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#21 Posted : 24 June 2014 20:19:47

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BigGrin Hi Ken
Looking great
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#22 Posted : 24 June 2014 23:13:13

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Nicely done Ken, she's looking good.....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#23 Posted : 25 June 2014 12:48:25

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Good looking job there, Ken. This my next project if the suppliers here in SA get their act together. Will be following with interest.
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#24 Posted : 25 June 2014 20:04:22

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BigGrin Hi Hans
Thanks for your comments. Building the Akagi is a slow process but will be worth it in the end. The build sequence is a bit out of order for my way of building as I prefer to build the hull first and add details as required but patience will pay off. Enjoy your build.

Ken

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IJN Yamato, Hachette Titanic, Del Prado Victory, Tamiya 1/16 RC Pershing Tank, HMS Naiad, HMS Prince of Wales, Admiral Hipper, Tirpitz, USS North Carolina
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USS Enterprise CV6

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#25 Posted : 27 March 2015 16:57:17

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Hi All. Have not forgotten to post, but have been collecting issues while working on another conversion from card to wood/plastic of HMS Prince of Wales while getting ready for a good concentrated modelling session on the Akagi. To date a lot of the cast fittings have been assembled and await fitting to the painted hull. Will post pictures soon.

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USS Enterprise CV6

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#26 Posted : 28 March 2015 11:02:53

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BigGrin Hi Ken will look forward to your progress pics

Drool I too, in a moment of weakness took advantage of the black friday offer and subscribed to Akagi.
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#27 Posted : 28 March 2015 19:37:42

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Some very neat work you are doing there.

An unusual ship and your doing it full justice.

Happy Modelling

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#28 Posted : 29 March 2015 16:42:37

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Hi folks,
Thanks for your kind comments.

Finally taken some pics of progress so far. Made the mistake of following the instructions and fitted the guns etc. to the platforms without realising the amount of alterations to be done to the platforms to get them to fit and inadvertently broke off some of the guns. Luckily I have a good selection of power tools for the removal of the hard white metal. Fit and removed the handrail as it looks overscale for my taste and dwarfs some of the details. Work has started on the flight deck which I am going to make in one piece and glue down so all the internal fittings are not required.
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USS Enterprise CV6

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#29 Posted : 29 March 2015 19:49:10

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BigGrin Hi Ken

Looking great, there is a fair amount of work involved to get the gun decks to fit the hangar/hull sides you can take it off with a grinder and I also did this but you can in certain places cut a groove out of the side and slide the gun deck in place. Keep the pics coming.

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#30 Posted : 30 March 2015 13:25:50

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hi Arpurchase.

I also had to cut slots in the hanger side to get the platforms to fit and also had to use a grinder on some of the parts. Will be posting more pics as progress continues.
Ken

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IJN Yamato, Hachette Titanic, Del Prado Victory, Tamiya 1/16 RC Pershing Tank, HMS Naiad, HMS Prince of Wales, Admiral Hipper, Tirpitz, USS North Carolina
[Current Build
USS Enterprise CV6

Ken
#31 Posted : 06 April 2015 12:54:14

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Hi All

Because I have decided to stick the flight deck down and make in one piece I also left out the brass joining strips which now gives it very clean lines. Masking tape has been left at the stern of the flight deck while a coat of varnish has been put on ready for the decals.

Construction is complete up to issue 22. Still have lots of bit to fit before the end tho.
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IJN Yamato, Hachette Titanic, Del Prado Victory, Tamiya 1/16 RC Pershing Tank, HMS Naiad, HMS Prince of Wales, Admiral Hipper, Tirpitz, USS North Carolina
[Current Build
USS Enterprise CV6

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#32 Posted : 06 April 2015 17:51:36

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BigGrin Looking great Ken
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#33 Posted : 07 April 2015 08:01:18

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Fantastic deck, Ken!

Congratulations,

Walter
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