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Old Ironsides
12-22-2013, 22:36
Picked this up for my Father in Law who served on her in the mid-late 60s. *I was going to just give him the model, but my wife said he would never complete it based on some models we gave him previously. *As a result I decided to assemble it and will add a engraved plate to it before I give it to him. *The plan is to wrap the box and then present him with the assembled version after he opens it.

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It also includes an air wing, helicopter and missiles. *I am waiting to paint those until after we give it to him so he can provide input on paint scheme for the time he was on board.

Hope he likes it. *It has been a long time since I assembled a plastic kit. I had one minor set back painting the deck when I dropped it. *Not a good thing when you own a cat and dog that shed. A minor set back, but still came out pretty good just not as well as I hoped the first time. ;)

Nightmoss
12-22-2013, 22:57
The model looks great and I'm sure your Father in Law will be very pleased. It turned out very well for not having done a plastic kit in a while. :thumbsup:

I've got a Revell Fletcher class destroyer in 1/144 that was originally meant for the model railroad, but if I build it now I don't know where I'd fit it in? Plus I've gotten side tracked back in time.

Coog
12-22-2013, 23:00
Nice job, particularly on your deck markings. The box top makes it look like it has a mid to late 50's air wing but I can't make out the aircraft from the box art. F9F Cougars, A3D Skywarriors, and a Vertol HUP helicopter?

Diamondback
12-22-2013, 23:27
Did Essexes ever carry Regulus? I'm starting to have flashbacks to the old Revell Nautilus that had a Loon (USN-ized V-1) on deck... lol

Coog
12-23-2013, 00:18
Did Essexes ever carry Regulus? I'm starting to have flashbacks to the old Revell Nautilus that had a Loon (USN-ized V-1) on deck... lol

Yes they did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSM-N-8_Regulus

From USS Hancock CVA 19:

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Old Ironsides
12-28-2013, 12:16
Thanks All!

It was a hit. Glad I held off on the Air Wing as they were not the correct planes for when he served. I will now be looking for 1/500 A4 and F8s.

Here is the finished product with the engraved plate.

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/adfilter/Modeling/20131227_122204_zps475704e4.jpg (http://s441.photobucket.com/user/adfilter/media/Modeling/20131227_122204_zps475704e4.jpg.html)

Nightmoss
12-28-2013, 12:20
Excellent, and the engraved plate is an especially nice touch. :thumbsup:

Coog
12-28-2013, 18:09
Looks very nice. Finding 1/500 Crusaders, Skyhawks, and Skyraiders might be difficult.

Naharaht
12-28-2013, 22:06
You have done a beautiful job of assembling and painting that model, Aaron. Well done! :thumbsup:

djbar
12-28-2013, 22:37
Nice job Aaron!

Gunner
12-30-2013, 23:06
Aaron, check out, http://www.starfighter-decals.com/pro4-a4-skyhaw44.html

Coog
12-30-2013, 23:21
And they have Skyraiders and Crusaders too.

8075

8076

Old Ironsides
12-31-2013, 00:19
Thanks guys we found those, just waiting for a response as some were out of stock.

Coog
12-31-2013, 00:21
Thanks guys we found those, just waiting for a response as some were out of stock.

Can't wait to see them painted up and on the flight deck.