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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Nice job Red!

Retirement is doing you right............... :cool_1:
Post Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:37 pm
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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
  Post subject:  Re: USS Enterprise CVN 65 Help needed  Reply with quote
HvyCgn9 wrote:
Doughnuts22 wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I am new here having only signed up yesterday.

I have purchased the Tamiya 1:350 CVN 65 and would like to do the best possible job on her as I can and I want to build her to the early 80's. I have purchased the Airwing, Photoetch sets, parts from Shapeways, resin figures and other resin parts (kits) etc. I just need to purchase EZ Line, decals various styrene sheets etc for the hanger bay and for any mods that need to be done to her. I will be building this as a Seascape diorama so will also need to purchase the parts for that too.

I am also one of those people who will not start a project until I have all the parts I need to complete the build, so have been busy buying parts over the last few years and have at least another 6 months to a year before all the parts have been collected. ( it appears to be an expensive project to complete to a high standard)

The issues I currently face is that I am unable to locate a website where I can find some good detailed pictures of the ship in the early 80's. You could say I am becoming confused as to whats what, as there appears to be a wealth of ref pictures on the www. I am not sure what pictures are from the early 80's and whats not. I am also having issues trying to locate a seller who who sells decals for the Airwing which would include not only the F-14 but also the Prowler, Greyhound, Hawkeye and Sea king for the early 80's. I have looked into Starfighter who does sell the decals for the CVN 65 but no decals for the Airwing for the 80's. I have also located an company called Boatswain Model and emailed them, however they have not got back to me so are either not interested or gone out of business.

So in short if anyone here knows of a place where I might be able to purchase the Airwing decal sets for the early 80's, or a downloadable file for the Airwing in scale so I can print the decals myself and of a place for the ref pictures of the CVN 65 for the early 80's including some great shots of the hanger bay it would be gratefully appreciated.

I want to do this old lady some justice when building her as I believe she was the best of the best and deserves to be built right!

Apologises if this has been covered in any other topics, however I would be grateful for any assistance you guys can give me on this quest.

Regards

Richard


For most complete collection of pics Ray Bean at Stillmotionphotographics in Canada does a superb Photo DVD with Gb's of pics of Big E

Image

Cheers Bruce
Post Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:28 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Mark McKinnis wrote:
Hi Richard,


The Tamiya kit represents Enterprise shortly after the overhaul in 1983 so most of the heavy lifting is complete. Both A-7E Squadrons started transistioning to low viz gray paint jobs in the early 80s so that is a bit different than what most of the decal sets provide for CVW-11 for that era. Here is a link to a must have DVD set if you are loking for accuracy:

https://freetimehobbies.com/the-enterpr ... dvd-album/

The ship itself didn't really change its appearance much until the mid 90's when the SATDOMES started sprouting up on all of the carriers so a 1987 pic probably is as good as a 1983 pic from the ship configuration perspective. The look of the airwing did change during that period. Here is a link to some good information on the airwings for Enterprise:

http://gonavy.jp/CV-CVN65f.html

Hope that helps.

Good luck,

Mark
Post Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:27 am
  Post subject:  Re: USS Enterprise CVN 65 Help needed  Reply with quote
Doughnuts22 wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I am new here having only signed up yesterday.

I have purchased the Tamiya 1:350 CVN 65 and would like to do the best possible job on her as I can and I want to build her to the early 80's. I have purchased the Airwing, Photoetch sets, parts from Shapeways, resin figures and other resin parts (kits) etc. I just need to purchase EZ Line, decals various styrene sheets etc for the hanger bay and for any mods that need to be done to her. I will be building this as a Seascape diorama so will also need to purchase the parts for that too.

I am also one of those people who will not start a project until I have all the parts I need to complete the build, so have been busy buying parts over the last few years and have at least another 6 months to a year before all the parts have been collected. ( it appears to be an expensive project to complete to a high standard)

The issues I currently face is that I am unable to locate a website where I can find some good detailed pictures of the ship in the early 80's. You could say I am becoming confused as to whats what, as there appears to be a wealth of ref pictures on the www. I am not sure what pictures are from the early 80's and whats not. I am also having issues trying to locate a seller who who sells decals for the Airwing which would include not only the F-14 but also the Prowler, Greyhound, Hawkeye and Sea king for the early 80's. I have looked into Starfighter who does sell the decals for the CVN 65 but no decals for the Airwing for the 80's. I have also located an company called Boatswain Model and emailed them, however they have not got back to me so are either not interested or gone out of business.

So in short if anyone here knows of a place where I might be able to purchase the Airwing decal sets for the early 80's, or a downloadable file for the Airwing in scale so I can print the decals myself and of a place for the ref pictures of the CVN 65 for the early 80's including some great shots of the hanger bay it would be gratefully appreciated.

I want to do this old lady some justice when building her as I believe she was the best of the best and deserves to be built right!

Apologises if this has been covered in any other topics, however I would be grateful for any assistance you guys can give me on this quest.

Regards

Richard


For most complete collection of pics Ray Bean at Stillmotionphotographics in Canada does a superb Photo DVD with Gb's of pics of Big E

Image

Cheers Bruce
Post Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:00 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Hi Richard,


The Tamiya kit represents Enterprise shortly after the overhaul in 1983 so most of the heavy lifting is complete. Both A-7E Squadrons started transistioning to low viz gray paint jobs in the early 80s so that is a bit different than what most of the decal sets provide for CVW-11 for that era. Here is a link to a must have DVD set if you are loking for accuracy:

https://freetimehobbies.com/the-enterpr ... dvd-album/

The ship itself didn't really change its appearance much until the mid 90's when the SATDOMES started sprouting up on all of the carriers so a 1987 pic probably is as good as a 1983 pic from the ship configuration perspective. The look of the airwing did change during that period. Here is a link to some good information on the airwings for Enterprise:

http://gonavy.jp/CV-CVN65f.html

Hope that helps.

Good luck,

Mark
Post Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:50 am
  Post subject:  USS Enterprise CVN 65 Help needed  Reply with quote
Hi Everyone,

I am new here having only signed up yesterday.

I have purchased the Tamiya 1:350 CVN 65 and would like to do the best possible job on her as I can and I want to build her to the early 80's. I have purchased the Airwing, Photoetch sets, parts from Shapeways, resin figures and other resin parts (kits) etc. I just need to purchase EZ Line, decals various styrene sheets etc for the hanger bay and for any mods that need to be done to her. I will be building this as a Seascape diorama so will also need to purchase the parts for that too.

I am also one of those people who will not start a project until I have all the parts I need to complete the build, so have been busy buying parts over the last few years and have at least another 6 months to a year before all the parts have been collected. ( it appears to be an expensive project to complete to a high standard)

The issues I currently face is that I am unable to locate a website where I can find some good detailed pictures of the ship in the early 80's. You could say I am becoming confused as to whats what, as there appears to be a wealth of ref pictures on the www. I am not sure what pictures are from the early 80's and whats not. I am also having issues trying to locate a seller who who sells decals for the Airwing which would include not only the F-14 but also the Prowler, Greyhound, Hawkeye and Sea king for the early 80's. I have looked into Starfighter who does sell the decals for the CVN 65 but no decals for the Airwing for the 80's. I have also located an company called Boatswain Model and emailed them, however they have not got back to me so are either not interested or gone out of business.

So in short if anyone here knows of a place where I might be able to purchase the Airwing decal sets for the early 80's, or a downloadable file for the Airwing in scale so I can print the decals myself and of a place for the ref pictures of the CVN 65 for the early 80's including some great shots of the hanger bay it would be gratefully appreciated.

I want to do this old lady some justice when building her as I believe she was the best of the best and deserves to be built right!

Apologises if this has been covered in any other topics, however I would be grateful for any assistance you guys can give me on this quest.

Regards

Richard
Post Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:54 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
hi everyone,

Can someone tell me how many deck vehicles and types were on the deck during the period of 1984 to 1990.
Post Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 pm
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Okay, some progress:
Image

Image

Hope to have more progress soon; still a ton of stuff to do!

Stay tuned...
Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:14 am

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