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Scratch Built 1/72 scale
USS Nimitz Part One

by Pier Citterio

USS Nimitz Part One


Heller's 1/72 scale CL-415 is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

After years of waiting here is the end of the 1/72 scale reconstruction of a part of the Nimitz aircraft carrier bridge in 1982.

I based build on a photo in an old issue of the magazine AEREI from July / August 1983.

The bridge is completely scratch-built based on a wooden base on which the panels were engraved. Brengun's tie down points were then applied after practicing more than 500 holes!

 

 

The deck is also scratch-built and posed open for the F-14 Tomcat takeoff.

It was the time when grey camouflage took over from the typical White / Gray US Navy colours..

The planes over the years with different colors are: 2 F-14 Tomcat, 2 A-7E Corsair, 1 A-6 Intruder, 1 S-3A Viking, 1 E-2C Hawkeye.

 

  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
  • Scratch Built USS Nimitz Deck by Pier Citterio: Image
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The deck crew have been modified from recent Hasegawa's and older Airfix figurines.

The dimension of the bridge section is 120 x 40 cm. I hope the vision is to your liking... I enjoyed the project.


Images and Text Copyright 2017 by Pier Citterio
Page Created 2 August, 2017
Last Updated 2 August, 2017

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