My new project..USS Nimitz CVN 68 1976

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:16 pm

    Now the fun begins...The vessel itself and starting with The Island



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    Post  AdriaN on Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:11 pm

    how on earth did you manage to paint those tiny wheels/tires?? Shocked

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:42 am

    patience ..patience..lots of patience Adrian...Really though it wasn't that difficult ....airbrushed them yellow first .....varnish....wash which then served as a guidline for painting the actual tires and presto lol lol lol
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    Post  Gordon on Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:12 am

    welldone lou

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:09 pm

    Totally incredible Lou, you are the master, cannot heap enough praise on your work. Looking forward to the rest of this new masterpiece, and a masterpiece it is going to be, these are the neatest planes and equipment you have ever built.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:49 pm

    Main Mast island and one radar completed. Have to difuse the lights a bit to a softer shade ...will sort that out once I attach the island to the deck....















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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:51 pm

    Missed your posts Louis, brilliant work as usual, that island looks amazing, the window wipers would be microscopic.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:44 am

    Initial works on hull starboard side....Sponsons hollowed out and rebuilt from scratch.....air vent grids hollowed out and replaced by photoetch from spares box...piping and tubing ....copper wire and fine telephone wire
















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    Post  in nannu pec on Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:46 am

    Now for the Port side ......lot of plastic scraping and drilling to do .... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:30 pm

    amazing neat and highly detailed work Lou, totally brilliant as usual, this is a treat to see. Keep it up, the detail is amazing.

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:52 am

    Amazing as usual ja Pecluq Nannu Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:52 am

    you are incredible..Nannu..


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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:09 pm

    Initial works on loer hull ...Port side.....Forward and aft sponsons repositioned and rebuilt from scratch....piping the usual copper and telephone wire used also soldering lead...very fine.....Ventilation grids repositioned ...new and additional ones hollowed out and backed with photoetch from spares box....detaing plastic strips etc.....Non exisitent sponsons which were in the kit and not here in 1976 filled up with expoxy putty and the work goes on....
















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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:39 pm

    Amazing work Lou, great progress!! All those vents must have been a nightmare to make.

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    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:32 am

    Bravissimu Pecluq Kollu cheers cheers cheers

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    Post  ascomt on Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:49 pm

    Excellent Work Lou

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    Post  Cyril. on Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:57 am

    Fantastic detail Louis, Prosit.

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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:18 am

    I don't normally do steel ships so don't usually look in, oh boy I've been missing out, this is astounding work, will definitely be following this.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:10 pm

    Hull more or less complete just a few details to add once the top deck and catwalk will be attached....

















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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:13 pm

    Will now start works on the faintail on the stern of the vessel....more research study study  and a lot of fiddly work there:scratch: scratch



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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:10 pm

    Beautiful Lou, the shape of that ship is amazing, it oozes power and might. Looks amazing. the detailing is awesome.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:27 pm

    Dry fit of the transom at the stern of the vessel ready for airbrushing...more or less scratchbuilt...kit offering totally wrong and devoid of detail
















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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:29 pm

    First stage of seascape done....






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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:16 pm

    Fantastic detail Lou, It is coming along real nicely. With every new project you outdo yourself. Well done. Superb detail.

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    Post  Ray on Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:29 pm

    Fine work as usual Nannu Pecluq cheers Twisted Evil

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