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PostPosted: Mon 24 Apr 2006 11:39 am 
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I've just finished this one -eventually! I got a bit bogged down doing all the aircraft but I think it was worth it in the end.
Some of the aircraft 'before and after' pictures appeared on the Airfix site so I thought I'd include them here too.
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It was built out of box apart from the only extra which was the towbar on the Skywarrior with the folded wings.


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PostPosted: Mon 24 Apr 2006 11:48 am 
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Well done, BAC.

You must have got some eye-strain after all that aircraft detailing! :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Apr 2006 12:24 pm 
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Yup, just a little bit! I did have to keep looking out of the window and focus on the house over the road.
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Supeyb BAC! Those before and after shots look brilliant! You must have got through a lo of coacktail sticks doing all that detailing! Worth the time and effort, it really does look good!

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The aircraft and ship are both very impressive-*****5 star*****

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Are the lines decals ?

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"Holy thread resurrection, Batman!"

They are good though - don't remember seeing this first time around. Very, very impressive for someone who normally builds civil airliners!

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I have this in the stash, I think I'll wait for a really rainy day before I build it though!

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Dec 2006 11:50 am 
Ayup BAC....

Lovely build... see... classic military jets get you in the end !


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Heggy wrote:
Are the lines decals ?

Only the red/yellow stripes around the lifts come as decals all the other lines are painted. Knowing Brian, he probably painted the lift decals too! :wink:

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Stunning aircraft painting - hard to believe this is 1/600 :notworthy:
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Just received my box of this today, can't wait to get building. I placed the flight deck next to my HMS victorious and it absolutely dwarfs her. I hope my attempt comes out half as good as this example.


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Nicely done Forrestal :clapping:
It looks like a slightly better detailed Revell Forrestal class CVA :nod:
Nice work on the Air Group :clapping:
Why the different CVG tail codes on the aircraft? The 'I' and the 'T' are CVG from the late 50's, 'AJ' from 1958 to 1966 belonging to CVG-8 (later CVW-8).

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Thanks FAAMAN.
Regarding the tail codes I put that down to ignorance :)

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Ignorance? :shock: You did very well with the poor mix of aircraft Airfix gave you. :notworthy: Why they didn't give you F-4s, A-4s, and RF-8s also has me baffled :scratch: :shrug:
Gotta say the work on your A-3s is wonderful, I know they're not 100% correct but they look great regardless!! :clapping:
I think Starfighter decals makes appropriate markings etc in a few scales, maybe the decals for Revell carriers would suit a 1/600 CVA if a little care was used :think: 8-)

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USS Forrestal
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Good to see another one after all this time :thumb:

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Very nice Forrestal :thumb:
Pity it's so hard to find a kit :nod:

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Excellent Forrestal Tom. I don´t usually see you build ships. Are you planning on building a fleet? :boat:

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No, the three ships I built last year for SMW. I won't be building any more till we need to fill display gaps.


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