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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #150 on: July 17, 2018, 08:58:09 pm »

You are doing fine Dennis, it all looks fab  :-)) It is your project so it takes as long as it takes and no one would want to rush you and make you ruin a bit.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #151 on: July 17, 2018, 09:20:27 pm »

Thank you kind sir.  This model is something that can't be hurried even if I had to.  Taking my time to try to get it right.  PE work is very tedious, but sure worth the effort and outcome.  I do have a question though.  There are a series of rectangular plates, evenly spaced either side of centerline of flight deck, starting at bow and running clear back to stern.  Full size, they are probably 10"x20".  Plans do not indicate what they are.  Attached pics show wood deck mounted and areas for PE arresting gear plate and these rectangles peeled away, second picture shows PE attached and first coat of paint.  You can just see a couple of these plates just to right of expansion joints.  Any ideas?  Maybe access points for arresting gear below deck?  Tks, Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #152 on: July 17, 2018, 09:21:18 pm »

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #153 on: July 17, 2018, 09:32:40 pm »

HI Dennis Built this a few years ago have second one to build at 1/96 would you like a big challenge?

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #154 on: July 17, 2018, 09:50:38 pm »

Beautiful Stan.  Are you building the second one from scratch?  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #155 on: July 17, 2018, 10:09:02 pm »

Almost. Some time in the future I hope.




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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #156 on: July 23, 2018, 06:56:04 pm »

Well folks, I contacted the Upscale company who sent me plans of the Yorktown flightdeck showing those rectangles to be Landing Lights.  Makes sense, but no where on the internet can I find actual pictures of those lights or references that they were even used.  I will just accept the fact that they are Landing Lights and leave it at that.  Now I'm wondering if I shouldn't paint them chrome to simulate glass lights?  Instead of painting them dark blue as I have them now?  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #157 on: July 23, 2018, 07:01:44 pm »

trying to make a blowup that shows those lights more clearly. Sri, best I can do.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #158 on: July 23, 2018, 07:40:37 pm »

Like you say, they may have been painted over given wartime blackout conditions.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #159 on: July 23, 2018, 09:33:20 pm »

Here's a blow up from the GA of Yorktown it shows the Port side of the flight deck just forward of the fan tail HTH
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #160 on: July 23, 2018, 09:43:16 pm »

I've had a quick look through the references and come up with this.  It's a detail from a larger picture of Hornet CV-8. I'm assuming that the fittings would have been the same in ships of the same class.  The light appears to have a metal cover which probably is the same colour as the deck although the colour may be slightly different as the metal would be painted and the wooden deck was paint/stain.  It makes sense that there would be a removable cover as it would protect the light during day light and provide a black-out.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #161 on: July 23, 2018, 10:01:46 pm »

Hi Dennis check your pm I sent to you last week Informing you they are landing lights. Tails is spot on anything that could reflect light would be painted out our covered. Deck lights on the PT boats were painted over to stop internal light from showing to the outside.






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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #162 on: July 24, 2018, 12:17:05 am »

Gentlemen, thank all of you so much for a great response.  it all makes sense now for me.  I agree about the covers over the lights being metal, as shown by photo.  That is the exact detail of my PE and I have painted it with a dark blue which is probably pretty close in contrast to the way it would have been.  Gads, I can rest easy at night now.   ;)   Cheers,  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #163 on: July 24, 2018, 01:37:30 pm »

Another photo, this time from USS Wasp CV-7.  The landing light cover is split lengthways with 4 sets of hinges along each side.  The hinges are raised slightly which permits the metal plate to lay flat on the deck when opened allowing the aircraft to run over it.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #164 on: July 24, 2018, 05:13:25 pm »

yes sir, and that is exactly how my PE is detailed.  Amazing.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #165 on: July 24, 2018, 08:26:13 pm »

Here is the PE part for the Land Light Cover. Sri, not very clear shots, but it does show hinges and line down middle for the doors.  Just blows me away that the PE folks got this kind of detail.  Am I becoming a rivet counter? :-X  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #166 on: July 24, 2018, 08:26:44 pm »

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #167 on: July 24, 2018, 08:46:41 pm »

I think you're a lot like the rest of us, Dennis.  We like to get things right but if it's not we don't drive ourselves nuts over it. 
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #168 on: July 24, 2018, 09:48:54 pm »

Amen.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #169 on: July 31, 2018, 03:50:54 am »

Finally, the Flight Deck is installed.  All arresting gear, expansion joints, deck light covers, bow and stern walkways, palisades, all in now.  Moveing on to elevator railing and bomb elevators before beginning assembly of island.  Step by step.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #170 on: July 31, 2018, 03:51:34 am »

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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
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #173 on: July 31, 2018, 08:10:16 pm »

Very very nice Dennis  :-)) You have got the deck done to a Tee.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #174 on: August 06, 2018, 04:56:50 am »

Thank you for the kind words.  I've completed installing 4, 1.5" guad AA cannon on fore and aft sides of island location and  8 .50cal AA guns on one of the port side gun tubs.. actually, those .50cal guns look aweful small.  Moved on to installation of the Deguassing Cable, beginning on the portside and have installed 3/4 of it. I'm marginally pleased wtih the results as the kit supplied casting is not to scale and reflects only one cable, actually, there were 3 cables running side by side, with sections where they ran through a single conduit, so some of its about correct looking.  If I wanted to spend a few more dollars and wait a week or two, ArtVox makes a nice PE kit for those cables nicely done.  I didn't find them until I had this part mounted and painted and I don't want to rip it out.  Next time.  I noticed the Merit supplied the correct PE cables on their Interprise kit, which I won't be doing, as its the same class as the Yorktown.. don't need two of the same. I will be moving on to the Essex Class and will probably build the USS Essex as my next model.  Already itching to get into my next build.... what a illness this is for me..... {:-{   Dennis
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