1/350 IJN "AKAGI"

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Thanks Scott...so photoetched props it will be. And thats great news that you are still planning on coming to the show. Bring your golf clubs, make a weekend of it!

So..anyway, a small update, I put the Zero's on the deck to have a look:









I'm not sure the planes will be in this layout on the deck when done, but its good enough for a couple pics :)
Thanks for checking in! Cheers, Tim
 

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Looking REALLY good here, Tim
Can almost hear the engines starting on these little birds
 

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Thx Quaralane!

I had a request for more info about those bomb carts...so here's some pics:





Cheers, TJ
 

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Starting on the side mounted antennas...these are the easiest of the lot that I still have to do, so a good place to start, right? :)



Now, onto the large side-folding antennas...which should be a treat. Been dreading them the whole build, but we'll see how they turn out...so come back soon and see! Cheers, Tim
 

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Slow and steady, Tim.
You're knocking this one into orbit so far
 

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Thanks again Quaralane!


Starting on the folding side antennnas:




Installed:




These things were a pain but we got through it eventually. :) Cheers, Tim
 

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Both port and starboard side folding antennas installed now:




The airplanes are not permantently installed yet, so thats coming up next. Cheers and thx for viewing! -Tim
 

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Nice work on those antennae. Especially the wire strung between them
 

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Thanks guys...yes those big stern arials were a bit of trick to get installed and alligned. But no worries ;)

Added 2 more cables to the island-mounted side antenna for a total of 4 now...its difficult to get the camera to focus on these, sorry for fuzziness:


And starting the waterline-to-deck ladder accesses for attaching to the outside main hull:



Thats it for now but thanks for viewing! -Tim
 

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I tell you what, after every update post of yours, just assume another "holy crap!" comment from me. :)
 

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Thanks guys! Appreciate your comments!

I have been working on some of the smaller details (gluing the planes in place, adding some bomb carts, adding a couple of access ladders, etc) which makes for not such great new pics, but anyway:







I am starting on Akagi's mounting board, is almost time to put this baby on one! Comments and suggestions most welcome on this thread. Cheers, Tim
 

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I think you're being too hard on yourself. These pics look pretty darn good from where I'm sitting.
 

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I've always liked that access ladder to the 40'(?) cruiser under the tramway
Wtv
Love how this is coming together !
Cheers
 

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Hi guys and thanks for the nice words!!

My health hasn't been quite up to snuff lately, but I did manage to get a couple more small things done. Its funny isn't it... its the small things that take the time. Anyway:

Started a couple utility boats for adding to the bottom of the accommodation ladders, note the pe cabin next to the kit cabin in the middle of the pic, but I only had one of the photoetch cabins avail:


Mounted at bottom of accommodation ladder:


Couple of details added on the bow:


And another shot of the finished and attached utility boat: (oops...I see a ladder on the left there that must have gotten bumped and needs to be put vertical again..but no worries ;) )


The show I am entering this in, CAMS (hopefully anyway...depending on my health) is in 2 weeks, so its time to test the LED lighting and get this thing mounted on a nice board! Look for a final update on Akagi soon! Thanks for viewing and your comments and suggestions are, as always, most appreciated. Cheers and good health to all -Tim
 

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ComfortablyNumb said:
The show I am entering this in, CAMS (hopefully anyway...depending on my health)
Oh I so hope you can make it! Would love to see this first hand.
 

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Did you ever consider adding something along these lines?:
http://northstarmodels.com/product-category/figures/1-350/
 

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