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Official Discussion Thread: Bancroft 1/200 scale Nimitz Aircraft Carrier - RTR (Ready to Run)

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  • #41
    Originally posted by Battleship View Post
    I was told by motion rc not to give out the specific actual date information date when the aircraft carrier was going to be in stock and I have to call motioned.com just click on notify me when it comes available and put your email address in
    I've been waiting for since fall of 2020...even bought an entire airwing of 1/200 aircraft which costed more than twice the carrier itself. I understand world events have disrupted a lot of things. Just looking for real intel on when and if this carrier is coming in stock...or should I start selling off my airwing?

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    • #42
      Just click on notify me as soon you get the product in stock and give them your email address and they will send you notice when it arrives

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      • #43
        Originally posted by MAVFLIGHT75 View Post

        I've been waiting for since fall of 2020...even bought an entire airwing of 1/200 aircraft which costed more than twice the carrier itself. I understand world events have disrupted a lot of things. Just looking for real intel on when and if this carrier is coming in stock...or should I start selling off my airwing?
        Where can you find the 1/200 aircraft for this carrier that hopefully is available at some point?

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        • #44
          Originally posted by Paulh View Post

          Where can you find the 1/200 aircraft for this carrier that hopefully is available at some point?
          Hogan Wings M-Series 1:200...purchased thru ebay

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          • #45
            Thank you. Would this be appropriate for the carrier? Daron Hogan Usn S-3B VS-21 160156 Fighting Redtails Click image for larger version

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            • #46
              Does anyone have any pictures of the aircraft carrier Nimitz 1 /200 scale what it looked like in the box that it came in Cause I’m soon getting ready to puts base. The 1/200 scale aircraft carrier Nimitz please and thank u battleship

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              • #47
                Nimitz has finally dropped someone needs to do some mod's and a bit of paint and go Final Countdown on a pair of the Kongo's modded to be Hiei and Kirisima​.

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                • #48
                  Finally got my Nimitz and I am preparing to mod with rotating radars and additional 3d printed aircraft, etc. REALLY nice looking ship. I did wish it had brass props instead of plastic. I will likely have to upgrade those. You can see here the 3d printed ones I am making compared to the provided aircraft. The included ones are quite nice. The ship was VERY well packed and FedEx Ground beat the crap out of the package. I would spring for the extra cost of shipping by another carrier next time. My Titanic arrived in similar shape.

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                  • #49
                    She’s a beautiful aircraft carrier glad u got one

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                    • #50
                      Mine just showed up! Awesome model!
                      My destroyer now is on escort duty!

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                      • #51
                        Awesome I like the pictures captrko

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                        • #52

                          I wanted to raise the mast mount of my Motion RC Bancroft Nimitz aircraft carrier to allow for the rotation of the radar. I chose to do this by making a small shack level on which to mount the mast, rather than a mast extension.
                          It is not historically accurate, but serves the purpose. I have a hole for the original mounting screw into the mast from inside the new base shack. I used a few washers under the screw to spread the load out, then glued the new base shack to the existing roof deck of the carrier island. There is also a hold for a small rod running through the shack to allow for the rotation of a radar on the mast itself.
                          Both rotating radars are connected to separate N20 small geared motors. These are available in a variety of voltages and speeds from Amazon and Ebay for a few dollars each. I am using a 30 RPM and a 50 RPM motor.
                          I made this in Tinkercad and printed it on an Anycubic Mono X resin printer with standard resin. It is hollow and open on the bottom. I printed with auto supports with the piece at a slight tilt.​
                          I moved around some of the radars that came with the model and added some others I was able to find and print. By drilling a small hole in the base of the radar, I glued it to thin steel wire which runs to the small geared motor, which is connected to the motor with a piece of fuel tubing.

                          I had the paint scanned at HomeDepot and have included a photo of the label, so that others can get the paint matched. It is close, but not exact. And that is fine for a Navy ship. There are likely subtle variations in the paint on the real ship as well due to age, repairs, etc.


                          STL: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5908623
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                          • #53
                            Nice pictures of your fletcher class destroyer and your Nimitz aircraft carrier on escort duty I really like the pictures j Mitchell

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                            • #54
                              Originally posted by Battleship View Post
                              Nice pictures of your fletcher class destroyer and your Nimitz aircraft carrier on escort duty I really like the pictures j Mitchell
                              Thank you.

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                              • #55
                                Upgraded with 3d printed CIWS mounts. Platform is balsa. Railings are PE Brass. CIWS file found on Thingiverse. I do not have the link so please search. Printed on an Anycubic Mono X.
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                                • #56
                                  When I was in the Navy in the 80s the ship would rust in about 5 days at sea. We painted constantly while in port. Believe me nothing really matched.
                                  Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

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                                  • #57
                                    Awesome aircraft carrier

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                                    • #58
                                      I want to see these on the water!

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                                      • #59
                                        Making progress on weathering and details.
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                                        • #60
                                          Very nice I love the paint in the picture j Mitchell and to everyone else who has rc battle ships and aircraft carriers excellent static work love all the photos but I just don’t have enough money to purchase the Nimitz aircraft carrier but some days I might but not sure when

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