He's BACK - A Second Langley, from the First Phil!
Posted by Phil Fuss (via Matty) on December 4, 2011, 10:46:35
Message modified by board administrator December 4, 2011, 10:53:31
(Editor's Note: Apologies for the title, but I couldn't resist playing on the coincidence of just having posted about our "Other Phil" [When it "Phils", it Pours! ] - and involving a P-40, no less - but now here, without further ado, is the latest from The Original Phil, himself): |
"...I haven't visited (ModelFleet) in a while. Lost my hard drive along with all of my links, address book etc....
(Editor's Note: I own the domain name "ModelFleet.com", and it will ALWAYS redirect to this Board [and likewise "MattSteinModels.com" will ALWAYS take you to Matty's Models'], no matter if- or how many times I might ever have to change providers - so that's all you need to type in! -Ed.)
...(During the above I had) a pretty long break from ship building, (but now) I finally tackled Loose Cannon's Langley as the AV version. (Here are) some photos:
Click on Image to EnlargeI'm not quite done with her. Still waiting on the P-40's from David Angelo to have the deck load she had when she was sunk off Tjilatjap, Java in early '42.
She has a few crew on the "hangar" deck but they are really hard to see, as are the overhead cranes I made that I was so proud of. Then I realized there is no way to see them!
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...Here are...some over head shots:
Click on Image to Enlarge...She needs touch up, weathering, rigging, and a couple of details associated with a working vessel. I'm not sure I've finished a ship since last year, when I did the Nimitz.
I lost, I think, the parts to the bridge, so I had to scratch build one. Luckily Mike Robinson has been posting pics of his absolutely stunning build of Langley as CV-1 on Hyperscale, which helped immensely.
Click on Image to Enlarge...I'll send the completed shots when I finish. I think the P-40's are going to slow me way down, while I round up and install props and landing gear, decals, etc.
...Hope you had a great Thanksgiving."
- Yes, I did Phil - Thank You, buddy - and I can see above that you did, too! You sure build one helluva 700-scale carrier, Phil! I've said it before, and will repeat it now: those 700-scale guns, with their (primarily) overscale barrels, do NOT do justice to the fineness of all your craftsmanship. Speaking of which, I see LOTS of great little cranes under there - but I guess you're referring to an overhead sliding unit, right up under the flight deck? Anyway, it's true quality work and YOU know (and now we ALL know) that it's under there!
Wish I could fix you up with P-40s, but they're out of (smaller than) "my" scale. IIRC I might have a 700-scale plastic KittyHawk or two in the parts box, which I could cast for you, if it comes to your needing that. Just let me know.
And DEFINITELY keep us posted - including the final, as-completed pics - of this gorgeous Langley, Phil!