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JMartine
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Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 12:34 PM UTC
Great dio... again, awesome work there Kenny... cheers
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 11:27 AM UTC
Hi Kenny!

Looks like more than one bullseye was scored on that scene!



--Karl
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 06:02 AM UTC
Thanks Jim. I'll try to remember to bring my photo box home and get some better picts.

Kenny
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 05:53 AM UTC
That is a great looking dio Ken!

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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2008 - 03:28 AM UTC

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Nice job there Kenny, you did a heck of a job with the water for your scene.

It is a bummer that your tile idea didn't work out, it did have a nice wave pattern in it.


Thanks Jay. I'm kinda glad that the ceiling tile didn't work out. It forced me to work on some different techniques when working with latex caulk.

Dade, you better get on the stick my friend.
Karybdis
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 05:33 PM UTC
Great work, Kenny! And geez, I forgot I was signed up for that campaign, so thanks for the indirect reminder!
treadhead1952
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 12:08 PM UTC
Nice job there Kenny, you did a heck of a job with the water for your scene.

It is a bummer that your tile idea didn't work out, it did have a nice wave pattern in it.
#027
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 11:31 AM UTC
Here's the Ward making that fateful shot.








Kenny
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 09:38 AM UTC
Hi Kenny!

Too bad about the tile, but that's better news for the quality of your waterworking!

--Karl
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 08:42 AM UTC

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Looks great - nice Hawaiian blue ocean and nice wave pattern!!
I think that the Ko-Hyoteki is a little too high on the water, but it's your call


Rui, it the angle of the photo. The top of the hull is level with the water. Once I get the waves on top of her, she'll blend in more. I've tried so many times to get her set properly that I ended up badly damaging the metal one that came with the kit. This one is scratch built.


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Looks like that acoustic tile is really working out at 1:700.

Will you put the base in a frame, or is it stable enough to leave by itself?


Karl, I had to ditch the tile. All those little holes wouldn't go away.
There will be a black frame with an engraved plate on it.

Kenny
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 05:29 AM UTC
Hi Kenny!

Looks like that acoustic tile is really working out at 1:700.

Will you put the base in a frame, or is it stable enough to leave by itself?

--Karl
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi Kenny!

Looks great - nice Hawaiian blue ocean and nice wave pattern!!
I think that the Ko-Hyoteki is a little too high on the water, but it's your call

Any tips for the USS Ward?
Cheers,


Rui
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 09:39 PM UTC
That water came out really nice - cute little scene
treadhead1952
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 01:22 PM UTC
Go Kenny Go!

Your project is really taking shape now. Almost makes me want to take my kit out, the operative word being "almost". Got too many irons in the fire already, but you make that little kit look great. Nice touch with your base and the sub about to get its' just desserts. Looking forwards to watching it come along.
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 12:29 PM UTC
Update time.







Sorry for the flash. It's the only way to take photos on the make shift workbench.
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 07:03 AM UTC
Hey Kenny!

That's great news on the Ward dio. I crafted my base for "Steer 230", poured the water, and imbedded the Arizona the last few days. Boy, Gatorboard sure cuts down on the working time!

The sub-assemblies for the Nevada are now painted and installed on the hull, so now the drawn-out process of detailing the ship begins (usually the longest part of my construction work).

Hopefully, by the weekend I can turn to the pyro and smoke effects for the Arizona and have pics ready for the anniversary.

--Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 06:48 AM UTC
Ahoy mates! Trying to finish up the Ward dio for the Pearl build. I've got the Ward and the pe rails prime and ready for paint. I figured out the problem with the rails being to high or the deck guns to low. After doing some calculations, the height of the rail will be less than a 1/16". I'll measure the rails and cut them down to fit.

I'm going to try to get some paint on the Ward in between house projects this weekend.


Kenny
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 09:50 AM UTC
That's okay...we'll hold down our end!

--Karl
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 09:46 AM UTC
I'm not sure Karl.

Kenny
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 06:50 AM UTC
Hi Kenny!

Are there many other ship modelers working on the Pearl Harbor campaign? There appear to be quite a few folks churning away in the aircraft site, which is appropriate since they started this GB, but it would be outstanding to see some more ships.

--Karl
JMartine
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 03:51 PM UTC
That is REALLY nice.... great build, thanks for sharing!
#027
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 01:35 PM UTC
I found some scrap material at work that looks like it will work perfect for my base.



It's acoustic ceiling tile that had been damaged and hey were tossing it. One of the supervisors started setting some aside for me.

Kenny
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2008 - 10:44 AM UTC
Many thanks. This will produce excellent models for so rich a topic.

--Karl
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2008 - 10:16 AM UTC
Hey Karl.

You can sign up for it on the Aeroscale website. It's a Kitmaker wide build, armor, aircraft, ships...

It runs until Dec. 7th.

Pearl Harbor GB

Kenny
CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2008 - 06:49 AM UTC
Don't forget the depth charge run--you can still model that part of the story!

--Karl