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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2019, 06:33:31 AM »
Being an inveterate land-lubber, I had no idea about proposed CVA-58:



Talk about sleek!

USS US CVA-58 Wiki linky

I can totally see it now. Sweeet!  :-*

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2019, 06:40:20 PM »
Mega-carrier progress.   Our best pictures camera broke.   These are from prior camera, could be better.   Buy new one soon.
PT boats painted, nothing else is.   Black lines are 40mm positions.   Green lines are 5" turrets.   Airplane on deck is Avenger.
Main paint will be Krylon Pewter Gray, same color as plastic.  40mm and 5" turrets Krylon Classic Gray for contrast.   Same for 20mm if added.   Paint accents as determined.
Found cradles to hold PT boats, will be higher.   Found cranes too.   Some of catwalks don't have railings, will make them.   LSO platform indicated in last picture.
Lot left to do....

see attached

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2019, 10:07:28 PM »
Do you have enough shelf space to keep this on when itís complete? Itís shaping up to be truly epic (in both old and new senses of the word)!
Never trust a man who tells you that you have too many paints, for he is obviously a liar and will most likely try to deceive you again in future.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2019, 10:59:15 PM »
Wow - that's big! I think the bow and stern should have different zip codes.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #64 on: April 27, 2019, 03:04:11 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2019, 07:50:29 AM »
Do you have enough shelf space to keep this on when itís complete? Itís shaping up to be truly epic (in both old and new senses of the word)!

Trust me, he's got yards of "shelf space".  ;)

It's great to see those progress pics, fins!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2019, 08:58:18 AM »
Do you have enough shelf space to keep this on when itís complete? Itís shaping up to be truly epic (in both old and new senses of the word)!

Trust me, he's got yards of "shelf space".  ;)

It's great to see those progress pics, fins!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2019, 01:24:34 PM »
Update --- Port & starboard under flight deck sponsons on.  Elevators in, even more deck space.  Deck & hull side gun positions in (less guns which will go on after painting).
4 x 5" twin,  18 x quad 40mm,  14 x 20mm.  Bit more AA on/near island TBD.  Starboard Alco boat position done.  Port boat deck enlarged to hold Alco boat and a motor launch.  Need to finish that.  Plus are three single motor launch positions.  Now fussing with catwalks, railings, ladders.  Getting more WW2 mega-carrier character.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2019, 02:16:15 PM by finsrin »

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2019, 04:51:24 AM »
Oh to be a fly on the wall of that shipyard!

It's great to get an update and I can almost see it in my mind's eye.

If I was nearby, I'd stop over with a bottle of the bubbly for the christening.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #69 on: May 11, 2019, 08:57:57 AM »
Nice weather, sprayed first coat of paint.  Exposed things that need to tidy up.  Outdoor plant stuff lands on wet paint flight deck.
Added ladders.  Scratch built 1/4 of railings.  Followed 5" and 40mm with a few 20mm positions.  Added search light position port and starboard.
Conversion of super carrier to retro WW2 Mega Carrier really ties up a shipyard.
More to do.

see attached
« Last Edit: May 12, 2019, 02:22:41 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #70 on: May 11, 2019, 10:23:35 AM »
That's not a ship - that's a moving island!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2019, 04:51:05 PM »
Is like an island.  Far as 1/700 ships go, took on building hardest one first.  OOB and kit bash escorts be pleasantly simpler.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2019, 09:09:48 PM »
It looks great with the paint on and I can really see it coming together!

If you're not in the home-stretch yet, you're getting close.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #73 on: May 15, 2019, 12:25:36 PM »
Mega Carrier will not be finished for end of GB.  Need to smooth out ruff spots.  Need to add color to flight deck and various accents.

Oh,,, need to paint aircraft !
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 04:05:53 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #74 on: May 15, 2019, 03:34:39 PM »

this is terribly enormous !  ;D