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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:59 pm 
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Dragon catalog for 2017 out online.

No CVAN-65.

http://www.moxingfans.com/new/news/2017 ... 510_5.html


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:37 pm 
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That's a shame - at least Gyatt and Atlanta are still there for 1/350!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:23 am 
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roym wrote:
Dragon catalog for 2017 out online.

No CVAN-65.


That would be a shame, looks like I may have one of the only ones in existence.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:55 am 
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Cadman wrote:
roym wrote:
Dragon catalog for 2017 out online.

No CVAN-65.


That would be a shame, looks like I may have one of the only ones in existence.



You may be sitting on a gold mine Cadman.


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Not really, they are test shots, no surface detail on the flight deck, no instructions, and dozens of unidentified parts make it more like a very complex 3D puzzle. I did assemble the Bee Hive without issues though. I was waiting for an exploded view before attempting further assembly. Lots of $$$ spent on the tooling, it would be a shame not to finish this kit. Dragon remains silent on the matter.

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There's a hope that it's in the Cyber Hobby catalog instead, since that's how it's listed in the Dragon stores.

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Ok, I took it from your initial post that it was a complete kit that had yet to hit the market.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:39 pm 
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Hi again folks, I'm looking for a colour photo of USS Enterprise circa 1974/75 appearing to leave port. I had it in a book years ago but can't seem to track it down on the web.

On the deck is what appears to be the full complement of the air wing CVW-14. To further date it the RA-5Cs on deck appear to be from RVAH-12.

Anyone got a lead on this photo online?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:04 pm 
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There's this one on Navsource: http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/0265ap.jpg
Caption for it is:
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USS Enterprise (CVN-65) departs San Francisco Bay for a WestPac deployment, 30 July 1976. Aircraft on deck are part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14: KA-6D and A-6E Intruders of VA-196 "Main Battery;" S-3A Vikings of VS-29 "Dragon Fires;" an EA-6B Prowler of VAQ-134 "Garudas;" A-7E Corsair IIs of VA-97 "Warhawks" and VA-27 "Royal Maces;" E-2B Hawkeyes of VAW-113 "Black Eagles;" SH-3D Sea King helicopters of HS-2 "Golden Falcons;" and an RA-5C Vigilante of RVAH-1 "Smokin' Tigers" partially visible abaft the island. Big E's Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) plane, a C-1B Trader, is also parked among the Air Wing "birds."

(adding bolding on mention of the RA-5C)

And a second pic: http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/0265apa.jpg

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:49 pm 
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Close but no cigar.

It's defo 1974/75 as the Vigilantes caught my eye even back then, with the red/white/blue tails. It's also a photo of the full ship.

Will keep googling.....

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Need help with ARII 1/400 Enterprise

Hey Crew,

I picked up a complete ARII 1/400 cvn 65 w/o instructions for a song. But no instructions, I thought for sure I could find a set online, but no avail. Can anyone help me out with a scan of a PDF, I would paypal you for your time, or mail them to me and I would scan and mail them back and pay ofr postage both ways. Or just send me a link to where a PDF is lurking online!

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Hi Guys,

Just picked up the Tamiya 1:350 scale USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and I have a question about the Airwing.

I picked up some of the Trumpeter 1:350 naval aircraft like the C-2A, E-2C and EA-6B aircraft.

None of them are built with the wings folded, which is pretty much the way all carrier aircraft are when they're on the roof.

Anybody have any experience with, or know of a resource showing how to modify the aircraft?
It looks like I could hack the wings off and reattach in the folded position, but would like to see some documentation on how this was done if any exists.

I also noticed on some of the Enterprise builds, that the builders had aircraft with folded wings, and it looks like there was some pretty impressive detail like hydraulic lines and electrical wiring in the wing fold area. It there another source of 1:350 aircraft like this other then Trumpeter?

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Hi Mark,

Trumpeter E-2C, A-6E, A-7E, and S-3A aircraft in 350 scale come with the wings detached so that you can glue them in place in either position. The EA-6Bs are clear plastic and molded with the wings unfolded. I just cut along the wing fold line and mount them in the folded position. Be careful cutting the clear plastic. It is very brittle! Trumpeter F-14B/D are my preferred choice for all Tomcats. The F-14A kits have some issues and do not have as detailed landing gear as the B/D kits. The wings can be swept back in the stored position or you can mount them between unswept and full swept. The Trumpeter F/A-18Cs are molded with the wings unfolded. You have to cut them as well and the same warning as EA-6Bs applies. C-2A wings are molded in the unfolded position but they are normal plastic so not as troublesome as the clear plastic. I have never seen any detail kits in that scale so extra detail is probably some really fancy scratch building work. Sgt Ryan's Nimitz Class builds come to mind. They are super detailed and quite spectacular!

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... /index.htm

He has several Nimitz Class Builds that you can get to from that link.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:27 pm 
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I actually found the book with the photo I was asking about. Its in "Encyclopedia of Aircraft" by M.J.H Taylor & J.W.R. Taylor (pub by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978).
It's on the bottom of page 115 and not credited in the acknowledgments.

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a higher res version online.

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When was the built in onboard crane removed? From photos I would have said around 2010?

Also, what work needs to be done to the Tamiya 1/350 scale anchors to bring it up to satisfaction? Any body have some WIP pics?

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The Boat and Aircraft (B&A) Crane was removed prior to the last deployment - so 2010 - 2011 time frame. The crane needed extensive depot level maintenance and the Navy did not want to spend the money. Rather than lay it up, they removed it.

The crane was my responsibility during 1996 and 1997 and we used it a lot.

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Charles Landrum wrote:
The Boat and Aircraft (B&A) Crane was removed prior to the last deployment - so 2010 - 2011 time frame. The crane needed extensive depot level maintenance and the Navy did not want to spend the money. Rather than lay it up, they removed it.

The crane was my responsibility during 1996 and 1997 and we used it a lot.


Hi Charles

Great to see you around the forum still. I was looking at some of the photos the other day you sent me about 15 years ago. I'm back to building my 1/350 Enterprise and building her how she looked in 1996. So if you have any more photos, that would be amazing. Do you still have your earthlink account?

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Jon wrote:
...Also, what work needs to be done to the Tamiya 1/350 scale anchors to bring it up to satisfaction? Any body have some WIP pics?

Hi Jon, Here's a set of anchors sized for modern aircraft carriers available in 1/350. When assembled, the shank can swivel freely. These may be helpful to you.

Link: http://shpws.me/OR67


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ModelMonkey wrote:
Jon wrote:
...Also, what work needs to be done to the Tamiya 1/350 scale anchors to bring it up to satisfaction? Any body have some WIP pics?

Hi Jon, Here's a set of anchors sized for modern aircraft carriers available in 1/350. When assembled, the shank can swivel freely. These may be helpful to you.

Link: http://shpws.me/OR67


Thanks!

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Jon,

I took more while she was on the waterfront in her final active years. I shifted to Gmail.com, but the front end of my email remained the same.

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