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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:22 pm 
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I am building the Italeri 1/720 USS Carl Vinson for a friend of mine whose son served on her at that time. I am using the 1999 Carl Vinson kit and will be updating it to 2014. I am also going to scratch build the hanger deck and add other details to her. She probably won't be 100% accurate but should be somewhat close (I hope) when I finish. I have quite a few upgrades for the kit and am looking forward to this build. I don't do many carriers and the few I have done were all WWII era carriers so this is a new challenge for me. Here is the kit and the upgrades I have for her: PE set, trumpeter aircraft, resin upgraded CIWS and RAM launchers, addition PE weapon sets, and PE deck equipment.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:27 pm 
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Got a little bit accomplished on her. She will be waterline and in a sea base when completed so I separated the lower hull and cleaner up the waterline plate. I removed a little molded on detail from the hull in placed where there will PE added. I added the kit weapon/sensor sponsons and will be scratch building the additional sponsons that aren't included in the kit.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:21 am 
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Nice! I love all carrier builds, looking forward to follow your build :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:12 am 
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As a huge fan of carriers I'm seating at the first row and observe :-D
Want to start USS Constellation by Trumpeter in near future :-)


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Looking forward to seeing your build come together MedicMike. I'll be following. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:05 pm 
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Got to spend a little time on her over the last couple days. I have been working on the hanger deck. I added the deck itself and the interior walls with styrene sheet. I started filling the gaps and such and will be starting on the interior details next.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:55 pm 
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Did more work on the hanger deck. Added a little bit of detail inside. I am not going to do too much since most of it won't be visible from the outside. I am going to try and model some activity around the hanger bay openings to make her look busy. I cleaned up the inside a little bit, added some stuff to the stern, and then primed the inside and outside of the hull. Still more cleaning and such but I hope to start painting the hanger deck soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:23 pm 
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Painted the hanger bay walls and floor. Need to do a little touching up now. Also started on the flight deck and a couple other areas. Need to work on some of the planes and equipment for the hanger deck next.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:49 am 
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No new pics quite yet but I started on some of the aircraft for the hanger deck and some of the misc. equipment. I also painted the flight deck and started working on some detail there. I ordered some 3D printed 1/700 missiles and such for the aircraft and those are scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I will get some new pics up this weekend. Moving right along.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:58 pm 
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Here are the latest pics. I have the wings folded and tails attached to a few of the F-18C's. The missiles and bombs I ordered arrived today. Need to clean, prep, and paint them. The paint on the flight deck wasn't completely dry when I took the picture. It looks much better now. Still need some touching up.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:49 am 
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Since you are doing the hangar bays, check these out. https://davidsscalemodels.com/decals/1- ... ecal-sets/


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Here is how I did mine in case you are looking for tips.
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David thanks for the link to your build! Very nice build and a good inspiration for mine. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36 pm 
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Haven't had much time lately but got a little done on the hanger deck last night. Hope to get some stuff done this weekend.
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Did some railing work around the stern, added more to the hanger deck, and a shot of one of the F-18's.
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I have been very busy with work lately and haven't had much time but I did get a little bit done. I got the flight deck mounted, assembled the island and started adding some details to it, painted the arresting cables, and gloss coated the flight deck to get ready for decals.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:15 pm 
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Managed to get a little more done. Got some of the flight deck and island decals done. Still a lot more needed on the flight deck and some scratch built details needed on the island.
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Got the flight deck decals done and did some more work on the island. Added a sponson on the front and have more stuff to build and add. Still needs washing and the flight deck needs a lot of washing and weathering.
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Will be watching your deck weathering work with a lot of interest. That is the next step in my 1/730ish Midway build


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Finally got down to some weathering on the flight deck. I did two coats of weathering using acrylic washes and then with some oil based paints and mineral spirits. I also mounted the island on her. I am going to do a bit more work with the oil paints and spirits to finish up the deck.
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