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1/700 Mini Hobby USS Enterprise CV-6 (Completed)

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1/700 Mini Hobby USS Enterprise CV-6 (Completed)
Posted by Harshman II on Monday, September 06, 2010 11:23 AM

I have completed a 1/700 Minihobby CV-6. One of the must build carrier if you are a ship lover.

Enterprise is so majestic.

 

 

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Monday, September 06, 2010 2:11 PM

Cool so the Minihobby kit actually isn't even in the same league as the Tamiya kit it looks better.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by tucchase on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:12 AM

Oh my!  What a good looking model!  Well done!Toast

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  • From: South Carolina
Posted by jetmodeler on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 6:27 AM

Nicely done.Toast Was there any fit issues?

 

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  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 7:38 AM

I like the paintjob on the wooden flight deck, and your air wing looks sharp as well.

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 1:41 PM

Though you probably should have gone with the Trumpeter 1/700 scale early war aircraft than the kit supplied ones. With the looks of the weapons layout on the Enterprise you have 1.1" "Chicago Pianos" not 40mm Bofors which will probably place it in the 1941 to early 1943 time frame before her refit so you would need F4F's TBD-1's and SBD-1's  for 1941-42 time frame.  For 1943 F4F's SBD-1's and TBF Avengers were carried.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 2:20 PM

Nicely executed!  I'm with you, the Enterprise was such a great ship, and her crew performed some real feats in the Pacific war.  It's a shame that we weren't able to save her as a monument to those men and the job they did.

I'll second the question about fit issues.  Was it a difficult kit to assemble, or did it go together relatively easily, so you could focus on painting and finishing?

The other comment about the Tamiya kit is an interesting one, since this kit is supposedly a copy of Tamiya's waterline kit, modified to include the full hull, though I don't know if that's correct or not.  I picked up the Tamiya kit, to bash into the Big E as she appeared in the Battle of Midway.

What did you use for your rigging?  That's a nice additional touch.  You did a nice job weathering the deck, too, though, why did you choose an unstained deck, as opposed to the blue stain the Navy used?

Best regards,

Brad

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Posted by Harshman II on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:00 PM

the Baron

Nicely executed!  I'm with you, the Enterprise was such a great ship, and her crew performed some real feats in the Pacific war.  It's a shame that we weren't able to save her as a monument to those men and the job they did.

I'll second the question about fit issues.  Was it a difficult kit to assemble, or did it go together relatively easily, so you could focus on painting and finishing?

The other comment about the Tamiya kit is an interesting one, since this kit is supposedly a copy of Tamiya's waterline kit, modified to include the full hull, though I don't know if that's correct or not.  I picked up the Tamiya kit, to bash into the Big E as she appeared in the Battle of Midway.

What did you use for your rigging?  That's a nice additional touch.  You did a nice job weathering the deck, too, though, why did you choose an unstained deck, as opposed to the blue stain the Navy used?

Best regards,

Brad

Fit of flight deck to hull is terrible. You must cut off plenty of parts to order fit in nicely but those cut will not be obvious once you fit in. Regards to detail. What I know is minihobby will not be too off compare to Tamiya since its a copy of tamiya kit with added full hull only.

As for rigging, I used scretch sprue painted with black paint. Use super glue to secure it side to side.

The deck, I can't get the blue stain and just need to use whatever resources I have.

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Thursday, September 09, 2010 9:18 AM

Very nicely done my friend...Cheers Mark

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  • From: NJ
Posted by JMart on Friday, September 10, 2010 7:29 AM

very nicely done! thanks for sharing

  

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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Mike F6F on Saturday, September 11, 2010 9:38 AM

I bashed this kit with the Tamiya Hornet last year to make a late 1943 post refit Enterprise.

/forums/t/114775.aspx

My problem with the Mini Hobby flight deck was that it wasn't as rigid as the Tamiya one.  It worked fine, but as mentioned, it takes some tweaking since it is very flexible.  If not mounted with care, you can having a flight deck with a rolling hill terain.

There can never be enough models built of CV 6.

Mike

 

"Grumman on a Navy Airplane is like Sterling on Silver."

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Posted by Harshman II on Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:18 AM

Mike F6F

I bashed this kit with the Tamiya Hornet last year to make a late 1943 post refit Enterprise.

/forums/t/114775.aspx

My problem with the Mini Hobby flight deck was that it wasn't as rigid as the Tamiya one.  It worked fine, but as mentioned, it takes some tweaking since it is very flexible.  If not mounted with care, you can having a flight deck with a rolling hill terain.

There can never be enough models built of CV 6.

First rate CV-6 of yrs, Mike!

I was going for a quick build, maybe in future will add in PE to detail it if got the chance and time.

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