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Author:  gtb -red [ Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:13 pm ]
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Hi Nektarios, did you scrathbuild the sidewinders or purchase them from a dealer. Well detail supercarrier man :thumbs_up_1:

Author:  Nektarios [ Tue May 01, 2007 1:31 am ]
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Thank you gtb -red,
you can get sidewinders in 1/700 from 3 sources.
1) from the new GMM airwing PE set.
2) from the Pitroad S21 Modern US Military Aircraft Set(1) and
3) from the Pitroad S20 Modern Russian Aircraft Set. Of course in this case the missiles aren t really sidewinders but who can tell in 1/700?

I used option nr. 3 for my aircraft mainly because the Russian aircraft set includes a large number of "sidewinder" missiles and some other great stuff too.

P.S. your 1/350 Nimitz is very inspiring. I m waiting for Starfighter decals to do the CVW-11 set in 1/700 so that I ll start working on that

Author:  Nektarios [ Tue May 01, 2007 4:51 pm ]
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CVN-75 is finally finished. The ship carries CVW-3 onboard:
100 VF-32 Swordsmen F-14B
200 VMFA-115 Silver Eagles FA-18A+
300 VFA-37 Bulls FA-18C(N)
400 VFA-105 Gunslingers FA-18C(N)
500 VAQ-130 Zappers EA-6B
600 VAW-126 Seahawks E-2C
610 HS-7 Dusty Dogs SH-60F/HH-60H
700 VS-22 Checkmates S-3B
44, 57 VRC-40 DET.3 Rawhides C-2A


Author:  kidcurrie42 [ Thu May 03, 2007 4:09 pm ]
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Hi Nektarios,
totally Awesome build, your best yet i think, your use of Starfighter decals on the a/c really compliments the carrier, it looks more like a 1/350 build than the 1/700 it is. i look forward to seeing more.

Author:  gtb -red [ Thu May 03, 2007 10:54 pm ]
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:thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: Man just build a 1/350 so I can feel better. :eyebrows:

Author:  Nektarios [ Fri May 04, 2007 9:35 am ]
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Maybe I will gtb-red when I finish building some more carriers I want to in 1/700 like

CV-67 which will hopefully be released by a resin company.
CV-43 1980s which is a long term plan for another company.
AVT-16 if and when an angled deck Essex is released.

But maybe I could convince you to convert in 1/700. 1/350 is great but you can't build as many ships as you want to due to size, cost and limited nr. of kits available.

1/700 is the real challenge for me.

Author:  gtb -red [ Fri May 04, 2007 9:23 pm ]
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:big_grin: Naww Man my fingers will start to lockup trying to do what you and the kid do. But tell you what you just push me to get the Nimitz done. :thumbs_up_1:

Author:  kidcurrie42 [ Fri May 04, 2007 10:03 pm ]
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It sounds like the Nimitz is going slow ? get some more done and post pics, me and Nektarios are always in contact keeping each other working, it certainly works and keeps the intrest level high.

Author:  gtb -red [ Fri May 04, 2007 10:33 pm ]
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Alright fellas I'm taking a week off and get down to the nitty gritty. Maybe this push will get Kin's 1/350 REGAN to see who will be first one done :big_grin:
CYRUS TAN WHERE ARE YOU!!! :shipcaptain:

Author:  Nektarios [ Fri May 04, 2007 11:18 pm ]
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as John has said contacting each other has helped accelerate our builds. You are very welcome to join us in doing this.
If you need info photos or anything concerning your build contact one of us.
We have helped each other by exchanging photos, information and some small stuff like tilly cranes etc.
I have sent a small article on by build of Harry S. Truman to this site which when posted I believe you ll find very interesting.
My Harry S. Truman has been deployed as you see in the photo below with its CVBG which includes:
2 Ticonderoga CGs, 2 Spruance DDs, 2 Arleigh Burke DDGs, 2 Seawolf class SSNs and a Sacramento class AOE.
A 10-ship CVBG is reallly an awesome sight and its what made me love and build USN warships.


Author:  kidcurrie42 [ Sat May 05, 2007 6:57 am ]
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Hey gtb-red, Isn't that just AWESOME, imagine that in 1/350 :)

Author:  gtb -red [ Sat May 05, 2007 12:07 pm ]
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O.K Nektarios that photo has made me put the hammer down. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:And thanks from the offer from you and Kid. :big_grin:

Author:  gtb -red [ Sat May 05, 2007 4:59 pm ]
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Hey Kidcurrie42 and Nektarious here's a few test photos of f-18e's with Starfighter Decals and a tamiaya f-18c with also Starfighters. :wave_1: ... 0_0163.jpg

Author:  Nektarios [ Sat May 05, 2007 8:50 pm ]
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gtb -red they look great. But not only them your Nimitz is looking really nice great job. Starfighter decals makes both 1/700 and 1/350 aircraft look so impressive.

Author:  Nektarios [ Sun May 06, 2007 1:14 am ]
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CVN-72 accompanied by DDG-86


more photos will be posted later.

Author:  gtb -red [ Sun May 06, 2007 9:26 am ]
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That photo gave me a idea Nektarios. Thanks :wave_1:

Author:  kidcurrie42 [ Sun May 06, 2007 1:31 pm ]
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Hey Spill the beans Buster :p

Author:  gtb -red [ Sun May 06, 2007 4:22 pm ]
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Well Ray Bean did a 1/700 scale diorama called KEEPERS OF THE SEA.And when I looked at Nektarious CVN and DDG,I remember that article in Daniel Jones Plastic Ship Modeler vol.3,no2.Thats why I told him thanks. :wave_1:

Author:  Nektarios [ Mon May 07, 2007 10:00 pm ]
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Some more photos of Italeri CVN-72.GMM 1/720 carrier PE and carrier decal set were used .Starfighter decals has done another excellent decal set which helped improving the very good Pitroad/Trumpeter aircraft.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN carries CVW-14 - Jul.20, 2002 - May 6, 2003
(WestPac, Northern Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf):
100 VF-31 Tomcatters F-14D
200 VFA-115 Eagles FA-18E
300 VFA-113 Stingers FA-18C(N)
400 VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet FA-18C(N)
500 VAQ-139 Cougars EA-6B
600 VAW-113 Black Eagles E-2C
610 HS-4 Black Knights SH-60F/HH-60H
700 VS-35 Blue Wolves S-3B
30, 31 VRC-30 DET.1 Providers C-2A


Author:  kidcurrie42 [ Tue May 08, 2007 3:47 am ]
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Hey Nektarios, your CVN-72 looks great, nice work on the a/c weapons and stores.

Hey gtb, as Nektarious said great work on the a/c and your Nimitz does look great, seems like your blockage has been lifted.

happy modelling

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