Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by GaryM » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:53 pm

Incredible detail for such small scale.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:32 pm

Thanks!
Here is an update. Working on the two SH-3 helicopters for hangar bay 1. This one modified to have the sliding door open and rotors folded. Second one will have rotors and tail folded. Had to scratch build the struts. Will post pictures of both in hangar bay once the second is done.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:40 am

Here are the rest of the pictures of the SH-3H helicopters and the start of the S-3A showing the PE details.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:39 pm

The two S-3A's from VS-29 for hangar bay 1 are now complete. Next up us the two EA-6B's.Then I just have the A-6E's and E-2C's to complete.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:28 am

The two EA-6B's from VAQ-134 for hangar bay 1 are done. Next are the A-6E's from VA-52 then on to the E-2C's. The decals for these are from Star Fighter. I just added the "NL" and the ship/CVW decals. I really wish Trumpeter would make all their planes the same way. These had the canopy molded into the plane. Makes it difficult to decal and seal.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:09 am

Had a nice quiet Friday off of work so I was able to get the A-6E's from VA-52 done. All that is left for hangar bay 1 is two E-2C's. Then I can start assembling the ship and start detailing the outside and island. Here are the pictures of the A-6E's.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Aussie048 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:11 am

I am very impressed

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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:40 pm

There is light at the end of the tunnel. The E-2C's from VAW-114 are done. This completes all the aircraft for the hangar bays. Now I can start running the wires for the LED's and assembling the ship. Once I get the main sections together I can start detailing the outside of the ship. Then back to building 62 more aircraft. Anyhow, here are the pictures of the E-2C's. (It helps that I built 1/48 scale models of all the aircraft)
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 pm

Last post I said I could see light at the end of the tunnel. Well tonight I wired everything up and did a light check before gluing down the flight deck. Right at 245 hours so far into this build.What you see lit up is 40 LED's and 500' of fiber optic lines. Here is the light check pictures:
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by GaryM » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:20 pm

Looks pretty awesome. Imagine landing a plane on that at night.
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