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Cosimodo
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 07:39 PM UTC
Thanks Jean and Russ.
Well perseverance paid off and I finished the guns last week.


Or so I thought. As i start to re-familiarise my self with what was still required I found I still 4 x quad 40mm Bofors to build. Another time I think.

Anyway, On to the port side hangar deck walls. Having completed the starboard side last year, that was were I stopped. So I made a start this weekend, with the first section complete

the mid section is somewhat longer!

and then there is the right hand end.

Progress though.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:22 PM UTC
Michael,

Mighty fine PE work and a lot of it. Great job!

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 01:34 AM UTC
Michael,

I have to admit I really appreciate the length that infini went into making this upgrade set. While I am sure it is a mass under taking I think the final results will be well worth it.

She is looking amazing as is your clean PE work.

Keep plugging away my friend.

Dave
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
I can only echo what David said.

The level of detail on the Infini set is outstanding...

I can see why you'd be sweating Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 05:50 PM UTC
thanks Dave and Russ for your on-going support and optimism. I am trying hard not to stray back to four wheels and the build simplicity but for the moment I will try and finish this hangar wall and see where I am at.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC
Michael,

that's some great etch work!! What everybody said - great to see you 'fighting through', it will pay in the end!!

Keep up the good work and your motivation!

Cheers,
Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 11:06 PM UTC

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thanks Dave and Russ for your on-going support and optimism. I am trying hard not to stray back to four wheels and the build simplicity but for the moment I will try and finish this hangar wall and see where I am at.

cheers
Michael



Ah yes, four wheels simple, but wow car kits can be rough sometimes
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 08:09 PM UTC
Just catching up with this one Michael and am very impressed with your work so far.....Cheers Mark
Cosimodo
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 09:47 PM UTC

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Just catching up with this one Michael and am very impressed with your work so far.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark. Just saw your announcement on Yamato so I have a sense of what you have ahead of you.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 09:48 PM UTC

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Michael,

that's some great etch work!! What everybody said - great to see you 'fighting through', it will pay in the end!!

Keep up the good work and your motivation!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan, I am sure it will pay in the end. Just don't know when that will be.

Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 09:51 PM UTC
So started the right hand end of the mid-section of the hangar wall.
Just more brass though there was one piece of styrene to glue on. The Tamiya liquid cement has just about dried out through lack of use for this build.

Another seven gun tubs completed, with another "six" section to go.


cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
Michael,

And I thought Si was the king of P.E., I'm not so sure now. PE work is looking awesome, maybe one day you will get beyond the flight deck and hanger.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 05:36 AM UTC
Michael,

All I can say is amazing work, truly inspiring!! I finally received my USS Enterprise last week and added it to the stash. Maybe one day I will actually start it but it wont be too soon.

Cant wait to see more of your build.

David
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 06:29 AM UTC
Michael: Let me first congratulate you on some magnificent modeling, of what was arguably the most famous ship ever in the U S Navy. As I type this I have only to look over my shoulder at the print "Enterprise at Santa Cruz" hanging in my workshop/office over my much smaller (than yours) model of Enterprise.

I am a little late reviewing this entire thread, but I noticed that you are modeling Air Group 10.that would mean that you are modeling Enterprise for the Battle of Santa Cruz time span.

I mention this because I noted that you have already mounted a 1.1 " quad on the bow. Before Santa Cruz in September 42 Enterprise was at Pearl for repair of damage incurred in the Battle of Eastern Solomons. While in the yard she received a AAA upgrade in the form of four 40mm quads. These were mounted around the island two mounts forward and two aft. My source (Lundstrom's "First Team at Guadalcanal") does not mention the fate of the bow 1.1", either if it was removed or retained, until Enterprise could receive a proper refit and modernization. I pass this on so that you may be aware of this and possibly check other references to settle the issue.

PS: Checked another source and found a picture of Enterprise taken a few days after Santa Cruz and she still has something on the bow. The picture also shows the four 40mm quads I mentioned, so it is probably a safe bet that she retained the 1.1" quad on the bow for that period starting in September 42 and throughout the remainder of the year. 40mm quads were still in short supply at the time and many ships mixed their AAA armament until more 40mm's became available

Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:37 PM UTC

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Michael: Let me first congratulate you on some magnificent modeling, of what was arguably the most famous ship ever in the U S Navy. As I type this I have only to look over my shoulder at the print "Enterprise at Santa Cruz" hanging in my workshop/office over my much smaller (than yours) model of Enterprise.

I am a little late reviewing this entire thread, but I noticed that you are modeling Air Group 10.that would mean that you are modeling Enterprise for the Battle of Santa Cruz time span.

I mention this because I noted that you have already mounted a 1.1 " quad on the bow. Before Santa Cruz in September 42 Enterprise was at Pearl for repair of damage incurred in the Battle of Eastern Solomons. While in the yard she received a AAA upgrade in the form of four 40mm quads. These were mounted around the island two mounts forward and two aft. My source (Lundstrom's "First Team at Guadalcanal") does not mention the fate of the bow 1.1", either if it was removed or retained, until Enterprise could receive a proper refit and modernization. I pass this on so that you may be aware of this and possibly check other references to settle the issue.

PS: Checked another source and found a picture of Enterprise taken a few days after Santa Cruz and she still has something on the bow. The picture also shows the four 40mm quads I mentioned, so it is probably a safe bet that she retained the 1.1" quad on the bow for that period starting in September 42 and throughout the remainder of the year. 40mm quads were still in short supply at the time and many ships mixed their AAA armament until more 40mm's became available




Thanks for the comments Chuck. I am uncertain as to the correctness or the bow gun so I will probably leave it. The ship is certainly being built as it was for Santa Cruz, hence the Air Group. The etch set from Infini is also aimed for that period and was created with the assistance of another Model Shipwrights participant, Tracy White. Interesting you mention the four quad 40mm Bofors. I began assembling them last night for a change from hangar wall fixtures and fittings.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:40 PM UTC

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Michael,

And I thought Si was the king of P.E., I'm not so sure now. PE work is looking awesome, maybe one day you will get beyond the flight deck and hanger.

Mark



Ha. I think Si with his multitasking on multiple builds still keeps his crown!. That one day ..... I am sort of aiming for end of June to get the hangar deck and walls complete so I can the hull painted. The flight deck is the last big challenge after that.

cheers
Michael

Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:46 PM UTC

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Michael,

All I can say is amazing work, truly inspiring!! I finally received my USS Enterprise last week and added it to the stash. Maybe one day I will actually start it but it wont be too soon.

Cant wait to see more of your build.

David



Thanks David. When E. is done I am sure it will a while before I do another kit/etch combo like this again, which is bad news since I have about 6 or 7 of these combos in the stash. Ambition outreaching my patience

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 03:32 PM UTC
Michael: If Tracy White had anything to do with how Enterprise was fitted out you can take it to the bank that it is correct.

My personal belief is that the bow 1-1" quad remained after the limited refit at Pearl, and most likely stayed until the big refit in 43.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 04:38 AM UTC
The 1.1 mount on the bow was there through Santa Cruz, for sure. Photos confirm this.

Great work on the photo-etch. I'm building this kit - out of the box - and it's been giving me indigestion. The fit is "lacking", to say the least.
Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:14 PM UTC

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The 1.1 mount on the bow was there through Santa Cruz, for sure. Photos confirm this.

Great work on the photo-etch. I'm building this kit - out of the box - and it's been giving me indigestion. The fit is "lacking", to say the least.



Well I guess that's an upside of the Infini set, there is not much of the kit used other than the big parts and some small stuff, otherwise it's all brass. You should post some pictures Martin, it would cool to see an OOB build.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:18 PM UTC
As a break from hangar walls I decided to go back and finish the last of the guns, the 40mm Bofors. It wasn't a great decision from a well being point of view but at least they are done.



They are four of them, 184 parts in total, four of which came from the kit. Very fiddly.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC
Michael,

Nice work on those BoFor's.

Mark
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
Those Bofors look great Michael!
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC

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...I decided to go back and finish the last of the guns, the 40mm Bofors. It wasn't a great decision from a well being point of view but at least they are done.



Michael,

Your mental well-being is all well and good, but let's not forget what's really important - those are some damn fine looking Bofors!

Cosimodo
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:03 PM UTC

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Michael,

Nice work on those BoFor's.

Mark



Thanks Mark. I did see the other day some supplier was offering resin versions which would be quicker.

cheers
Michael