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#121 Posted : 27 January 2012 16:39:18

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Cheers Mr T,

When I fit them I will make sure they are the right way upBigGrin Thanks for that much appreciatedBigGrin Regards MikeCool
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#122 Posted : 17 February 2012 13:39:02

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ISSUES 5 - 6 parts 24 to 28

Hi team I have now removed the Akagi from its dry dock board, she is staight with no twists or bunkeringBigGrin

I have started to plank the stern, working on the port side then the starboard side,keeping it nice and even,so that the hull will not distort, plus I have finished all the planking on the sidesBigGrin here are the photos:-BigGrin Regards Mike
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IJN AKAGI 112.jpg
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IJN AKAGI 114.jpg
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#123 Posted : 17 February 2012 14:00:10

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ISSUES 5 -6 parts 24 to 28

Here is how she looks at the stern at the moment, could not resist including the Zero.BigGrin Questions and comments welcomeBigGrin Regards MikeBigGrin Cool
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IJN AKAGI 117.jpg
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#124 Posted : 17 February 2012 14:48:02

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Looking good Mike, either the aircraft is growing or the ship is LOL
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#125 Posted : 17 February 2012 17:35:46

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It's always an unusual look Mike, I mean when you can see the planking from the inside, as so may kits have the decking done before planking so you never get to see what it looks like from inside.

She's coming along nicelyThumpUp

I just got access to the instuctions for the first parts, so should have something in the post soon, but I'm putting it away for a while, especially now as there is so much to do on Victory.
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#126 Posted : 17 February 2012 21:21:19

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BigGrin Hi Mike
seems im ahead of you on the planking,but its not a raceFlapper ,nice work as usual
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#127 Posted : 17 February 2012 23:27:49

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Cheers TomBigGrin You are right it is a bit off scaleBigGrin Regards MikeCool
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#128 Posted : 17 February 2012 23:30:57

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Hi Bob, thanks for your nice commentBigGrin you are right, I know what you mean about not normaly being able to see inside the Hull, it does make a changeBigGrin Regards MikeCool
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#129 Posted : 17 February 2012 23:33:30

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Hi Andy, thanks for your nice commentBigGrin I bet you were always fast at schoolLove Regards MikeBigGrin Cool
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#130 Posted : 18 February 2012 13:13:46

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ISSUE 5 - 6 PARTS 24 to 28

Hi Team just a couple of photos of my progress planking the Hull at the stern, one side completed one to go.

The last photo shows the wedges I used, which came from trimming the planks, The angles were the same so I did not need to make new onesBigGrin

Questions and comments welcomeBigGrin Regards Mike
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IJN AKAGI 118.jpg
IJN AKAGI 119.jpg
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#131 Posted : 18 February 2012 13:18:28

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You can actualy see the wedges clearer in the second photo,sorry the third photo is blurredBlink Mike
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#132 Posted : 18 February 2012 13:45:41

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BigGrin Nicely done as always MikeCool
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#133 Posted : 18 February 2012 14:26:19

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Thanks for the encouragement AndyBigGrin Regards MikeBigGrin
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That is some nice planking, something to aspire toBigGrin
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#135 Posted : 20 February 2012 00:39:40

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Thank you for your nice comments SmugglerBigGrin Regards MikeBigGrin Cool
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hi mike, she,s starting to look the part, doing a good job there that you are.Can you tell me how big the planes are on this one cos its hard to gauge. I only want to know cos I built a plastic one of these when I was a kid and I thought that was a big one.
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#137 Posted : 20 February 2012 18:27:46

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ISSUE 5 - 6 PARTS 25 to 28

Hi Team I decided to focus my attentions on the bow decking first, I can not stress enough to pay attention to detail, do not rush the build it will pay you dividends if you do.BigGrin

After I sanded and trimmed the parts this is what they looked like:-
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IJN AKAGI 126.jpg
IJN AKAGI 127.jpg
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#138 Posted : 20 February 2012 18:34:33

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ISSUE 5 - 6 PARTS 25 to 28

After I had finished I found the deck did not fit snuggly, it was a bit big for the two deck gunnels, I am not going to make any ajustments untill I have all the decks trimmed and fitted, you will see the gap at the front of the two deck side pieces:-
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IJN AKAGI 128.jpg
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ISSUE 5 - 6 PARTS 25 to 28

The second thing I did was to markout the area to be trimmed on the side of the Hull base:-
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IJN AKAGI 121.jpg
IJN AKAGI 122.jpg
IJN AKAGI 123.jpg
MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#140 Posted : 20 February 2012 18:43:51

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ISSUE 5 - 6 PARTS 25 to 28

I then used a craft knife and trimmed off all excess wood, I will only sand and shape the Hull around the stern keel leaving all the forming and shapping of the Hull later on as Mr T advises in the official build:-
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IJN AKAGI 131.jpg
IJN AKAGI 132.jpg
MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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