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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #150 on: March 18, 2018, 09:44:31 pm »

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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #152 on: March 19, 2018, 04:43:09 am »

Fore Flight Deck Wind Break assembly finished and mounted.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #154 on: March 19, 2018, 08:36:34 pm »

I can believe that Dennis. I think a human hair is quite in scale for such equipments!
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #155 on: March 19, 2018, 09:12:54 pm »

Correct about that.  I keep telling myself, if I'm still able to do this kind of small detail work, then something is going right.  I just received my next project, USS Yorktown CV-5, kit, scale 1/350 from Merit.  I am told that Merit and Trumpeter use the same tooling factory in China.  Well, when the box arrived today,  I had my doubts as to the condition of the kit.  I mean, the box was trashed... bad. So, I took the time and made a close inspection of all parts packed and have to take my hat off to Merit for doing such a great packing job on the kit. Come to find out the kit was shipped from Austria.  I purchased through Amazon and I suppose that they source products all over the world.  It took a couple of weeks to get here.  Not so worried, with Amazon, they will replace the kit if its seriously damaged. They have just been fine folks to work with in every aspect.  Ok, its back to the second Wind Break.  Now that I have experience, it shouldn't be as difficult.  Cheers.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #156 on: March 19, 2018, 10:14:15 pm »

It seems each aircraft carrier has finer and ever finer detail to challenge you !
I hope the Yorktown does not go to half human hair parts.

Excellent job done - As always  :-))
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #157 on: March 20, 2018, 12:03:03 am »

Thank you Bob.  As it turns out, there are several Upscale kits on the market already for this Yorktown model. All depends on how much money I wish to spend.  The kit supplies 5 sheets of PE parts, I will need to determine which ones would not be duplicated wiith an Upscale kit.  As you say, also depends on how much I want to challenge myself.  On these carriers, so much is covered up at the end.  Seems model making is changing at a rapid rate, for the best, I might add.  Alot of it has to do with advances in technology and it may suprize many how much the circuit board manufacturing technology has contributed to this advance in detail enhancement.  Always amazed.  :-)   Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #158 on: March 20, 2018, 07:37:20 pm »


That is the classic situation with kits, you can spend several times the original kits worth on upgrades!


 A fellow member at an old club I belonged to in Bognor had an old Tamiya kit of a Sherman in his loft which at the time (late ninties) cost about 12.00. He bought three books on Shermans for about 22.00, then bought a resin turret and upper hull to make it into a cast hull M4A1 from Verlinden 17-20.00 and an etch brass update set for 8.00. So, its that easy to turn a 12.00 kit into a 70.00 plus model! That said, its his money so its his right, though I think his wife threatened to perform a lobotomy on him with the handle of a spoon vis the ear canal, but we hobbyists have ways of getting our stashes in under cover  :D


I am glad the box took the brunt of the damage Dennis. Even though the vendor will replace it, its the extra wait for the exciting stuff to be sent that annoys most  %)
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #159 on: March 23, 2018, 05:09:16 am »

Working with the P40's that will be on the fore portion of the Flight Deck, being transported by the Ranger to North Africa in 1943, my dilemma was the props produced by the 3D printers where way out of scale, so I nipped them off and replaced with Photo Etch props.  I then needed spinners and we are talking small spinners.  I happened to have some 1mm square plastic stock, so I carved out spinners and glued them on.  I think they will do the trick.. perhaps a bit smaller than they should be, but better than the 3D printed ones.  This is a miniture world for sure.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #160 on: March 23, 2018, 10:04:32 pm »

At that scale, making such things is an achievement, so anyone querying them should make a few themselves first. They look good Dennis.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #161 on: March 23, 2018, 10:15:39 pm »

Thankyou sir.  Decals going on now.  I have a original photo taken from the bridge in 1943, while the Ranger was ferrying P40's to North Africa, I want to attempt to place my models close to what that picture shows and then take a shot from roughly the same camera angle for a compare shot I'll post later.  Gotta have fun right? ;)   Cheers.... Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #162 on: March 24, 2018, 03:28:27 am »

Ok, aircraft are completed and mounted.  For fun, I photo edited the picture I took a roughly the same perspective as the original photo done in 1942 of USS Ranger on her way with a load of P-40's to North Africa.  Its not exact, but interestingly close.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #163 on: March 24, 2018, 03:29:28 am »

Model photo.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #164 on: March 24, 2018, 07:15:59 am »

lovely work, sorry i just arrived to late to watch her come together



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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #165 on: March 24, 2018, 02:04:13 pm »

Don't know if any one noticed, but in the 1942 photo, in the left hand line of aircraft the first bottom left appears to be missing the blades on the prop !!!!! also the second one as well. (the first is mostly off camera)
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #166 on: March 24, 2018, 04:57:29 pm »

The picture did have a caption that explained the missing blades.... they were running the engines up.  :-)   D.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #167 on: March 24, 2018, 07:14:58 pm »

Which one is the model?  :-)) 
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« Reply #168 on: March 24, 2018, 09:07:38 pm »

thank you! :-)   D.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #169 on: March 25, 2018, 06:12:41 am »

PE produces a nice little tug with a torpedo carrier backing under aircraft.  Seems to be no limit.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #170 on: March 25, 2018, 09:13:18 pm »


AARRRGH! My eyeses imploded  :}


That is a nice touch and helps give life to the model.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #171 on: March 28, 2018, 01:38:39 am »

Finished pictures.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
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