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Offline JudgeDredd

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Just bought this bad boy (USS George Washington)
« on: March 28, 2016, 12:05:00 AM »
I'm so not sure when I'll get round to making it, but it was cheap and I've NEVER made a model ship before.



I'm sure for that price it's not going to be hugely detailed and may have some fit issues - but it could be my window into the ship building world.
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 04:22:44 AM »
Ooh, nice. A bit of a departure from your usual models, JD. plenty of piccies during construction, please :-)
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 04:35:36 AM »
Will do.

No idea when I'll get round to it but I'm really looking forward to it.

Currently I have an Su-27 for the ISM Group Build which has to be completed by the end of April and a Leopard 1 - both "on the go".

I've also got a couple of wee 1/72 trial things on the go and I've got my Space 1999 Eagle to build.

I need to stop being scared of airbrushing and juts get on with it.  :'(
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 05:39:37 AM »
Nice! @ 1/720 the thing should be at least a foot and a half long.

I built an Enterprise model (CVN-65, not NCC-1701, though I'm sure I did one of those too) when I was a teen, lo so many eons ago. I vaguely recall building one of the IJN carriers as well. Painting all the teeny-tiny AC with their canopies and markings was a real chore, but worth it. You need a really tiny brush.

What's the aircraft compliment on your model?
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 10:18:43 AM »
I have absolutely no idea I'm afraid. It looks like a lot on the photo...

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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 05:19:42 PM »
Whole lotta Hornets on that deck.

I see a Tracker on the landing deck and what looks like two Intruders or Prowlers on the port side.
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 05:58:10 PM »
Whole lotta Hornets on that deck.

Just about the only thing they're loaded with these days.

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I see a Tracker on the landing deck and what looks like two Intruders or Prowlers on the port side.

Should be EA-6s unless this is a pretty old kit.  Judging by the rest of them only being F-18s and the Tracker, I'm guessing it's not that old.

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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 06:11:06 PM »
Well, the Intruder was used till around 1996-98 or so. Granted that may seem like a long time ago to the young-uns around here but to me, not so much...  :(
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2016, 02:49:32 PM »
Well...here's the sprues

I count
  • 7xHelicopters
  • 4xF14
  • 20xF18
  • 1xE3
  • 2xEA6
Though the instructions suggest the F14s and EA6s are not used in the model, though I might stick 'em on anyway.

As for size, it's 468mm long and 132mm high (19" x 5")






















And the instructions...not overly complicated










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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2016, 05:12:45 PM »
Wow!

Also, I could be wrong but it looks like you have the option of doing a full hull or waterline version. Very cool!
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2016, 11:39:14 PM »
It does look like there's a waterline version. I'll be doing the full hull though as I'm not into doing dioramas
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 04:46:05 AM »
Resurrect this from it's death - I cracked this box open last night and have started. Not much progress yet though



I did cut my finger trying to separate the top hull from the bottom hull  :'(
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2018, 06:08:48 AM »
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Re: Just bought this bad boy
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 06:32:16 AM »
As Photobucket raped my internet history (and very, very surprisingly got away with it), I should let you know it's THIS I'm building

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Re: Just bought this bad boy (USS George Washington)
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2018, 03:14:50 PM »
I've finally finished my USS George Washington model.















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