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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:31 am 
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Koppalakki wrote:
I meant with preshading like you did with the Nimitz!

But everything goes!


Aaaah! That. Well, I definitely am going to weather this bad boy, but for the most part these smaller vessels manage to stay cleaner longer than the carriers. It's not that I haven't seen parts of certain ships of the class dirty, but Vincennes-especially in her first few years- was a pretty clean ship. This bugs the hell out of me, so I might cheat.
But I did see some very interesting ways of imitating the actual plating ( the welds) on shipmodels. I might give that a try too.

Now the next step will involve working on the hangar, the choppers, and the flightdeck.

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:lol_3: AAAAHHH!!!!!! GODZILLA! GODZILLA!! HAHA just kidding. Saw your chameleon photo and it made me laugh.
Thanks Doug! Well, sometimes I need a hand with things, and you guys live far away, and my wife won't set foot in my hobby room, so it's up to any random critters I find in the house to save the ship.

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Brilliant!

I have this kit in the stash. Thanks for taking me to school.


Which unit are you going to torture yourself with? :heh: Good luck , and hope to see you suffer alongside soon! :heh:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:53 am 
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anyahajobuzi wrote:
Which unit are you going to torture yourself with? :heh: Good luck , and hope to see you suffer alongside soon! :heh:


Not sure yet. A friend of mine served on Normandy. I know which ship he'll be building! He's offered advice on the radar fit during the time he served.

Great job. Truly.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:42 pm 
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Looking really nice!

I'm working on the same kit right now, I'm building CG-50 USS Valley Forge. It's tempting to shelve it since it's fighting me every step of the way, but I'm determined to finish it, as I think it will make a nice looking model in the end.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:08 am 
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Very nice work Laci. Planing on redoing my Orange 1/350 bow section on the Barbey.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:30 am 
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Hello everyone!! :wave_1: :wave_1:

It took me a bit of time to remove all the cobwebs off this post. It's been 5 years after all!!!! I do feel a bit ashamed, but that quickly fades because
- 1: I was busy building other Navy stuff in the meantime ( helos and jets)
- 2: I am staying thru to my word, and continuing this project until finished

I hope there are other CG fans out there, because based on the number of finished projects found by multiple Google searches doesn't paint a pretty picture. Let's post some more photos everyone. :smallsmile:

My take on the project is very complicated (what a shocker) and required numerous adjustments to parts I built 5 years ago... As more pictures of the real vessel come to light, the more I realize how off I was with some stuff. It's not just that these CG-s are almost all different from each other, each ship also goes thru upgrades and changes over its lifetime, so one really has to pay attention to the dates. Now it's decided finally: I am building my Vincennes as she looked in 1991. This move resulted in removing a bunch of platforms, carefully constructed previously....

I was FINALLY able to install the hangar ( one SH-60b is parked inside folded) , the superstructure is almost ready for paint, and got the funnels prepped for spraying too. Funnels: They looks so much more realistic if one adds more piping into the funnel housing to extend the overall length, and it pays to grind away those thick edges around the top of the stacks.

These ships have very extensive network of pipes, sprinkles and drains, which fact is often overlooked by most modelers. I intend to replicate just about every individual pipe. They add soooo much to the overall appearance!

all right-all right, enough droning on, here are some illustrations :heh:

Happy modelling: Laci


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:02 am 
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Amazing build! :woo_hoo: Keep it up! I look forward to more!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:02 am 
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Great work! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

Glad to see you back at this!


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Hi :wave_1:

Good too see you on the deck again! I hope the next step won't take 5 years :-D

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:16 am 
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Haha, hope not!! But I may have jumped the gun, and posted too soon... progress is slow, not much to report now.. BUT: there is progress


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:28 pm 
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Alright! Here is the reason why I haven't posted anything in a while: I was busy trying to represent all those pipes and sprinklers on the superstructure. It was painful, and it's not even as nice as it could be, but I do want to finish this ship in this lifetime. ( and a few others) I do like the results, but it could always be better.
A lot of the details still can't be installed until the superstructure is secured to the hull, so there is a lot more plumbing coming!
I used different gauges of wire, and trimmed down railings to make the piping.

I also started masking, that's gonna take a lot of time too. But once it's all sprayed grey, I can finally start adding a lot of cool stuff!

Cheers: Laci


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:38 am 
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Finally, some more progress. Not much though. This is a tough ship to model correctly. And this goes for the whole class of course.
I painted the superstructure. After that I thought it's just piling the fun bits on, but no. The White Ensign photo etch set is horribly inaccurate in a lot of ways. The right decals are also hard to find. Either the quality or the content leaves much to be desired...
Some decals will be going on soon though.
I am focusing on the forward section of the starboard for now. I did add some fun stuff. Like that platform extending from the bridge level. It turned out that the "floor" here is NOT perforated, but a solid plate. Something to cover up later.... :doh_1:

Not much to say for now, hopefully the pictures tell more...

Laci


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