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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:31 am 
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Looking good Gordon, the sea looks very impressive indeed :thumbs_up_1: , i know it will feel good once you have the hangar closed, that always feels good too me, seems to be a big milestone to reach.
I look forward to seeing more of her.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:50 am 
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The flight deck is now on and I spent Monday and Tuesday putting the arresting cables on. I used black Caenis line for that.
The two white plastic stip on the port side is for covering up the gaps caused by the flight deck being warpped. The one on the starboard side is a walkway that needed to be added. The starboard side railings are on and tonight I"ll add the 20mm's and lines for the five masts.
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The 1943 USS Yorktown CV-10 is now about 90% done. I need to add the crew and paint the water. I try to do something new on every build. The Yorktown will get two things that are new. The first one is the addition of arresting cables. Two second will be the use of a different paint for the water. I will try Liquitex Acrylic paints for the water. My good friend and fellow ship modeler Rick_H suggested that I try it several years ago. Now being one that is not to excited about change, it took up until last night for me to go to the store and by some. I will get it painted this week and take the ship to next Saturday's IPMS Seattle's meeting for and get some pointers from Rick_H on making it better.
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Everytime I finish one of these Dragon kits, I think I want to do another one. I'm thinking a Korean War one with jets.

I started added the crew to the ship but I ran out of GMM Naval Figures and had to order some more. I did get the port side gun galleries maned though and some figures on the flight deck also.

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Now after seven months of working on the Yorktown, the water is done. I'm going to add floater net baskets and about 30 more crew members do the touch ups and call it done.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:24 am 
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Nice job Gordon! :thumbs_up_1:

Yorktown looks great!!!!


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Gordon great work. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: Mark your a craftman, Connie hull still in drydock. Mid-March start back on it. John as always. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: Nektarios :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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new glasses,new bloodpresure meds,enda is well gone and back pain is not so painful now. now that i got that crap out of the way lets see what I've been doing for last 4 days. this is John leyland's masterpiece. Image hope my build will look like his build. BigE as she was firstborn. Image some photos of what she looks like now. Image Image Image Image


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From the photo, it seems that the top row of diagonal "bumps" on the beehive should face the direction opposite of the bottom row - is that so?

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Timmy C wrote:
From the photo, it seems that the top row of diagonal "bumps" on the beehive should face the direction opposite of the bottom row - is that so?

let me put my new glasses on.


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yes you are right. To late to change now. Thanks


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Gordon great work. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: Mark your a craftman, Connie hull still in drydock. Mid-March start back on it. John as always. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: Nektarios :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:



There is no hurry. I will not be able to get started on it for a long time.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:11 pm 
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My 1943 Yorktown is done. I want to thank you all for your kind comments during this build. It was fun being part of this Aircraft Carrier Group Build. Here are the final four pictures of Yorktown.
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Terrific build, Gordon. I do wish you'd send more pictures to the gallery of your builds.

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Gordon :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: She turned out beautiful, you battled through on this one and won, well done :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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Yes, nicely done! I really like the paint and weathering job you did on the flight deck :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:27 am 
Truly a gorgeous build, and my congrats! I was however a bit taken at seeing Helldivers on deck in 1943. I know Yorktown did the sea trails for the SB2C while on her shakedown cruise in May of 1943. However I believe Yorktown's first combat Air Group 5 actually used SBDs as dive bombers from August 31 1943 until April 30 of 1944. Apparently Air Goup 1 that came aboard later and used SB2Cs in the Marianas campaign (June 11 to July 28 1944). By then (sometime prior to May 44') however Yorktown was in Camo 33-10a. I believe Yorktown also carried a red stripe through the #1 elevator foward during her early deck painting configuration. It may be on your deck but I could not make it out in the photos. Again she looks gorgeous and I always appreciate seeing Yorktown done so well.


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Truly a gorgeous build, and my congrats! I was however a bit taken at seeing Helldivers on deck in 1943. I know Yorktown did the sea trails for the SB2C while on her shakedown cruise in May of 1943. However I believe Yorktown's first combat Air Group 5 actually used SBDs as dive bombers from August 31 1943 until April 30 of 1944. Apparently Air Goup 1 that came aboard later and used SB2Cs in the Marianas campaign (June 11 to July 28 1944). By then (sometime prior to May 44') however Yorktown was in Camo 33-10a. I believe Yorktown also carried a red stripe through the #1 elevator foward during her early deck painting configuration. It may be on your deck but I could not make it out in the photos. Again she looks gorgeous and I always appreciate seeing Yorktown done so well.keith hufnagel


Keith, Thank you for taking the time to look at and comment on my Yorktown. Most of the carriers in my collection are all blue, blue hulls and blue decks so I wanted to do something a little different. I decided to do an early Yorktown in her shakedown, "Wing and a Prayer" and early "The Fighting Lady" movies theme before she left for the Pacific and the war zone. I used the SB2Cs for that time period. I painted her blue with a weathered wood deck. The red stripe is hard to see but it is on the flight deck and does run past the forward elevator. I had thought that it was yellow, grey or white until I got "The Fighting Lady" DVD and saw that it was red.

Thanks again Keith for your kind comments and by the way, your stunning Yorktown build is truly remarkable.

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gtbred wrote:
new glasses,new bloodpresure meds,enda is well gone and back pain is not so painful now. now that i got that crap out of the way lets see what I've been doing for last 4 days. this is John leyland's masterpiece. Image hope my build will look like his build. BigE as she was firstborn. Image some photos of what she looks like now. Image Image Image Image

Ray Beans book is on the way. so i should be back on her this week or next.


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Red! :good_job: Now Quit showin' off & git busy!! :heh: :heh:

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got my book and i will get buzzzy. call ya tomorrow Ed. have a new phone,just gotta figure how to work it? :scratch: :eyes_spinning:


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