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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2012, 03:31:33 am »

Good News this morning, I thought I had been forgotten about but, I received an email from the Prop Shop advising me re the Props and Shafts also the A frames they sell. I will take correct measurements today of the propshaft, stuffing tubes and A frames, They say I can cut A Frames to size to position into the Hull which will be great. Now before I email them can anyone guesstimate how many A Frames I will need??
The Model has three on each shaft but I feel on the larger 2mm shafts 3 might be too much can some one advise me on that please.
I had a few 1/144th scale aircraft models so thought I would try for size as these were all pre painted and would have saved me a job haha but Alas yes just a wee bit too big. Never mind just makes me more determined haha.
It,s going to take a while isnt it this wont be a rush job I would say. I'm trying also to save for the 2 big models I would like being the Yamamato motorized version but that.s nearly 600 dollars plus postage then the new Bismarck at 299.00 which won't last at that price me thinks.
Never mind The Big Yin upstairs might be kind and hit me with a dollar thunderbolt of lightning eh, would be good.
I did a wee write up on the MTB and thanks Glen aned CJ for your kind comments and you Glen did you ever get the boat back or did she go to Neptunes Locker for keeps???
I have managed to work out taking pictures with the Webcam so will do a couple of Enterprise today and also my Soveremenny class Destroyer.
Now this afternoon to the pond to sail a couple of my creations.

 




Cheers for now everyone
Charles :-))
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2012, 07:32:00 am »

same amount as the ship has probably 2 per shaft I'd just count how many are in the kit.

I got her back she under the bench in my workshop await Restoration

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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2012, 10:16:08 am »

Thats great Glen now after all your other stuff I want to see a sister MTB,
Good news from Steve's Model boats he is willing to make me up a set of 4 mini drives and A frames to match. I emailed him with the aok and will await his advice on rudders etc also.
So we are getting somewhere at least with the bits and pieces. Once I get it all together then can start the build proper/

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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2012, 02:52:38 pm »

Charles...You will find Steve Tranter very helpful and he does produce excellent work quickly.

Best of luck

Alan
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2012, 10:07:36 pm »

Thanbk you Alan.
Yes he was very quick to respond to my not so good description of what I wanted yet he came back with exactly the information I was looking for.
Price is not bad either considering its made for me. To get all the parts required including postage will be 69 pounds in your language I guess thats about 120.00 my money so I am not complaining.
I will then concentrate on the props and twin rudders as it will be running on the 4 motors staggered system and twin rudders to keep her in trim.
Geez who said modelling was easy? Fitting the rudder iinto Bismarck was an art in itself, but I managed to get it just right so a nice smooth turn on the rudder. So all fitted now are the rudder, twin motors ,shafts and props which are plastic at the moment but I will change to 4 or 5 blade for her at M2 size
after her trials. She is ballasted well and no leaks which is what we want. I will start her paint job in the dark grey this weekend and then work on the more minute and scalistic additions as I go.
I really am enjoying my hobby once again and its tks to you all for the help and conversation and inspiration that you have given me.
So its nearly daybreak here and will have a closer look at what I have to look forward too.

Charles :-))
So now its just ESC and Battery to come
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2012, 12:39:37 am »

Hello all,

just to let you know what's happening re this build.

I have ordered a Card for my Digital Camera from Ebay from an Australian seller so that should be here in a few days.

I can then start taking pictures and do the thing correctly.

Ok sorry for delay in pictures, but I will remedy the situation very shortly.

I will be ordering the stuff from Steve Tranter next fortnight to start the drive system, that will be the mini shafts including prop shafts and A frames.

I have painted the  Main Flight Deck in the Gunship Dark Grey and have ordered the glue to start putting her together topsides slowly. More paint to follow.

Okay next posting will include  pictures of the kit and what I have done so far.

Thanks for bearing with me.
Charles O0

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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2012, 11:47:08 pm »

Hello everyone,
USB card still coming for pictures, Paint has been ordered to start work on Aircraft and bits and pieces around the Decks.
In final discussion with Steve at Model Boats re Rudders and A frames, then order to be placed.
Thats all for now I'm afraid but will continue when more stuff arrives.

Charles
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2012, 03:15:20 pm »

Hello all and good luck UK at the Olympics.
My weekly report.
You would not believe this in a million years, YES the USB card came for the camera and YES it is faulty. The chap is exchanging it for me and now waiting for the new card to arrive.
I really wanted to have some pictures for you all.
I have started the build on the aircraft and have managed to complete 1 as I had all the paint needed to completly do it. It is the Hawkeye and looks great but haha what a job with the Decals, thank goodness for tweezers.
I have also done 4 others but just need the white I am waiting for to finish them off before decals are applied, a lot more to go haha.
I will leave a good video for you to watch if you like about the 10 biggest warships  which I thought was aok, hope you like it to, and it's not too long.
[http://youtu.be/cSAo8rEsQd0b][/b]
Im afraid thats it for now but just letting you all know still working away albeit slowly but we will get there.
Until my next posting and hopefully a much more lengthy and informative one.

Charles
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2012, 03:16:59 pm »

http://youtu.be/cSAo8rEsQd0
Sorry that is the correct link for the video. I think I mucked the other up SORRY?

Charles
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2012, 03:24:32 pm »

Evening to you all.
Update on Nimitz while waiting for parts and paint. I have got the glue hoorray. I am still waiting for new card.
Only 3 aircraft now left to build and all others completed except for White Paint, Wheels to be fitted and Decals to be fitted.
1 x SH-3 SEA KINGT OF HC-2 FLEET ANGELS
1 X RA-5C VIGILANTE OF RVAH-9 HOOT OWLS
2 X SA-3A VIKINGS OF VS-24 SCOUTS
3 X A-6E INTRUDERS OF VA-35 BLACK PANTHERS
6 X A-7E CORSAIRII OF VA-86 SIDE WINDERS
1 X E-2C HAWKEY7E OF VAW-116 SUN KINGS
6 X F-4J PHANTOMS OF VMFA-333 SHAMROCKS
2 X EA-3B SKYWARRIORS OF VQ-2 BATMEN.
I could'nt help myself though and thought "this carrier needs escorts does'nt it" so I did a deal with a fellow in the US and bought 2 Trumpeter 1/350 scale escorts.
1 x U.S.S. Ticonderoga - DDG47 a Guided Missile Cruiser which in real life was commissioned January 1983 and decommissioned on 30th September 2004, and
1 x U.S.S. Ingersoll - DD-990  a Spruance Class Destroyer which was commissioned 12 april 1980 and decommissioned 24th July 1998
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2012, 03:39:31 pm »

Carrying on









Those are the 2 ships in question, and both have served alongside Nimitz so it should be a great display when finished, and will certainly keep me busy.
I understand Toms also sells upgrades in etchings for all ships.
I also managed to get Carrier Crewmen both present and WW2 in 1/350 and prepainted which is a blessing for me the old fellow. So Nimitz will have a crew.
as far as Aircraft and otherthings go. I can also buy US Navy personnel in Uniform present day in 1/350 to add to Nimitz also.
So as you can see only Pictures are stopping me from showing you my work, but I am not sitting here idly believe me haha.

I should be great working at such small scales soon haha
Ok hope you are all well fellow Shipmates, until next update.

Charles







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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2012, 06:38:29 pm »

sounding good mate looking forward to seeing your build pics

I was in rosy roads naval base in 2000 and as FAA guys do on deployment we had a lot of fun. On a night out we drove passed Ticonderoga a young us seaman came down the gangway with some gash the side door on van opened hand reached out and grabbed the poor lad and we carried him away to the strip bar just out side gates. we fed him huge amounts beer and got loads of well endowed ladies to molest him about midnight we drove back and dumped the drunk seamen at the bottom of gang way and sped off.

Fortunately the CO of Ticonderoga saw the funny side and said he was one lucky sailor I think we was lucky not be arrested but boy what night
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2012, 11:32:11 pm »

HA sounds  like a great debaucherous night was had by all Glen, I had a similar experience, I was attached to HMAS Melbourne for 2 weeks exchange duty and being  an ex sig was on the bridge and what a laugh on the night we were to sail from Garden Island it was a great experience watching over a thousand drunk sailors (Pussers) trying to  get back on board. What a shamozzles hahaha great memories.
Just ordered 6 Tomcats to go with the Aircraft collection and the Bloody Dog has chewed one of the Phantoms already so I will be looking around for some of them. I have decided to use the F18's in the kit with no decals and will try and find some  of them also.
I think that should then do it along with the others for Aircraft when she came out and Modern on board.
Looking forward to checking the Post Office today. We only have a population of 500 here and I live in Outback Queensland closest town with a decent Hobby shop is over 425 kilometers away so as you can see that's why I have to rely on the Internet for my stuff and lucky I am a patient man well sometimes haha. Got a bottle of Glen Fiddich awaiting me for a wee dram tonight when I finish of the Corsairs and mayabe just maybe the paint will arrive or at least the card for the camera.
Ok mate I might even join your club the bloke I bought the 2 ships from has an old Blue Devil he might do a deal on, what do you think about that eh haha.
I am really enjoying the build and seeing even the little aircraft coming together is great.
Ok Mate will catch up. Below are the Upgrades F18, Tomcats and 1/350 Carrier Crew Members US Navy.

Charles :-))





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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2012, 11:45:38 pm »

Charles,

How far out are you? and I mean in distance, not you actually being far out  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2012, 12:17:20 am »

Gidday Mate,
Well closest  shopping town to me would be Roma which is 95 kilometers away. Toowoomba is approx 425 and Brisbane 830 - 840. we are up at Carnarvon gorge way and main town is Springsure followed by Emerald.
Does that give you an idea Raaartygunner.
Pretty much nothing only a toy shop in Roma  who really does not have what I am looking for only paints I guess and I certainly ain't into Barbie Dolls  etc.
I think we have spoken before via my son doing the 1/16th Tanks matey.
I have never been into Scale Ships however  but enjoying every moment of it now. They are so realistic mate it surprises me and like the tanks you can do so many things with them re upgrades etc. To radio control will be a challenge but I will get there.
Thank you for asking

Charles
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2012, 01:47:35 am »

Gidday Charles,

Mate have not been to Carnarvon gorge, but years ago travelled extensively outback, Bedourie (min min light) etc and been to the places you mention.

Besides the obligatory hotel (pub) and couple of shops not much in those county towns.

As you say nothing in Roma, probably Mr Toys outlet, and if you go to Toowoomba may as well go the extra couple of hours to Brisbane.

But even then shopping on line has a lot more options and advantages.

Build is looking good and I will continue tagging along :-)) :-))
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« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2012, 06:50:11 am »

Thank you very much mate.
Well great news for me, just went to our Post Office and the paint has arrived as well as the new card for the camera. Now I will just have to buy some new batteries and test it out. I will do that on Saturday.
I couldnt resist my next post so its off to Glen with the Fletcher, catch you there.

Charles :}
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2012, 02:35:59 am »

You are not going to believe this but this card is also showing Memory card error, so must be the camera as this is the second card I have tried as you all know. Looks like I shall have to move the ship into another room and do my best with the Webcam to start my pictures for the build.
I will do that later on today and start a good post tonight hopefully.
Sorry about that called Murphy's Law.
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2012, 11:57:55 am »

Charles,

Just an Idea, look up your card problem on google.

My son had a recent problem with three cards to his camera.

After googling the problem it transpired the cards and comera were OK but there was tiny slide lock on the card that had to have tape applied over it. Much like the old VHS prerecorded tapes to allow you to tape over them.

After applying tape the cards were able to be formatted and used satisfactorily.
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« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2012, 01:50:49 pm »

Thanks Raaarty, Yes its giving me the irrates mate. And now having to move this model around from room to room to try and site in the Web camera for pikkies for this forum, its mission impossible at the moment. I am also getting amate to come up with his camera to see if they work in his. I will definately try the tape thing as I think the cards were fairly cheep and really unbranded with 8gb showing. The fella said he would test this one before he sent it so I mightg just drop him another email to see if he did so.
I will get there but thank you for your trouble and advice in finding things out for me.

Charles ;)
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2012, 03:20:35 am »

Hello all,
Well it seems that I am posting more on the Camera problems than the actual Nimitz. I contacted the seller of these cards to me and nothing wrong with them. It was me. Appears that my camera being a Cannon Powershot A540 digital camera is now considered OLD at 5 years and the card I had been choosing was not designed for the camera. I should be looking for an SD card and not the SDHC I have been getting. Blowed if I know the difference I thought a card was a card. I am 61 are they going to change my model so quickly. Sometimes technology is great but surely after only 5 years I have an Old camera. I wonder what Mr Kodak and all his old brownies would think. I had one of those for years living in Scotland before moving to Australia and I would like it back haha.
Okay I will look now for the correct card and God willing my next post might just might have some decent pictures you can relate to.
Sorry about this but it will be fixed.
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2012, 05:17:49 am »

Been there done that.

Might be cheaper to get a new camera with software for downloading to your PC.
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« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2012, 05:22:30 pm »

Yeah Raaarty, but I did find a good camera shop in UK would you believe I could'nt find a card supplier in Aus on Ebay maybe because I was asking for a specific card. Have found one and paid 4 pounds plus postage has already been posted and they assure me this is the one for the Powershot A540 so we will wait and see. If not will go to camera house website and get one of their many digital deals.
Thanks Raaarty, I am plodding along, break from Nimitz tonight and did a bit more cammo on the side of the Bismarck. I just have to make a new rear mast assembly as I dont like the chinese thingie that comes with the model. Should not be too hard, I will try and copy from my Pictures of different kits I have of the Bismarck.
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2012, 07:39:22 am »

At long last the SD card arrived from the UK and yes it is actually the correct card, so here we start on what has transpired so far.
Please do not be too harsh on an old fellah as it is my first attempt ever at something this size and especially a Scale Ship.
Anyhow enough said.













I also as you may see have started to weather the flight deck and ran out of paint which I have since ordered. I also have ordered some more aircraft which I love building haha, to enhance the 8th Air Wing and keep it up to date. Nothing is fixed and wont be for a while but will keep plodding on and join the hulls together soon to test for leakages and then start my balancing act.
While I am here can any one tell me what ship this picture represents, as I have purchased one and I believe it would be a good R/C conversion also.




Okay that 's it for now folks see you on the next posting. %%
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Re: Trumpeter Kit US Nimitiz Scale 1/350
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2012, 10:00:49 am »

Looking very nice indeed charles.

Just one thing. You seem to have a mix aircraft from different periods. The F 18s will very out of place with rest of the planes It looks like a 1960's airgroup in main judging by the high vis markings

Looking forward to seeing more.

Glen
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