomas bringing 3 to completion. I know I won't make the finish line of June 1st but I am determined to finish Big E so will build on.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 10:58 PM UTC
Loaded images of my Reagan, Illustrious, and Wasp in the gallery. Many thanks to you, Si! This campaign motivated me to finish Reagan after being stalled for quite some time, and then start and finish Lusty and Wasp to clear some space in the stash!
Removed by original poster on 05/03/19 - 01:59:43 (GMT).
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 06:41 AM UTC

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Campaign extended until June 1st to upload photos into the gallery.



Thanks Bill,

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 05:18 AM UTC
Campaign extended until June 1st to upload photos into the gallery.
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
The FLATTOPS Gallery is established and can be found at https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31747

Thanks Bill for the assist!
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:09 AM UTC
Final push on the Gannet.

Prop fitted.



Wheels.



Flaps.



another view, with the jetpipes fitted.



Another view, the outer side has been gives a blue / yellow glaze to give a heat stained look.



Weapons bay doors fitted in the open position.



Job done.



Finished pics.















Cheers Si,

PS I did PM Todd regarding the Gallery, no reply so far.

S




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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
Good to see the update Michael,

The aircraft look splendid, great to have them on the thread.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:20 PM UTC
I couldn't find my last update, sometime last year but I have restarted Enterprise but with no hope of getting it done on time.
But I have finished what will be the Air Group for the ship.

56 planes in total. Don't know what they will look like on the flight deck since I haven't got that far yet. Should fit, if not I can always push some overboard.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 07:56 PM UTC
Thanks Mark,

The decals were decent quality, even so, a little bit of microset (or similar) and Tamiya flat clear out of a rattle can does a lot for the finish.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC
Si,

The decal work looks wonderful.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC
A bit more progress today.

The undercarriage.







The prop.





More soon.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Decals going on the Gannet.







Finished.



Matted down and the masking removed from the canopy.





Big push to the line next weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:06 AM UTC
What Mark said!

Still shouldn't be too difficult a fix,

Good luck sorting it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC

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Just in case any of you were wondering if XF-60 Dark Yellow is the same as XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan, they are not. Grabbed the wrong bottle!



Bummer.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC


Just in case any of you were wondering if XF-60 Dark Yellow is the same as XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan, they are not. Grabbed the wrong bottle!
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC

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Si,

Your Gannet is coming together nicely, looks like you are on track to finish by May!

Do we have a Gallery page for the campaign yet?



Thanks Tim,

I hope so, started decaling today, hope to get a bit further tomorrow.

I couldn't fine done either, will PM Todd. Apologies, been a bit pre-occupied with some family issues, have not been doing my job as campaign leader properly.

Cheers

Si