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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:58 am 
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I started this in April as my pandemic build :cool_2: I have about 400 hours invested in it. The model is out of the box except for the hangar bay and the hose reels. Hangar bay is based off of Tom Pope’s plans. The lighting is LED From Evan Designs and fiber optics From the Fiber Optic Store, done under the tutelage of Dave Kopielski. Paints are MCW acrylic lacquers. Air wing is 2001 vintage and is all Tamiya except for the MH-60’s, the Hawkeyes and the greyhound which are Trumpeter. I designed this around the aerial shot of the deck commemorating the 40th anniversary of nuclear power.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:56 am 
Bravo! Stupendous project well executed. What comes next? Are you up for another marathon or will you be taking a short break?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:59 pm 
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gms wrote:
Bravo! Stupendous project well executed. What comes next? Are you up for another marathon or will you be taking a short break?


Ohh boy, a short break! I’m going to start the Tirpitz next. Out of box, just a detailed paint scheme and a Fjord vignette at most :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:59 pm 
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Great job! The deck weathering and the hanger bay turned out great!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:15 pm 
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Great job with the lighting! Beautiful overall presentation. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:53 pm 
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Agreed; beautiful build and effects.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:39 am 
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Nice work on the bug E! Like the others, I really like the lighting you added. Of interest, where did you find images or what have you on where to place the lights on the runway etc? I've done quite a bit of looking online and not seen much of any use. I'd like to do something similar on mine when I eventually get to it


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:17 pm 
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Apologies for the late response, i should have checked in here sooner.
I posted a question on the Aircraft Carrier calling all USS Enterprise fans. Check out pg 37 about half way down for the super carrier layout. This has been all i could locate. It works relatively well. I scaled it out and printed to get rough locations for each light.
For other pics i checked out the cruise books and then of course the usual google searches.
Thanks for the great comments guys. Really appreciate it!


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