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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:01 pm 
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Howdy guys!

It's been a minute since I've been on here. Kind of put down the ships a few years ago, then had a BB I built from then take gold in category at a show recently- did much better than my planes and other subjects so I started building ships again.

This will be the Lex as she was in late '41 since the kit still has her with the 8" guns. Should be a fun build, painting her up in MS-5a with the fake bow wave and have ordered some older TBD and F2A aircraft to go on her. Build is box stock otherwise.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:02 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:25 pm 
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Finished up the hull, now she needs gloss coat and oil weathering. The deck was a new technique I tried using Crayola water colors for a slight wood effect, peeking through the stain.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:34 am 
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Nice! Always nice to see the Lady Lex getting some love.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:44 am 
Excellent work, Kyle! Are you going to any Louisiana shows this fall?


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Thank you gentlemen! I would like to go to some shows again this fall - only ones I found on the IPMS list was Autumncon in Covington, LA this September. I would love to go and will be there if I don't go TDY for work. I might be dipping out "at the end of September" for a bit, that's all I've been told for now. Fingers crossed I'll be back stateside for that show... assume you're going?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Some more progress - weathered with oil paints both filtering and rust, main superstructure added. Blended the masked deck lines in a bit better too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:03 am 
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Yeah. First show is 9/29 @ the Northshore. I should be there.

We've lost Pensacola, Mobile, and likely Lafayette for the near future. It sucks. I'm not really into competition anymore, but I do enjoy attending a show for a bit.

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Woah what happened to Mobile and Pcola? I used to dig going to both of them!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:21 pm 
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Working on the airwing, but just a question...

Why is the only manufacturer of 1/700 aircraft in plastic decide to mold them clear, and why do they have separately applied landing gear and props? :dead:

Just a solid hunk of grey plastic with nubs for wheels is fine, if folk want more detail there is PE stuff.

Rant over: Filling out a very modest wing of F2A Buffalos, TBD Devastators, and two different squadrons (scout and bomber) of SBD Dauntlesses.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:43 pm 
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And she's done! Not a bad build, not rivet counting accurate for time period, I think she builds as a '30s warship better. Still makes for a nice, barely pre-war '41 fit of Lady Lex in my case. I finished out the sea base and airwing with F2A Buffalos, TBD Devastators, and SBD Dauntless' from both a scouting squadron and bomber squad.

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Looks good. You need to make the Northshore show.

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I like it! I have fond memories of building this kit several times when I was younger (which was a long time ago)

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Thanks gents! I'm going to try to make Northshore, we'll see between work and the baby.

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kylewoody wrote:
Thanks gents! I'm going to try to make Northshore, we'll see between work and the baby.


*Try* isn't sufficient. You're starting to sound like Martin and his Saratoga.

Nice Lexington. :)

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