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USS Ranger CV4, Norway 1943 - 1/350
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 06:03 AM UTC

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... there is are the other production lines to come as well, the armament.




I feel your pain. My Mighty Mo rush has come to a near stall because of that.



Thanks Rory,

One of the joys of carriers, especially as I have always liked something on deck.

appreciate you looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 12:27 AM UTC

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... there is are the other production lines to come as well, the armament.




I feel your pain. My Mighty Mo rush has come to a near stall because of that.
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 09:50 AM UTC

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Hi Si,

checking back in here, as well - great progress and very nice work on the planes!

Cheers
Jan



Hi Jan,

She is pottering along. I am in the middle of a few more Wildcats, hopefully get those finished tomorrow, then I will have a proper update.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 08:42 AM UTC
Hi Si,

checking back in here, as well - great progress and very nice work on the planes!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC

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Si, I've been away awhile. Checking back in. Great job on the aircraft! Making good progress, I see.



Thanks Thomas,

She is an interesting ship to build, and it is a nice kit too.

Slow but sure, I have made a bit more progress, just need to get the pics off the camera.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 06:52 AM UTC
Si, I've been away awhile. Checking back in. Great job on the aircraft! Making good progress, I see.
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2020 - 08:37 PM UTC

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nice work on the production line there, Si...

Seeing all those planes reminds me of the repetition required to build a carrier...



Thanks Russ,

a few more planes to go yet, there is are the other production lines to come as well, the armament.

Great fun these carriers.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC
nice work on the production line there, Si...

Seeing all those planes reminds me of the repetition required to build a carrier...
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 08:46 AM UTC

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The planes are pretty good, the decals are the issue, the stars and bars should have a red surround, but have not been able to find any appropriate decals.

I can live with this little issue.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si




Hi Si,

http://www.goldmm.com/ships/350-6D.htm
Take a look at Gold Medal Models WW2 USN AIRCRAFT DECALS (1/350 SCALE). If your planes' markings start to bother you, this set has the US national markings with the red surround.





Thanks Tim,

I had missed those, I will have dig, see what I can find this side of the pond.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 08:10 AM UTC

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The planes are pretty good, the decals are the issue, the stars and bars should have a red surround, but have not been able to find any appropriate decals.

I can live with this little issue.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si




Hi Si,

http://www.goldmm.com/ships/350-6D.htm
Take a look at Gold Medal Models WW2 USN AIRCRAFT DECALS (1/350 SCALE). If your planes' markings start to bother you, this set has the US national markings with the red surround.
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 07:28 AM UTC

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I love the look of planes seen in the hangar through the side roll doors... very cool!



I can't agree more.

Si,

Those planes look wonderful and they sure look accurate to me.

Mark



Hi Mark,

I do like to see planes on carrier.

The planes are pretty good, the decals are the issue, the stars and bars should have a red surround, but have not been able to find any appropriate decals.

I can live with this little issue.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 07:21 AM UTC

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I love the look of planes seen in the hangar through the side roll doors... very cool!



The detail in the hanger on this kit begs for this sort of treatment, A couple more avengers and few more wildcats to go in. yet, and the first strike for Operation Leader ranged on deck.

Appreciate you looking Tim.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 11:35 PM UTC

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I love the look of planes seen in the hangar through the side roll doors... very cool!



I can't agree more.

Si,

Those planes look wonderful and they sure look accurate to me.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 09:29 AM UTC
I love the look of planes seen in the hangar through the side roll doors... very cool!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 06:54 AM UTC
A bit more progress.

The first wave of aircraft painted and ready for decals (albiet slightly inaccurate ones).



decals on.



Ready to go in the Hanger.



in place, the wildcat is on the after elevator.



A tricky angle, but the Dauntless on the forward elevator seen through the open shutter.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 07:57 AM UTC

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Si, been away from the site for a while. Catching up I see you are onto another great build. Will be watching!



Hi Thomas

Welcome back, and thank you, will be good to have you along.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 06:14 AM UTC
Si, been away from the site for a while. Catching up I see you are onto another great build. Will be watching!
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 09:48 PM UTC

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One of the kit 5", not too bad, intend to use these, unless I can source enough black cat or veteran parts.



These look pretty good. I would happily use them on one of my kits.



Good point Rory, I have taken another close look at that mount and I reckon you are right.

You might have noticed I am a bit of a "lazy modeller" - if in doubt, reach for the aftermarket. Maybe I need to look at the kit parts first.

Appreciate you looking mate,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 09:39 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress. I hope the decals go on those planes easier than they did for me with the Akagi build.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

Decaling is not my favourite part of the hobby, I must admit,

got most on the paint on the aircraft built so so far yesterday.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 03:22 AM UTC

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One of the kit 5", not too bad, intend to use these, unless I can source enough black cat or veteran parts.



These look pretty good. I would happily use them on one of my kits.
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 07:50 AM UTC
Si,

Nice progress. I hope the decals go on those planes easier than they did for me with the Akagi build.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 06:16 AM UTC
This week has been a bit hectic, finally, last weekend's progress.

six avengers under way.



paintwork progressing, along with the Wildcat for the After elevator and the Dauntless for the middle one



Still have not been able to source the correct decals for the aircraft, may have to go with what I have if I can't find anything in time.

On with the Funnels.

All six built, the port side test fitted.



All six in painted and in place.



I have corrected the slight "wonk" on the forward port funnel.

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One of the kit 5", not too bad, intend to use these, unless I can source enough black cat or veteran parts.



An overview with the deck test fitted in place.



More soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 05:17 AM UTC

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Looking really nice Si. You should be happy with the effort so far.....Cheers mark



Hi Mark,

I am quite please with the way she is coming on, having fun painting the Avengers and Wildcats that will go in the Hanger.

Thanks for looking in mate, appreciated as akways.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 05:15 AM UTC

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Si,

just very nice work here, as well. She's looking much more busy with all those fine details below the flight deck than I had assumed at first. Great etch work once again, coming along nicely. The new workshop seems to be very effective!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

The trumpy etch handles quite well compared to some, especially as the ladders that went though holes in the catwalk actually fitted without any issues.

The New workshop is a much better space than the old one, a little bigger, better lit and proper ventilation so I can spray all year round.

Appreciate you looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 05:35 PM UTC
Looking really nice Si. You should be happy with the effort so far.....Cheers mark