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USS L(egg)xington
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:40:41 AM »
A little bit of fun. This time it's not an egg plane but an egg ship!
Meng released this year the USS Lexington in a comic style; I've bought that kit during the Brno expo, Czechia.
Kit is conceived for young modelers; no glue is needed (well... better to use glue for some parts IMHO)...

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 09:41:10 AM »
The instruction sheet

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 09:54:14 AM »
There are six aircrafts provided with the kit; that are:
Two Wildcats
Two Dauntless
Two Devastators.

It's the first time in my modeler's life that I've build SIX AIRCRAFTS on ONE evening!  :))
To be noted that one of the Dauntless will have the wings folded...

For the Wildcats I've glued the propellers; will do that after painting for the others. There are also some parts that will be painted separately: torpedoes of the Devastators and, of course, folded wings of one Dauntless...

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 09:58:33 AM »
The work begins...

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 10:01:01 AM »
The elevator:
The part is at same level than the deck. My wish is to put the dauntless with folded wings on that elevator; so I've removed some matter and obtained an excellent result - what I really want...

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 10:12:27 AM »
Preparation of subassemblies.

Now, ready for painting!  :-green

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 03:17:26 PM »
Hahaha- who can imagine this egg mania will spread that wide  :-razz :-razz

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 10:11:38 AM »
very nice and refreshing ! allways put a smile on my face  :)

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 10:41:42 AM »
Thank you  ;)

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 11:50:30 AM »
Great kit, but don't let the "outside world" know you've folded the wings on an SBD--they are non-folding on the real thing!

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 02:04:49 PM »
Oups...
Well,  I can justify it's just comic. ..

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 04:12:44 PM »
let's just call it artists freedom :)

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 06:31:30 PM »
Exactly !  😆

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 12:00:22 AM »
It's all part of the FUN of builds like these!!!! It's a great project and I hope as time moves forward the "egg" series will somehow get the younger ones involved in scale modeling.

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Re: USS L(egg)xington
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 10:35:57 AM »
True Scott, egg kits can be excellent stuff to bring young people to our hobby...

After having airbrushed white primer, I'm beginning the real paint work.
As I will not use the stickers, I have to paint the yellow strips and code letters on the deck. I have also paint some other elements...