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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #75 on: May 16, 2019, 05:28:26 AM »
Ah well perhaps it will end out even better now that you're not constrained by a deadline!

Please let me know if you want me to move this to the appropriate Physical Models section and I'll be glad to do so.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2019, 06:33:04 AM »
Don't rush it Bill, it's too good for that. Take your time with it ---

Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2019, 07:23:12 AM »
Thanks guys.  Staying with it. 
Getting worst of blemishes off hull.  Had to remove modify replace elevator lift gear which caused messy spots.  Cleaning to point where its "good" not magazine picture "perfect".  Flight deck to be different color than hull.  Is my first 1/700 build.  Took on big complex one.  Others bound to be simpler.  Want to finish then move on to more 1/72 & 1/700 result builds.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 05:18:16 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #78 on: June 03, 2019, 05:03:55 AM »
For flight deck paint experimenting on under side of hanger deck with Model Master acrylic US Navy blue-gray.  Slightly thinned and straight.  Different brushes and brush motions.  Results not even enough. 

Perhaps is rattle can solution.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #79 on: June 03, 2019, 08:00:37 AM »
That's tough about the paint. I'm surprised since Model Masters acrylic is one of the few brands I get consistent results from. Even the oft-lauded Model Color line supposedly made just for brush-painting gave me headaches.

Maybe the paint job can be salvaged by applying a wash to even things out?

Best of luck and thanks for the update.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2019, 06:19:48 AM »
That's going to have its own gravitational pull! Better keep the smaller ships away, or they'll be sucked in alongsides!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2019, 07:47:24 AM »
Am painting flight deck with Krylon Satin Rolling Surf.  Partly done.

Not quite right but not way wrong for flight deck.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Krylon-FUSION-ALL-IN-ONE-Satin-Rolling-Surf-Spray-Paint-and-Primer-In-One-Actual-Net-Contents-12-oz/1000460193

Thatz a valid point about gravitational field.  Must notify nearby boats and ships.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #82 on: June 08, 2019, 03:12:42 AM »
That's going to have its own gravitational pull! Better keep the smaller ships away, or they'll be sucked in alongsides!

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Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #83 on: July 03, 2019, 03:12:32 PM »
Some progress:  After several back-n-forth sanding-filling-painting steps, far port catapult lines gone and flight deck painted.  With masking removed must say it works - for me anyway.

Next is clear up minor over-under sprays and Exacto knife around elevators for good definition.
Then probably fine brush paint catwalks another color to contrast with flight deck and gray sides.  Navy blue-gray comes to mind.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #84 on: July 04, 2019, 02:54:17 AM »
It's great to hear you're back at work on the mega-carrier and I think the choice of Navy blue-gray is an excellent one!

Many thanks for the update.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #85 on: September 25, 2019, 09:38:41 AM »
Got back to Mega-carrier build.  Doing flight deck before mounting guns.  Am halfwayish done on flight deck.  Pictures show colors brighter/lighter/thinner than just looking at it.  Deck is darker than in pictures.  Focus could be better.  Will try different camera techniques next time.  Island is un finished and un painted sitting there for basic look.  Is three parts and funnel happens to be turned backwards.  Two small planes are Corsairs.
Plenty table clutter chaos goes with build.

see attached pictures
« Last Edit: September 25, 2019, 09:59:54 AM by finsrin »

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #86 on: September 26, 2019, 07:26:22 AM »
Wow that looks like a million bucks!

Glad to see the mega-carrier is having smooth sailing!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #87 on: September 26, 2019, 09:43:44 AM »
Given the size of the ship I wonder if the catapults are too long.
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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #88 on: September 26, 2019, 10:52:52 AM »
Given the size of the ship I wonder if the catapults are too long.

Maybe they don't need to provide as much acceleration?

It looks great, so far!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #89 on: September 26, 2019, 12:58:48 PM »
Given the size of the ship I wonder if the catapults are too long.
Mayhaps they are launching Republic designed fighters?  They have a reputation for building heavy aircraft that need lots of runway on land.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #90 on: September 26, 2019, 01:26:44 PM »
Thanks guys.  Is rewarding to have carrier take on color.  No more all gray look.  Next to do is safety lines around elevators.

Bow catapults are 583 ft.  Port catapult is 700 ft.  Acceleration rate is less than on current carriers.  Best for bombers and C-47 originally not designed for catapult launches.  Plus they require less air speed to fly than modern jets and add in wind over deck air speed the catapult launch stress on air frames is within tolerances.  That'z what I been lead to understand.  Though loaded B-29s must use port catapult.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2019, 01:29:15 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #91 on: September 26, 2019, 02:31:59 PM »
B-29s taking off from an aircraft carrier is an impressive mental image in its own right! 8)

I probably would have gone with a darker blue but she's looking pretty awe inspiring, none-the-less! :smiley:
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #92 on: October 20, 2019, 05:25:14 PM »
Built B-29 to see if can get to sit on nose wheel.   Part of nail in front half of fuselage, moved main gear rearward 1+mm, it worked.   OOB landing gear is impossible micro to work with so used .75mm rod.
Props, paint, decals still to do.

see attached

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #93 on: October 20, 2019, 05:33:24 PM »
It's great to see an update on this fantastic project!

That Superfort looks magnificent on the deck!

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2019, 05:25:52 AM »
Looking good

Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2019, 05:01:05 PM »
WIP pictures.

Taking picture exposes things to address.   Railings need more paint, changing 20mm gun trays to three each and add contrast.   And misc....

Both island parts have basic gray that matches hull painted.   See approximant quick picture taking placement on deck for more impression of carrier look.

see attached
« Last Edit: October 27, 2019, 05:49:51 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #96 on: October 28, 2019, 03:48:19 AM »
Wow that looks like a million bucks!

The markings are excellent, especially the warning areas which to me are just superb and really give it that extra bit of panache`!

I like the DC-3 parked there for a bit of COD.

It's super to see an update from your shipyard on this Sunday!

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Offline finsrin

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #97 on: November 02, 2019, 02:46:44 PM »
Working on nitty details of decks & railings.  Numerous oopses to correct.

Attached picture of OOB 1/700 Essex deck for size comparison.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2019, 03:52:44 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #98 on: November 02, 2019, 07:36:11 PM »
Simply amazing and looks better with each new bit of progress!

The comparison is especially fun.

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Re: Mega-carrier
« Reply #99 on: November 02, 2019, 10:03:10 PM »
The comparison is especially fun.

Yes, definitely puts into perspective doesn't it --- very nicely done Bill  :smiley: