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Topic review - Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
DavidP wrote:
that is why I said not to glue the deck to the braces but to the hull sides itself as I think the glue causes the sheet to bend.

Image Image Image Image Image Be careful putting the deck in. I screw up the first time. Had to start a new deck.
Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:02 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
that is why I said not to glue the deck to the braces but to the hull sides itself as I think the glue causes the sheet to bend.
Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:44 am
  Post subject:  Re: Hanger Deck Scratch Build  Reply with quote
KG1968 wrote:
Hi All
Returning to this great hobby after may years absent.
I decided to go all in and get underway (pardon the pun) with the Tamiya Enterprise.
After reading many inspirational build logs (such as DWD) I'd like to attempt to put a hanger deck into my ship.
My question is, could anyone recommend the thickness of styrene need for the deck and bulkheads. I'm thinking I'd need a reasonable thickness for the deck to prevent sagging.
Appreciate any advice

Ken


Chances are good it will still bend over time. Just when you do make some bracing underneath it, make sure you brace it 2 directions, diamond pattern of some sort. I had smaller flat parts, with some "one way" plastic on it, and it did bend (did not fix it to my ship in the next few days) but i believe, if you brace it somehow, and not wait too long to fix it to your ship, it might stay flat forever.
Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:41 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
glue some cross braces to support the hanger floor if the model is 1/350 scale then use .040"(1mm) sheet styrene for the hanger floor & bulkheads. don't glue the hanger floor to the cross braces but to the inside of the hull as gluing to the cross braces might cause the floor to cup.
Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:44 pm
  Post subject:  Hanger Deck Scratch Build  Reply with quote
Hi All
Returning to this great hobby after may years absent.
I decided to go all in and get underway (pardon the pun) with the Tamiya Enterprise.
After reading many inspirational build logs (such as DWD) I'd like to attempt to put a hanger deck into my ship.
My question is, could anyone recommend the thickness of styrene need for the deck and bulkheads. I'm thinking I'd need a reasonable thickness for the deck to prevent sagging.
Appreciate any advice

Ken
Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:15 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Hope you overcome your cancer Ray. Post more of BigE this coming weekend!
Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:20 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
I still have the CVN 65 50 YRS available . now totalled to 1250 images Now included are 2 DVD is one ...
how much longer I don't know as I am dealing with cancer health issues and may shut everything down next year.
$28.00 usd

be quick .
email me at stillmo@shaw.ca
Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:03 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Admhawk wrote:
Not much info available for the early CV Equipment, but I think this is an early Twin Agent Unit foam firefighting tractor.

Thanks Darren. That has helped in finding further information.

The vehicle is called a Twin Ball Fire Fighting Unit (TBFFU). Found a report (minus usable pictures) detailing how this was evaluated at Yankee Station in 1967 aboard CVA-62 (as well as a couple of other carriers). Looks like there is a hose reel behind the PKP tank.

I am researching for a CVAN-65 (1968) build in the future. Aiming to get deck equipment as accurate as possible., so looks like the TBFFU is part of that.
Post Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:37 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Not much info available for the early CV Equipment, but I think this is an early Twin Agent Unit foam firefighting tractor.
Post Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:22 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Trying to find out what the piece of deck equipment is called carrying the two red tanks https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn65-68/113.htm

Can anyone enlighten me?
Post Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:23 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Image Still a ways to go. But getting there.
Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:22 am
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Mark McKinnis wrote:
Helllo,

Boatswain Decals does a set for Enterprise CVW-11 1982. Scroll down in the following link:

http://www.boatswainmodel.com/products.html

Starfighter Decals does the ship:

https://www.starfighter-decals.com/cvn6 ... 22001.html


Hope that helps,

Mark


If you have any luck contacting Boatwain Model let me know. Trying to contact them since Feb without any luck. Think they are MIA
Post Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:48 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Helllo,

Boatswain Decals does a set for Enterprise CVW-11 1982. Scroll down in the following link:

http://www.boatswainmodel.com/products.html

Starfighter Decals does the ship:

https://www.starfighter-decals.com/cvn6 ... 22001.html


Hope that helps,

Mark
Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:47 pm
  Post subject:  USS Enterprise CVN 65 Help needed  Reply with quote
Hi All,

I am trying to track down the markings for all the CVW 11 aircraft and Helicopters that served on the Enterprise between the early to mid 80's. I have found that the companies that used to make them have discontinued them.

I have looked on http://www.gonavy.jp/CVW-NHf.html but I can't see the markings there and I have also looked on http://www.wings-aviation.ch/24-Naval-W ... CVW-11.htm and while there are some markings it seems to be missing a lot of data. Also the site does not appear to have all the markings from all the aircraft and helicopters for the Enterprise.

Does anyone know of a better source for the markings? I have no problem with running them through photoshop or gimp to tidy up the markings and printing them myself. This is giving me a big headache from bashing my head against the wall, it also doesn't help as I have never really done a ship of aircraft and want to get this right and I am becoming very confused with the whole thing.

If anyone out there who knows about the markings and where I can go to get a good source of the markings for both sides of the aircraft and helicopters and help my poor bruised and confused little brain I would really appreciate it.
Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:55 am
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Norseman wrote:
Rob,

Glad you saw those. I didn't see them the other day when I looked. I was able to get all I needed. Thanks again for your help.

John

That is very good news!!!
Cheers!
Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:50 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Rob,

Glad you saw those. I didn't see them the other day when I looked. I was able to get all I needed. Thanks again for your help.

John
Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:47 am
  Post subject:  Re: CAW 11 LoVis decals for Enterprise  Reply with quote
Norseman wrote:
I want to put this request to the experts on CVN 65 in this forum. I'm looking for the Gold Medal Lo Vis CAW 11, West Coast Air wing decals for the USS Enterprise CVN 65. I realize that Gold Medal has discontinued them, but I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy a couple sets for the 1984 version I am building from when I was on WEST PAC with the MARDET.

Thanks in Advance,

There's a set available on eBay right now.
If that doesn't work send me your email there's a chance I might have a sheet in my collection somewhere, but I have to dig.
Post Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 pm
  Post subject:  CAW 11 LoVis decals for Enterprise  Reply with quote
I want to put this request to the experts on CVN 65 in this forum. I'm looking for the Gold Medal Lo Vis CAW 11, West Coast Air wing decals for the USS Enterprise CVN 65. I realize that Gold Medal has discontinued them, but I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy a couple sets for the 1984 version I am building from when I was on WEST PAC with the MARDET.

Thanks in Advance,
Post Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:19 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Nice job Red!

Retirement is doing you right............... :cool_1:
Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:37 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Got Ray's first dvd and book way back then. Help out a lot. Image Image
Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:53 pm

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