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Topic review - Carrier Builders Yard, whats on the Slipway
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  Post subject:  Re: Carrier Builders Yard, whats on the Slipway  Reply with quote
But worth the effort I think. I do know that if I'm ever doing my Fujimi Eagle she will not be having suez stripes for her airgroup.
gtbred wrote:
lot of work on that build for sure. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:50 am
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lot of work on that build for sure. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:36 pm
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The rebuild continues.
I have re-rigged the island and restored the radars. Some new crew members have been added too and the island now has the ladder from the bridge to the flight deck which can be seen in most pictures of HMS Glory.
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As I would like the airgroup to stay on board this time I have drilled holes in the tails where the tailwheel should be and put some .2mm wire in. When painted they look like a tailwheel in '700.
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And by simply drilling a hole in the flight deck the can be pushed in using a drop of white glue.
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As everything is in matt finish now I could finally get out the Kristal Klear and blister pack plastic in order to glaze the cockpits and fit some folded plastic over the open canopies. Doing the cockpits is the litle ritual that means I have finished another carrier. Will try and take some more picture for the finished projects section tomorrow.
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:24 pm
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Thanks Martin and Roel. The 'disaster' last tuesday has a litttle silver lining. When I started the built I lost the all important part C88 which set the tripod mast in place and keeps it at the right angle. Last year I bought another Colossus with an eye to building it as either Vikrant or Bonaventure (same deck and elevators).
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As both ships had lattice masts I could use the C88 from the new kit and wriggle it into place. Now the only thng left to do on the island is rigging and rebuild the radars. I'm working 'inside-out' this time so rigging the mast is happening first.
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:20 am
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Pieter wrote:
I took the model out on the balcony for spraying matt varnish and as I was taking in the model gravity took over and changed the project a bit.

:doh_1: That sucks, but looks like you're on the road to recovery.
Post Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:46 pm
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"my lot" has always wanted to do that, Covid just gave us an excuse :woo_hoo:

On a more serious note, I'm working more in "your" country than in mine and never had issues to cross the borders up till now. You do have to travel with a pile of documents for your authorities and mine :heh: .

Good to see my government (well, one of my governments :heh: ) at least gave you some time to work on this splendid model, then they did at least something good.
Post Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:58 pm
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Well, you lot have closed the borders so I'll have to hide somewhere…
The repair is moving along at about an hour a day . I am also taking the opportunity to enhance the seafury cockpits with Kristal Klear (no folded wings in the way this time) and rebuilding the batsman with orange-red paddles.
Neptune wrote:
(so this is where you are hiding out)

Sad news, but I'm sure the repair will come out equally nice as the original :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:40 am
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(so this is where you are hiding out)

Sad news, but I'm sure the repair will come out equally nice as the original :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:03 am
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Some things happened over the past few days. I was running on the home stretch and as a last thing before spraying a matt varnish cote I attached the rigging.
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I took the model out on the balcony for spraying matt varnish and as I was taking in the model gravity took over and changed the project a bit.
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So back to the workbench it is.
Rebuilding the mast and rigging using white glue will be part of the work and I am quite happy that I had already primed one of the new PE sets by Tom's so I can replace some of the small antennae and radars.
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And then there is the airgroup. The Seafuries were heavily damaged, all of them except one losing landing gear and folded wings. The Fireflies though, who fought me all the way while I was building them, turned out to be very resilient. I think I may have to give up on one or two seafuries but all of the fireflies survived the fall and will be back on board once the other repairs have finished.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:56 pm
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Just a small update after a busy working week.
The carpet monster has taken the type 281 radar at the main mast. This is an extremely fiddly radar so I was not that happy. It did gave me an opportunity to finally test the new Tom's Modelworks set for the Colossus class carriers (all the photo etch on the project so far was from the L'Arsenal kit) and I was not disappointed. It is still hard work but the result looks nice and it has a logical folding sequence, unlike for example the Flyhawk version which I used on my Cleopatra.
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I also folded and painted a Flyhawk forklift and I finally added my little Clarkat tractors which I built about a year ago.
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:49 pm
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Thanks Mark.
It'is time to add the crew. I started by populating the island.
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Realized the ship also needs signal men....
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And moved backwards to the batsman and his supporters. The figure on the left is the camera guy who made the color footage of HMS Glory, which is a major reference for this build. Its interesting that there is better color footage available online of HMS Glory during the Korean war than of HMS Hermes at the Falklands. I'm still still trying to figure out how to make a batsman's bats in 1/700 though.
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This phase of the build is very easy compared to what it used to be. 8 years ago I spent hours and hours adding superglue + baking powder to some flat pieces of PE in order to populate my Victorious.
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Now i just add paint to a pre-primed print from Shelf Oddity and put them on the deck. I did 30 figures in 30 minutes yesterday.
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:26 am
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Nice job Pieter! :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:46 am
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And I used many more decals this week. I will have to resort to superglue in order to convince the decals on my landing Seafury to stay in place but otherwise the airgroup is finished. I have placed them into what I think is a convincing deckpark.
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And this is the scene I am trying to set up. Imagine you're a pilot just coming out of your last turn. The previous aircraft is just passing the barriers so they can be raised again, the sun is setting off the port side of the carrier and all you are really focussed on is this guy signalling to you from the batsmans' platform. You think you may be a bit high on the approach...
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:46 pm
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"Winter" has arrived in NL. Canadian and Russian members of this board are kindly asked to start rolling on the floor laughing but it does mean my bulk carrier project has stalled as I prime my parts in an unheated space. Tamiya primer is unhappy below 5 degrees centigrade. So back to HMS Glory. When I left here I had just ordered some new decals. They have been applied to the airgroup. I found that I could not make the stripe decals stick to both sides of the wings of my seafuries so on the folded planes I just did the outsides. They do look reasonable now.
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The fireflies took some more work. I had to figure out how the wings fold first, decal them and place them on an angle to both the fuselage and the wings. But I'm getting there.
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And I am starting the deck layout and glueing down planes.
As I will be rigging the island later this week, does anyone know what signals she would be flying when landing on planes in the early 50s?
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:08 pm
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Mark McKinnis wrote:
Beautiful work Martin!

Mark

Thanks Mark!

At this point, I’ve wrapped up construction on the ship itself. Still have to give it a once over for any spots that need to be touched up, then blend in the weathering. Next up - finish the TBDs of Torpedo 8, which are test spotted on the flight deck. First I have to the build the torpedoes (each one is turned brass and PE, made by Master Models from Poland). Then, 1/350 figures.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:12 pm
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Beautiful work Martin!

Mark
Post Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:43 pm
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Hornet update: Started adding the rafts. Found out that, shockingly, Trumpeter got the number and locations wrong on most of them. Also found they wouldn’t attach, because the PE that represents the center “mesh” portion of the raft is higher then the bottom of the raft. Had to cut small pieces of styrene strip, glue those to the rafts and then use those as attachment points to glue to the hull. First, I added PE paddles to each raft.

When the rafts were done, I added the remaining gun tubs to the deck. Had to rip up a crash barrier as it would have ended up under a tub. That was re-positioned later.

Started putting the PE gun barrels on the 20mm. Very tedious and frustrating process. These L’Arsenal 20mm are difficult to build. And a goodly number of them came out cock-eyed, where the shield drooped when drying. Since I had these versions, I wanted to use them, and not buy 3D printed versions. (The 1.1inch guns are also from L'Arsenal).

Then, I found that the Mk44 directors from Veteran Models won’t fit in the deck edge tubs. The tubs are too small/narrow, as trumpeter incorrectly scaled them for the smaller Mk51 directors. Thankfully, I was chatting with a buddy during the weekend, and he whipped me up a pair of brass replacement tubs that he’s mailing me. Those are scaled to fit the directors.

Everything but ships boats, the island and flight deck crane are attached permanently to the model. Those items need to be weathered - and the masts on the island rigged - before final assembly. Then i have to finish and mount the aircraft. Final step will be painting and adding the crew. So, she’ll be finished in early 2021? Maybe?
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The island is just dry fit here. After these pics were taken, it - along with some other parts - got an light oil wash with Payne's Grey.
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Certainly not my best work, but it's starting to look like Hornet.
Post Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:26 pm
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Howdy all

i bit the bullet today pre ordered
1/700 "HMS Illustrious 1940Deluxe Edition"
Maker: FHM
Item No.#: FH1116S
I havent built a Flyhawk nor a UK carrier but looks a good model,Im not sure of the accuracy but will rely on and appreciate the "experts" here to call out any detail changes required will probably look to purchase additional swordfish - I think Flyhawk do a seperate set. Ive been following all the carrier builds and its all I build only started 6 months ago.

On the slipway all 1700 waterline

Academy CV-6 completed all but airwing, replaced with Flyhawk & starfighter decals
Trump CV-5 about 80% Toms Yorktown PE & starfighter decals
Trump CV-8 about 50% Toms Yorktown PE, Gator paint mask
Dragon CV-19 about 10% waiting for a wooden flight deck havent been able to find one might the the trump version and adjust? Toms Essex PE

On the shelf
Trump CV-63 - Artist Hobby PE & starfighter decals looking for paint mask(flight deck)
Trump LHD 7 on Shelf - looking for PE set, decals & paint mask for flight deck
Fujimi Akaigi Rainbow PE,Fujimi Wood deck& PE,
Fujimi Zuikaku 1941
Fujimi Ryuho

Wish-list
60's era midway
80-90's Nimitz class - not sure of quality/detail accuracy of Trump versions still researching

Cheers Waz
Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:21 am
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I'm slowly, racing you Maarten. Better hurry up. I would have loved to discuss this with you in real life this weekend but alas no ESM 2020.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:32 pm
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mitchell300 wrote:
Pieter wrote:
The 'blurry' drawing (looks good enough for '700 to me though) is from the old French plan service, search for 'service historique arromanches' for better versions.
The post-modernisation Doorman can be found at https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzo ... -3233~3228 .
If the direct link does not work, look at the nationaal archief website -> onderzoeken> bouwtekeningen van schepen voor de Nederlandse Marine, 1683-1996 -> Koninklijke Marine -> Stoom en Motorschepen -> Vliegkampschepen.
Note that an aircraft carrier is a 'vliegkampschip' in dutch, not 'vliegdekschip'.



Thank you!

Blurry image is only bad for the numbers on every section.

Maybe of interest to you: I'm pretty far advanced with a 1:350 model of the 'Karel Doorman'. I have to take a deep breath to complete all the detail work though...
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=5057&start=20
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