CVE-26 in 1:72

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  1. Hieronymus

    Hieronymus New Member

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    Hello everybody,

    today I have been told by a friend of mine that my carrier has been posted here on this forum, so I wanted to say hello and maybe answer any questions about this project if there are some.
    My name is René Hieronymus and I'm living in a small village near Salzburg Austria. My hobby is modelbuilding (what else?) and since many many years I'm soecialised on US-Navy Aircrafts and Ships all in the same scale of 1:72.
    This carrier model has been a dream of mine since more than 25 years and right now its about to be finished, after more 4400hrs of work over a period of 5 1/2 years. All scratch build, except some of the figures (totally 423) most of them are modified and the aircrafts of whch I used only the fuselage, folded wings were dscratch build too. If there are any questions please feel free to ask and if you want to see more pictures of this and some of my other models (I got a few) got to my brandnew website: Interessensgemeinschaft US.NAVY-SALZBURG.
    So here are some pictures of my carrier model:

    Have fun with them and
    please keep on modeling

    René

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    Impressive.Well done René.Where do you keep these giants?
     
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    Rene: I saw the pic's of your CVE. Very impressive. I do have a question.
    Does the elevator really work ? BTW, welcome to the forum.

    Charles
     
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    Hi René,

    >This carrier model has been a dream of mine since more than 25 years and right now its about to be finished, after more 4400hrs of work over a period of 5 1/2 years.

    Fantastic! That's great - I love the vivid depiction of deck activity!

    Have you thought about giving a magazine like Jet + Prop a call? I'm sure they'd be happy to run an article on your carrier.

    I know that a couple of years back, they featured an 1:72 carrier model - not sure what it was, either Graf Zeppelin fully equipped, or something more modern. Big article with many pictures :)

    Jet + Prop also had a series on US Navy paint and weathering only recently, so an article on your great CVE would be just the icing on the cake ;)

    (I have nothing to do with Jet + Prop except that I buy the magazine regularly. It's just that they appeared to have a higher frequency of carrier/navy-related article than other magazines I read.)

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     
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    your work amazes me René. keep it up.
     
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    Holy Moses...! Fantastic work! Oh, and welcome to the forum René.
     
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    Magnificent!

    It is very interesting to know that there are peoples who interest in the Pacific during WW2, in the middle of Europe. I am interested in what happened in Europe during the war.
     
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    My God! Shame there aren't any F4Us. ;)

    That is one of the most amazing things I've seen!
     
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    Hi there,
    first of all thanks alot for your kind words about my model. No the elevators do not work. When building them I had the plan to do so and I even constructed the mechanism, which is still inside the model but at the end iI decided to fix the aft elevator in the down and the forward one in the up position due to some reasons.

    Hope you like the pictures

    Thanks and
    keep on modeling

    René
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    Magnificent!
     
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    Hi Hieronymus! "Sierra Hotel" on your CVE!!! Nice work! I also checked out your web site and found your "Surfin" diaroma. Excellent! I was in HM-14 ( one of only two seagoing minesweeping squadrons in the Navy) from 1985 until 1989 including a real minesweeping mission to the Persian Gulf in 1987. I left just before they got the MH-53E helos. Your "sled" and '53 both look very authentic. Very nice work.
     
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    "Pilots and aircrewmen man your planes." Sir! "Tojo-in, hiko-kanpan seiretsu go-fun mae!"
     
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    Welcome to to the forum and congrats on a brilliant piece of modelling ,im green with envy .May you go on modelling for many years yet
     
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