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  1. Starboard side aft radio array, the Pontos stuff is lovely but does not factor in that they need to be lowered for flight ops. Not overly accurate but a small piece of plastic under lets it sit properly. Also these photos from life magazine show them down as well as a shot of the Essex fully loaded
  2. Now, after much consultation I believe the next bit is gasoline lines. The kit gives a half baked attempt at them, so a little bit of plumbing work ....
  3. Thanks, now the hull is together it’s fun again, The level of detail is somewhat limited by how much reference I can find.
  4. Port side catwalks. I’ve added details like microphone boxes and speakers, with controls for the arrestor cables, fire hydrants and gasoline stations to be added later after painted off ship. I’ll probably do the gasoline pipes on this side next before moving to starboard as they have some somewhat “complex” radio towers which I need to figure out how to sling outboard. These is a LOT of detail to go yet. IMG_1323.MOV
  5. Well done mate, it’s a particularly small kit and lots of fiddly bits. What’s next?
  6. Thanks Bob, it makes sense as they are obviously armoured in places.
  7. There is very little detail on the catwalks details, mainly from crashes.
  8. I’d say they’d use condensers for that given the large crew. I was wondering if they were seawater pump lines for fire fighting equipment at the deck level.
  9. Now, a question to the gallery, there are a series of pipes running alongside and down the hull. I don’t know if they are water or fuel?
  10. Wasn’t good enough so re did it. 16 pieces all up as there is one for the barriers and one for the arrestor cables. Fuel next.
  11. So I’ve scratch built from spares an arrestor gear station. I think it’s probably as much as is warranted given it’s not really visible with the naked eye.
  12. This image from the AOTS shows placements on the catwalks for the Arrestor gear control stations, barrier control stations and fueling stations. I found the image in my previous post on Facebook (can’t find any other images anywhere) but I’m yet to find one of the barrier control station. This will all have to be scratch built but Pontos actually provides the Buts in image 2.What is not included is the fire hoses which I’ve found after after market Ive also found fire hydrants which I’ll add.

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