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RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 05:44 AM UTC
Very Nicely stowed Hanger Thomas,

Coming on great.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 02:45 AM UTC
LCAC with markings:



Hangar deck packed like a sardine can:



Blue on the elevators is tape to mask the dark gray deck while painting sea gray hull.

Next up: adding the flight deck...
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC
Hi Thomas,

What Mark said, the lighting is very effective.

Great work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
Thomas,

The hanger deck is looking awesome. Those lights really are a great addition.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:15 AM UTC
Hangar Deck looking forward through the starboard elevator door.



Hangar Deck looking aft through the port elevator door.

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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC

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Si, Mark, thanks! Looks like I might actually be able to finish this one!

Si, brass work is looking great!



Thanks Thomas,

just over 1/3rd of the way round now.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 02:21 PM UTC
Si, Mark, thanks! Looks like I might actually be able to finish this one!

Si, brass work is looking great!
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on those guns. You just can't beat brass barrels for scale and straightness. I am surprised that your ruler you use to show scale is not metric.
I thought us Americans were the only one's still holding out from switching.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

Nice resin & brass, they were relatively painless to assemble.

Well some of us older Brits still like to use the old scale, as it is what we grew up with. I can work in metric, but I think better in old money.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:54 PM UTC
Si,

Nice work on those guns. You just can't beat brass barrels for scale and straightness. I am surprised that your ruler you use to show scale is not metric.
I thought us Americans were the only one's still holding out from switching.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:30 PM UTC
Long time coming, but a small update on the Intrepid.

Pontos 5" guns built, an example of one of each.



All the catwalks finally round the after third of the flight deck.



Hopefully more regular work on this one.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 08:04 PM UTC
Very nice Thomas,

Like the lighting effect, nice to see the detail going in too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:14 PM UTC
Sweet!
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 09:49 AM UTC


Well deck with markings added.



Haze gray and (almost) underway... Lower catwalk railings in place, hull painted gray, boot stripe added.

Next, get the vehicle and hangar decks finished and added (hangar will be lit up, as well).
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC
I probably won't start until mid-November when new paints arrive. I will be using the latest Hasegawa instructions for painting. We've come a long way since the simple days of old.

Also noticed there are no decals for the aircraft! Maybe I should buy a new set.
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC
Hi Gary,

That classic Hasegawa Akagi was my first non snap-together aircraft carrier build way back when. It was entirely brush painted with Pactra enamels, and I bought enough extra aircraft to fill the entire flight deck stern to bow! I thought it was great at the time, but I actually made a real mess of it... Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:35 AM UTC
Gary,

I have that kit also, so I will be most interested in following your build.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC
Hi Gary ,

welcome aboard! a real classic you have there. Good luck with your build.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
I have decided to try something other than a submarine kit. Here is my entry to "Flattops". It is the original 1/700 Hasegawa Akagi.



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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC

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Hi Thomas

looking good, will be watching closely when it comes to the lighting.

Might have a bash when when I get round to my LHD

Cheers
Si



Si, take a look at Micro-Mark. That's where I got the LED strip lights, connectors, and transformer. Fairly reasonably priced (at least on this side of the pond...).
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:05 PM UTC

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Thomas,
The lighting looks very effective. Something to think about for the hangar deck of a carrier perhaps.

cheers
Michael



Michael, thanks. Actually, I did light up my USS Reagan hangar deck (see photos earlier in this campaign thread).
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:07 PM UTC
Thomas,
The lighting looks very effective. Something to think about for the hangar deck of a carrier perhaps.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 04:38 AM UTC
Hi Thomas

looking good, will be watching closely when it comes to the lighting.

Might have a bash when when I get round to my LHD

Cheers
Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:27 PM UTC
Thomas,

Very nice effect those light add to the bay, gives it depth.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:51 AM UTC


Framework for overhead lights for the well deck. Will be putting an LED strip inside this framework.



Mock up of the well deck with lights on.

Will be lighting up the hangar bay in similar fashion.
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:44 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

I am back, not got into the workshop yet, hope to within this week.

Cheers

Si