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Author Topic: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion  (Read 5087 times)

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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2019, 12:16:12 AM »

First coat of hull paint over the pre-shading.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2019, 01:24:01 AM »

Yes, I have experienced the same sad situation with decals I have worked with.  I have had limited success with water temp and time in water... lukewarm and short time in solution has helped, but not 100%.  Your method of masking and stipiling has produced wonderful results that I just might try next time.  I agree, the paint must be thinned or it will peel away from edges.  Some of the new masking tapes out on the market in the US, like Green Frog works well to prevent tear away, but I'm afraid it is not fine enough for the scale we are dealing with here.  Perhaps others have suggestions?  Dennis
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2019, 11:11:31 AM »

Most of the tapes I use are from the vehicle refinishing industry.
Having been a paint and body restorer, I know the benefits of certain automotive products.
Pinstripe lining tape is my go to tape for sharp lines and flexibility for corners etc., then normal
masking tape for larger areas.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2019, 10:11:52 PM »

Some progress this weekend, some of the electrics in and working.
Next up, water and ballast test.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2019, 11:39:03 PM »

I love the weathering on the flight deck... that is the way it looked!  D.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2019, 12:07:47 AM »

I saw this on the net, and realised just how worn it could get.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 03:56:48 PM »


nice job with the eletrics 
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 05:22:39 PM »

Thank you.
A little update with the hanger deck area.
Made a start with the aircraft and crew, but getting eye strain with these miniscule 1/350
figures from Eduard.

Well, I'll persevere.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 05:35:40 PM »

Wow!  That is just awesome hanger deck detail.  I know what you are up against at 1/350 scale and I applaud you sir.  Dennis
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