My new project..USS Nimitz CVN 68 1976

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    My new project..USS Nimitz CVN 68 1976

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:17 am

    This will be a long project....The kit is by Trumpeter in 1/350 scale. Have started works already on 2 squadrons of Phantoms...








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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:48 pm

    Go Louis Go!!

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    F4 U's

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:49 am

    F4 U's ready for airbrushing






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    Centre Extra fuel tanks

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:51 am

    and here are the centre fuel tanks fashioned out of toothpicks





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    Wing extra fuel tanks

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:53 am

    these were all scratchbuilt out of plastic rod






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    Sidewinders

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:57 am

    and here are the scratchbuilt sidewinders and booms to be attatched to the wings....Each sidewinder has 9 different parts








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    Post  Wayne on Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:45 am

    MAD.... in a good way tongue


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    Post  Ray on Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:06 am

    Very nice ja Pecluuuuuuuq Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:02 pm

    Wayne wrote:MAD.... in a good way tongue

    I agree, especially considering the small scale! Very Happy

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    Re: My new project..USS Nimitz CVN 68 1976

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:59 pm

    Louis, some information that can be useful,

    http://www.gonavy.jp/CVW-AJf.html

    For the record, by 1976 the F-14A Tomcat was already in service and replacing the F-4 in carrier air wings.  In fact the F-14 Tomcat's first combat tour came in April 1975 with VF-1 'Wolfpack' and VF-2 'Bounty Hunters' operating off USS Enterprise during Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon in the closing days of the Vietnam war. Both VF-1 and VF-2 had begun Tomcat conversion during 1973.

    USS Nimitz operated the Tomcat from 1977 till 2002, the first Squadrons being VF-41 'Black Aces' and VF-84 'Jolly Rogers' as part of CVW-8. Both squadrons converted to the F-14 during 1976/77 deploying aboard the Nimitz in Sep 1977. The last squadron to operate the Tomcat off USS Nimitz was VF-213 'Black Lions' CVW-11 in Jan 2002 ending 25 years of Nimitz F-14 Tomcat operations.

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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:06 pm

    Lovely work Lou, what patience!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:43 pm

    Noted Guz Smile

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    Post  Cyril. on Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:28 pm

    I feel this is going to be your best yet Louis,
    Prosit, looks very interesting. Very Happy

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:49 am

    Prosit Lou...your the Man............ cheers

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    Post  smallia on Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:28 am

    Absolutely gorgeous siehbi

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:10 pm

    Well here they are ...finally finished...think I need a new pair of glasses after these Smile Smile
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    Next on the line ...Vigilantes ..that will be fun Smile
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    Post  smallia on Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:35 pm

    You frickin' maniac !!!!! These are absolutely gorgeous. I really like them

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    Post  David on Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:09 am

    speechless
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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:38 pm

    Wow Lou, really way out what beauties, i thought they were 1/72nd no details missing. Incredible

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    Post  Cyril. on Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:35 am

    Well done Louis, if it was not for the coin, one would think they are a larger scale.

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    Post  RayCaruana on Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:20 am

    Tal-Glenn!!! Shocked cheers

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:53 pm

    You are the ONE......... cheers

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    Post  Ray on Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:15 pm

    Pecluuuuuuuuuuqu ta'VERU nsomma bounce cheers I love you

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    RA-5C's Vigilantes RVAH-9 'Hoot Owls' ready for airbrushing. This is going to be a tricky job. A lot of masking and scratchbuilt decals












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