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#621 Posted : 11 March 2016 06:47:17

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Hi Andy BigGrin .
That looks absolutely awesome Love Love Drool Drool .
It is a huge credit to your skills.
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#622 Posted : 11 March 2016 11:22:41

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Andy is currently away on hol in the Philippines BigGrin
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#623 Posted : 07 May 2016 00:47:53

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Hi All

Sorry for the late reply I was away at the time of your posting but many thanks for your comments and looking in.

The Akagi has its challenges but with thought and some out of the box thinking she will build into a kit to be proud of, although I chose not to be able to access the hangar it would be possible if you do as our Japanese friend Yutaro Honma San by replacing the ply individual deck pieces with a plastic alternative, although I would recommend planking the deck pieces with real wood as it just looks so much better than the provided paper decks. Of course by doing this its your choice but an option to consider. I see her everyday in her case along side the D 51 and everyone who has seen her just says 'WOW you built that' or words to that effect.

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#624 Posted : 07 May 2016 09:24:45

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Just caught up on the finished build pictures, she looks fantastic, top build and a credit to your skills!
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#625 Posted : 07 May 2016 16:29:37

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Superb job Andy!!!

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#626 Posted : 07 May 2016 17:35:04

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Great finish Andy.

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#627 Posted : 08 May 2016 16:38:19

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Thanks for your comments everyone
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#628 Posted : 13 April 2018 09:27:43

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BigGrin Now for tha adding of the bow and the construction of the bow formers on the ply deck provided. I used the deck plate as a guide to get the bow in the correct position.
Now i have a question about the instructions on the fitting of the bow deck. If you follow the instructions to get a straight line /edge on the hull planking from former 9 to 12 you are left with frames 10 and 11 that are below the line of the hull planking. My question is this ok or do you follow the line of the formers here, im thinking of when we come to glue this in position there will be a floating deck in this area [ only glued to the hull planking] and the adding of the forward flight deck supports in future.I might add fillets/spacers to this area but any comments on this would be welcome
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Andy

I opted for fillers, I hope this works, what was your experience if you did this?

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#629 Posted : 13 April 2018 09:34:22

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BigGrin I used fillers too in the end but also made sure the edges of where the anchor sits were filled in tooCool
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