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Awesome USS ENTERPRISE build.

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  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Awesome USS ENTERPRISE build.
Posted by crackers on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:20 AM

Carlos Diaz submitted his build of the Aircraft carrier, USS ENTERPRISE on facebook This is truly a labor of love. Drool if you must, at the following photos.

Just look at this build is an amazmement of the size of the project. Unfortunately, no scale was provided, so we have to guess the scale. Regardless, I could never fit a project like this into my cramped hobby room.

Sofiane Belghait posted these photos on Facebook for Mr. Diaz.

Happy modeling   Crackers     Surprise  Yes  Yes

 

 

Anthony V. Santos

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, November 02, 2018 5:09 PM

I'm going to guess that's 1/144, as that would be about a 2m (6.5') long model.

Mostly because 1/72 woudl be about 4m/13' long.

But, anything is possible (even as my mind boggles at buying that many 1/72 Hornets Smile)

  • Member since
    August, 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, November 03, 2018 5:33 AM

CapnMac82

I'm going to guess that's 1/144, as that would be about a 2m (6.5') long model.

Mostly because 1/72 woudl be about 4m/13' long.

But, anything is possible (even as my mind boggles at buying that many 1/72 Hornets Smile)

 

I concur on the scale. I remember the FSM story on the 1/72 Nimitz and it was MUCH bigger than this. 

Now, he needs to upgrade. I know there are 1/16 scale F-14’s on the market. How’s about a 1/16 scale Enterprise?

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, November 03, 2018 6:39 AM

Wow!  And I thought I had display space problems.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, November 03, 2018 11:48 AM

I have this memory of a rather large Big E.  Around 1/96, probably from Loren Perry's magazine.  Builder used a boat trailer to take it to the RC "pond."  Power was from a batch of power-window motors and a big bank of 12VDC auto batteries.

 

1/16 scale?  That's about 60'/18m long and 12'/3.5m wide.  Dunno if that would be better in sheet aluminum or just galvanized steel.  Either way, you'd need a special permit every time you wanted to take it on the road.  Also, E2C are going to be complicated in 1/16.

Airwing availibility will limit large scale planning.  Early on, you need E2 and C2 along with Vigies and Whales, some of which are complicated even in 1/48.

Probably the "ideal" large scale E would be 1/72, airwing is available for all eras.  Even if that's a 12'-14'/3-4m long build.  Would be an interesting Club build, which would help offset the need to make so many nearly identical a/c.  Or a couple hundred Naval figures.  Or all the deck vehicles.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, November 04, 2018 8:30 AM

Good Gosh !

 His home looks like a shipyard ! 

 Good looking ship though ! T.B.

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    March, 2013
Posted by LonCray on Monday, November 05, 2018 10:54 AM

To paraphrase Jaws:  "You're gonna need a bigger table."  I cringe at the idea of somebody bumping that thing on that li'l bitty table.  But it's a gorgeous model!

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