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Topic review - Buiding 1/350 USS Carl Vinson (Circa 1983)
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Congrats!!! :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:11 pm
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I entered my 1/350 USS Carl Vinson at the Butch O’Hare IPMS Chapter Show.
I won a gold medal and “Best U.S. Navy” Plaque for my model.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:00 pm
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If you are an IPMS member, You can now read about all the work it took to create my USS Carl Vinson Project. You can see all the build photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log ... rl-vinson/ and all the completed photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/gallery/u ... n-project/

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:04 pm
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:36 am
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For those interested in lighting their ship models, I wrote a "How To" article for Flagship Models.



Coming very soon from Flagship Models Inc. is our latest "How To" ship modeling CD. With so many model ships showing up here and at shows with LED lighting installed, we have been getting lots of requests for a new CD to explain how it's done. Dave Kopielski just completed one the most extensively lit carrier models yet and is the subject of our next how to CD. Check out our web site for the latest details at: www.flagshipmodels.com


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:11 am
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Here are the final pictures. I want to make a special note to Ron at http://www.grandpascabinets.com/model-display-kits/

His display case is awesome. The fit and finish are first class.

If you ever need a display case I highly recommend him.

Thanks again for following me through this project. I hope it has inspired others to not be afraid to take on a large project.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:33 pm
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Well done, really enjoyed following this.
Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:43 am
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That's a fine looking model that you have built...well done sir...

Pete
Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:07 pm
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I have completed the F-14’s and mounted the aircraft to the flight deck. The model is complete.

I am waiting for the display case to arrive. I will then attach the screws (propellers for the non-nautical folks) when I attach the model to the display case base and run the wiring. This project has been a challenge but a fun build.

I would like to thank all those that followed this build over the past 9 months and all the comments, and critiques you have provided. Build time for this has been 777 hours. Started it on April 23, 2017 and finished January 21, 2018.

The display case is on its way and should be here this week. I will post final pictures next weekend.

I hope you all have enjoyed this build.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:00 pm
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Really looking good. Hard project to see all the way through. Hopefully doesn't put you off building.
Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:41 am
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As I head down the final stretch of this long detailed build, The A-7E's from VA-105 and VA-37 are done and sitting on the bow. All that is left to do is the F-14's from VF-51 and VF-111. Here are the pictures:


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:17 pm
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The A-6E's are completed and now on the flight deck. Starting the A-7E's. Just have 16 of the A-7E's and 16 of the F-14's left to do. I was hoping to finish by today but doing 1/350 scale aircraft is a longer process than I estimated. Just hit 712 hours into this project and estimate about 40 more hours to go to complete. Here are the pictures of the A-6E's on deck.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:52 pm
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As promised, Here are pictures of the new work bench.

I had a small wooden drafting/hobby desk. Worked great for about 10 years. For Christmas my Wife bought me a new one. It's 35% larger surface area and steel supports so it is very stable. Used it the first time last night working on 1/350 A-6E's for my Vinson project.


Here is what I used for 10+ years:

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Here are pictures of my new one. I like the tray in front. Very handy.

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Here is one of the new large Xacto self-healing mats:

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And here is it in use:

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Now plenty of room to build:


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:44 am
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Great work! :thumbs_up_1:
It is slowly strating to look busy.

Cheers,

Marijn
Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:17 am
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Little late on latest update. Between Christmas and a minor health issue I am hoping to get back to the rest of the aircraft. Here are the E-2C's from VAW-114 on the flight deck. I will be starting on the A-6E's next after I set up my new work bench that my awesome loving Wife got me for Christmas. (Pictures will be posted later) Now on to the E-2C pictures:

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:26 am
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The S-3A's for the flight deck are now complete. Working on the E-2C's now. They are built just need to paint and decal them this weekend.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:30 am
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Work is progressing on filling the flight deck. The EA-6B's and the SH-3's are done. So there are only 48 more aircraft to do. I also received the brass plaque which will be mounted on the base of the display case. The final position of the aircraft will be done after all of them are built. Here are the latest pictures:

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:41 pm
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Very detailed and amazing work :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

The only problem might be, trying to display this model mainly in a dark room, to show its real deal :big_grin: (Personally, I would never open the lights :smallsmile: )
Post Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:56 am
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Working on filling the flight deck continues. Here are the deck tractors for the flight deck. These are the Black Dog deck tractor set. The only assembly was the wheels. The decals are from Star Fighter. Next up is to start working on the many aircraft for the flight deck.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:53 am
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A marvel Wolfman :thumbs_up_1: the details and the weathering on the flight deck is just superb, and work on the isle and all these aerials , give the whole an aspect more that convincing
bravo
Cheers
Nicolas
Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:20 pm

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