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USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« on: January 27, 2022, 04:18:47 PM »
Started this on playday or whatever we call it now (load of old fogies sticking plastic together).

                                        I didn't intend to go so far but the plastic is very nicely moulded and, with care, it just falls together.

                          As usual, there are some errors which are easy to put right when you know what they are, there are
          quite a few images on t'internet if you are prepared to look. What is bugging me is that the kit depicts
          the bridge perched on a number of pillars with a clear space between the bridge deck and the foredeck.
The box art shows the bridge atop a deckhouse and surrounded by a numberof pillars which seems more sensible to me.
 How would you connect with the rest of the ship through the space? I'm looking for something that confirms my suspicions so I can
scratch build something which is, hopefully, correct.

                The framework that supports the flight deck will be replaced with etched brass. I expect it to take considerably
longer than the plastic item,  the result of an afternoons work.

                                           It's going back in the box for a while so I can carry on with Szent Istvan .
                              Watch this space for now.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2022, 04:27:13 PM »
The brass etch will keep you happy for an hour or two - hohohoho
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2022, 04:33:59 PM »
You can see how I think the bridge structure should be constructed in this pic.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2022, 08:15:30 AM »
Have fun!
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2022, 08:48:19 AM »
That's what it's all about although sometimes I have to remind myself that that's the case.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2022, 12:43:53 PM »
Yep, have fun. It looks like a nice start Mr Haddock.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2022, 02:56:00 PM »
                        Solved my bridge problem, if I'm wrong, who will know? Non of the images I can find show daylight beneath the whole
                  of the bridge.
                    First pic shows all the "stilts/support pillars" that the bridge would sit on , I've removed some surface detail and made a
           rectangular thingy for the bridge to sit on. There wil still a number of pillars fitted, probably a dozen, a few portholes and a couple
          of watertight doors just to tart it up a bit.
                                The pictures probably speak for themselves.
          Not much is glued in place, just held with a temporary adhesive so I can strip it down for painting.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2022, 05:43:48 PM »
Looks very like the picture, so all seems good.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2022, 06:57:45 PM »
now that a proper ship, it has aircraft, looking good.

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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2022, 08:03:00 PM »
The detail is looking good.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2022, 03:40:37 PM »
Some progress made. I've corrected some errors and moved some of the ships boars around a bit
to look more like some of the photo's I've found on t'internet.I've added some bits and bobs out of
the spares box for a busier look.
Paint sloshed on, what you see is stuck together.
The pictures probably speak for themselves.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2022, 05:37:39 PM »
Keep sloshing it on.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2022, 02:36:54 PM »
Looking like a very nice model.
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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2022, 08:12:00 PM »
Looking good so far.

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Re: USS LANGLEY AV-3 in 1:350 by TRUMPETER.
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2022, 03:44:59 PM »
Bit more stuff added. Sorry about the blurred pictures, I'll try harder.
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