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OFFICIAL: Navy Boys on those Postage Stamps
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC
The RA-5 seems like a great kit! But just a heads up: I've heard that the plastic of the fuselage is a bit thin, and thus the fuselage can twist after it's built. You may want to add some stiffeners/bulkheads. Just FYI.

Michael
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 01:09 PM UTC
Michael,

Thanks for the heads up, though one look at the fuselage told me that more support was needed. I did this on my Fujimi F-15A and it worked out great. Though for this one, looks like I'm gonna need at least 3, and the engines will be in the way. Sigh... Still looks like a lot of fun minus the filling and sanding! Besides, how many 1/48 RA-5C's completed has anyone seen?
wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 02:26 PM UTC
I’ll be taking a crack at Hobbyboss’ Demon. I sort of started this kit a couple of years ago but lost interest in it. Nothing glued on it but the pe for the airbrakes. Also, since setting it aside, I picked up an Aires cockpit, Eduard pe and a set of resin wheels.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 03:42 PM UTC
That is a unique aircraft Ryan. I will keep an eye on your progress to see what your opinion of the kit turns out to be.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 11:08 AM UTC
I love all the cold war jets in this campaign so far.
The Demon is definately a forgotten classic.
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 12:38 AM UTC

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I love all the cold war jets in this campaign so far.
The Demon is definately a forgotten classic.



Me, too, Jonathan.
So I will take part in this campaign with a Royal Navy Phantom F-4K.
Maybe an LTV A-7 Corsair will join her....
McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 07:01 AM UTC
Michael, you are killing me with all these great campaigns!

I will tentatively join this one and represent ModelShipWrights by bucking the wingy thing trend and doing a carrier

I plan to do the 1/350 scale USS Iwo Jima LHD-7, hopefully getting started in the next month or two.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC
Rory, welcome aboard and from one old salt thanks for bringing a carrier to the mix.

Bob
McRunty
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 02:12 AM UTC
Yeeeeaaah, so I may have lied about waiting a month or two to start

Got home yesterday and had to haul the Iwo Jima out and get started.


I have added some Eduard PE Railings for the hull. Still debating on getting the Superstructure set from Eduard. Also have some additional aircraft for the airwing. I plan to do this with an early loadout so CH-46's instead of the V-22's. Though I may throw on 1 just for visual interest sake.


Size comparison next to my in-progress USS Missouri. This is going to be a big ship!


First bit of work. Adding the bulge to the bow. Did leave a bit of a gap so working to fill and sand it.
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 02:41 AM UTC
I never realised the size of the LHDs, looks like the Navy could ships battleships in it Looking forward for the build.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 05:23 AM UTC
Rory, I see lots of little parts to work with on that big boat.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
IRRC, the LHD and LHAs are about the size of a WWII Fleet Carrier. Something on the order of 800 feet long.
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
i love those Trumpeter airgroup sets!
McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
Update #1 - Internal Decks

Well deck: Completed and installed.



Hanger deck:

Completed and installed though photos show areas needing touchups.


d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 06:02 AM UTC
Rory,

Nice progress, the different paint work really adds to the detail.

Mark
69mudbone
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 06:27 AM UTC
Rory, your hanger bay photo brings back some fond memories, USS Tarawa westpac 80-81
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
Rory, love the photos. They do bring back memories. GO NAVY! VP-8.

I tested the yellow by brushing some on the areas that might not be hit by the airbrush.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 05:05 PM UTC
I just thought that a few videos would be nice:

Flight Deck Crews: Landing & Re-Spotting World War 2 Aircraft Carrier Planes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfkwjU8k6W4
Catapulting off a US Navy Carrier - 1944
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx7Gto1zrrg
Carrier Flying A Royal Navy Instructional Film (1946)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxtXDDShjGs
Aircraft Carrier Operations 1953-54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0iMXEnQ-Hs
Launch & Recover (1960)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsE9oCdSEEI
Indian Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant VS Chinese Aircarft Carrier Type-001A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2yhLj3HLWY
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:11 AM UTC
Thanks Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 03:58 PM UTC
YW. John.

Last night I was bored and went on EBAY and an individual was offering GWH 1/48 TBD-! for 21.38 free shipping. He had good ratings. So I purchased one, Ill let you know how good the deal is when it arrives from China.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC

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YW. John.

Last night I was bored and went on EBAY and an individual was offering GWH 1/48 TBD-! for 21.38 free shipping. He had good ratings. So I purchased one, Ill let you know how good the deal is when it arrives from China.

Bob



Nice one Bob! Hope it turns out well.

Michael