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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:34 PM UTC

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Good luck with Illustrious Thomas, I hear the hull on that can be a bit fun to get together.

My next flattop will be HMS Ark Royal 1941, likely the LHD after that.

Cheers

Si



Si, I got the hull of Lusty together. It took about two hours of glue, hold, glue, hold... Clamps or tape wouldn't work. It was not fun... I'll get pix posted one I get a chance to sand some of my fingerprints off... Glad it's done.



Glad to hear you have been successful Thomas.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 02:36 PM UTC

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Good luck with Illustrious Thomas, I hear the hull on that can be a bit fun to get together.

My next flattop will be HMS Ark Royal 1941, likely the LHD after that.

Cheers

Si



Si, I got the hull of Lusty together. It took about two hours of glue, hold, glue, hold... Clamps or tape wouldn't work. It was not fun... I'll get pix posted one I get a chance to sand some of my fingerprints off... Glad it's done.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:15 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work, glad to see you got those sections together without damaging the catwalks.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 10:33 PM UTC
A quick update on the weekend's progress.

The flight deck catwalks finally done.



And I have started the Island, here test fitted in place.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Good luck with Illustrious Thomas, I hear the hull on that can be a bit fun to get together.

My next flattop will be HMS Ark Royal 1941, likely the LHD after that.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 02:57 PM UTC

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Great job Thomas,

That has given me inspiration to build my LHD

Cheers

Si



I look forward to seeing that. You certainly won't have the troubles I had with the brass railings!

I think HMS Illustrious is next on my build list.
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:44 PM UTC
Great job Thomas,

That has given me inspiration to build my LHD

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 01:43 PM UTC
Thomas,

Sweet!

Mark
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC
LHD island basically finished:



Still to do: Finish and add the Captain's Gig; add the aircraft; a little detail painting here and there; finish and add deck vehicles; add national ensign to the mast.

The end is in sight!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC

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Thomas,

Nice work with those decals. They look painted on.

Mark



Mark, thanks. Decent quality decals trimmed down, and decent solvent deserve the credit!
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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.

Mark
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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.