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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:33 pm 
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The yellow item on the table is a cage mast for your next model? Will be fabulous once on it's sea base!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:50 am 
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Good progress shots Randy: The little details on the boats make that area between the masts stand out. The six antenna leads coming off the main top look great. Nice and straight and the way the meet at the trunk; "pure serendipitous genius." :cool_2: The extra effort and patience is paying off in a well executed and detailed model. I concur with the yellow thing on the table. Will that be incorporated into your "Texas" as built build? :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:43 am 
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Outstanding work, Randy. I love the antenna runs on the main mast.

Everytime I think about selling this kit, I see what you are doing, and what Mgunns did with his AZ to PA conversion, and I start to reconsider.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Mark, Tom, and Martin thanks for your comments and encouragement. The yellow item is a candle/citronella candle holder. Now that you like it so much it, will be in all of my status update photos-or at least one! Martin, I ponder building an Arizona conversion either as launched or in the early 20's with the flying off platform and cage masts...It would be pretty! Lots of boats-some steam powered!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:08 pm 
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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Outstanding work, Randy. I love the antenna runs on the main mast.

Everytime I think about selling this kit, I see what you are doing, and what Mgunns did with his AZ to PA conversion, and I start to reconsider.


Give in Martin: It's only plastic! :cool_2:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:36 pm 
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Ok all, time for an update! Summer hit me like everyone else as well as work, but here's my progress to date. The following shots show my model mounted in the sea base. Prior to this I had to wrap up any details I needed to add on the center of the ship since I would be reach way over the water base after mounting. I added railing to the second level(O2) and finished up various other things. I also began work on the scout aircraft and all is left is some decals and final painting. The Arizona during the 12/41 time frame had only two aircraft(OS2U-3), having three(OS2U-1) in May 41 according to William Larkins' book Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy 1910-1949. The sea base is not finished and is still a bit too fuzzy on the port side. The ship is depicted in a turn to port which will be recovering an aircraft approaching a sled. What remains is final touches on the crane/catapults, decaling & painting the aircraft, installing the main deck railing, running the antenna rigging, and installing the finished boat cranes(they would be in the way of the rigging phase)..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:38 pm 
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After all the ship parts are together, I will add the crew...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:20 pm 
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HI Randy:

Kingfishers look pretty darned nice. The framing is crisp and clean. I think the water looks good, maybe a little too much foam, but you mentioned you weren't done, otherwise I think you are on the right path to depict it recovering the Kingfisher.
Looking forward to the next update.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:31 pm 
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Thanks Mark! Yeah the sea foam on the port side along the ship's edge was just laid down prior to the photos. When I was about to leave out of town, it was clearing up where the lighter minty green was showing through. The fiber though wasn't laying down the way I wanted it..hard to catch when you are putting it in.. Thanks for the aircraft remarks. It was more time than expected carving the inside out of the airplanes. Looking forward to getting back and progressing more on her, ready to turn out the lights on this one! For my Hood project I won't be putting more into other than what the Pontos has-it's pretty thorough! The scale for my scratch build is still undetermined...Randy


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Looking really good Randy! Those Kingfishers are looking awesome. :thumbs_up_1:

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