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Aircraft Carrier GB
Posted by surfsup on Thursday, October 15, 2015 4:20 AM

This has been discussed a Little on the Ships Forum so I would like to see who would be interested in a FlatTop GB. Any Scale and any Navy. Let us see a show of hands to get it going. Start Jan 2016 through to Dec 2016.

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:43 AM

I always have a flatop or two in the stash, so it would be a good excuse to build one.

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Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:44 AM

Thanks Scott. We need a few more who are interested to see if this one could be a goer......Cheers mark

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:58 PM

I like the idea, but can't commit. I may be moving next summer.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 4:13 PM
I have a flat top the other half got me for my last birthday and she keeps nagging me to build it. I was planning on starting at the end of the year, but I can wait until Jan if this comes off, so count me in.

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Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 9:46 PM

Thanks Gents for looking in. Iy would be great to see if we can get more interested in this GB.....Cheers Mark

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:48 PM

Might be intrested, I will have to see how many GB's are still on my plate. Keeping a low count next year.

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Posted by surfsup on Sunday, November 1, 2015 6:00 AM

Thanks for checking in my Friend. Hope to get a few more Bites on this one.....Cheers mark

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Posted by allan on Sunday, November 1, 2015 8:47 PM

Not yet 100% on this, but just in case, do LHAs like the USS Wasp count?

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, November 2, 2015 4:52 AM

An LHA would certainly fit in Allan.....Cheers Mark

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:15 AM

Hi!

I might bite, will have to see where I'm at on a couple of other GB's but I have the Trumpeter Triconderoga that's been sitting on the stash shelf for some time now and it would be a break from the planes. 

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Posted by allan on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:57 AM

Ive been toying with this idea for some time now, and I have been able to get good top and side drawings, but does anyone have cross-section drawings for the HTMS Chakri Naruebet?

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:49 AM

What is your kit, Bish?

I have the Trumpeter 1/350 CV-2 and CV-8 in the stash, but those each represent a one year plus effort.

I have the Heller 1/400 Illustrious about 75% complete; that won't do.

 

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:53 AM

allan

Ive been toying with this idea for some time now, and I have been able to get good top and side drawings, but does anyone have cross-section drawings for the HTMS Chakri Naruebet?

 

 

Not me! But frankly, who gives a shotz? Build it and be proven wrong.

Trumpeter makes really nice 1/700 Harriers. See my Tarawa.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:55 AM

A light in the window! Maybe getting out one of the big 1/350 USN fleet carriers is too challenging.

Tamiya 1/700 Bogue, I like the idea.

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Posted by allan on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 2:14 AM

GMorrison

 

 
allan

Ive been toying with this idea for some time now, and I have been able to get good top and side drawings, but does anyone have cross-section drawings for the HTMS Chakri Naruebet?

 

 

 

 

Not me! But frankly, who gives a shotz? Build it and be proven wrong.

 

Trumpeter makes really nice 1/700 Harriers. See my Tarawa.

 

 

Good point. Haha.  Well lets see. Ill maybe try drawing up the waterline "keel" and then cut that out from sheet styrene, and then cut out the flight deck from sheet styrene and get a feel from there.  Maybe.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:15 PM

I'm still in, I have a 1/700 CV6 that I am dying to build this next summer.

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Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 AM

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Posted by Surface_Line on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 1:23 AM

Count me in for one.

Rick

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Posted by allan on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 2:35 AM

Mark, 

 

Actually I have that.  And Ive printed them out to 1/700 scale. I was looking for hull cross section drawings as the hull sides appear to be at angles compared to the Wasp or Tarawa classes.  But I think its still doable even without the cross section drawings. Just have to eyeball the pics.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 8, 2015 1:34 AM

I'm in with three. The Tamiya USS Bogue on 1/700, the Revell USS Franklin D. Roosevelt on 1/542 and the Aurora LHP-7 USS Guadalcanal on 1/600.

AM who knows?

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 8, 2015 1:54 AM

GMorrison

What is your kit, Bish?

I have the Trumpeter 1/350 CV-2 and CV-8 in the stash, but those each represent a one year plus effort.

I have the Heller 1/400 Illustrious about 75% complete; that won't do.

 

 

 

 

I've got the Airfix 1/600 HMS Victorious. I was planning on starting it at the end of the year anyway, the other half has been nagging me for ages to build it as it was a birthday present a couple fo birthdays back.

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Posted by ejhammer on Sunday, November 8, 2015 11:50 AM
I'm in. I have two, First, USS ESSEX, vintage kit from 1957, Revell 1/540 kit #H-353-249, with lots of aftermarket aircraft, and corrective parts to build it as 1960 CVS-9 as it was when I served aboard her. Second, Trumpeter #5602, 1/350 WWII USS ESSEX. I've got 13 vintage and newer carrier kits in the lineup, but will stick to these two for now. The first I did was a Hasegawa kit, heavily modified to correct errors, added a hangar deck, lighted the hangardeck. The toughest part for me was the PE railings and radars on that one. EJ

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, November 8, 2015 1:33 PM

I'm in for the Trumpeter 1/350 CV-3 USS Saratoga. 

Mark,

Is this just an excuse to buy the new Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Ark Royal. It might just work for me!

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 8, 2015 2:43 PM

Lexington, right? I've got that kit.

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, November 8, 2015 6:00 PM

DOH! I really meant 3, no really I did!

       

 

 

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Posted by surfsup on Monday, November 9, 2015 3:17 AM

THanks Gents this will be a goer by the look of it. Start Date will be Jan 1 and will run til Dec 31. If it takes a little longer for some 1-350 Builders I have no probs in extending it. I will soon put Names and Kits up the top of the Thread soon.....Cheers mark

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Posted by docidle on Monday, November 9, 2015 10:33 PM

Cool

       

 

 

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Posted by JMart on Sunday, November 15, 2015 5:08 PM

Have been away from my bench for a few months while doing "life stuff" after our move.

Finally getting around to setting up my basement workbench.

Several flat tops in my stash. Will probably pick WW2 IJN in 1:700 scale, mostly OOB while I get my build *** back.

Cheers

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 16, 2015 11:39 AM

I got outbid on the Aurora Guadalcanal, but it got too expensive for me. Oh well...

I won an auction for the Revell Midway though, as the FDR and I am really excited about that. I also won an auction dirt cheap for a started CV-60, so I'm going to follow the article from FSM and replace the flat bottom with a full hull from the Sara. Anyone interested in the aircraft, we can talk when the GB starts.

And I bought the Tamiya Bogue. The plan there is to build a RN Escort carrier, something I've wanted to do for a while.

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