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Old Aug 08, 2013, 07:19 AM
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USS Yorktown CV5 and it begins

Well I'm starting the Yorktown allbeit backwards.I am starting the air groups and the deck guns etc.The ship is in 1/144 scale and would be too large(at a little over 66 inches) to transport back and forth to our trailer at the lake but the keel is laid at home.Finding the aircraft in this scale proved to be a challenge F4F's were easy but the dauntless was a challenge,the devastators I still haven't found as yet,anyways here's a few pictures of the work so far.
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Old Aug 08, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Another Flattop

Another flattop build

The air arm looks good. Looking forward to seeing progress!!

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Old Aug 08, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Deck guns

Ron, where did you get your deck guns?

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Old Aug 08, 2013, 06:31 PM
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Very nice. I'll be watching this one.
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Old Aug 08, 2013, 06:44 PM
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Hands-down my favorite carrier. Really looking forward to this....
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Old Aug 08, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Ron, where did you get your deck guns?

Bruce
Bruce I got all the deck guns from White Ensign Models in Britian they carry everything I needed plus some.


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Old Aug 08, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Finding the aircraft in this scale proved to be a challenge F4F's were easy but the dauntless was a challenge,the devastators I still haven't found as yet,anyways here's a few pictures of the work so far.
Check my Casablanca build thread-- in post #17 I covered the subject of aircraft.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1952133&page=2

In short, you can get Dauntlesses from Revell-- Hannants in the UK has them in stock. They're only two pounds, which is about $3.50 USD.
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RV4934

Bad news is I've never seen a Devastator kit in 1/144-- that's going to be a tough find.
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Old Aug 09, 2013, 05:40 AM
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In short, you can get Dauntlesses from Revell-- Hannants in the UK has them in stock. They're only two pounds, which is about $3.50 USD.
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RV4934

Thanks for the info Bill,I have 18 on the way,I guess my Devestators are going to have to be in the hanger deck with the door closed.


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