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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 03:21 PM UTC
Thomas,

Nice work with those decals. They look painted on.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 02:24 PM UTC
Aft portion of flight deck with markings. The landing position markings come as a single decal for each position. I recommend cutting them up into smaller sections to avoid entanglements or folded decals when trying to position them.



Next up, it's all island work.
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC
More catwalks.

The bow section about half done.





nearly there, then I can think of other bits to do.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:51 PM UTC
Very nice Thomas,

Like the subtlety of the weathering.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 03:15 PM UTC
Port side weathering started. First Landing Craft Utility in the foreground.

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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC

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Si,

I bet you have had your fill of catwalks and ready to move on to other challenges with this kit. Nice progress.

Mark



Thanks Mark.

I am getting a little bored with them, just the bow section to finish off.(thankfully)


Then on with some more sub assemblies before I start throwing paint at it.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 02:09 AM UTC

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Mid section of flight-deck catwalked up.



Cheers

Si



Nice brass work as usual, Si!



Thanks Thomas,

Pontos have to take some of the credit for that, it nice to work with.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 03:01 PM UTC
Si,

I bet you have had your fill of catwalks and ready to move on to other challenges with this kit. Nice progress.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 02:23 PM UTC

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Mid section of flight-deck catwalked up.



Cheers

Si



Nice brass work as usual, Si!
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:56 AM UTC
Mid section of flight-deck catwalked up.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 05:44 AM UTC
Very Nicely stowed Hanger Thomas,

Coming on great.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 02:45 AM UTC
LCAC with markings:



Hangar deck packed like a sardine can:



Blue on the elevators is tape to mask the dark gray deck while painting sea gray hull.

Next up: adding the flight deck...
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC
Hi Thomas,

What Mark said, the lighting is very effective.

Great work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
Thomas,

The hanger deck is looking awesome. Those lights really are a great addition.

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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:15 AM UTC
Hangar Deck looking forward through the starboard elevator door.



Hangar Deck looking aft through the port elevator door.

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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC

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Si, Mark, thanks! Looks like I might actually be able to finish this one!

Si, brass work is looking great!



Thanks Thomas,

just over 1/3rd of the way round now.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 02:21 PM UTC
Si, Mark, thanks! Looks like I might actually be able to finish this one!

Si, brass work is looking great!
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice work on those guns. You just can't beat brass barrels for scale and straightness. I am surprised that your ruler you use to show scale is not metric.
I thought us Americans were the only one's still holding out from switching.

Mark




Thanks Mark,

Nice resin & brass, they were relatively painless to assemble.

Well some of us older Brits still like to use the old scale, as it is what we grew up with. I can work in metric, but I think better in old money.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:54 PM UTC
Si,

Nice work on those guns. You just can't beat brass barrels for scale and straightness. I am surprised that your ruler you use to show scale is not metric.
I thought us Americans were the only one's still holding out from switching.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:30 PM UTC
Long time coming, but a small update on the Intrepid.

Pontos 5" guns built, an example of one of each.



All the catwalks finally round the after third of the flight deck.



Hopefully more regular work on this one.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 08:04 PM UTC
Very nice Thomas,

Like the lighting effect, nice to see the detail going in too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:14 PM UTC
Sweet!
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 09:49 AM UTC


Well deck with markings added.



Haze gray and (almost) underway... Lower catwalk railings in place, hull painted gray, boot stripe added.

Next, get the vehicle and hangar decks finished and added (hangar will be lit up, as well).
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC
I probably won't start until mid-November when new paints arrive. I will be using the latest Hasegawa instructions for painting. We've come a long way since the simple days of old.

Also noticed there are no decals for the aircraft! Maybe I should buy a new set.
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC
Hi Gary,

That classic Hasegawa Akagi was my first non snap-together aircraft carrier build way back when. It was entirely brush painted with Pactra enamels, and I bought enough extra aircraft to fill the entire flight deck stern to bow! I thought it was great at the time, but I actually made a real mess of it... Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.