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Trumpeter 1/350 CVA-64 Connie

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Trumpeter 1/350 CVA-64 Connie
Posted by raider-hall on Friday, October 23, 2015 8:22 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, October 23, 2015 8:29 PM

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Posted by jtilley on Friday, October 23, 2015 8:43 PM

Raider, we all know you're a man of few words. But it's awfully hard to get anything out of uncaptioned photos.

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, October 23, 2015 8:59 PM
Sorry about that. I'm starting my waterline build of CVA-64 as she was in Nam. She would be added to my Tonkin Gulf series. J.F.K will be a full hull Nam build.
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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, October 26, 2015 11:09 AM

she has been waterline

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Posted by DUSTER on Monday, October 26, 2015 8:49 PM

Yes

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:29 AM

So to follow, you bought 63 and it will become 64. Excuse my ignorance, is that 67 another kit or a bash of another 63 kit?

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:11 AM

J.F.K CVA-67 is a another carrier that I am building.

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:46 AM

jtilley

Raider, we all know you're a man of few words. But it's awfully hard to get anything out of uncaptioned photos.

 
I just figured he was miming Big Smile
 
"This is the Constellation cruising against the wind..."

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:48 AM

raider-hall
Sorry about that. I'm starting my waterline build of CVA-64 as she was in Nam. She would be added to my Tonkin Gulf series. J.F.K will be a full hull Nam build.

How much modification to do you have to do, for your conversion?

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, November 01, 2015 1:06 AM
Not that much.
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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, January 04, 2016 9:00 PM

stern area and hangar portside. nothing is glue down.

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, January 04, 2016 9:03 PM
nothing is glue down. working the transom and stern area, portside aft hangar bay and opening work on also.
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Posted by freem on Monday, January 04, 2016 10:14 PM

Noble task you have. Good Luck! 

Looks like a good start.  How much kit parts and how much is scrached?

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, January 31, 2016 1:41 PM

I'm doing the fantail area mostly scratch. The hangar bay bulkheads scratch also. Shapeways just me my stuff I order from them. Gregg the designer of these things is great. He's making the curve aft sponsons for my backdated Connie. Photo of the parts.

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, March 06, 2016 11:25 AM
Have a hangar bay update tonight.
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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, March 06, 2016 11:34 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, March 14, 2016 10:34 PM

    Just put in the hangar deck. Starboard side not much detail because of the port side aft opening. Waiting on the older sponsons for the missile launchers from Greg of Shapeways.

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Posted by freem on Monday, March 14, 2016 10:57 PM

Really nice work!!  What are you using for references?

Also looks like a prime candidate for some lighting inside that hangar bay.

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, March 26, 2016 9:57 PM

Just google a lot of photos. Some were useless others just did help out. I just got word tonight that the cruve sponson on Connie were made. Going to order from Shapeways now. No sir I will not light this one up. Maybe J.F.K.

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Posted by jtilley on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6:49 PM

For what it's worth - Trumpeter has just announced a 1/350 Constellation. How much difference there will be between it and the JFK kit I have no idea. 

The link: www.trumpeter-china.com .

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, April 04, 2016 10:20 PM

Hi Guys, back dating going well.

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, April 11, 2016 3:38 PM

looks okay.

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, April 11, 2016 3:41 PM

the cruve sponsons looks okay. still a long way to go.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, April 16, 2016 2:35 PM

jtilley

For what it's worth - Trumpeter has just announced a 1/350 Constellation. How much difference there will be between it and the JFK kit I have no idea. 

The link: www.trumpeter-china.com .

 

It figures. It just figures! Miss Kitty is sitting on the shelf and I'm brainstorming how to find alternates for numbers/name and THIS! Oy Vay!!!

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 7:29 AM

Back dating going well.

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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:00 PM

Prime the port side. Look at some corrections that need to be made. But it still looks okay.

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, April 30, 2016 2:14 PM
Finished with the port side. Working on the fantail and the starboard side. Looks okay so far. Post this Monday.
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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 9:27 PM

    Did some work over the weekend.                                                                               

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Posted by seastallion53 on Friday, June 03, 2016 6:19 PM

Don't forget to make the drinking water taste like JP5.Stick out tongue

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