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Topic review - Converting the 1/350 Trumpeter CV-8 to a 1944 CV-6
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  Post subject:  Re: Converting the 1/350 Trumpeter CV-8 to a 1944 CV-6  Reply with quote
As good as it gets! Love it.
Post Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:52 am
  Post subject:  Re: Converting the 1/350 Trumpeter CV-8 to a 1944 CV-6  Reply with quote
Jim, as always, Fantastic! I love your builds, all true museum pieces.
Post Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:37 am
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Wonderful work!Now if can get off my lazy butt and work on Coral Sea.
Post Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:41 am
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Beautiful work as always, sharp and detailed, well done :cool_2: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:14 pm
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The 3 carriers look great! You could add all your 1944 models to a one MEGA huge diorama!!
:thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:06 am
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Thanks to all for the compliments. To Devin and Martin who inquired about the Saratoga, I am of two minds. It would be a fun conversion but I would not do her in dazzle, which only existed on her trip from Puget Sound to Hawaii. She should be in measure 21, as she was at Iwo. I do not know if I would like that big a mass in dark blue.

Probably will.

Jim
Post Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:29 am
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Great looking "Enterprise", Jim. The end result is certainly worth the wait. I also like the three carriers together.
Post Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:30 am
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Great stuff Jim - love the 3 carriers together. As Devin said, all you need is a 1944 Sara in dazzle!
Post Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:14 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Converting the 1/350 Trumpeter CV-8 to a 1944 CV-6  Reply with quote
Impressive work! And fast too!
Post Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:16 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Converting the 1/350 Trumpeter CV-8 to a 1944 CV-6  Reply with quote
That's amazing work. Very inspirational. You have a late war Saratoga planned?
Post Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:56 pm
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Variations of the fleet carrier, fall 1944. I am always intrigued by the variations of the same type.

Jim


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:33 pm
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Done for the time being (planes for me are a BIG project). The first photo is a replication of my favorite shot of Enterprise in this fit.

Jim


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:26 pm
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I was converting my hornet to the Enterprise myself. Admittedly it has been stalled (school,divorce) but seeing this made me want to pull it out and get cracking on it.

Then I saw the level of work and modification involved, and just about decided to trash mine and switch to drawing inside the lines with crayons....

Great job on your build!

Ric
Post Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:47 pm
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Jim, beautiful job as always!!!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:






Bob Pink.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:28 pm
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Sweet!
Post Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:22 am
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Very nice work, Jim!

Bob
Post Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:47 pm
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Sprayed the first cycle of colors, two pics below of a loose assembly to show a first impression of the ship. On to touch up and fixing, you can see some mistakes and red Bondo (none of my previous posts praised this material - could not have done the job without it). There is a LOT of work left.

Jim


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:35 pm
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Ingenious! :thumbs_up_1:

Thanks!

Bob
Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:58 am
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Bob,

As is true of most things, it is easy. When the wood is still in block shape, draw the top centerline on the wood, cement the top plan (punch some holes on the centerline of the plan so the centerline on the wood can be seen).

There are then two location tricks for the bottom centerline, drill a hole (with drill press to keep vertical) or cut on the centerline with a thin scroll saw blade to 1" past the end of the ship at the waterline (a .016" blade leaves a slot that will just take a .020" strip of plastic). Insert the plastic strip which has the bow profile cut so that the length of the strip at the waterline is 1".

I use the strip when there is a pointed end (which was both bow and stern for the Enterprise) and the drill hole for a rounded stern. The strip also is a perfect guide for sanding and keeping the bow or stern vertical (I cannot keep a curved pointed bow vertical without the plastic guide). The location of the hole or slot is put on the plans before they are copied.

The attached photo of a CVL shows the plastic bow guide.

Jim


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:06 pm
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JimRussell wrote:
My basic guide is plans that I draw, copy and rubber cement to the top and bottom of the wood slab I am working on.


Interesting technique, Jim.

Maybe I'm just being dense and this is really easy (or it could be the conference call that is droning on in my ear at the moment is blocking my thoughts), but how do you make sure you have the bottom sheet is centered under the top sheet? :scratch:

Bob
Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:38 pm

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