Building 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)

Uwek

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Impressive model, realy good work. I like especially the weathering of the deck, which makes the model "living". Many thanks for sharing
 
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WOW and wow again. I love the tiny jets and aircraft. This really looks so lifelike in the last picture. Awesome !

I might have missed reading it, but how much time (months / years ) so far have you invested in this ? Just curious.
I started this project on April 23rd 2017. Was hoping to finish by December but it has taken me a little longer to do 86 of the tiny jets and aircraft. It should be completed in about 2 weeks. Just have the F-14's to build then to add the screws on and wire the power to the LED's through the base.
 
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I have completed the F-14’s and mounted the aircraft to the flight deck. The model is complete.
I am waiting for the display case to arrive. I will then attach the screws (propellers for the non-nautical folks) when I attach the model to the display case base and run the wiring. This project has been a challenge but a fun build.
I would like to thank all those that followed this build over the past 9 months and all the comments, and critiques you have provided. Build time for this has been 777 hours. Started it on April 23, 2017 and finished January 21, 2018.
The display case is on its way and should be here this week. I will post final pictures next weekend.
I hope you all have enjoyed this build.






 

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Wow. Wow. Wow .... looks very very good. The effect with the lighted lower decks.
Great work
 
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Here are the final pictures. I want to make a special note to Ron at http://www.grandpascabinets.com/model-display-kits/
His display case is awesome. The fit and finish are first class.
If you ever need a display case I highly recommend him.
Thanks again for following me through this project. I hope it has inspired others to not be afraid to take on a large project.






















 

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What is going to be your next build?
 
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For those interested in lighting their ship models, I wrote a "How To" article for Flagship Models.

Coming very soon from Flagship Models Inc. is our latest "How To" ship modeling CD. With so many model ships showing up here and at shows with LED lighting installed, we have been getting lots of requests for a new CD to explain how it's done. Dave Kopielski just completed one the most extensively lit carrier models yet and is the subject of our next how to CD. Check out our web site for the latest details at: www.flagshipmodels.com
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I have just read through your build, you have built a brilliant ship, it looks really amazing lit up in the dark,
Cheers Andy
 

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This is just so incredible. You have a great deal of talent and skill to pull this off. Fantastic.
 
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