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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #175 on: March 28, 2018, 01:40:37 AM »

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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #176 on: March 28, 2018, 01:41:11 AM »

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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #177 on: March 28, 2018, 01:42:15 AM »

Torpedo load.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #178 on: March 28, 2018, 01:42:46 AM »

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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #179 on: March 28, 2018, 07:59:14 AM »

Beautiful job Jim. I guess you use a magnifier to work on those tiny details, I am sure I would need to. Looking forward to the next one of your fleet.


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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #180 on: March 28, 2018, 09:03:51 PM »


Amen to that. I thought you still had a while to go yet on her, but then you go and get it all completed smartish!



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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #181 on: March 28, 2018, 10:03:59 PM »

Thank you so much.... well, it did come together very quickly at the end. Once the aircraft were done, the build was done.  As I look at the completed model and compare her to the Lexi, that island is rather dinky and as I understand it, the island was added later, after launch.  Having the smoke stacks on the sides and aft, reduces the shape of the island.  They tied the exhaust with the island design on later carriers as a cleaner way to go... up high and to the side.  The Langley, Lexington were "one-offs".  The Ranger was the first purpose built carrier from keel up... strange they didn't get it with the stack design until the offical "class" carriers began, with the Yorktown.  Evolution can be strange sometimes.  Regards,  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #182 on: March 28, 2018, 10:14:34 PM »

Dennis,
 Looking wicked good!
I hope you will not mind one historical point. JJ Clarke was the first CO of the Yorktown CV-10, an Essex, and he introduced the use of tractors on deck to move aircraft. That would have been after April of 43' As such it may be a little early to have seen one on Ranger. Certainly looks appropriate anyhow!
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #183 on: March 29, 2018, 12:26:01 AM »

Oops.... sri bout that. {:-{  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #184 on: March 29, 2018, 12:41:25 AM »

I take that "oops" back.  I know I remember seeing "tractors" on the Ranger in 1942.  Here is proof.  Picture taken aboard USS Ranger CV-4 in 1942 in route to North Africa.  Testing machine guns on F4F-4 Wildcats.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #185 on: March 31, 2018, 10:01:11 PM »

Dennis,
 A picture is worth a thousand words... I can't argue with that! Good find. I'll speak with the Admiral. It may take a bit to get back to you because I'm not planning on heading in his direction for a while, I hope.
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