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HOLY MAJESUS you should make molds of this and sell it... someone out there would buy one.. If i had the money space and or time I WOULD :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping: :jaw-dropping:

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Update for today

I'm working on detail on the hull and just got my custom made photo-etch ,railing and radar, safety-net will come later.

and start to make Mobile crane, my version is not correct but it look better than Tamiya one. Prob, boat and missile launcher are in progress. :banana:/>

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Good to see you back! Great progress and the photoetch looks good. I think the bow looks fine so do not sweat the small details too much ootherwise it will never get finished.I'm liking everything I see and will buy one as soon as you finish the molds.

Really excellent work!

Cheers,

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Any progress with this build? I'd love to see more Kito.

Cheers,

Yes, Yuri. I have some progresss on Beehive Dome,I've done trial and error on these beehives by make 4-5 study models :bandhead2: and finally I got the one which look OK, it may not accurate but look good on my island and also make the new flight deck with recess line of deck pattern and tie-downs, finish details on the Hull and will start to make silicon mold next week. I will show photos to you guy next couple days thanks .

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Kito,

Can you do photoetch requests? :|

May be I can help you, if you have a drawing in cad file I can forward to the one who make photoetch for me. If you don't have cad file I can help you to draw it in cad file, send me the details on your photoetch. cheer :cheers:

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Yes, Yuri. I have some progresss on Beehive Dome,I've done trial and error on these beehives by make 4-5 study models :bandhead2:/> and finally I got the one which look OK, it may not accurate but look good on my island and also make the new flight deck with recess line of deck pattern and tie-downs, finish details on the Hull and will start to make silicon mold next week. I will show photos to you guy next couple days thanks .

:whistle:/>

Hi Kito, thanks for the update and I cannot wait to see your photos.I'm really happy you spent more time on the beehive as it is really a difficult part to get right and I'm sure you did a great job on it.

Cheers!

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Hi All

a bit more update on my Big "E"

Hull got details, and next I will make a silicone mold laterHull1_zpsb0eb2853.jpg

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and new flight deck with recess deck pattern

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Elevator #2

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and Beehive dome,

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#1 and #2 are close to the real one, I think

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frome the image I've found from internet

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and 1/350 model

this is #1 with the Island

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but I like #2 so I will develop on this one

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Jet Blast Sheild, I took the dragon 1/144 flight deck and will cast the resin later. Blast shields photo from USS Enterprise in detail and scale book, they are seem to be the same size but on the Tamiya model are different size so I assume they are the same and the dragon kit is provided details already :woot.gif:/>/> lucky me

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that it for today, thank you :rolleyes:

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Hi Kito, thanks for the update. It is coming along really great!! I agree with you and like beehive number 2 as it looks closer to the original. The hull is looking really nice and you have done a lot of work and it all looks wonderful. Great job so far and you have made much progress since the last update. So you will make a fibreglass mold for the hull and cast it up using normal fibreglassing techniques? Great Idea using some of the Dragon flightdeck blast deflectors in 1/144 scale and the flightdeck is really looking nice. Do you have the detail and scale book on the Enterprise?If there is anything I can help you with please send me a message.

I can't wait to see more as you progress.

Cheers.

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a little bit progress here : I start to work on silicone molding very messy process and just got more 2 drum of silicone yesterday.

This is my plan to do the silicone mold reinforcement

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stay tune, thank you

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some update here

I start to work on second stage of casting process, support silicone by fiberglass, it is strong enough (no need foam support) so next weekend I will start to make the front Hull fibreglass

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and some update on Beehive dome

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start with applying suface coat DSC_0068_zpsd45a8886.jpg

then fiberglass

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trim exceed fiberglass

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copare with the original one

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for the first fiberglass front hull, I was a littel bit mess up on the mixing ratio of surface coat and its hardener so it make some small bubles on the surface :bandhead2:/> the next one will be better :rolleyes:/>

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Hi Guy

more update on the stren, I will start to cast fiberglass, the rear hull , in this weekend

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and some pictures, show the danmage on the original mold during taking out the silicone rubber out of the fiberglass support :bandhead2:/>

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Stay tune

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Hi there, Happy New year :rolleyes:/>/>/>

the progress on first fibreglass casted hull.

I got the leson on my 1st fibreglass hull

- after aplly the surface coat the next layer should be the fine weave fibreglass fabic then the medium weave and the last rough weave, the second hull I will apply 2 layer of fine weave fibreglass , 2 meduim weave and the last one will be the rough weave fibreglast, hopfully ti will not so much heavy for RC. these are some pic of 1st hull

cheer

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cut out openning at the Elevator

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the missing detail from the fibreglass casting will be removed and replace with the new resin casting later

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and the second fibreglass hull get start, all the defects from the first hull will be fixed , hopfully

stay tune

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