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WIP 3, The USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
My third WIP for my USS Enterprise carrier. Much, much, much more progress has been made on this since the last installment, so.
About this creation


Carrier deck. Woot, woot! This isn't complete, though. Ehm, that gray technic beam on the side is the same length as the carrier, at its completion. So, as you can tell, I still have some ways to go. The dark grey represents the EMALS catapult systems, which are a new addition that are being added to all Ford Classes. The white tiles mark out the majority of the landing strip; I still have to go back and add the center strip. One of the catapults actually crosses this strip; its the most outboard one. I decided that I would put the white tiles at that intersection, rather than the dark grey. Otherwise, the only real other point to make (other than '80') is the gaps in the center of the deck. Most of them are located just behind the catapults; they're there for the yet-to-be-installed jet blast deflector. There is really only one other "major" gap that is on the right (or starboard) side of the ship, and that is the opening for one of the elevators.





Blurry 80!



Carrier 08? No, carrier 80, just backwards. Guess I should point out one major difference between the CVN-80 and Locutus' CVN-65, that is, the forward part of the carrier. On the CVN-65, its much larger, and much more "square" shaped. But, if you look at the title picture for my first WIP, you will see that the on the Ford Class, the forward section is much smaller, and way more angled on the side.



Blurry tiles! I have to say, that this is also something that probably scares me the most about the carrier. This is a stack (no, mess) of ~100 tiles. I had four of these groups, along with about 8 groups of ten tiles, to give me a max total of ~480 tiles. HOWEVER, I have, after completing this much of the ship, exhausted over 300 of those tiles; I have this group of 100, and a small stack of about 30-40 tiles. My main concern is if I have enough. I mean, I have a bunch of other shaped tiles, but in the end, this is going to exhaust my entire collection of tiles. Whats more, I am going to have to find some other way to smooth out the hanger deck. So yeah.



In the shadow of this poorly lit picture, is my main stash of grey plates and grey bow pieces! Yay!



Special pieces, for special people! Yeah, its sad.



How did this get in!!? Don't look at that picture! Thats not part of my carrier (never mind the fact that the carrier's elevators are on that thing)! Keep movin' folks.



Whew. Anyways, a nice end picture for you all, very nice, very clean, ya know. Hopefully this shows that this project is in full swing, though it won't stay that way. I will be leaving for a week long camp soon, (in a few days), so this ship, and the mess it has created, will be cleaned up. Rest assured, the ship will not be harmed; and I promise to try and finish it ASAP. In fact, while you are reading this, I am actually building. Unless I am not. Then no, I am not building.

See yah' folks! If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them down below, thanks for watching!





Comments

 I like it 
  July 17, 2013
I love this craft, the build is great, and it looks very accurate!
 I made it 
  July 8, 2013
Quoting Stuart Lucas This is a hugely ambitious project, a SHIP in every sense of the word. I'm sure the result will be fantastic, I hope the process is a lot of fun too!
The process, fun? I wish! Thanks for the comment! I hope to have it finished soon.....
 I like it 
  July 8, 2013
This is a hugely ambitious project, a SHIP in every sense of the word. I'm sure the result will be fantastic, I hope the process is a lot of fun too!
 I like it 
  July 4, 2013
Oh this is going to be awesome when it's finished. Movable lifts (oh right, NOT movable lifts) is a good idea :-) Looks like you'll need a PAB order at lego to find enough tiles to cover the deck though!
 I made it 
  July 3, 2013
Quoting claw paradox *gasp* are you... MOTORIZING those aircraft elevators? ok, ok, I won't look.
If that is what you see.....
 I like it 
  July 3, 2013
*gasp* are you... MOTORIZING those aircraft elevators? ok, ok, I won't look.
 I like it 
  July 3, 2013
a great project, I wish you luck on your enterprise!
 I like it 
  June 24, 2013
Looking good! I salut your dedication to this despite its voracious appetite for tiles, looking forward to seeing the finished product!
  June 23, 2013
Thats cool. I build my Enterprise from a Tamiya 1/350 too. :) Thank you for the link.
 I made it 
  June 22, 2013
Quoting Ed Bangor Looking good. I really like the contour of the ship and what you did with the main mast on the last update. One little suggestion, especially if you want to include the blast deflectors: try to include the 3 arresting wires and the crash barricade. I think you can get away with deviating from scale a bit on those for the sake of completeness of the build, and it would really be cool.
Actually, I was planning on adding in arresting wires. As for a crash barricade. Hm. I could use some flex tubing: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=75c20, and this piece:http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30377 though I am not sure that I have enough of the second piece.
  June 22, 2013
Looking good. I really like the contour of the ship and what you did with the main mast on the last update. One little suggestion, especially if you want to include the blast deflectors: try to include the 3 arresting wires and the crash barricade. I think you can get away with deviating from scale a bit on those for the sake of completeness of the build, and it would really be cool.
 I like it 
  June 21, 2013
Neverminding the elevator looking thing, the deck is really impressive.
 I made it 
  June 21, 2013
Quoting Locutus 666 YES! Im realy looking forward. My project has slowed down this week since i have to fear that the post possibly lost my last BL-order! >:( One thing to point out at yours: You used soem wedges for the front part of the deck. I mean the section from the "80" to the first catapults. I hope you know what i mean. Does this section have such angels? At the begining I used such wedges too but the angle is to much so i fall back to normal parts. (this is so difficult to describe...). Anyway TOP!! Even if I would recommend to use dark bluish grey as the deck color (if available 4 you).
I feel for you, on your BL order. I hope it didn't have too many important parts!. Sigh, the postal system can sometimes..... Anyways, to address the bow of the ship, well, when I started, I actually used regular plates. But I couldn't get the right angle, and whats more, that design consumed WAY more tiles. In the end, it looked pretty boxy. This design gets much closer to the angle, and looks pretty futuristic ;-). I am working on possible a gear system that would allow me to raise and lower the jet blast deflectors, which will be "fun" to figure out. Finally, yeah, maybe dark grey might be better. However, I had all the tiles before hand, so it saved money. Also, those elevators used light bluish grey tiles, which don't come in dark grey. And it's a new ship, so maybe it's deck will be saved from tire marks for some time!
 I like it 
  June 21, 2013
YES! Im realy looking forward. My project has slowed down this week since i have to fear that the post possibly lost my last BL-order! >:( One thing to point out at yours: You used soem wedges for the front part of the deck. I mean the section from the "80" to the first catapults. I hope you know what i mean. Does this section have such angels? At the begining I used such wedges too but the angle is to much so i fall back to normal parts. (this is so difficult to describe...). Anyway TOP!! Even if I would recommend to use dark bluish grey as the deck color (if available 4 you).
 I like it 
  June 20, 2013
Sweet! Looking forward to the final product.
  June 20, 2013
It's looking very good so far. I'm looking forward to the finished model.
 I like it 
  June 20, 2013
This is going to look awesome. And that is a lot of tiles.
  June 20, 2013
Coming along nicely That's a lot of tiles
 I like it 
  June 20, 2013
Coming along nice! You work fast. I can't wait to see.
 I like it 
  June 20, 2013
this looks awesome!!
 
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