So? The art department fell off the wagon again and mislabeled the title shot 1:350 scale. The title may say 1:350 scale but it really is not. No, Byoung Dae Lee built a 1:700 scale Trumpeter Nimitz and with his skill added incredible detail to the smaller kit look like a far larger model. Now, let's hear from Mr. Lee.
This is Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Nimitz. When I heard of the production of this Nimitz kit from Trumpeter, the first idea I thought was the realization of the movie ‘The Final Count Down’. But, unfortunately, I couldn’t realize this idea because I couldn’t find the decals for ‘Nimitz Air Wing’ at that time. But now, I can finally realize the idea. Why? Because of Starfighter Decals. Anyway, I used decals of ‘Carrier Air Wing 8 USS Nimitz 1979-80’ from Starfighter Decals for my Nimitz Air wing.
For detail I used Gold Medal Models Nimitz and Air Wing photo-etch sets and for deck markings, kit decal and GMM supercarrier decals were used. Except using these detail sets, it is almost straight-building. Deck crews are colored-crew set from Eduard. Most aircraft included in kit can be used for my work and additionally I bought Tomcats, Prowlers, Vikings, Corsairs and Greyhounds. Aircraft kits are molded in clear plastic and so dark-colored base painting will be helpful for better results. For canopy masking, I used masking sol from Gunze, but I need more practice. The edge is not clear.
Byong Dae Lee