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Robert Royes said 9 months, 1 week ago: #
Inspired by David’s proper Enterprise build, I decided to build one too, albeit not as expensive or detailed. I decided on Revell’s ancient mariner, I finally got one off the net, probably paying too much for it. First thing I noticed was all the flash, don’t recall that on the one I did in my yout. Wish me luck.
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Tackling the Island first I took off that triangle billboard thingy from the port side. Next, I going to remove that protrusion on the uptake top.
david leigh-smith said 9 months, 1 week ago: #
Hi Robert. It’s great to see you start the Big E and I’m looking forward to seeing where the build takes you. Good luck and God speed!
Thanks for the encouragement, what about that protrusion on the uptake, I don’t think It belongs there, what do you think?
Chaz Sutherland said 9 months, 1 week ago: #
You can never overpay for a model that’s actually getting built.
I’m looking forward to watching this one come together as well.Happy modelling!
If you mean this…
Then you are right, I don’t think it belongs on the Enterprise even after any of her refits. I did wonder if it was a redundancy from another model (did Revell do a Hornet or Yorktown?) but even then, looking at photos, I think not. My vote is cut it off.
What I’ve found in my build is it’s good to get some good references of exactly the Enterprise you want in a specific moment in time and build to that image in your head. Works for me; I don’t count rivets and as someone posted on here recently, it’s YOUR build, enjoy it.
I agree, I’m going to cut it. I think it supposed to represent an antenna of some kind that was in that general area. I hope to represent her in the 1941/42 era. Revell did all three sisters, the Hornet with little B-25’s ala Doolittle raid. here are some survivors of various carrier builds of my yout. Thanks for your input.
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I’ve always had a soft spot for the B25, it was a real favourite when I was a kid and it still ‘speaks’ to me. I may stick the 1/32 HK models kit on my Christmas list. The Hornet and the Enterprise side by side would be a lovely build. For someone…
John Snyder said 9 months, 1 week ago: #
Apropos of nothing to do with your model, when I was growing up in Sacramento, California, there was an older gentleman who lived on the corner of the block on which I lived. He was a former motorcycle racer and a collector of old Indian motorcycles (the brand he raced), as well as being a fine machinist–his garage was a virtual machine shop. During WW2 he worked at McClellan Field (later McClellan Air Force Base) and was there when Doolittle’s B-25s staged through on their way to Alameda to meet the Hornet. He had some interesting stories to tell about the event.
Must have been great to listen to.
Robert Royes said 9 months ago: #
Took that protrusion of the uptake, most of the island is done and got the bulkheads on the hanger deck. As it only comes with SBD’S I was toying with the idea of trying to convert some to a rough semblance of a F4F.
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Here’s one for the Star Wars connection. View of the Santa Bara from the .Kennedy
Chaz Sutherland said 9 months ago: #
I hope you or David are inspired to do this with your build 😀
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That’s just wild! If there’s an X wing in 1/480 scale or there about, I’m in.
david leigh-smith said 9 months ago: #
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