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Kens Akagi Build Diary Options
Ken
#1 Posted : 27 July 2013 16:05:03

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Hi All.
Decided to take the plunge and start a diary of the Akagi. Didn't do one for the Yamato. So here goes.
Started by drawing a centreline down my timber base and covered it with 'clingfilm'. (this will be cut back to the keel sections as the build progresses. Marked and drew centrelines on the keel sections and pinned them to the base. Dry fitted all bulkhead sections in place until I have all. Decided at this stage resist temptation and not build any of the metal bits as they are safer in their respective packaging.
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#2 Posted : 27 July 2013 16:34:49

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BigGrin Hi Ken
Looking good and nice to see another Akagi build diary on the go
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#3 Posted : 27 July 2013 18:01:16

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Thanks Andy. Looking forward to the next delivery. Been following your diary so I have an idea what to expect.
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#4 Posted : 27 July 2013 22:33:19

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Nice start you have made Ken, not building this myself but find all the builds interesting to follow, will be following your progress.... BigGrin BigGrin

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Alan
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#5 Posted : 28 July 2013 09:50:58

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Thank you Alan for your interest. I hope my build will turn out as good as the others I have seen.
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#6 Posted : 28 July 2013 10:39:49

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Hi Ken,

Will bw watching with interest - you are already doing better than I would have because i would not have resisted temptation on the metal parts LOL LOL
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#7 Posted : 28 July 2013 19:12:59

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Hi Jase. It is difficult to resist temptation but I built the metal bits for the Yamato and had to be careful where I stored them. I will be deburring bits or adding little enhancements but I will not be doing any assembling until required.
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USS Enterprise CV6

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#8 Posted : 05 August 2013 17:18:12

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Second package has arrived and have been able to get on with the build. Pinned all the keel sections to the base (predrilled to prevent any splitting) and glued all the supplied frames into place. Still resisting gluing any of the metalwork.
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USS Enterprise CV6

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#9 Posted : 04 September 2013 18:15:00

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Hi All
Part 3 has arrived. Not much to do so will not be posting any pics for a while. will add some more when starting to plank the hull.

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USS Enterprise CV6

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#10 Posted : 21 January 2014 10:44:59

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Hi Ken,
I am watching this built too. I missed out on building the Akagi, due to the SOTS project. I agree to leave the metal parts in their package until it is necessary to start building.

Be careful of your assembly board (keel holder) not to twist. I prefer the Superwood board, but your build looks great from this side of the world.Cool

Have a great one;
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#11 Posted : 21 January 2014 13:30:36

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Hi Marcel
Thank you for your comments. My build board is a length of laminated timber which is very stable. Its great to have fellow model ship builders on the other side of the world lookin in.

The Akagi is progressing slowly as is expected from a partwork but I have almost completed the hull and will post pics soon.

cheers

Ken
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#12 Posted : 21 January 2014 13:31:18

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Hi Ken.
very nice start. Look forward to seeing your progress Ian.BigGrin
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#13 Posted : 21 January 2014 18:29:19

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BigGrin Looking good KenCool
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#14 Posted : 23 January 2014 14:45:23

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Hi All
Thanks for your comments

Have been saving issues until I had enough to do the planking in one go. Rough sanded to shape, will complete when armour belts have been applied.

Decks dry fitted at present

Cheers
Ken
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#15 Posted : 23 January 2014 14:50:31

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You've soon got that sorted, well done Ken, looks neat..
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#16 Posted : 23 January 2014 15:02:07

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Hi Mr T

Thanks for the comment. Enjoying this build at the moment. Its good to be able to check in on other build diaries to see what to expect

Cheers

Ken
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#17 Posted : 23 January 2014 20:29:21

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BigGrin looking good KenCool
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#18 Posted : 24 January 2014 13:29:05

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Hi arpurchase
Thanks for looking in.

Cheers
Ken

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USS Enterprise CV6

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#19 Posted : 24 January 2014 13:48:43

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Nicly done, following with interest

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#20 Posted : 24 June 2014 19:03:58

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Hi All
Its been quite a while since I have posted anything. Have been collecting parts and had a session of putting together as much as possible. I have decided to eventually fix the flight deck permanently so will not be fitting any of the internal parts that will never be seen. To date its only the wooden parts that have been assembled. White metal and PE will be assembled and fitted when required.
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USS Enterprise CV6

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