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USS Ranger CV4, Norway 1943 - 1/350
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 08:44 AM UTC

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Hi Si!

A very nice air wing you have there! And she's really looking business now, with guns installed and the flightdeck on! Very nice progress!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

She is getting there, still lots to do, seven Wildcats and nineteen dauntleses to go on deck, the 20mm & 40mm mounts and the island to go.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 02:18 PM UTC

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She is getting there, still lots to do, seven Wildcats and nineteen dauntleses to go on deck, the 20mm & 40mm mounts and the island to go.

Cheers

Si



what was it Einstein said about the definition of insanity, again?

We all must be a little crazy
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 05:58 AM UTC

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She is getting there, still lots to do, seven Wildcats and nineteen dauntleses to go on deck, the 20mm & 40mm mounts and the island to go.

Cheers

Si



what was it Einstein said about the definition of insanity, again?

We all must be a little crazy



Hi Russ,

wasn't it "insanity; doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results" , in my defence, I will doing the same thing over and over again; and hoping for the same result.

and don't forget "only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the universe"

I will admit I am a little mad, but then I think most modellers are, but in a good way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 11:27 PM UTC

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Hi Russ,

wasn't it "insanity; doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results" , in my defence, I will doing the same thing over and over again; and hoping for the same result.

and don't forget "only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the universe"

I will admit I am a little mad, but then I think most modellers are, but in a good way.

Cheers

Si




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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 08:33 AM UTC
Last weekend's progress.

Etched arrestor wires in place.



look much better than moulded on.

The Master models Quad Bofors, one under way to get a feel for them.







Test fitted in the bow tub.



The first batches of 20mm, pontos parts.



more production lines soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 11:00 AM UTC
Si,

Nice progress. Those 20mm really can task you getting them all to look the same.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 09:54 PM UTC
looking good Si
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Si,

Nice progress. Those 20mm really can task you getting them all to look the same.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

They can be a bit tricky. i am hoping I can get in the zone on them over the long weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 05:25 AM UTC
Hi Chaps,

It has been a bit busy of late, so this is the weekend before last's update.

The first quad 40mm finished. they do look the part, but they are a tricky to build.



and fitted in place.



A few 20mm under way.



I am getting a bit further, will post last weekend's update towards the end of the week.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 05:36 AM UTC
Si, I'll bet the micro-assembly is a challenge, but in the end those 20mm singles and especially that 40mm quad look fantastic!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 07:49 PM UTC

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Si, I'll bet the micro-assembly is a challenge, but in the end those 20mm singles and especially that 40mm quad look fantastic!



Ditto!

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 09:26 AM UTC

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Si, I'll bet the micro-assembly is a challenge, but in the end those 20mm singles and especially that 40mm quad look fantastic!



Hi Tim & Mark,

It is a bit of a challenge, I have a production line going for the 20mm, ten or so at a time, that way I don't get bogged down. The quad 40s are a one a time job as there are only six.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 09:09 AM UTC
More 20mm action.


Paint going on the first ten



The first ten completed. The recoil springs have been picked out in a steel colour and washed with gloss dark brown to give an oily finish.



And seven more coming on.

The first ten fitted.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:51 PM UTC
Si,

Very nice looking 20mms. I am sure they look better on the deck than the kit supplied ones.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 12:47 PM UTC
been a bit absent of late Si, but I see that nano-engineering of a plethora of Oerlikons is taking place!
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 06:36 AM UTC

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Si,

Very nice looking 20mms. I am sure they look better on the deck than the kit supplied ones.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

The Pontos parts are not to bad, and they look quit effective built up. I am glad I have only got forty to do.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 06:41 AM UTC

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been a bit absent of late Si, but I see that nano-engineering of a plethora of Oerlikons is taking place!



Hi Russ,

Yup, that and the Master quad 40's I taking a week off this week, so might get a bit more time to get these done.

Thanks for looking in Mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 04:42 AM UTC
Well the plan to get a load of bench time in week off went well.

But I did get a new bench built, and the workshop / office / study etc reorganized.



Back to the Ranger.

16 20mm completed and ready to fit.



fitted.



started on the Island, just to do something different.



and the wildcats that will go on the flightdeck.



More soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:05 PM UTC
Now that's a bench!

Ranger looks good too
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 04:40 AM UTC

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Now that's a bench!

Ranger looks good too



DITTO! By the length of that new bench you are not planning on buying a 1/100 Bismark...LOL.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 06:44 AM UTC

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Now that's a bench!

Ranger looks good too



DITTO! By the length of that new bench you are not planning on buying a 1/100 Bismark...LOL.

Mark



Thanks Russ, Mark

It does give me room working on the big builds and space for Young Duster if he chooses to join me at the bench.



Cheers

Si,

Bye the bye, I don't think Mrs Duster would be happy if brought a 1/100th Bismarck, If I was lucky I might end up sleeping on the bench,

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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 06:29 AM UTC
A little progress over the weekend.

Work on the rangefinders started.



There are these two parts, number G1, they look very much 50 cal MGs.



Fortunately I had some black cat items in stock.



painted and fitted to the lower bridge.



A bit more work on the island.



More soon.

Cheers

Si



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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 - 01:18 AM UTC
Si,

Good choice replacing those .50cal with the Black Cat ones.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 - 01:53 AM UTC

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Si,

Good choice replacing those .50cal with the Black Cat ones.

Mark



Agreed - those Black Cat .50s are amazing!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 05:02 AM UTC

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Si,

Good choice replacing those .50cal with the Black Cat ones.

Mark



Agreed - those Black Cat .50s are amazing!



Hi Mark - Tim,

I am very impressed with the Black Cat boats & AA that i have bought, they have become my go-to.

Thanks for looking guys,

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Si