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RCN Carrier models

Some minor corrections made to the design after the print finished (I should have done it as a draft instead of fine/detailed...oh well.)

Time to go fit it into the ship and see what other changes have to be made!
Where'd you get that deck schematic? I have an extremely nerdy fondness for warship deck layouts...
4 layers of fiberglass resin and 1 layer of cloth later, and I now have the skegs almost done.


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And here's the after workshop section as printed and fit to the ship. Still some work to do - I need a fresh jar of white paint to do some bulkheads, but this gives the general idea. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!


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OK, so, I thought I was done the fiberglass work...turns out that was a pipe dream. While the hull looks really really good after priming it, there are also a few flaws that showed up...so, more sanding, more resin...we'll see how this goes.


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OK, so 11 layers of fiberglass and resin later, and I think I'm almost done. Some of the blemishes that were in this hull as received are...terrible. If you look at the above photo with the red splotches, you'll get an idea of all the low spots that needed filling.

It's a process....and that layer of primer did me no favours in the end!
Last October, I came across this image that a builder over in the UK showed off from his HMS Hermes build.

It inspired me....and as of this week, I think I'm almost there.


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Here's the removable center panel of the flight deck - the intent is to have a copy of this made in clear plastic so that when on display, people will be able to see into the hangar area.

I'm quite pleased with how this is turning out. Things are lining up such that with the island in place, the entire hangar deck is still able to be lifted up and out to access the space below where batteries and RC gear will be hidden.


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