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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2018, 10:28:04 pm »

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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2018, 10:28:30 pm »

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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2018, 10:34:01 pm »

I can imagine the Petty Officers marking out the sheme with their sticks of chalk and getting the proportions right.

Lovely job Dennis  :-))
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2018, 10:35:51 pm »

Nice! Reminds me of Hornet. I am planning an early Fletcher in 1/48 with that camo. Really looks good.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2018, 11:51:08 pm »

Thankyou gentlemen, can't imagine what kind of crazy challenge that "dazzle" would have been if I had taken that route.. this was hard enough.  The hanger deck is painted and mounted now and I'm working on the framing for the STBD stacks.  I am very pleased with the amount of detail in the castings, even down to fire hoses that I am not sure one will even see when the model is complete.  The hanger doors roll up in real life and I have decided to present mine partially open so that you can actually see inside the hanger at various places.  I hope to have aircraft positioned on the hanger deck.  Lighting would be helpful, not sure if I want to go there.. its been done by others for sure.  Cheers,  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2018, 12:32:07 am »

Dennis,
 Check out this outfit. Pre-wired micro mini LED's. Might cause you to rethink lighting.

https://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/ledlights1.html
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2018, 01:38:51 am »

Thankyou Sir,  You are correct, now you have me thinking.  It would be very cool to light the interior of that hanger deck and rig it to a battery outside the case with a switch.  Great website.  Regards,  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2018, 11:38:44 am »

Saw her on TV last night, in a war documentary, landing planes on and the shot from Port quarter showed the lowered stacks.  Quite a coincidence after reading about them here. {-)
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2018, 02:51:47 pm »

That would be correct, lowered stacks during flight ops.  Similar, when I was stationed aboard the Forrestal Class Ranger, we were required to lower the antenna that were located around the perimeter of her flight deck during flight ops.  Just makes good sense.... ;)  Nuther thought, there are a number of roll up doors on both sides of the hanger deck.  The kit shows all of those doors in the down position.  There is a section about midpoint that will be open on both sides so that  one can see into the hanger deck.  I want to open as many of those doors as I can on both sides, about 3/4 of the way up.  I've already cut one door for that purpose towards the stern. Looking at the historical pictures I have, not many that I can see are in the open position wither at sea or at dock.  I'm sure they opened them for venting and depending on weather, etc.  My main reason is that I want to purchase additional aircraft kits to show several with wings folded arranged on the hanger deck and still be able to see them.  I guess its just a do what I want sort of thing.  Just seems a wast not to be able to see a lot of that nice detail down below.  Just thinking ya know.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2018, 03:08:53 pm »

All the old carriers had Wire Aerials on the outboard edge of the flightdeck.
On the British Carriers the pylons were called Hockey Sticks as they had a curved top.
Some had Hydraulic motors and others Electric to lower them for Flying Stations.


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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2018, 03:30:39 pm »

Nice feature.... ours were all manual.  Went out on the catwalk at the outer edge of the flightdeck, walked out onto a plaform at the base of a fiberglass antenna that had to have been maybe 40ft long?  You grabbed a lever, unlocked and rotated the antenna down or up.  It had a counter weight at the base to make this possible.  As a Radioman onboard the Ranger, our Message Center was located near the bow, just below the flight deck, so at times, we were asked by the deck crew to lower the antenna close to us.. normally, that crew took care of it.  Memories.... has been over 50 years ago.  Ship has been scrapped now.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2018, 03:32:36 pm »

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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2018, 03:35:46 pm »

something didn't work.  I reduced the pic size, maybe that will help.  Just another shot of the USS Ranger CVA-61.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2018, 08:50:35 pm »

And I bet that isn't the full complement of aircraft on deck either! You seem to find a new challenge on each of your builds, wether it be aircraft flying, or vast acres of etch, so maybe a little lighting to show off the hangar deck is this project's challenge?
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2018, 01:38:50 am »

You re correct about that.. she could take more on deck and below.  Ships company was over 2,000 sailors, Brown Shoes added another 5,000 aviation sailors. Ship got mighty crowded... probably nothing like todays carriers.  Well gotta stretch it a bit I suppose. :-)  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2018, 06:27:38 am »

First of (6) Stacks is installed on Port Side. Stack rotates as pictures show.  Camo paint scheme on stack confirmed by historical 1942 pictures.  Very fiddly assembly of parts, makes it a bit of a challenge.  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
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2018, 06:30:39 am »

Looking in towards stern from STBD side of Hanger Deck, you can see fire hose cast in bulkhead... possibly not to be seen after full assembly.
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2018, 06:32:57 am »

Picture angle is further aft, showing aft Port Hanger Door rolled up about 3/4 way to allow viewing of deck.  Aft elevator is to Port.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2018, 07:04:43 am »

Dennis....there must be some mis-listed Naval images in circulation

This Carrier as shown is listed as Ranger Departing, but the Carrier has an angled flight deck & no 6 x stacks evident

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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2018, 09:54:53 am »

Dumb.......again I did not read beyond the name of Ranger  :embarrassed:.......I will not post any cross references to Ranger CV-4 to CVA- 61....

All very confusing when the build I CV-4.................
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2018, 05:00:15 pm »

Easy mistake sir,  USS Ranger CVA-61 is a Forrestal Class carrier, with the modern angled deck, which set the framework for all US carriers since.  My humble plan is to build model of each class up this Ranger.  Unless one of the kit manufacturers issues a new kit of the Ranger 61 at 1/350 scale, I will have to use one of her sister ships and rebadge and modify where necessary.  At least that is my dream.  Dennis
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2018, 10:34:18 pm »

Dennis,
 Looking good. in that you are showing her circa 42" vintage does that mean you are going show her aircraft wit the bars on the rudder and the red roundels? See this at Navsource  http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/020445f.jpg  or maybe even more interesting  http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/020452.jpg  as headed to North Africa?
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Re: USS Ranger CV-4, scale 1/350 Static Build
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2018, 11:42:17 pm »

Dennis...yes this CV-4 OK....but what is she storing these large projectiles for? ....{and 2 styles of shell.....pointed head [armour piercing] and domed head [explode on impact]}

They certainly appear to be much larger than for her as listed 5" guns..............Derek
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