120804: CWIS platforms from sheeet styrene. Ship's name from laser printed decal.
120804: CWIS platforms from sheeet styrene.
120802: Fwd deckhouse after shimming and sanding.
120802: CGN-37 gets her identity!
120802: Shims for fwd deckhouse before sanding. Note also breezeway tunnel added from styrene.
120802: Discovered that the fwd deckhouse was not level (because of hull sheer), so shims going in.
120411: CGN-37 Flight Deck was re-shot in Flat Black for greater contrast (new nonskid!)
120411: CGN-37 VERTREP area forward.
120411: CGN-37 Flight Deck and VERTREP area forward.
120410: CGN-37 Sonar Dome Rubber Window (SDRW).
120406: CGN-37 Deck markings. Warning cuircle is red coloring pencil.
120403: CGN-37. I'm pleased with the colours!
120403: CGN-37. I'm pleased with the colours. Haze Gray is MM Acryl Neutral Grey FS36270.
120403: CGN-37. Somewhat forced perspective, courtesy of BAE Ship Repair in Norfolk, VA.
120403: CGN-37. The pointy end in its final guise. I had to re-work the bullnose three times (so far) as I keep breaking it off.
120403: CGN-37. Unmasking. For some reason, this is my favorite part - revealing the result after a masking job.
120403: CGN-37. Shooting the anti-fouling red. Source is rattle-can red primer from Wal Mart.
120403: CGN-37. Boot topping masked in preparation for the anti-fouling red. The thickness of the stripe was eyeballed at about 4 scale feet.
120401: CGN-37. Prepping the boot topping. I previously scribed the waterline (before priming) to help me place the masking tape.
120329: CGN-37. I was expecting a greater contrast... I'm hoping it'll darken up once cured and under Future.
120329: CGN-37. I was expecting a greater contrast... I'm sure it'll darken up once cured and under a clearcoat of Future.
120329: CGN-37. I managed to break off the bullnose. Again.
120329: CGN-37 airbrused base colors: - Haze Gray (MM Acryl Neutral Grey FS36270), - Deck grey (MM Acryl Gunship Grey FS 36110), - and a 50/50 mix of Haze grey and black for the flight deck.
120326: CGN-37 Primer coat (WM rattlecan grey)
120325: CGN-37 Hawsepipe faired in with thin CA
120325: CGN-37 Ready for primer
120325: CGN-37 Nixie chutes
2012-03-25 CGN-37 Superstructure parts detailed w/ PE doors and ladders, etc.
120325: CGN-37 Superstructure parts detailed w/ PE doors and ladders, etc.
120325: CGN-37 Superstructure parts sanded flat, cleaned up, and detailed
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