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frankv

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Frank from West Michigan, USA
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:40:57 am »

     Hello,
I have been a member here for a while and thought I would post some photos of my most recent project.


I got back into the hobby a couple of years ago by ordering some hulls from Fleetscale out of the UK.  I finished one of the projects and before I moved on to the second, I got the urge to try something from scratch. 


This is my copy of the USS Enterprise.  I was aiming for a look close to operation sea orbit.  She is 1/144 scale and while not museum quality, I am pretty happy how she turned out.
Feed back would be appreciated.


Best regards,
Frank Verburg
     
West Michigan, USA

IMG_0084.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
IMG_0085.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
IMG_0090.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
IMG_0124.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
 
IMG_2536.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
 
BW1U5523.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
BW1U5524.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
 
BW1U5542.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
 
BW1U5550.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
 
BW1U5552.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
BW1U5555.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
 
BW1U5557.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr
 
     
BW1U5559.jpg by Frank Verburg, on Flickr


 
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Re: New guy, first model post
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 09:31:56 am »

Looks good, but where do you keep it when it's not filling up the living room?
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Re: New guy, first model post
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 10:53:14 am »


My, that is impressive.   :-))

What sort of weight is she please.  it looks like it might have to be carried downstairs.  %)

Cheers

ken



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Re: New guy, first model post
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 12:57:21 pm »

Very impressive. Big is beautiful.  :-))
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Re: New guy, first model post
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 06:20:25 am »

Frank,


Welcome to the forum  :} . Very impressive model.


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Re: New guy, first model post
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 01:24:30 pm »

Thank you for the kind words.


joppyuk1, for some reason I am being discouraged from keeping it in the middle of the living room.  I have a spare bedroom that I use as a home office that I will keep the Enterprise in.


Tug---Kenny, I haven't ballasted the model yet,but just from construction, she really isn't that heavy.  When I move the model around, my concern is dealing with the length. 


Perkasaman and Mark w  Thank you for the kind words and the welcome.


I'm off to get some batteries this afternoon.


Regards,


Frank
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Re: New guy, first model post
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 08:56:05 pm »

Hi Franks   Welcome impressive  Big E  you have there ,  much prefer your  first generation bill board island superstructure always looked futuristic . Even at 1:144 it must be a monster . there are  carrier model builders   here in the UK  that divide the hull into  two parts  to make transport less stressful.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: New guy, first model post
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 09:02:00 pm »

Lovely model but you need a new furniture upholsterer  :}
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Re: New guy, first model post
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 03:54:12 pm »

That is one impressive flat top Frank! Seeing all those aircraft goes to show, like Stan's efforts, that aircraft carriers give you many interesting planes to build paint and fit, including tail markings etc!

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