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Enterprise CV 6 - 1942
trahe
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 02:45 AM UTC
Wow! Did I say Wow!? That is some amazing work with that brass! Wow!
Dangeroo
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC
Wow, that is some impressive PE work there, Michael! I'm watching!
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 09:56 AM UTC
Michael, great to see things moving again on the Enterprise!

You are a master of PE and that Infini set is something to behold! Telescopes! Who'd have thought?
Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC

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Wow! Did I say Wow!? That is some amazing work with that brass! Wow!



Thanks Thomas. I have been not really active lately on the blog but I have been following your build in the Flattops Campaign. great finish and you already started another. Very impressive.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:24 PM UTC

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Wow, that is some impressive PE work there, Michael! I'm watching!



Thanks Stefan. there is a lot, lot more to come out of this set so I hope you can stay with it.

cheers

Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC

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Michael, great to see things moving again on the Enterprise!

You are a master of PE and that Infini set is something to behold! Telescopes! Who'd have thought?



Telescopes indeed! Part of the very vague instructions Infini has. Instructions to make them, no indication of where to put them except some unrelated photos showing them on the top deck.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 06:57 AM UTC
Ahoy Michael

Enjoying following this build.

I admire your effort with the PE - very impressive indeed.

Cheers


Sean
rolltide31
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:54 PM UTC
Michael,

Amazing work. I am definitely in for the long haul.

Dave
Cosimodo
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:12 PM UTC

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Ahoy Michael

Enjoying following this build.

I admire your effort with the PE - very impressive indeed.

Cheers


Sean



Thanks Sean,
I hope I can keep up the standard but the quality of the PE helps.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:15 PM UTC

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Michael,

Amazing work. I am definitely in for the long haul.

Dave



Cheers Dave,
You may remember this is the Infini set you sold me. I wondered at the time when it arrived what I had got myself in to and now I know. It going to be a long haul to the launch on this carrier!

thanks
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC
Super nice etch work, looks perfect. Well done!!
Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 07:06 PM UTC

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Super nice etch work, looks perfect. Well done!!



Thanks Ned. I have started the next sub-structure. Lots more brass.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 07:09 PM UTC
Well I had intended to paint the hangar deck but learned a need a different blue. Since I decided to use Tru-color paints for this build I ordered their version of Deck Blue. So in the meantime I have started on the fore flight deck support.

Kit piece versus the etch.


Lot more to go on this yet. All those fine lines have to be filled before the bulky bits go on.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM UTC
Please tell me each beam is one piece and interlocking. That deck support detail is amazing compared to the one that came with the kit.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 02:27 AM UTC
Wow, that fore flight deck support etch looks soooo much better than the plastic representations! I hope it won't be too hard to view on the completed model...

rolltide31
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC
Michael,

Very nice. How do you like those Tru-Color paints?

Dave
Cosimodo
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 05:26 PM UTC

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Please tell me each beam is one piece and interlocking. That deck support detail is amazing compared to the one that came with the kit.

Mark



Hi Mark,
You're right. there only 9 pieces of etch in that photo including the roof. Each beam is folded to give the width. They slotted together perfectly. Infini have an excellent system where for the main beams there not only grooves but holes as well that little nodes slip into so you can glue from the back for extra strength.

cheers

Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 05:27 PM UTC

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Wow, that fore flight deck support etch looks soooo much better than the plastic representations! I hope it won't be too hard to view on the completed model...




To be honest Tim, I think you see very little once it's complete. A few more photos to come and you'll see why.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 05:33 PM UTC

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Michael,

Very nice. How do you like those Tru-Color paints?

Dave



Thanks Dave. The jury is still out on the Tru-Color. You certainly can't spray from the jar. I have tried a couple of different thinners so far, Tamiya and Mr Color, and I can get that to work with a bit of experimentation and the finish is very nice. But the elephant in the room is the pressure required. They suggest 28-35 psi and even though I have a reserve tank on my compressor it just can't maintain that pressure for more than 3 or 4 seconds which is going to be very annoying trying to paint the hull of a carrier. I have ordered some of their thinner along with the deck blue so I will reserve judgement on the final outcome but I'm not buying a new compressor for this.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 06:34 PM UTC
Saturday afternoon and it's raining. Perfect for progress.

A bit more brass added. I am not sure what they are.


And to Tim's question, I am not sure you will ever see these elevated walkways once this is in place.



None of today's work is set in place otherwise I will never be able to get paint on it. most of the big brass is complete but still a lot of small pieces to come so time wise I don't think I am halfway yet on the piece.

cheers

Michael
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
Michael,

That is one amazing assembly of PE you have there. It really will add the detail to the ship.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Michael,

That is one amazing assembly of PE you have there. It really will add the detail to the ship.

Mark



No kidding! Will there be any plastic left at all?

JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC
Michael,

eventually I'm joining in, too. I just went thru your build from the very beginning - you are joining an absolutely amazing job! I fully agree with all comments made, this is going to be beautiful. Your etch work is marvelous, and certainly raises my interest in Infiny as an aftermarket seller.

I'm in and following and looking forward to your progress!!

Cheers,
Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 10:13 AM UTC
Continuing to excel at the PE origami Michael!

Very nice work indeed and, even if those walkways can't be seen, at least we'll know they're there
timmyp
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 12:43 PM UTC
That PE is simply gorgeous! I still can't believe you're contemplating painting it!!