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latest project update-ark royal
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 01:18 PM UTC
heres the latest pics of my ark royal, which is my entry to the garry beebe flattops campaign. its the old airfix kit in 1/600 scale to which i'm using a white ensign models p/e set, (which has struts and rigging for the swordfish yayy!). i'm taking my time with this because i don't know too much about warships, but its not too much of a learning curve and as they say "a change is as good as a rest "




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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 03:28 PM UTC
Nice change Phil I remember building this when I was a kid, the PE certainly makes a big difference.
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 08:47 PM UTC
got a bit more done, i've added the anchor chains that replace the kits moulded on chain, and sprayed the bottom red with WEM colourcoats RN red


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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006 - 12:14 AM UTC
looking good there Phil.
Did the chain come as one piece on the sheet or do you have to assemble it.
How do you rig a 1/600 swordfish , perhaps you should give Nige a couple to do :-) .
Keep posting the pics.
Andy (++)
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006 - 12:24 AM UTC
Naa, don't give it to Nige, he likes a challenge
Is the a Fulmar I see on the bow in pic 1? Are you going to pre-shade them planes?
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006 - 12:26 AM UTC
andy- the chain is in 3 sets of 3inch lengths, that you cut to size, all the railings were like that too. nigel would love the parts for the planes, theres even tailwheels which aren'tmuch bigger than a comma! >,
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006 - 03:13 AM UTC
ow,,,ow,,burning ears! :-)
Looks great Phil,,and I lurve those anchor chains.
Hmm,,I have the Revell Swordfish in my stash,just waiting for my rigging experience to equal attempting it!
Hope your painting the pilots Phil :-)
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:39 AM UTC

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Naa, don't give it to Nige, he likes a challenge
Is the a Fulmar I see on the bow in pic 1? Are you going to pre-shade them planes?
Mal


now stop putting ideas in my head! you've got me wondering if it could be done!

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ow,,,ow,,burning ears! :-)
Looks great Phil,,and I lurve those anchor chains.
Hmm,,I have the Revell Swordfish in my stash,just waiting for my rigging experience to equal attempting it!
Hope your painting the pilots Phil :-)


- and drilled out the gun barrels :-)