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 Post subject: 1/200 USS NIMITZ - 2003
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:13 am 
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Hello everybody. I´m new in this forum although i have been reading your posts for a long time. Finally, i have decided to post my job. i´m a fan of aircraft carriers and naval aviation. So, here we go.

First stages of the front hull
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:58 am 
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Hello Jorge welcome to the board . Looking forward to seeing more of your build, best of luck .
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:35 am 
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Hi Jorge
good project to follow..
i love this aircraft carrier...
best luck for you :cool_2: :wave_1:


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Thank u very much. I think that i will need this luck :big_grin: :big_grin:

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:woo_hoo: looking forward to this.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:04 am 
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Hello everyone.

After a short period of vacation i return to work. A little advances has taken place in my ship.
Second half of the ship has been finished and attached to the front half.

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I have also started the covering of the hull with plasticard 1mm thick
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That´s all folks

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:18 am 
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good. question the model is for sailing? :wave_1:


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Thank u Norbert. No, the model is not for sailing. The hangar deck will be fully detailed, and there will be no space for electric motors or other equipment. Anyway, i prefer static models instead of RC models.

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Interesting construction method. Is the plastic card sheathing to be covered or is it the final shell plating?

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I really liked your progress so far, and very excited about the next pictures of your work. :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo:

I'm also planning to do scratchbuilt of Nimitz some time in future (maybe 2015, need lots of improvements for my skills), therefore I would be appreciated if you could give answers to my questions indicated below;

1) Where can I download the template for the nimitz (I mean the drawings that you have used for cutting the hull parts) ? If you could send me the link, I would be very happy (you could send me also via PM)

2) How do you plan to build the planes? Again scratchbuilt or is there any 1/200 planes in the market?

Thank you in Advance


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Thanks to all for your attention in my Project.
Fliger: Yes the plastic card will be the final covering for the hull, after tons of sanding of course.

Uzin: I enjoy your plans to build another Nimitz ;-)
For your first question, i got the planes in Best Ship Models. Here is the link: http://www.bestshipmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=47&zenid=1q54lcnqu0clinct29aue442e2. these plans costs 69,12 $. You have in these plans all the information to build the hull, including the ribs´shape. in addition to the plans, i have tons of pictures that i have been taking form the web.

The second question: All the planes will be built enterely from scratch. In fact, i have started a S-3 Viking. I plan to build a master copy, an then obatain rasin copies.

I hope i help you. For more questions, don´t hesitate to ask me.

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Jaguar wrote:
Thanks to all for your attention in my Project.
Fliger: Yes the plastic card will be the final covering for the hull, after tons of sanding of course.

Uzin: I enjoy your plans to build another Nimitz ;-)
For your first question, i got the planes in Best Ship Models. Here is the link: http://www.bestshipmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=47&zenid=1q54lcnqu0clinct29aue442e2. these plans costs 69,12 $. You have in these plans all the information to build the hull, including the ribs´shape. in addition to the plans, i have tons of pictures that i have been taking form the web.

The second question: All the planes will be built enterely from scratch. In fact, i have started a S-3 Viking. I plan to build a master copy, an then obatain rasin copies.

I hope i help you. For more questions, don´t hesitate to ask me.

Jorge


Dear Jorge,

Thank you for the all the information that you have indicated, all of them are well noted. Although I guess I could do the structure with this plan, fI have lots of doubts for scratchbuilding the planes. Probably making the hull as 1/144 scale would be more appropriate for me :)

I would definetly like to see your next pictures of progress with the project. Again thanks a lot


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Dear Uzun:

I support your idea of building a 1/144 Scale carrier, because you have a wide variety of planes at this scale. I would choose this option if a would have enough space at home, but is not the case. Anyway, at 1/200 scale you have the challenge of build your own planes. A little more work, of course, but you will enjoy to build your own planes :cool_2:

I will post the pictures of my first planes as soon as posible. I´m also working in my first F-18C :heh:

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Fisrt pictures of the first plane of the Nimitz. It´s a F-18C Hornet from the VFA-86.
Here we go:

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That´s all for the moment. I hope you enjoy these pictures.


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MAN,you are a artist! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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Holy Hornet Batman!!

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Hi everyone.
I continue working in my project. Next pictures are of an E-2 Hawkeye an his construction process.

First, the airframe is takins his shape
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Wings and tail installed and primer layer aplied
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Building the radome
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Preshading aplied
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Masking and painting
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Together with the F-18C
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Radome painted and installed
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Wings installed in folded position
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And finally, propellers instaled and the final result
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That´s for the moment.

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great work for this small scale :thumbs_up_1:


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Hi again:

I continue working in ths amazing ship (amazing the real ship, not mine :heh: )

The covering of the hull continues with 1 mm evergreen sheet.
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The bow has a complicated shape, so i decided to cover it with 5 mm thick wood strips
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The bow bulb is made by 2 mm evergreen sheet layers glued together.
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Then the bow bulb needs some sanding to get the final shape.
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that´s all for the moment.

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Impressive works !

It's a pity that she will stay static, a such beautiful target deserve to sail ! :destroyer:

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