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1/200 USS Nimitz 2003. Scratchbuild

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1/200 USS Nimitz 2003. Scratchbuild
Posted by Jaguar1969 on Sunday, October 20, 2013 3:14 PM

Hello friends. After a long time trying to decide if i have to share or not to share my work, i finally decide to share. I think that currently she is about a 30% finished, so i have a lot of work in front of me.

I will try to sumarize with a few photos the entire process till now.

I hope yo enjoy my work, and of course, i will wellcome any critics.

Thanks to take a look

  

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, October 20, 2013 3:30 PM

Looks like an extremely impressive start so far! (Very glad you decided to share your project.)

Whose plans are you working from?

Greg

 

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Sunday, October 20, 2013 3:33 PM

Thank you Gregbale. The plans are from Best Ship Models, But i discovered some major mistakes during the construction, comparing the plans with the real photos.

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Posted by Raualduke on Sunday, October 20, 2013 3:45 PM

Wow ! Just did the math,5 1/ 2 feet long

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Posted by flaver 2.0 on Sunday, October 20, 2013 3:48 PM
Very impressive. I've thought about doing a scratch build. Have you done any boxed wooden ships such as amati? If so how do they compare difficulty wise? I have done a couple from them.
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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, October 20, 2013 4:48 PM

Get a copy of Building Model Warships of the Iron and Steel Eras, edited by Peter Beisheim (Naval Institute Press).   The chapter by Stephen Henninger describes his build of the 1:100 scale USS Enterprise which is now on display at the Air & Space Museum in DC..

 

He ended up building the hull one and a half times while he was on long term deployment

There is a lot of good information on the processes and problems of scratch building a large scale ship model

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Posted by flaver 2.0 on Sunday, October 20, 2013 9:08 PM
I'll check it out. I've been thinking of doing a wooden ship this winter.
Thanks
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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Monday, October 21, 2013 3:55 AM

Thank you Edgrune, i´ll get a copy of this book

Flaver, i´ve also finished the hull of the Amati 1/200 Bismark. The only difference is that you have to cut by yourself the frames of the hull. I decided to cover the hull with 1 mm thick evergreen instead of wood in the carrier, but it´s only because i prefer to manage plastic instead of wood.

I enjoy that you are impressed about my work, thanks

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  • From: Mt. Washington, KY
Posted by Geezer on Monday, October 21, 2013 6:38 AM

a very beautiful piece of work Jaguar1969. I am in awe of those that can do this. Great work.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, October 21, 2013 8:43 AM

There were a few books on scratch building ship models. I know Tab books was one of the publishers.  Folks wanting to try scratchbuilding may want to see if they can find one of those.  Finding old books these days is easy with computerized online used-book companies.  So many folks are just so reluctant to trying scratch building that I love to see folks try it.

That being said, Jaguar's model is a whole cut above most scratch built ship models!  Wow, that is one major project, and it sure looks good.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Monday, October 21, 2013 10:18 AM

Thank you very much Don. I´ll post more pictures son, as i advance in my Project.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 21, 2013 11:10 AM

That's one nice looking build, glad you decided to post the pics. Look forward to seeing more of this.

Are you adding aircraft.

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Monday, October 21, 2013 11:35 AM

Thank you Bish. Of course i have to scratchbuild the aircraft too. Currently i have testing and E-2, an F-18C, and the latest is the S-3 Viking. For the Viking i made a master from evergreen, and the i made resin copies. Here are the result.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, October 21, 2013 4:21 PM

Man,that is just some impressive work,I can't comprehend not building from a kit.

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, October 21, 2013 6:11 PM

Jaguar1969,

I am speechless!!Bow Down

Although not speechless enough not to ask if by any chance you documented how you made the template for the aircraft out of Evergreen?

It is beyond my ability to imagine how one constructs these scale models from scratch. I stand in awe.

Mike 

Mike

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Hector Berlioz

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Monday, October 21, 2013 9:22 PM

Awesome work!

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:17 AM

Thank you Mike. I have a great amount of photos of the construction of the ship and the planes. Basically, i glue several layers of evergreen and then i give the correct shape with a rotary tool like the Dremel.

I can post an example with the turbofan the S-3 Viking

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:28 AM

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Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:07 AM

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!

Mike

Mike

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Hector Berlioz

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:01 AM

Jajaja, thank you Mark ;-¨)

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Posted by subfixer on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:04 AM

OK, I quit!    Indifferent

But on a positive note, (for me) you have to replicate hundreds of tie down padeyes on the flight deck. Have fun with that!

Devil

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:07 AM

i know Subfixer, not hundred but thousands. But i have an idea about how to do these tie downs :-)

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:22 AM

Your welcome

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:47 PM

scracthbuild model of the year period!!!!!!

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Posted by scorpr2 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:05 AM

That is some AWESOME work!!!  PLEASE, keep it up!!!

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:29 AM

Of course Scorp. Here are new pictures. I have started with details. Its time to elevator nº3. Solution for tie downs: 5 arm wheels for Us Navy doors. the antiskid layer is made of sand paper.

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:07 AM

Well, here we are. I continue working on the hangar bay.

Main door of elevator nº 4, i discovered that is better to build and paint the parts one by one before glue them together

Now, starting the tedious work of make the holes for the padeyes.

I have used tamiya putty to simulate the joins between the antiskid plates

That,s all. Next to come: to paint the hangar bay

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Posted by silvershadow on Monday, October 28, 2013 1:03 AM

Awesome stuff!!

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Posted by Jaguar1969 on Monday, October 28, 2013 5:09 AM

Thank you Silvershadow

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Posted by scorpr2 on Monday, October 28, 2013 10:22 PM

You are doing some great work!  Keep it up!!!

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