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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:06 am 
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...I will probably stay with the 2005 time frame then. As I said, I got the kit cheap...was (am still) thinking about trying to swap it for a 1975 version though. This is simply more "my time" ;-) ....


I know it's a more basic kit but the Italeri kit builds a pretty accurate 1975-1982 Nimitz OOB. Actually, I'm not sure you CAN'T build a 1975 Nimitz from the Trumpy 2005 kit, with some help from Italeri spares.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:37 pm 
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Does anyone have a diagram or good reference pictures of the LSO platform and meatball platform (and possibly the meatball) on Nimitz class ships?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:47 pm 
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I have a few pics of both from when I was onboard USS Truman CVN-75 in August of 2016. I can e-mail them to you if you like.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:06 pm 
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I'm not sure if this has been asked but I want to make a 1/700 USS Harry Thurman model dated during her Gulf deployment in 2005 as my wife was on HMAS Darwin at the time and I've seen a few photos with Darwin in the background.

Can I use the Italeri kit of the USS Nimitz and what changes do I need to make to bring it up to 2005 deployment.

Thank you in advance.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:22 pm 
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depends on the time period of the Italeri Nimitz?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:17 am 
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No, theItaleri Nimitzis basically as-built back in 1970s, with only one sponson for the Sea Sparrow at the starboard bow and none of the Phalanx CIWS mounts or their sponsons. If you want to stick with Italeri kits, it looks like their 1999 Carl Vinson has most of the extra parts you need.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:06 am 
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I have done a bit of research on this and the closest match for a "Truman" is the 1/700 Trumpeter USS John C Stennis kit. That kit is modeled in the mid 2000's so you wold not need much tweaking if any at all. The Italeri kit would require all of the sponsons and SAT Domes to update her to a Truman. There is a Stennis kit on eBay now for less than $50 delivered so the difference in price is not too bad and the level of detail the Trumpeter kit brings is very good. Also, Italeri is 1/720 scale, the Trumpeter kits are 1/700. The vast majority of aircraft are 1/700 scale. They look "not quite right" on a 1/720 scale carrier.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:26 pm 
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Timmy C wrote:
No, theItaleri Nimitzis basically as-built back in 1970s, with only one sponson for the Sea Sparrow at the starboard bow and none of the Phalanx CIWS mounts or their sponsons. If you want to stick with Italeri kits, it looks like their 1999 Carl Vinson has most of the extra parts you need.


I went a bought the carl vinsion kit

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:58 pm 
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Hey guys! Looking for more information on the systems that the Nimitz had aboard during the late 70's, particularly on her 1979 deployment to the Indian Ocean. Any help is much appreciated!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:17 pm 
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Specifying my request...with images!!! If anyone knows or can point me to someone/somewhere that does, all help is welcome! Some things that I marked have already been identified. Pics are circa 1976
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I am not at home with access to all my references, but I can tell you that in the top pic, #1 is a "TACAN" radar, and#5 are just floodlights to illuminate the flight deck if need be.

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A little newer, but it gives an idea.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:10 am 
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Thank you so much for the help!


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