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USS ESSEX By Kyle Lord For Tim Connelly

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USS ESSEX By Kyle Lord For Tim Connelly
Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:43 AM
Kyle sent me an update on the ESSEX build, and this is what he said; “made some progress on the Essex last evening. The island is mostly together not including radar and gun directors, the lower deck is installed too.”
Here are two pictures:
 
 
 
 

 

Tim

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:54 AM

Well there you go! Tell Kyle nice start. The elevators may be tough to get flush to the deck unless he is planing on showing them in action.

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:15 AM
Hi modelcrazy, Yeup, ... thanks, I always do. I hope he does the elevators in the raised position. Tim
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:24 PM
Kyle just sent me an update. I started on this rear bulkhead on the Essex. It's mocked up in place I was checking the fit to make sure everything looked alright. Here’s a picture:  Tim
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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:42 PM

Oh good, the deck is off so he can glue the elevators fulsh prior to installing the deck. I found outabout this during my Hornet build.

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Posted by Kyle Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:14 AM
Thank you model crazy for the heads up. I will pay attention to those when the time comes. Outstanding work on the Hornet btw, certainly something to aspire to. Kyle
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:20 PM
Kyle sent me an update on the ESSEX build earlier today.  This is what he said, “I got the port side hangar doors on the ESSEX. I also got a few side pieces in place. Tonight, I'll get a few more side pieces in.”

 
 
 
 
 

 

Tim
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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:36 PM

Looking good. Are you going to show any of them up to show the hanger deck?

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Posted by Kyle Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:30 PM
I was planning on keeping them all closed. the camo job will already be pretty tricky to mask, so I didn't want to add the complication of working around the open doors. Kyle
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:05 AM
And, I want the doors closed and the elevators raised.
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:36 PM
Kyle sent me an update on the ESSEX today … Here is what he said, “I got a couple more parts on the Essex last night. The front walls and a side piece where doors go. I couldn't help but put the deck on and put some Corsairs on there. I figured we weren't using those so I could cut them off the sprue.” Here are five pictures:      Tim
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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:53 PM

From your previous post I take it your going with MS 32 camo?

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Posted by Kyle Lord on Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:33 PM
That's right mc, Measure 32 design 10d. I still need to work on finding a match for the deck color but I have the gray and black. Kyle
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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:57 PM

Kyle,

If you use Vallejo you can use this PDF file of Vallejo WWII Naval Color Equivalents I found. I use Vallejo and Model Air quite a bit for ships because of it fantastic brushing abilities. 

20-B equates to Dark Blue Grey.

http://www.ipmsswamp.com/files/VallejoWWIINavalColorEquivalents.pdf

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, June 12, 2017 3:34 PM
Kyle sent me an update on my USS ESSEX build, and this is what he said, “Trying to pick up where I left off on the Essex, I filled the seam where the hulk meets the upper portion and sanded. I'm going to spot prime the seam and make sure it's faired in properly.” Here are some photos:  ESSEXBUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  ESSEXBUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  ESSEXBUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  ESSEXBUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  ESSEXBUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  ESSEXBUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim
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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 12, 2017 3:59 PM

Yeah, I hate those waterline seams. I'd rather they not provide that option.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:31 AM

Oh /

   I rather think it's nice they do that . BUT , I prefer a scribed inner surface so you can make that decision for yourself . That way there's no outer seam to mess with .

 The only thing you do have to do is fill the groove on the inside . Sand it smooth and then cover it with .010 strip wide enough to cover it up . This protects the hull from weak spots as the plastic ages .  T.B.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:42 PM

Kyle Lord
That's right mc, Measure 32 design 10d. I still need to work on finding a match for the deck color but I have the gray and black. Kyle
 

20-B Testors makes, I think it's 2159.

Scale Hobbyist has it. I just ordered four each of 2156-2159.

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 3:14 PM
Kyle sent me an update on my ESSEX build … He said, “You can still see the remains of the seam line in the first couple pictures, even after filling and sanding. I sprayed about 4 coats of Alclad primer onto the hull, then went back with Tamiya white putty for any pinholes that showed after primer. After two days of drying, I went in with 600 wet paper and sanded everything smooth. As you can see the line is pretty much erased. A little more sanding to remove dry spray from the upper surfaces and I'll be ready to continue gluing parts on.” Here are six photos:  essex by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  essex1 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  essex2 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  essex3 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  essex4 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  essex5 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:31 AM

 

Hi …

 

 

 

Some of you have been asking me what Kyle Lord has been doing on my USS ESSEX model that I bought from Art Rohloff via STEELNAVY last year.  Kyle bought a house late last year and he finished four plane kits for me, a T-33, F-106A, a F4-U1D and a repair job on a Sea Hurricane MK. IIc.  Last week, he got back to work on my USS ESSEX again.  He started by gluing the missing pieces onto the bow and stern. A few more pieces to go then the deck can go on pretty soon. I also plan to progress on the island.  He also attached the gun emplacements onto the deck. I also got 3 out of 4 prop shafts on, for some reason the fourth one isn’t long enough so he’ll find a piece of styrene rod and extend it. The deck has not been glued in yet, it’s just there for mock up purposes. He plans to paint the deck before attaching it to the hull.   Up next will be painting the hull red and priming the deck and spraying the deck Blue.

 

He said, Bottom paint is on, it’s Tamiya Hull Red with a couple drops of white, as the hull red is really a dark brown. The island is primed and ready for deck blue on the horizontal surfaces.  Up next I will be masking the red, then priming the remainder of the hull and the deck in preparation to do a run of deck Blue.

 

Here are some photos:

 

 

 

 ESSEXBUILD24 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD25 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD26 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD27 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD28 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD29 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD30 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD31 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD32 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD33 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 ESSEXBUILD34 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

Tim

 

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, July 29, 2019 10:18 AM
Hi Guys, 
 
Sorry for my absence … But … I’ve been busy with my personal life and I’ve been working on a new novel …

Well, another ESSEX update from Kyle today: 

“Hey Tim, 

Hope all is well down there wanted to show you some progress on the Essex. I sprayed it with flat clear the other day. Pretty much to wrap this up I need to finish painting the planes and make a base and pedestals, and she will be ready to go. 

Kyle” 
 
And, …
 
Kyle has been working on my USS ESSEX, CV-9. He put some PE parts on the elevator. I never realized the kit had PE when I bought it from Ralph … and, here’s what Kyle has said:  “Hey Tim, trying to get my head on straight here and wrap up some projects that are close. I did the photoetch underside of the elevator yesterday, hoping to paint this and some misc parts tonight.” And – “Hey Tim, Rounding third base here. Elevator and antennas are on. Up next will be the flat coat and painting the remainder of the planes and making the display case.” 
 
 IMG_2594 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 
 IMG_2592 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  
 
 IMG_2591 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
 
 
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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 29, 2019 10:27 AM

Looks good Tim, Kyle's doing some great work.

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, July 29, 2019 11:01 AM

He sure is, I like his work very, very much.  Here is a HOBBY BOSS P-51B that I asked him to build for the mother of a dear-dear friend of mine.  The mother's name is Peg.  I sometimes call her Peg'O'My Heart because she is such a sweet woman, like her daughter:

 

 pegomyheart6 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr 

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