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1/350 USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

Here is my project of the USS Carl . This represents how she was at the start of her maiden deployment on March 1, 1983. This deployment was a World Cruise starting in Norfolk Virginia and ending in San Francisco California. I served aboard with VA-37 on this cruise. The kit is the Trumpeter scale USS Nimitz that was converted to the USS Vinson. The project took 9 months and 777 hours to complete. It has over 500 feet of fiber optic lighting and 40 LED’s to illuminate it. The hangar bay decals and air wing decal were made by myself.

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5 responses

  1. This is awesome! The lighting affect is spot on.

  2. Magnificent. Superb work and great result.

  3. Excellent! I think I did a short CQ det on Vinson...Unless it was Stennis... I was in VS-41 we did lots of short dets on a lot of different of ships! Pretty sure it was Vinson though! Anyway nicely done!

  4. Nice buil David...excellente work...congrats!

  5. Wonderful David, well done, I like !

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