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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2019, 07:54:56 PM »

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Wow, your plasticard workmanship is stunning. When I first glimpsed the pictures I thought it was a 3D printed item but how wrong was I! Beautiful sharp edges and very clean work. Keep up the excellent work. :-))
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2019, 11:09:39 PM »


Any major alterations are cheek clampy but also exciting to do and finally, it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling when done. I always agonise over whether the previous owner would be grumpy over converting their model, but I work on the principle that it has been passed into your hands and you are responsible for renovating and updating. We all aspire to work as good as some others and sometimes it takes another person to realise that aspiration.


She's looking good Bob  :-))
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2019, 10:57:29 PM »


Weekends work, stripped the flight deck, filled all the LED holes, marked and drilled new holes for LED. Masked the deck for painting, quite pleased with the result.  Next task is to wire in the lights.  This all based on a new plan that was the final drawing before acceptance.  Only nine landing lights required and all in a straight line.


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2019, 04:38:06 PM »

Hi bob it's John V i can see it's all coming together nicely cheers John
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2019, 02:14:54 PM »


Thanks John, much appreciated, having new drawings is helping heaps.


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2019, 05:59:17 PM »


Flight deck markings added, now ready to wire the lights up


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2019, 09:06:53 PM »


More work on the flight deck, showing the method of wiring up, and the lights lit, also the start of the lift and hangar area


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2019, 09:15:14 PM »

That's a great job you've done there Bob and those night shots look fantastic - looking forward to seeing this model coming together  O0


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2019, 09:58:49 PM »

Wow! :-))
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #59 on: April 05, 2019, 08:13:48 PM »


More work on the island, still cant get over the size of the Broomstick radar dome


Glazed some of the bridge and flyco, tinted green for top of bridge and all flyco, these window were actually made for her as well,


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2019, 08:45:01 PM »

Very nice. What method did you use for tinting?  I noticed pic on table of two in uniform.  Is that you?  Best regards,  Dennis
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2019, 08:07:43 PM »

Thank you
The tinting is green transparent plastic 
The ones made for were green panels so seems accurate. As she was never built built wonder
happened to them
Ref picture yes itís me as CPO my partner just ha military look coat, although she has served


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2019, 09:11:20 PM »

Thank you for your service sir as well as your partner.  I served with the US Navy as a Second Class Petty Officer Radioman, Midway Island, Vietnam, finished with the USS Ranger CVA-61 (now scrapped, rest her soul).  Build on... you are doing fine work.  Dennis
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2019, 05:07:43 PM »

Thanks Dennis, much appreciated
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2019, 05:13:25 PM »


The power house installed and runs as sweet as you could wish for, and also the rather nice name plate.  If anyone would like this style of nameplate google "Foreverjack"and they are in there.


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2019, 08:15:25 PM »

Hi bob its all looking very good .new you wear the man for it .I now it's been a challenge .and I hope you are enjoying doing it .it's so nice to see it coming to gether .at least you know you. have the only one that's up and running .keep up the good work cheers John V
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2019, 10:01:32 PM »

Hi bob keep looking for you to put up some more photos cheers John V
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #67 on: April 26, 2019, 09:07:45 AM »


Next week John with bit of luck, waiting for some parts


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #68 on: April 26, 2019, 09:22:50 AM »

Hi bob thanks for all you have done to save the ship .at least it will now be built after all these years like it shoud have been only in  a smaller size cheers John
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #69 on: April 27, 2019, 07:46:41 PM »


The bridge is nice. I like the multi view windows as well as the radar dome. It looks so big, I wonder if the designers borrowed St. Pauls!


Re the green screens, I reckon as it was glass they either binned them or perhaps sold the glass as scrap for reuse in the glass industry. Probably the former given the era we are talking about.
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2019, 10:14:10 PM »

Just fitted the rd over white over red
unable to manoeuvre ship at flying stations lights. Later this week is buttock clenching time when I have to
cut to grooves into the flight deck to take the catapults. Hangar lights are in and working


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2019, 12:40:28 PM »

Wonderful job of fitting the Queen to her new gown. It will be most exciting to see her underway in her element.Jonathan
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2019, 03:04:08 PM »


A few images to show her current state, before an enforced break of two months (allegedly) to keep my publisher happy, sure  I will sneak bits in
Started to fit the bridge wipers, fiddly job, will hope to get catapult tracks fitted thought this week.


On deck we have the COD Gannet from HMS Hermes on the Starboard cat and a Phantom on the port cat. other aircraft are parked awaiting their turn, first of the crew members can be seen in front of the island, only about 35 to paint.  steering servo and linkages are in and work, despite the angled outer rudders, now awaiting a replacement prop from Cornwall models. showing unable to manoeuvre lights due to flying stations, island floodlights on as are deck landing lights and hangar.


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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2019, 04:11:16 PM »

Hi bob its John V it's looking great .I now you have a lot to do yet .but I can see you are getting there .when your done I will have to buy it back .cheers Bob keep up the good work cheers John V
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Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2019, 11:14:15 PM »


 :} :} :} :} :} Start saving John

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