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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: February 19, 2019, 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: February 19, 2019, 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: February 19, 2019, 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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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2019, 12:28:52 PM »


HI there your model looks great have you treid to float an see if she balanced ok
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2019, 12:31:28 PM »


Fantastic  :-))
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2019, 01:43:23 PM »

HI there your model looks great have you treid to float an see if she balanced ok
chris

Waiting to get every thing fitted before I do ballast testing.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2019, 02:03:13 PM »


HI the planes look great in the hanger I am amazed at how much working you have fitted in I am now goin to look properly at your enterprise build as I just scimmed through  this is a cracker of a build I scratch built Nimitz in 1/144 scale  so I know how much effort you have put into this build v-well done
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2019, 03:06:55 PM »

Thank you for your kind comments, taking longer than I thought it would.

I know all the electrics work, so not concerned with that side of things anymore.

I'm still working on the air wing, approximately at #50 so far, and the support
equipment around and about.
 
I don't know what possessed me to take on anything this small, I normally do 1/35,
1/48 and 1/72 scale.
My eyes and fingers are really suffering with this, but I'll persevere, though I know I wont
take on anything this small again.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2019, 03:11:11 PM »


HI I hope to see some pics of her sailing ?. As up at the Norwich pond a gent had one of these  that sails but I did not see it sail as he said it was to windy an please do persevere as you are building it better than I could in this scale i'll be watching the build great stuff I love carrier's
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2019, 03:40:12 PM »

Blimey there's a tremendous amount of work gone into that, and my I say it looks incredible .
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2019, 03:47:04 PM »

Blimey there's a tremendous amount of work gone into that, and my I say it looks incredible .

I remember your screen name from Relish Models Forum.
Any Idea what happened to it, as no new posts for years.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2019, 12:37:30 AM »

Almost there with the airwing.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2019, 01:06:11 AM »

Boy, that brings back immediate memories, didn't think I'd get er done... airplanes forever.  She is sure a beaut and you can never have too many jets.  Building my Spit is like coming down off a huge high.... Cheers! Dennis
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2019, 09:38:40 AM »


HI I know  I have asked this question before but  have you treid to test float her as I don't want to be a downer on this but  all the extra components an all the planes add weight may not seem much but with a carrier this small  its a job to make her balance an she may sit to deep in the water. As I know from building my Nimitz its got to be a pefect balanceing act but I hope she is ok
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2019, 11:53:29 PM »

HI I know  I have asked this question before but  have you treid to test float her as I don't want to be a downer on this but  all the extra components an all the planes add weight may not seem much but with a carrier this small  its a job to make her balance an she may sit to deep in the water. As I know from building my Nimitz its got to be a pefect balanceing act but I hope she is ok
chris

I do know what you mean, however I'm not too concerned at this point.
If it becomes a problem, I'll do what others have done and fit a removable keel/skeg.
Seen this done before, and was surprised as how stable the carrier looked and handled.
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Re: Tamiya 1/350 Big 'E' CVN-65 USS Enterprise, R/C Conversion
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2019, 10:53:27 AM »

I do know what you mean, however I'm not too concerned at this point.
If it becomes a problem, I'll do what others have done and fit a removable keel/skeg.
Seen this done before, and was surprised as how stable the carrier looked and handled.
Gregg

[HI sorry if you do not know what I mean about a test float  but im referring to the amount of buoyancy your hull give you eg. more wieght deeper she sits in the water how's that  as I found that out building my big Nimitz in 1/144 scale/quote]
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