Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

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

Post by Wolfman63 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:59 am

Back to detailing the ship. Working on the catwalks, CIWS, and safety nets. I really like the Veteran Models CIWS parts. They are very detailed and easy to assemble. The photoetch catwalks and safety nets are nice looking. Here are some pictures of the details. Still need paint and add other details to catwalks (hoses and reels, storage boxes, etc.)
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Aussie048 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:04 am

Wolfman63

The more of this kit the more I like it.

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

Post by GaryM » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:44 am

Photo etching has sure increase the quality of kits and makes things almost impossible before become easy and accurate. Great job.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by paulv1958 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:26 am

It just keeps getting better. Wow
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:29 pm

Spent some time last night and this morning adding more catwalks. Slow but steady process getting things lined up. Looks like I should be able to start the island detailing next weekend. Still have bow and elevators to do. Here are some pictures of the starboard side.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:21 am

Finished all the catwalks, safety nets, and CIWS's around the ship. Starting to tape the edges and flight deck so I can paint them. Will be detailing the elevators then on to detailing the island. Still on schedule to complete this project by the end of December.

Here is a walk around of the catwalks, safety nets, and CWIS.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:53 pm

Painting all weekend. All the catwalks and safety nets painted. In process of painting all the flight deck details. (no decals used yet, all you see is painted) I must really compliment Tamiya. Their 6mm masking tape is awesome. It allows you to mask off even the smallest areas and gives you a clean edge when removing. Completed the starboard side, now working on the port side of the flight deck. I still have some detailing to do for the arresting cables. Now onto the pictures.
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Wolfman63 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:10 am

More work on the flight deck. Yes I colored the padeyes. They came out very good. Took me a while to figure out how to do them. Also put on the few decals that I needed and started to do the elevators. Next comes the hose reels and weathering of the flight deck.


On to the pictures!
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Re: Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Post by Aussie048 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:52 am

Wolfman

All I can say amazing. I am enjoying your build. I would not be surprised if a few wood kit modelers take up on after seeing your build on plastics

As I said amazing.

Excellent work. We are all watching.

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

Post by Wolfman63 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:34 am

Thanks! Still on schedule to complete it in December.
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