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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #200 on: August 17, 2018, 05:18:26 AM »

Island work has begun, tedious, delicate PE work, but coming nicely, I think.  Moving near to installing navigation equipment soon.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #201 on: August 19, 2018, 03:55:21 AM »

ok folks, this is as close as I can get it.  Tried to mimic the camera angle from the original, just could not get any closer, but I think you get the idea.. its all there just about.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #202 on: August 19, 2018, 03:57:42 AM »

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #203 on: August 19, 2018, 04:03:47 AM »

sorry about that, got the wrong angle.  This is better.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #204 on: August 19, 2018, 10:50:26 AM »

Crikey, that is fiddly work! Looks good though. You need  to build a larger scale model as your next project, to give your eyes a holiday!!
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #205 on: August 19, 2018, 04:53:36 PM »

Yes, i'd love to go back to 1/200, but that is huge in aircraft carrier sizes and very expensive... but sure is easier on hands and eyes.  Has anyone done the 1/700 scale?  I'm thinking about trying one, as the finished size would sure be better for room to display.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #206 on: August 30, 2018, 02:57:12 AM »

The ship itself is now completed.  I am working on aircraft to populate the flight deck. Very slow process. Will provide better pictures as that time comes. So far, my next project will be the USS Essex CV-9.  I have to save my coins, as the photo-etch kit from Pontos is well above the cost of the Trumpeter kit, but it should be well worth it.  Stay tuned.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #207 on: August 30, 2018, 02:58:19 AM »

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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #208 on: August 30, 2018, 07:48:41 PM »

Wow what a superb fleet you are building Dennis! I love the model and can't wait to see the in depth piccies  :-)
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #209 on: August 30, 2018, 08:08:03 PM »

thank you sir.  Its been a fun project.  I have model cases stacked in my little work room.  I'm calling it my Maritime Museum.  Its a slow process building all the aircraft and applying decals.  My plan is to load the flight deck as much as I can get on there.  Some will have wings folded, some extended.  Taking pictures will have to be done in chunks due to the size of the model of course. that is when you can appreciate the detail with the close up shots.  Getting there.  Its crazy that I'm already chomping at the bit to get started on the USS Essex.  My body has been healing and for the first time in a few years now, I have been able to get out in my wood shop and start making sawdust.  Starting with small furniture for my daughter then plan to build a strip planked cedar canoe next Spring... sure feels good I tell ya.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #210 on: August 30, 2018, 08:23:28 PM »

Dennis:  Your builds are always fascinating, especially the lengths you go to in accurately detailing them.  With the large number of aircraft you have produced I reckon you have that cracked by now, apart from the many hours taken for each one.

Just wondered how far up the CV number range you intend to go, there have been a huge number built.  I guess one from each class could be an aim.  What are suffixes CVA and CVL ?  Obviously CVN is nuclear.

The CV number list currently goes up to 79 (yippes!) for the John F Kennedy, under construction.
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #211 on: August 30, 2018, 11:37:40 PM »

Well sir, your questions will take a few moments here.  My intention is to build each "class" of USN carriers , from the very first: USS Langley CV-1, up to the first Forrestal class, which will be the USS Ranger CVA-61 which I served aboard in 1969.  She is now scrap.  That will be a total of 7 models for the collection that I am doing.  The Forrestal class truly defined the modern US carrier design and was a conventional powered ship.  Also, the ships just keep getting bigger and I am running out of room.  As for designation, here is the best I can come up with for you: CV: Fleet aircraft carrier (1921-1975), CVA: Aircraft Carrier, Attack (category merged with CV, 30 June 1975). CV(N): Aircraft Carrier, Night (Deck equipped with lighhting and pilots trained and for nighttime fights)(1944)(retired). CVAN: Aircraft Carrier, Attack, Nuclear powered (cataegory merged into CVN, 30 June 1975). CVB: Aircraft Carrier, Large (Original USS Midway class, catagory merged into CVA, 1952). CVE: Escort aircraft carrier (retired)(1943-retirement of type). CVHA: Aircraft Carrier, Helicopter Assault (retired in favor of several LH-series amphibious assault ship hull codes). CVHE: Aircraft Carrier, Helicopter, Escort (retired). CVN: Aircraft Carrier, Nuclear powered.CVS: Antisubmarine Aircraft Carrier. (retired). CVL: Light aircraft carrier (retired). CVG: Aircraft Carrier. Guided Missile (retired). CVV:  Aircraft Carrier Vari-purpose, Medium (retired unused).  (information curtesy of John Chesire, Naval Aviator, Commander USNR retired.  It is to be noted: "Contrary to popular belief the "CV" hull classification symbol does not stand for "Carrier Vessel".  The "CV" designation was originally derived from cruisers, since aircraft carriers were seen as an extension of the sea control and denial mission of cruisers. The "V" designation for heavier-than-air craft comes from the French verb voler (to fly)."  So there you have it.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #212 on: August 31, 2018, 10:53:07 AM »

Thank you Dennis:  Sorry, I had not realised there were so many variants of CV designations.
Very interesting though.  Thanks for taking the time to explain all that.   :-))
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #213 on: September 06, 2018, 05:02:00 AM »

Progress is very slow, these pesky little airplaines take forever to build up, paint and get decals on before mounting. Lots to go yet.  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 #215 on: September 20, 2018, 09:12:43 PM »

A gaggle of F4F's with a TBD-1 riding the aft elevator down to the hanger deck.   10 more TBD's will complete the flight deck squadren and finish the model.  Dennis
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Re: USS Yorktown CV-5 Static Build scale 1/350
« Reply #217 on: October 10, 2018, 08:56:00 PM »

Well Folks, The model of the Yorktown CV-5 is now offically completed.  Next is to order a glass case for her and order my next project, which will be the USS Essex, next the U.S. Navy carrier class of WW2.  I really enjoyed this build. Tons of detail that is difficult to photograph, both on the Hanger Deck and Flight Deck.  Ordering additional aircraft did slow me down, but was well worth the effort. Enjoy the pictures such as they are.  Its going to be a while before I can start my next build, as ship model kit and upscale kits are going to be expensive and I have to save my boat points.  I have started building a mission style coffee table for my wife to ease the sticker shock when I tell her how much. :((  Dennis
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