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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #125 on: June 07, 2018, 09:09:09 PM »

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #126 on: June 07, 2018, 09:09:46 PM »

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #127 on: June 11, 2018, 02:22:04 AM »

Working on some PE upscale work for the stern catwalk area just below the Flight deck.  Truly amazing detail is achieved with PE.  Just look at the fence cross grid work.  Unbelievable, when you realize the true scale and size of the part.  Could never be achieved with plastic casting methods.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #128 on: June 11, 2018, 02:22:38 AM »

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #129 on: June 13, 2018, 03:34:07 AM »

Dear Folks, I need to make a correction, where I labeled my Devastator with folding wings as a Dauntless.... I ment to say Devastator. Sri.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #130 on: June 13, 2018, 09:08:08 AM »

No need to apologise, Dennis.  I always get my Dauntlesses and Devastators confused anyway.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #131 on: June 13, 2018, 09:13:03 PM »


I would never have thought of cutting the canopy up like that! That was a great idea and it has paid dividends especially as you have invested in the cockpit interior, it would have been a shame to lose it through thick distorting styrene.


I love your dynamic positioning of the aircraft, each model gets more and more sophisticated.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #132 on: June 14, 2018, 03:24:36 AM »

Thank you for your kind words.  Thanks to the wonderful folks on this forum and the good suggestions have helped with this and prior builds.  I so enjoy the building process. There is something about the WW2 Navy ships that I find very interesting. Seriously, I'm beginning to have a problem with space in my house to display my models, as each one needs to be cased.  I selected the scale of 1/350 to try to reduce the footprint of the model, but with the carriers, each one is around 2ft in length and will become bigger yet as I approach the Forrestal class ships.  What do other folks do with their models.. I mean even the RC folks have models much bigger than what I am building.  I had my contractor over today and we actually talked about extending my hobby room out another 12ft just so that I can have more display area.  I don't think a museum would take a collection of plastic models, no matter how well built they are.  I could try to sell some of them and have had some success at doing that.  Oh well, am not going to worry about it.  I'm just going to keep building them.   ;)   Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #133 on: June 14, 2018, 10:11:08 AM »


A friend of mine paints figurines and has done so for at least forty years along with ship models, aircraft and originally military models. He rotates his models on display so some are on show in his display case while others are in their carry/storage boxes that he uses to take said models and figurines to display at shows.


He learnt the hard way not to load his car up the evening before a show as his car was stolen, ironically by the local wrong'ns in the neighbouring estate. The car was found in a ditch and sadly the models and figurines were not there.


So, in parenthesis, it might be worth rotating your models on display, making some boxes to store your cased models safely so you can stack them carefully, periodically un packing them to replace ones that have been on show for a couple months. This would save you loads of room and give you that frission of excitement on seeing a model you have not had on show for a while, like seeing an old friend again.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #134 on: June 14, 2018, 05:01:28 PM »

thank you!  Great idea...    :-)) Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #135 on: June 14, 2018, 09:14:19 PM »

And putting evil ideas in thy head  %) That means you can build models of their escorts etc and show them and store them in order.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #136 on: June 14, 2018, 10:35:41 PM »

You are not helping me..... {-)  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #137 on: June 15, 2018, 01:00:18 AM »

Work has begun on the Flight Deck forward section.  The upscale plan is to overlay thin wood veneer (stained dark blue) over the plastic decking, then peel away the areas that will recieve PE inlays.  These will include peremiter trim, catapults, arresting channels and arresting gear, windbreaks (Palisades).  PE is painted first before attaching to FD.  Lots of tedious fiddle work to peel those areas away for the PE.  But, I like that kinda stuff. You can just see the forward section of the FD with the blue wood attached and areas peeled away, awaiting the PE.  I think I've finally got it all figured out as to why I enjoy this fine miniture work. For aobut 25yrs of my working career, I manufactured IC computer chips in the Semiconductor Industry in Silicon Valley, Calif, USA. Tons of very small microscopic work.  It all relates and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, now as an old goat. I'm happy I can still do it at 73. Cheers!  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #138 on: June 15, 2018, 05:29:55 PM »

As are we Dennis. You are doing some lovely work and it is always enjoyable watching you enjoy your hobby. The pre tinted veneer is a good idea, you just have to be careful not to damage it if weathering it or adding other items on top.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #139 on: June 15, 2018, 06:32:29 PM »

That is true.. its very delicate and will chip easily.  My thoughts are to lay down a coat of flat varnish or poly to protect it. Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #140 on: June 16, 2018, 01:33:06 AM »

just when I thought I would reach my limit for small assembly, I come to the Palisades (windbreaks).  they have me gluing back supports and then the breaks onto those supports.  I got two on, 50 more to go.. yikes!  {:-{   Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #142 on: June 16, 2018, 09:25:33 AM »

Excellent work Dennis.  You must be a glutton for punishment at this tiny scale.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #143 on: June 19, 2018, 05:12:55 AM »

Thanks Bob, well its not punishment, but I do suffer from glutteny! {-)   Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #144 on: June 21, 2018, 08:19:33 PM »

Incredible work, those planes must be tiny, you're doing amazing work at that scale.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #145 on: June 21, 2018, 11:37:57 PM »

thank you.... it is taxing at times.  I'm entrenched in building the forward Palisades and it is taking me "forever" and about driving me nuts.  I think these PE designers compete to see how far they can push the builders out there to make there "small stuff".. :embarrassed:  But, I will prevail!  Dennis
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