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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
As the Intrepid is not going anywhere very quickly at the moment, I have decided to add a second build to the campaign, this time it is an aircraft. AA Fairey Gannet, Anti submarine Aircraft that flew off ArK Royal in the late 50's





This kit starts with a very nice weapons bay, pity there is nothing in the kit to in it. (will still do the bay doors open), the nose wheel well fits in front of it.



The cockpits for the three man crew, the level of detail is not bad for 1/72, as the interiors were black I will paint dark grey, and put a black wash over then, then pick out the detail. Under the rear cockpit are the mounts for the exhaust of the aircraft's twin mamba turbo prop engine.



Nice wing spars too.

The cockpit & weapon's bay joined.



Everything test fitted into the fuselage halves.



Not bad at all.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC
Hi Tim,

This is the thread, my fault, Flattops was the campaign proposal thread but I didn't make it clear..

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
Si,

I'm not sure if this or the FLATTOPS thread is the one we should use for this campaign... so apologies for the double post:

Ive been posting my effort for the Flattops campaign, the 1/2400 scale Ryujo, on a separate build log.
After a break following a couple of disasters, Im back in the game - the ocean base has been repainted!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 08:04 AM UTC

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Hi Rory,

That is a fairly epic model, looking forward to seeing some progress.

Cheers

Si



I know. I am not a carrier guy and as of about 2 weeks ago didn't even know of her existence but I was browsing through Jeff Heads website, saw his write up and pictures of her and I was hooked. I don't know what it was about her that drew me in. Maybe the fact you can have wee little 1/350 Abrams tanks in hovercrafts or just the fact you can have a wide range of aircraft on deck. I am also going through a modern warship phase with the USS Yorktown CG-48 currently on the slip way.

Whatever the reason I had to have her and my FLHS just so happened to have her in stock and be running a sale....



She will certainly make a versatile model in the way she can be displayed.

Very interested, as I have the LHD1 USS Wasp in the stash.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 07:09 AM UTC

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Hi Rory,

That is a fairly epic model, looking forward to seeing some progress.

Cheers

Si



I know. I am not a carrier guy and as of about 2 weeks ago didn't even know of her existence but I was browsing through Jeff Heads website, saw his write up and pictures of her and I was hooked. I don't know what it was about her that drew me in. Maybe the fact you can have wee little 1/350 Abrams tanks in hovercrafts or just the fact you can have a wide range of aircraft on deck. I am also going through a modern warship phase with the USS Yorktown CG-48 currently on the slip way.

Whatever the reason I had to have her and my FLHS just so happened to have her in stock and be running a sale....
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 07:02 AM UTC

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Well here she is: The Trumpeter 1/350 USS Iwo Jima.



The plan is to do her almost entirely OOB except for some additional railings. I also have purchased some additional aircraft to beef up her compliment.

I know she wont be complete before the campaign finish deadline but I am hoping it may be extended



Hi Rory,

That is a fairly epic model, looking forward to seeing some progress.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 02:51 AM UTC
Well here she is: The Trumpeter 1/350 USS Iwo Jima.



The plan is to do her almost entirely OOB except for some additional railings. I also have purchased some additional aircraft to beef up her compliment.

I know she wont be complete before the campaign finish deadline but I am hoping it may be extended
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC

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Is there any chance this is likely to get extended? I have just acquired a carrier which I want to get stuck into but I am very unlikely to complete in 2 months.



I would support that Rory,

I am stuck on the intrepid, and might be looking for something to throw in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 03:56 AM UTC
Is there any chance this is likely to get extended? I have just acquired a carrier which I want to get stuck into but I am very unlikely to complete in 2 months.
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC

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Not only those Gary, Robby posted an update on Friday, that seems to have disappeared too.

Cheers

Si



I think the missing posts are over on the FLATTOPS thread vice here on the FLATTOPS CAMPAIGN.



Well found Thomas,

Yup those are the posts I recall.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 02:02 PM UTC

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Not only those Gary, Robby posted an update on Friday, that seems to have disappeared too.

Cheers

Si



I think the missing posts are over on the FLATTOPS thread vice here on the FLATTOPS CAMPAIGN.
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 08:46 PM UTC
Not only those Gary, Robby posted an update on Friday, that seems to have disappeared too.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 06:26 PM UTC
We seem to have lost some recent posts. I posted pictures of a shim I was making for the Akagi, but now they have disappeared!
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 01:52 PM UTC
Anyone still out there?
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Finally getting a start on this campaign's build with the puttying of sink marks on the flight deck.




At least you won't be ruining any planking detail (as I recall, the Hasegawa Akagi's flight deck was smooth except for arrestor wires, barriers, and raised lines for the markings...)

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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 09:54 PM UTC
Looks like you are having real fun with this old classic Gary.

Keep up the good work!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 02:54 PM UTC


Yet another. The waterline part also mounts too far back so the bulge details and ends don't match. The pins on the smokestack to join it to the hull were spaced a bit too far apart so I widened the holes in the hull.

I'm sure more joys await!
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 06:01 AM UTC

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Finally getting a start on this campaign's build with the puttying of sink marks on the flight deck.



Nice start Gary.

Best to get these little jobs out of the way first.

Cheers

Si



Ditto!
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:51 PM UTC

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Finally getting a start on this campaign's build with the puttying of sink marks on the flight deck.



Nice start Gary.

Best to get these little jobs out of the way first.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 03:52 PM UTC


Finally getting a start on this campaign's build with the puttying of sink marks on the flight deck.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 07:58 PM UTC
Great job Thomas,

The cross over is an excellent touch for the two vessels.

Thank you for keeping the campaign going.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 02:10 PM UTC
Illustrious from above. There is a detachment of USMC aircraft (2 AV8B's, 2 UH1's, and 1 MV22) aboard as an exchange program. Likewise there are Royal Navy aircraft aboard Wasp (2 Harrier FR2's, and 1 EH101). (Hey, my ships, my rules...)

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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 09:02 PM UTC
Hi Thomas,

What Tim & Mark said! - great job.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 01:46 PM UTC
Thanks Mark. Lots of decals! Getting them all lined up and square was the hardest part (I have a slight skew by the aft elevator...).
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 01:01 PM UTC

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Beautiful work, Thomas! Those flight deck markings on Lusty are impressive.



Ditto!