Scratch 1:400 CV-6 USS Enterprise

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  1. airbob

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    This is the evolution of the design and construction of the flight deck control island on the Enterprise...with the funnel assembly (I used Siatki for this...it worked nicely!) added and some detail added to the lower levels. And a view of the Enterprise from bow and stern with the flight deck island sitting on the deck- not glued till one of the last operations...(don't want to damage these delicate little details!)...
    balloon6balloon6balloon6

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  2. barry

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    That is spectacular ................ I like Siatki too
  3. airbob

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    Continuing progress on Enterprise Island....

    continuing additions to the Control island to include the mast with the fire control platform and the gun platform...will add the railings at a later date to prevent destruction from fat:thumb: fingers...:oops:

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    I have been building the 5 inch AA guns this shows 2 of them that I have finished at the starboard foc'sle position...this position will be finished by the addition of the armored apron that surrounds each gun position...only 6 more to build...my nerves are shot now..(notice the fat "ham fingers" below these teeny little things)so I think that I will do something else and try again tomorrow!
    hamrhamrhamr

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    Most excellent. A very fine build.:thumb:
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    Out standing!!!!!!!!!
  7. airbob

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    assembly of 5" 38's

    This shows how the 1:400 5 inch AA gun barrel is rolled on a straight pin and how the breech assembly is assembled....this is all very delicate but results in a most elegant 5 inch gun to grace the foc'sle deck fore and aft on this carrier. The tweezer comes in handy for the final shaping of these tiny little pieces! Only 2 more to
    complete for the total of 8 guns...then for the gun aprons to add a realistic look to these areas...

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    5"38's

    This is the mostly fully assembled 5" 38 gun...with the second almost complete...

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  9. Gregory Shoda

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    Very fine looking guns! Excellent work.
  10. airbob

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    main screws and admiral's barge

    Here is a picture of the shafts for the (4) main screws and a picture of the starboard rear quarter with the boat crane one admiral barge for ADM Halsey...now to get to all the other little boats all over the place...:p:p:p

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    Every time I look at this it stuns me that it's made out of paper and made by hand, now that's talent.:thumb:
  12. Lex

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    Wow, scratchbuilt models are beyond me......... Looks great now, keep going Bob!!
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    rudder and antiroll rudders

    These are photos of the addition of the main propeller shafts and rudder and the port and starboard anti roll rudders. The whole under-waterline hull was washed with a flat hull red wash...next for more little Admiral barges and whaleboats...

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    OK now Bob. You're starting to get into "Barry territory" here... :)

    Great job on the 5" 38s I can tell no difference between those and the one's that grace my plastic FRANKLIN.

    I've said this before, and I'll say it again... You need to market this design. There are not enough E's out there in the commercial market. You could clean up with this one mate.
  15. barry

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    Hi Bob

    is this one still progressing ? Hope it is
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    Barry,
    I have taken a hiatus...and have not been active at modeling now for about 2 months I guess. I began to prepare this model for putting online...but there is soo much to do to achieve this. I have converted the color of the vertical surfaces to more of the Grey to match the 5S-sea blue....the deck surfaces will remain the same. Lately I have gotten into watching Turner Classic Movies, and taking care of the house and dog and 2 cats..:p I will return...
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    ...That's the single greatest news!! If it's going to be available then I'd love to build it!