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  1. I have been working on painting the details on the seat tonight and have just added a scratch built handle to the top. Once that has set up I'll paint it, then matt everything down. This one might be touch and go for making the deadline because I have a couple of hospital appointments this week, but I'll give my best shot. by John L, on Flickr
  2. Keep going bud, I'm sure that you will make it.
  3. Thanks Rich and Pat for hosting this GB and herding the cats along the way. It's great to see so many entries making it into the gallery, including one from Pat well done buddy, it's going to be tough picking the best builds though.
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    Carriers Ahoy! Gallery - Poll Open

    "TAKE OFF" EA-18G GROWLER on CVN Deck Dragon 1/144 This small diorama is my last entry for this group build. Whilst the title says that this aircraft is a -18G, research shows the BuNo 165166 to be an F/A-18F and in this scheme represents one of the Growler development airframes. From the few photos that I have found of the aircraft the -18G specific wingtip pods were not carried and so I have chosen not to fit those. Further study of -18 carrier launch videos showed that pre-launch the control surfaces were at all angles, and so I dropped the flaps and wing leading edges, angled the rudders inwards and the tailplanes were deflected to represent this. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  5. I finished off the final few bits this morning and below are some photos of the work carried out over the past couple of days. The base has had some weathering applied to the blast doors and the deck area just in front using a mix of oils , and the deck area had a couple of coats off matt clear. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr The figures were painted, the trucks had decals applied and some matt clear sealed everything in. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr And the EA-18 had the doors and under-wing stores added after having a couple of coats of satin clear. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I have really enjoyed this build, it has been something different for me. Thanks to everyone who followed and commented along the way and special thanks to @bootneck for supplying some of the figures used in this build. I'll post some gallery photos shortly.
  6. This is almost finished now, just some paint required on the some of the fireman and touch up on the missiles will see those finished. I also need to come up with some way of painting in the windows on the deck structure, I am not sure how best to represent those yet. But just for @trickyrich here is how things should look when I complete it tomorrow. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  7. Thanks a lot Cliff and don't worry about not commenting. I am struggling to find the time to comment on lots of excellent builds going on at the moment. Things should return to a more leisurely pace after completion of the RAF group build next weekend, and who knows I may have time to enter the 11th Hour GB if it's not too late. Cheers
  8. Thanks Rich, I have really enjoyed this GB. There are lots of great builds over in the gallery and it's nice to see a variety of subjects. Thanks again for the support along the way, it has been a hectic few months with most of the group builds that I signed up for taking place in the early part of the year. The madness doesn't stop here though, I have a Canberra to finish for next weekend, then three builds to progress for the Airfix GB. Until the next time
  9. Thanks for the comments chaps. The base is almost complete, I am going to try pushing some personal boundaries and attempt a bit of light weathering around the blast doors. The trucks had their decals applied today and need a coat of varnish to seal them in, I also have to start on the deck crew. Aircraft wise, the wheels are on AGM-88's are painted, the undercarriage doors have to be separated into their individual parts and then I can add the underwing bits and bobs. by John L, on Flickr
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    Carriers Ahoy! Gallery - Poll Open

    Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat VF-22 United States Navy USS Independence, 1943 Tamiya 1/48 My second Wildcat build was this Tamiya kit, built OOB again with a set of Eduard belts the only addition. Finished with Colourcoats paints using Non-Specular Sea Blue on the upper fuselage, Intermediate Blue on the fuselage sides, Semi-Gloss Sea Blue on the wing and tailplane upper surfaces and White undersides. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
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    Carriers Ahoy! Gallery - Poll Open

    Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat VF-6 United States Navy USS Enterprise (CV-6), 1942 Airfix 1/72 This excellent little kit by Airfix was built in the main OOB, with the only addition being some Eduard seat belts. It was painted with Colourcoats paints and, unusually for me, the panel line detail received a thinned oil pinwash of Abteilung 502 Starship Filth. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  12. Got the final details completed on these two today, so I am calling them done. I don't generally weather my models, in the main this is due to fear of messing them up, but I did have a go at adding a pin wash to the panel lines on the Airfix kit, using some Abteilung 502 Starship Filth which dries to a grey/brown colour. It isn't very visible in the photos but it is there. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I'll get some more photos in the gallery just as soon as I can, it's time to concentrate on the Carrier deck launch now though. Thanks to everyone for all the comments along the way and special thanks to Rich for keeping things ticking along.
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    1/72 Angel Interceptor

    I managed to do a little bit more on the Interceptor earlier today, filling in a couple of panel lines on each side of the cockpit and scribing in new ones. I thinks that it looks better with the line from the nose continuing up to the canopy. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I also did some preparation work on the resin cockpit, separating the part from its pouring stubs. This didn't go quite as well as expected, managing to blow through the floor with the razor saw. Because of that I decided to remove the floor and replace it with some thin sheet plastic and then added some of the lost details with scraps of plastic and bits of stretched sprue. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  14. nimrod54

    Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat - USS Lexington [DONE]

    A really nice build Pierpaolo, the weathering looks fantastic. Well done on completing this one.
  15. In between the Wildcat builds I have been working on the carrier deck for this one. I have managed to get the main deck colour on but there is still plenty to do, so I can foresee a few late night sessions over the next week in an effort to get this over the line. The aircraft is nearly there with just a couple of HARM's to paint up before adding all the final details. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr