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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
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
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all USS Enterprise CVN-65 fans  Reply with quote
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.
Post Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:06 pm
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gjholmes77 I would agree. This should work well for my needs. Thanks!
Post Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:33 pm
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It's not Enterprise, but here is the lighting diagram for CVN-71. I imagine Enterprise is at least somewhat similar.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:13 pm
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Does anyone have a good overhead picture of the flight deck at night? I am setting up my plan for lighting my carrier and am finding limited night shots. Would like to have some good references before I start drilling holes and figuring out the lighting overall. Thanks!
Post Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:45 am
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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

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.
Post Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:19 am
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Something I've noticed is that boot stripes change over time. Back in the 60's they were thinner. Not sure if the navy's standard has changed, or if it's solely due to increasing tonnage after each refit/upgrade.
Post Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:18 am
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Admhawk wrote:
The Nimitz and enterprise hulls are almost the same. You can use the Nimitz as a reference.

https://nara.getarchive.net/media/a-vie ... ?zoom=true


Excellent, thank you!
Dang that’s a big stripe. 11mm in 350 scale. Way bigger than the 4mm on the Tamiya kit.
Post Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:09 am
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The Nimitz and enterprise hulls are almost the same. You can use the Nimitz as a reference.

https://nara.getarchive.net/media/a-vie ... ?zoom=true
Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:19 am
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Can anyone tell me how wide the boot stripe is? Seems odd but I’m having the hardest time finding a reference. Dry dock pics have been at odd angles so not sure scaling it works well. Tried searching here and across the forum with no luck. Thanks in advance for the help. Chris
Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:34 am
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Hi Cynthia,

It looks like it has the correct Island so if it is not accurate for that time period, it could probably be made to be accurate for that time period with a minimal amount of work. Details like the mast and sponsons. I also like that period for the various flavors of aircraft in the air wing.

Good Luck,

Mark
Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:20 pm
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I don't know if this is the right section, but does anyone know if the Nichimo 1/500 Enterprise can reasonaby pass for 1964? I like the diversity of the airwngs that year.
Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:16 pm
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Thanks for the information Charles, it comes as a reinforcement to my decision not to replace them, I just don’t have enough of the right kind of catwalk during this deployment, but I have removed all of the side walls to replace with thinner plastic sheet and rails as required. This also allows me to do a little work on the hose reels and maybe some small amount of pipe work, but mostly it allows me to modify the catwalks, as it seems from what I can see, that the kit is simpler than those used in her last cruise.
Anyway thanks again for the advice. I’ll post photos of my work shortly
Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:00 pm
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I served aboard for 24 months for the 1996 cruise and the yard period afterward in 1997. Most of the catwalks were perforated with small holes. Some sections near the refueling stations were perforated and some solid. There seems to be no rhyme or reason and difference may be a function of repair or worn out plating. I frankly would not replace the decking, a lot of effort for out of scale holes. In scale effect the catwalks look solid. The elevators are a different matter and the open grid was noticeable at distance.
Post Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:01 pm
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Hey all,

I have Rays excellent CD for the Enterprise final cruise, but what I can't determine is the catwalks. Tamiya on the 1/350 kit have them all solid with solid 'guardrails' all the way around the ship. From looking at Rays CD, I can see that on the port side the large majority have proper guardrails rather than the solid looking wall that Tamiya represent. But what I want to know is if I should replace the catwalk in total, or if this was solid around the refueling reels and a pierced planking style around the rest of the ship. Can any one assist? I hope I have explained it well enough that it makes some sense. I am in two minds if I just lave the plastic catwalk and add a guard rail or replace the whole thing.

I appreciate any assistance/information anyone can provide me.

Regards

Andy
Post Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:18 pm
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Dai H,

Your question is on the Tamiya 1/350 CVN-65 kit. (Based on the parts ID.)

Those instructions are giving you 2 options for the Hanger doors, Closed: Use B9-B11-B13 or Open: Use B8-B10-B12, based on if the Elevator is Up or Down.

(You can vary the Hanger doors. Some elevators up maybe one down. It's your model.)

An email is on the way to you with additional details. Hope it helps.
I included a few links in the email to show how other modelers handled the Open/Closed Hanger doors.

Nino

P.S. Forgot to mention, you don't need to use these parts if you are making a Hanger deck. The B8 part will ad some depth to the hanger wall though. I mentioned in the email that if you use B8 you would need to cut away some plastic on B8,10,12 to see all the way inside the hanger.

Example of no B9 or B8 showing open hanger: https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/atta ... jpg.89138/
Example of B8 part: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/G ... uen/28.jpg
(Another example of B8 is at the bottom of this post.)
Example of hanger door closed like part B9:


Example of B9:


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