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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
Mark,

I did not get a reply from the designer as well.

If someone could give me detailed dimensions of the island, I would be able to do a 3D CAD model.
Especially the beehive and t-shaped antenna dimensions are important.

Thanks,
Juergen
Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:27 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
To all, who might plan to use the Forces of Valor stuff as a basis for a good model.

1. Used plastic material is much harder than standard Polystyrene. Maybe Polycarbonate. So it's hard to cut and some glues might not work properly.

2. The elevators do not align properly with the upper hull. So cutting out an elevator, you will need to do big modifications. See attached picture of removed No. 2 elevator.

Juergen


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:46 am
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Hi Juergen,

No reply from the designer. Perhaps you could start a thread and ask for a 1/700 sale Island as well. Perhaps two requests are more than twice as good???

Thanks,

Mark
Post Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:57 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Mark,

Thanks for the link to Shapeways and Digital Sprue.
Did you get a reply?

Juergen
Post Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:00 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Hi Juergen,

Thanks for the update and pics. Looks like that kit may be a good substitute for the one Dragon promised and never delivered.

Thanks again,

Mark
Post Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:13 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Hi Mark,

Fortunately, the FoV model can be easily modified to waterline configuration.
The lower hull is fixed with 4 screws and the split is right above the black waterline. However you have to cut the screw bosses flush.

Separating the deck is easy, as it's only glued at a few points, mainly at the beams next to the elevators. Separation of the island is more challenging.

If interested, I can show how the stuff is assembled and how to tear it down.

A big advantage of the new revision by Waltersons is that they did not paint the medium grey color like upper hull, island, catwalks.

Regards,
Juergen


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:40 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Greetings,

Is the Forces of Valor Enterprise a waterline kit? All of my 700 scale carriers are water line. It looks like you can tear it down pretty easily and kit bash it to a higher fidelity model carrier. I may have to try that.

Also, have you seen this island?

https://www.shapeways.com/product/2ABAQ ... arketplace


I asked the designer if he could make a 1/700 scale version of it.

Thanks,

Mark
Post Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:03 pm
  Post subject:  1/700 Enterprise Beehive Configuration  Reply with quote
No,

that should be 1/700. Haven't checked the dimensions though.
On Nov. 11 I posted a picture of the beehive design island by Revell next to the FoV, showing the difference in size.

See also https://www.forcesofvalor.com/products_ ... .php?pid=6

And picture below.


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:30 am
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Is that scale 1/720?
Post Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:23 am
  Post subject:  1/700 Enterprise Beehive Configuration  Reply with quote
Hi,
Started some modifications on the Forces of Valor / Unimax / Waltersons USS Enterprise (see below).
Removed flight deck and island. Stripped island to basics to make the beehive design.

Does anyone have detailed dimensions of the island or even some CAD files?


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:05 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
On the other hand...
I'm thinking now of modifying the FoV/Unimax to the 1970s configuration.
Using the Revell island as a reference.

What do you think about this?


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:36 am
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So I'll have to stick with the Forces of Valor model.
:cry_3:
Post Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:19 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Nope, no update on the Dragon 1/700 Enterprise.
Post Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:34 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Hello,

Just joined this group and my experience is only a 1/720 Nimitz from Italeri and a half finished 1/720 Enterprise from Revell. The latter one scrapped.

I'd like to switch to 1/700 and bought already Trumpeter's Nimitz and Constellation as well as Orange Hobby's Midway.

Is there any update on the 1/700 Dragon Enterprise?
Post Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:39 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
Timmy C wrote:
gistsc wrote:
I downloaded these build photos a while back and lost track of the build thread. I believe they were from this site, can someone lead me to the thread please?

Thanks in advance.

That would be by Alberto Hernandez Rubio, and he's posted it on Facebook (might be elsewhere on this forum as well, but would have to dig around): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050407 ... 510443503/


Thx, got ahold of him on Facebook. Thx for the help.
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:54 am
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gistsc wrote:
I downloaded these build photos a while back and lost track of the build thread. I believe they were from this site, can someone lead me to the thread please?

Thanks in advance.

That would be by Alberto Hernandez Rubio, and he's posted it on Facebook (might be elsewhere on this forum as well, but would have to dig around): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2050407 ... 510443503/
Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:29 pm
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@gjholmes77 & @Themongoose,

The Floating Drydock has that same single-page flight deck lighting diagram for the Enterprise for $0.75.

https://www.floatingdrydock.com/more.htm#FD

I wish I could find the original because the 75 cent one is in pretty bad condition. I redrew it in Visio so I could read it better, but I obviously can't publish something I purchased. If anyone knows where to get the originals, that would be great.

-Frank
Post Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:35 pm
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I downloaded these build photos a while back and lost track of the build thread. I believe they were from this site, can someone lead me to the thread please?

Thanks in advance.

Image50086262782_ed0803a362_c by Scott Giost, on Flickr
Post Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:50 am
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I’ll pm you his email. If anyone else would like it post here or send me a pm and i will get it to you.
Post Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:27 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Hanger Deck Scratch Build  Reply with quote
Themongoose wrote:
I used 0.080” for my deck and 0.030” for the bulkheads. I picked up Tom Pope’s plans for the hangar bay and they were well worth it.


Where did you get Tom Pope's plans for the hangar? I wouldn't mind getting a set myself.
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