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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2019, 03:44:22 AM »
Maybe do a folded wing version... ;) ;D
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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2019, 05:36:10 AM »
Thanks for B-36 info.  I like it.
In this case have to go non-folding.  Land, rearm, refuel, catapult (700 ft) takeoff. 
Doing phase 2 of major model room clean up and reorganizing.  Mega-carrier build on pause.  Back at it soon.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2019, 03:44:43 AM »
Lots of options here including a 1/700 B-36:  http://www.tomsmodelworks.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=52&osCsid=s8f5m6jj1uienec2eo35k45oo5


IIRC, Tom's Modelworks has their models printed by Shapeways.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2019, 01:16:55 PM »
Like that B-36.  Have to get at least one.  Check out how it fits on flight deck.
Took break from building to redo model room.  Better organized, better lighting, better access to building table.  Now back to Mega-carrier.
This is interesting.  Mixing Essex, Lexington, Saratoga bridge and funnel parts.  Building as separated assemblies.
Basically put aft of funnel section of Essex bridge on top of front section with Lex/Sara transition deck.  Now tall enough bridge guys can see around.
Getting my styrene sea legs.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2019, 05:02:13 AM »
Glad to hear construction is proceeding apace, Admiral!

I really like that transition deck idea and I can just about visualize it. Things like that really make ship builds for me.

Looks like you're full-steam ahead!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2019, 01:10:31 AM »
How's this build going?

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2019, 04:18:46 AM »
After my back went bad and wife's broken leg issues interrupting construction am back at it.
Each side near stern has platform that carry a (SkyWave) ELCO PT Boat.  Boats painted and nearly done.  Takes tweezers to fit parts.
Locations for 5" dual mounts are in place.  Started on quad 40mm locations.

Instructions slip-up.  Step 13 flight deck is glued down.  Steps 15 & 16 flight deck is not on hull.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2019, 12:41:58 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2019, 08:13:25 AM »
I hope everyone is healing properly! Must be somewhat better to allow a little model building. Good to see this one back on the front burner.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2019, 06:06:12 AM »
Glad to hear construction is once again continuing!

Have you considered adding fins, fins?
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2019, 06:35:40 AM »
Could put '59 Cadillac fins horizontal on each side of aft most portion of flight deck.  Tail lights help pilots line up for night landings.  Jon sold me a 1/32 1959 Cadillac kit !
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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2019, 06:54:01 AM »
Could put extra 5 guns out on those fins!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2019, 07:50:00 AM »
Could put '59 Cadillac fins horizontal on each side of aft most portion of flight deck.  Tail lights help pilots line up for night landings.  Jon sold me a 1/32 1959 Cadillac kit !

Brillaint! Go for the fins, fins!
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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #57 on: April 25, 2019, 08:06:31 AM »
Cut both fins off car model.  Common car models are 1/24 or 1/25.  These fins at 1/32 are perfect size for mega-carrier.  Including them in build.

Thanks for practical and stylish idea Brian.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2019, 11:54:21 AM »
We really need pics of this!!!!! :o 8)

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2019, 01:28:27 PM »
Appreciate your comments guys.  Sorry late at this, own Jon an answer.  Not building with no island like USS United States.
 
For those interested in details:   Has separate bridge and funnel assemblies to be placed near each other.  Using USS Lexington CV-2 funnel with mods.  Has more area for exhaust outlet than OOB funnel.  Is legit in that sense.  Added two 20mm and signal light positions and cabin to observe aft part of flight deck.  Bridge based on Essex bridge built higher with parts from other carriers and battleships.  Bridge & funnel be last to glue on then add masts.  Made platform for LSO with wind brake and ladder.  Positions for two Elco PT boats and four motor launches.  Narrowed arresting gear.  Kit has hundreds of deck edge and hull side parts.  Lot of time figuring which to use then glue on and modify some.  Worked deck edge parts with deck off hull.  Glued flight deck to hull today.  More deck edge parts and elevators to do. 

Next build will not have 1000+ parts to figure out.  Can take pictures.  Won't look too different than prior ones.