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 Post subject: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:50 am 
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I welcome everyone as warmly as possible... I'm going to make this model USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 1/700 Trumpeter.
The problem is that I can't find the PE anywhere to make it. I can find 1:350 but 1:700 is impossible to find. Maybe someone has a set they're not using anymore or at least could share a source where I could get the set from. I'd greatly appreciate that. I would also be very grateful if someone could share any insights, advice or suggestions as to what to pay special attention to when building this model. Thank you in advance.
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If the ship's model is 1/700, what is the scale of tractor the Md-1, 1/48 or 1/72???


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 Post subject: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:18 pm 
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Welcome aboard!

I would offer this set to your attention:

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/pe/gm_etch/700-20/supercarrier.html

As the difference between 1/700 and 720 is 3%, noone will notice that the safety nets and radars are a bit bigger. The only things those you can not use from this set are the railings and the aircraft parts. Because the difference is noticeable there. But you can find several aftermarket PE sets to replace them.
If the ship is 1/700 scaled, then the tractor will also be 1/700:

https://starling-models.co.uk/en/1700-vehicles/1550-us-navy-carrer-deck-vehicles-set-1.html

https://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-five-star-models-usn-flight-deck-vehicle/

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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:55 am 
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Thanks a lot Gabor, but I have to find the instructions for this kit first http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/pe ... rrier.html, before I buy I try to search, but neither the manual nor the price of the kit can be found
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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:32 am 
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Gabor, Maybe one of my colleagues has and can send me an instruction or its pics to this set? I will be very grateful for such help
http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/pe ... rrier.html
I will be very grateful for such help


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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:52 pm 
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The instructions are already in the link, on the right side of the page. GMM's PE doesn't include too much information for where the parts go, mainly how to put them together. You'll have to do additional research to see which parts are usable.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:50 pm 
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I understand, that's what I thought, thank you


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 Post subject: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:10 pm 
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Here you can see the price of the set in the 11th row:

http://www.goldmm.com/ships/gms7ordr.htm

As Timmy wrote, GMM doesn't give you much information, but I think the great part of the set can be used. But it's true, you have to do some additional research as the Trumpeter kit represents the ship in her late configuration.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:07 am 
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Guys, thanks for the suggestions, but I will only buy vehicles from https://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-five- ... k-vehicle/. I do not want to risk with a 1/720 scale, up to the 1/700 model. Apparently it is only 3%, however, it is 13 mm. I do not have enough experience to take such a risk. :smallsmile: Regards :big_grin:


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 Post subject: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:07 pm 
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You are welcome. But I think you miscalculated the things a little bit. The difference is not 13 mm, but 1.3 mm. This is hardly noticeable if you put a 1/720 scaled radar or safety net into a 1/700 scaled kit. But naturally, if you don't want to risk it, then don't do it.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:01 am 
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Greg, I'm sorry, but:
Length: 1.068.9 ft (325.8 m) LOA2] = 326m (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Kitty_Hawk_(CV-63)
scale 1/700 = 46.6 cm = 466 mm
scale 1/720 = 45.3 cm = 453 mm
according to my calculations the difference = 13 mm
I am sorry, but it seems to me that it is good :smallsmile:


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 Post subject: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Oh, I see! You don't have to worry about it. Can you see the railings on the upper left side?

http://www.goldmm.com/ships/gms7carr.htm

13 mm is approximately 4 pieces from them in the first row. Let's say you have to leave out a catwalk or a small platform. But as I wrote, the choice is yours.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
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Well, you're probably right. However, considering what I wrote above (little experience) I will stay with the purchase of only vehicles.
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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:07 am 
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My Kitty arrived ... A large box for 1/700 and a dozen frames with parts in it. At first glance, they seem to be accurate and detailed. We'll see during construction ...
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However, there are no barriers or such grids: https://www.ebay.com/p/OceanSpirit-H054 ... 5025077518.
I'm seriously wondering if I have to buy one and the second to 1/700, it will not be necessary and I can give up shopping (financial outlay)


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 Post subject: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:21 am 
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Ok. If you need further help, just come to the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:43 am 
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Thanks :smallsmile:
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I hope you received my e-mail ...


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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:18 pm 
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Looks like she is very nicely detailed Kit....Cheers Mark

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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:51 am 
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That's how the vehicles look out of the box.
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I think I will not buy PE, because I think it's not bad. What do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:45 am 
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I am placing the stern and the elements of the left and right sides of the ship lightly.
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Tiny elements like in 1/700, but perfectly fitted. Yes, I know there are some places to re-paint, but that's not a problem. After corrections, when I mount the railings it will be fine. I'm just thinking :big_grin:


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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:23 am 
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I am trying to complete and build a tower and here I have a question for experienced colleagues.
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What to do with whole rows of windows? Leave as they are? Paint in black / dark gray / white? I remind you that it is 1/700 ... Thank you!
Watching what sgtryan13 does, but I can not face the champion :heh:


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 Post subject: Re: Kitty Hawk 1/700
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The mast and tower are almost finished, but I still do not know what to do with the windows ...
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Counsel something?


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