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alexbaja
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posted 04-09-2014 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
Looks great the extra details!!!
Thanks Pascal, at the scale of 1:530 it is surely going to be micro detailed.

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posted 04-14-2014 05:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ea757grrl:
If any of you need reference materials to accurately represent Hornet in 1969, please send me an e-mail.
Please I would like to order a copy of your decals you had posted on Modelwarship.com will that be possible. Thanks looking forward for your reply.

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posted 04-15-2014 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Hangar panels are now complete and ready to be painted individually and then placed accordingly. The Hangar floor is also ready with holes for internal lighting bulbs. New piping where also installed on the hull. The hull is dry fit so the panels can be airbrushed from the inside and outside, weathered and then put into place.

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posted 04-16-2014 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Further detailing with piping to the sides and top of the hull.

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posted 04-16-2014 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice progress!

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posted 04-20-2014 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Details added to the outside and inside of the bulkheads also to the top of the hull... now ready for airbrushing

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posted 04-24-2014 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finishing the deck, all catwalks are scratchbuilt, still lots of work being done on the hangar and hull.

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posted 05-01-2014 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Deck is dry fitted to the hull of the ship, hull is airbrushed and weathered. The wire will be lighting the island of the ship. Work will soon start on air-crafts and the astronauts Isolation Chamber which will be put under deck.

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posted 05-01-2014 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love your build and the detail in the hanger. Are you putting a tiny MQF inside?

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posted 05-02-2014 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ronpur, yes it will include an MQF as mentioned above. Though I am not sure if there will be place for putting President Nixon visiting the astronauts at the quarantine facility.

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posted 05-05-2014 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Works in progress on the scratch build MQF and air-crafts.

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posted 05-12-2014 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Air group done, in my opinion Lou has done an awesome job in detailing the Tiny Seakings, Tracer and Cod.

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posted 05-12-2014 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!! Those are amazing.

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posted 05-12-2014 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LGC2   Click Here to Email LGC2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb!!! Big fan of the attention to detail.

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posted 05-23-2014 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The island is nearly complete works in progress on main mast and radar equipment. The island is totally scratchbuilt except for the funnel which was again modified and corrected.

There will also be lighting in the island. The island is only 2.25 inches long so you can imagine the detail done. Till now this model has already clocked in 200 hours of labour of love. Keep it up Lou.

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posted 05-23-2014 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lot of work this nice progress!

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posted 05-28-2014 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here comes the scratch-built main mast, added are some photoetch from Gold Medal Models.

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posted 05-28-2014 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome this micro details!!

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posted 06-01-2014 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Island done and painted. A huge radar was scratch built and beneath the radar, floodlights were done with a TV camera in front of the gun range finder. The lights installed in the Island as well.

I think till now Lou has done an awesome job on this model. The hanger is also taking shape with the lights installed and aircrafts ready. Work is starting on the seascape to compliment this model and make it as realistic as possible.

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posted 06-01-2014 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
She becomes more and more beautiful!!

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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
She becomes more and more beautiful!!

That is an understatement! I love these updates!

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Here are some progress shots showing the scratchbuilt TV media antennas and elevators which were scratchbuilt as well apart from the photoetch. The cannons and Mk57 and 37 gun directors were also scratchbuilt. Lou has also completed and painted the seascape which I’m very pleased with.

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posted 06-20-2014 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Job done, Lou has made in my opinion an awesome job in recreating this Revell Hornet +3 kit. It was done with lots of help from Jodie, who I would like to thank her for supplying the decals and all the information to make this kit as accurate as possible.

It has clocked lots and lots of hours of love and care but the finished product speaks for itself.

I hope you guys like it and would appreciate any comments.

If you look well you can also spot President Nixon waving from the aft bridge.


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