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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2018, 01:43:01 AM »

Roger that... looks like a charm.  Does it have strong fumes?
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2018, 01:08:01 PM »

Dennis,
 I have put a feeler out to someone who uses it, but a quick Goggle to the 3M site shows that most PSA's are acrylic based, as is MicroMark's. The other carriers were rubber and silicon. FYI, Sticky Notes use PSA to adhere, yet be moveable. I was thinking that once you paint your hull, the portholes should be fixed. Meanwhile, your ability to place and adjust would be much greater than with CA. I am thinking that you may have to add a fixer to your portholes after you are satisfied with their location, in order to avoid disrupting them when you handle your hull.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2018, 01:50:25 PM »

It may be too late but what about using clear varnish as a glue for the portholes. I've used this before for small brass letters. You paint the surface with clear varnish then just drop them in place. Because the varnish is wet you even have time to move them around a bit to get then exactly in the right place. Once dry you can paint with matt varnish and it all looks good.


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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2018, 04:33:28 PM »

Some good options there gentlemen, tks so much.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2018, 04:37:37 AM »

Dear Folks,  here is an odd question that has me bugged, that I can't seem to find the answer to.  What color are the screw shafts supposed to be?  My color plan from the kit shows them to be black. Every  full size boat that I have owned, the prop shafts are stainless and so they are a silver in color. We are talking about the shafts that are outside the hull.  Tks,  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2018, 06:50:08 AM »

Dennis...certainly in the era concerned, 300 Grade Series - Austenitic or non rusting stainless steels would have been used

The screw threads in contact or rotation would have been grease coated but still shiny/polished so silver looking, non contact sections of the  shafts would have been greyish....

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2018, 03:42:21 AM »

Port side porthole/eyebrow PE have been mounted.  140 and took me 3wks?  I just decided to go ahead with the CA for glue.  After doing a few, I worked out a routine and it is surprising how much easier it got to be.  I think I only lost about 4 ports from the Ping Factor.  Ports are mounted up to the Hanger Deck.  I'll paint them up and move on to the STBD side and do the same.  Back in a few weeks with an update.  Build on!  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2018, 03:43:15 AM »

oops, forgot the pic.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2018, 07:29:58 PM »

I salute your attention to detail Dennis!
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2018, 09:02:05 PM »

Just a quick update.  The STBD side port "brows" have finally been installed and painted. Don't even hardly know they are there.  Now its on to ships guns, .50cal AA, 20mm, 40mm 5".... many to assemble.  I'll have pics when I have something worth taking.  Onward.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2018, 09:24:22 PM »

Awaiting them with glee Dennis. I am pleased you survived the porthole marathon  %%
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2018, 10:19:36 PM »

Glad you have withstood the trials of Sisyphus with that endless hill of micro portholes.

I am looking forward to all those guns, although no doubt equally tiny and fiddly. 
You are doing a grand job Dennis  :-))
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 06:08:16 PM »

Starting with .50 cal AA guns.  Each gun is two parts, with PE flak shield.  3 colors used on each gun... dark grey on base, black for barrel body and light grey for shield.  Will be making 25 of these little buggers.  It helps to paint on the sprue and even glue the shield on while still on the sprue, then snip off when done.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 06:08:41 PM »

more.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 07:00:48 PM »


 %% Good lord, I wonder why they made it a two part assembly? I cannot see it gives any extra detail as the location area has to be quite large. The separate shield makes sense as the draw n such arts make the shields quite chunky.


Lovely work, I salute your abstinence from coffee for that phase of your build Dennis  :-))
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