USS Enterprise CVN 65 1/300

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. gtb -red

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    full hulls always kick my butt. great work Barry!:mrgreen::thumb:
  2. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    Beautiful work Barry. The quality of your work is something I hope to be able to achieve someday. Thanks for sharing your builds.
  3. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Bridge structure

    Thanks Elliot and gtb

    Basically a big square box with a lot of bits added and chopped out it is lacking the main radar arrays while I figure out how to tackle them. The decks still need edging as well.

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  4. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

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    Barry:

    The bridgework is fascinating. Figuring out the various shapes involved must have been quite a project. This is an intriguing subject because of all the many details involved. I truly admire your inginuity and resourcefulness.

    One question: There are vast expanses of grey cardboard--are they printed on your printer, painted, or are they grey cardboard?

    Best regards,

    Greg
  5. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hi Greg

    Thanks comments are appreciated.

    I should use grey card but I have never found the right shade and quality but luckily amazon.co.uk does pretty cheap HP ink

    barry
  6. mick80

    mick80 New Member

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    Oh wow!!! Very impressive, congratulations!!!!!!!!
  7. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Thank you Mick
  8. ghostflight

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    Your builds are always an inspiration Barry. I'm going to have to practice harder to get that type of quality. Thanks for sharing.
  9. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hawkeye design

    Thanks Ghost

    Still needs a lot of work to unfold but at a small scale it should look about right

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  10. barry

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    Hawkeye design

    Thanks Ghost

    Still needs a lot of work to unfold but at a small scale it should look about right
  11. barry

    barry Active Member

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    lost the picture

    I suppose I should have added this

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  12. va6rly

    va6rly New Member

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    Very nice work.
  13. Chameleon

    Chameleon New Member

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    I just wanted to throw this in here; the model looks great! I do have some pics of the Big E I took in 2007. My father is a plankowner for CVA/N-65, So I've had the chance to go out on her. The pics I have are too big to post, but send me a message if you want me to email them.
  14. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Thanks for dropping by not much done at the moment finishing HMS Starling and I have been on holiday.
  15. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Fligt deck

    I spent a long time lining up as best I could the deck markings. Angled flight decks I found are much more difficult than straight decks, not so much chance for a bit of cheating. I have a pile of rejects to prove that.

    I should have put more strengthening pieces under the deck but it is stable enough. To get a smooth run it was easier to assemble the whole of the deck as one piece. Although it makes a difficult gluing job the piece is heavy enough to stay flat under it's own weight so some spot gluing along the edges should suffice. I am still half heartedly playing with having a lowered forward elevator but I think it will be prone to getting damaged. After gluing the next job will be turn the hull upside down and build the elevators in situ saves a lot of hard work trying to make them fit after building.

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  16. Gloups

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    Wow, very impressive work :eek:
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    Hawkeye test build

    Thanks Gloups

    The Hawkeye is built using 140gsm card throughout it went together pretty well and at this scale looks like a Hawkeye. I will try to improve the landing gear it's out of position and construct a better nose cone. It will be tail heavy so it will have to be glued in place.

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  18. xrysaetos

    xrysaetos New Member

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    Barry, how come you are not usig some of the freebie aircrafts in the net and just downscale them to fit?