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Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Dec 31, 2009.
full hulls always kick my butt. great work Barry!:mrgreen::thumb:
Beautiful work Barry. The quality of your work is something I hope to be able to achieve someday. Thanks for sharing your builds.
Thanks Elliot and gtb
Basically a big square box with a lot of bits added and chopped out it is lacking the main radar arrays while I figure out how to tackle them. The decks still need edging as well.
The bridgework is fascinating. Figuring out the various shapes involved must have been quite a project. This is an intriguing subject because of all the many details involved. I truly admire your inginuity and resourcefulness.
One question: There are vast expanses of grey cardboard--are they printed on your printer, painted, or are they grey cardboard?
Thanks comments are appreciated.
I should use grey card but I have never found the right shade and quality but luckily amazon.co.uk does pretty cheap HP ink
Oh wow!!! Very impressive, congratulations!!!!!!!!
Thank you Mick
Your builds are always an inspiration Barry. I'm going to have to practice harder to get that type of quality. Thanks for sharing.
Still needs a lot of work to unfold but at a small scale it should look about right
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I suppose I should have added this
Very nice work.
I just wanted to throw this in here; the model looks great! I do have some pics of the Big E I took in 2007. My father is a plankowner for CVA/N-65, So I've had the chance to go out on her. The pics I have are too big to post, but send me a message if you want me to email them.
Thanks for dropping by not much done at the moment finishing HMS Starling and I have been on holiday.
I spent a long time lining up as best I could the deck markings. Angled flight decks I found are much more difficult than straight decks, not so much chance for a bit of cheating. I have a pile of rejects to prove that.
I should have put more strengthening pieces under the deck but it is stable enough. To get a smooth run it was easier to assemble the whole of the deck as one piece. Although it makes a difficult gluing job the piece is heavy enough to stay flat under it's own weight so some spot gluing along the edges should suffice. I am still half heartedly playing with having a lowered forward elevator but I think it will be prone to getting damaged. After gluing the next job will be turn the hull upside down and build the elevators in situ saves a lot of hard work trying to make them fit after building.
Wow, very impressive work
Hawkeye test build
The Hawkeye is built using 140gsm card throughout it went together pretty well and at this scale looks like a Hawkeye. I will try to improve the landing gear it's out of position and construct a better nose cone. It will be tail heavy so it will have to be glued in place.
Barry, how come you are not usig some of the freebie aircrafts in the net and just downscale them to fit?