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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:36 pm 
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This is the Tamiya Enterprise around 1940 with the pre-war light gray scheme. I have gotten a head start on the Air Group. I have just one word to desribe Starfighter Decals CV-6 1940 set.

AWESOME !!!!!!!!

Those decals really dress up the Air Group. They also represent a huge level of effort for building a deck load of aircraft.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:43 pm 
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One word Mark, Wow :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: i am gonna have to pick your brain on this one, more pics please :cool_1:

Beautiful Yellowings on a stunning deck.

Happy modeling

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:26 pm 
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kidcurrie42 wrote:
One word Mark, Wow :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: i am gonna have to pick your brain on this one, more pics please :cool_1:

Beautiful Yellowings on a stunning deck.

Happy modeling

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I totally Concur with you John!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: Let's pic his brains especially over them Yeller wingy thingies!! :heh: :heh:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Thanks for the kind words. Santa brought the Langley CV-1 and Ranger CV-4 so I wanted to get some practice with a cheaper kit like Enterprise in the pre-war colors and air groups.

Not much mystery on this one. I added the gun galleries onto Enterprise that I referenced out of the Friedman book. It was a drawing of Yorktown in 1940. I am working from the assumption that Enterprise and Yorktown were configured the same in the pre-war days. There were two 4 gun galleries on each side of the flight deck and 4 more on the top of the mast.

I like the way the deck turned out. I painted it deck tan and sanded it to put some ware on it. Then I washed it with thinned mahogany to get the stained look.

The airplanes are Trumpeter F-3F, SBC, SBD and TBD's. I started with silver paint and did the wing tops in chrome yellow. The rest is the magic of Starfighter Decals and my near sighted-ness that allows me to see them over the top of my glasses. One of these days I will be blind like the "Forger" in the movie "The Great Escape"! I plan to dull coat them and do the wheels in black, canopies in gunship gray and the props in a titanium color. I am doing a few planes a day to spread out the pain.

I will post a few more pics when I get some more planes done.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Your fleet is expanding quickly Mark. Good work as usual. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:41 pm 
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Very nice work! :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:14 am 
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The SBD's are done less their props. I am completing the TBD's next.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:08 pm 
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Beautiful job Mark. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: It must have took you a while to complete her airwing in those colors.


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Awesome Mark!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: I have a 1.48 SBD-1 in the works right now and it's gonna be a Yeller wingy thingy :big_grin:

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