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 Post subject: 1/350 Enterprise CV-6
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:51 am 
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I guess I'm not getting any younger so if I want an Enterprise it's time to give it a go. I hope to keep the momentum going...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:12 am 
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Hi Paul,

Great to see another Enterprise, very interesting techniques. I will follow this with great interest.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:52 am 
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Paul,

A worthy project and a very good beginning. I too am an Enterprise fan and plan this same conversion of the 1/700 Trumpeter Hornet.

Look forward to seeing your progress. :thumbs_up_1:

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Looking forward to seeing the progress myself. There are after market resin mod by Nautilus if you are interested. Or where you going to scratch build those parts?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:02 pm 
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I'm pretty old school and like to scratch as much as possible.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:46 pm 
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After getting to this stage, I am calling it quits on trying to "fix" the Trumpeter hull.

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I am currently drawing up some lines so that I can scratchbuild the hull. IMHO the Trumpeter hull is very bad and much too important to ignore. To my eyes, more important the "small" details.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:19 am 
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Hey Paul,

I wanted to correct the issues on my Hornet build I am about to start. I realized the amount of changes that would need to occur to get the kit to be correct to the actual ship that 80% of the kit would ultimately be discarded. This is too much work to modify a plastic kit in my opinion. So I am going to build her out of the box with some additions of photo etch and call it a day. My hopes are that another company will one day revisit this gorgeous class in 1/350.

There has been a lot of research by the guys in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=4866

They go through the majority of the corrections. Hopefully some of this is useful to you.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:47 am 
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The hull is only the start. At this point, I may just scratch the whole thing with the exception of the 5" guns (Veterans), the 1.1 (Paper Labs), the 20 mm (Master Model) ,not sure for the 40 mm's, the air group, and some photo etch.

I've seen built up versions of the Trumpeter kit and the model has all the grace of a tramp steamer. Like any model, IMHO, you have to get the basic shape right first. I have three of the kits, I bought one and the other two were given to me. One of them by a former Enterprise crew member that I had known almost my entire life. He gave me the kit not too long before he passed away. He said he wouldn't have time to build it. I reckon I owe him a proper model.

Truth be told, I usually get more enjoyment out of scratch building and most of the time faster than correcting some errant kit. I have the Floating Drydock plan set that should give me the basics even though I'm not doing 1944.

I'll spend some time combing through the Hornet thread. Thanks for the tip.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:36 am 
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Paul,

Best wishes with your "conversion", or whatever it is that Trumpeter has forced us Enterprise fans to do.

If you want to see another attempt, see the CV-6 link below.

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aux viewtopic.php?f=59&t=40896

CV-3 viewtopic.php?t=39515&p=263120#p263120

CV-6 viewtopic.php?t=33201&p=201342#p201342


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:56 am 
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Thanks Jim,

It was your beautiful hull that finally convinced me that the Trumpeter hull/kit was unsatisfactory.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:39 pm 
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I have revised my initial build page to reflect my scrapping of the Trumpeter kit for the basis of a 1/350 model of the Enterprise. If anyone has bookmarked the original page, please change it to this URL:
http://paulbudzik.com/current-projects/Enterprise%20Scratch/Enterprise_Scratch.html

My apologies for coming late to the game on the deficiencies of the Trumpeter kit.

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Thanks for the link, Paul. All I can say is wow to the hull problems. Is the Revelle kit still available?
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Mark,

It is still available. I got mine at Squadron;
http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=RM3017

I know, before I actually started this project, I always thought, "Well, how off could it be."

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Mark, do you know if there is any PE available for the Revell Enterprise? I'd love to do a reasonably accurate Enterprise even if it isn't in my ususal scale of 1/350.

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Here you go Bob
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Dave, thanks, I appreciate it. I kind of like those old Revell kits anyway. I built a lot of them as a kid and it is fun to go back now with the skills I've acquired over the time I've been back modeling, and all of the after market available, and do them up "right". For example, I recently build Revell's old P.T. 109, which I must have build a half dozen times as a kid, but this time with WEM PE, the 37mm cannon, and good bit of scratch building to correct the cockpit, torpedo tubes, depth charges, etc.. I think I'll have to add the old Revell Enterprise and and GMM PE to the stash. Looks like it could be a fun build and who doesn't want a reasonably accurate CV-6 on the shelf. I have the Trumpy Hornet I thought about trying to convert, but that hull is so bad my scratch building skills are nowhere near up to that task.

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I've been logging more computer/drawing time than modeling lately. Finally have the waterlines done for the thickness of material that I am using.

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After spending time with these lines, you can understand why the Enterprise could maneuver so well.

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The lifts are cut. The differences in contour from the Trumpeter hull are readily apparent.

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That a picture is worth 1000 words has never been more true than this. Jeez.


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Agree. Maybe you should save the Trumpeter lower hull for an accompanying tanker scratchbuild?


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