One of the mainstays of the Pacific Fleet during World War II, this ship is the one that started the legacy that would eventually lead to the Enterprise-E.
|Arguably the most difficult of this series to come up with a model of. I started with the Tamiya 1/700 waterline series model of the "Big E."|
|Throughout the construction of this kit, which I built straight
"out-of-the-box," I was amazed at the level of detail Tamiya included in
The bridge, shown here, consisted of no less that 30 different pieces.
|Detail could be found throughout the ship. From the open hangar to the details below the flight deck. The model was given a base coat of grey followied by a black wash to enhance detail.|
|Once complete, with the aircraft on the flight deck, she makes a very presentable model.|
|As with most aircraft carrier models, a variety of aircraft were provided. You can even make out an "Avenger" in the hangar below decks.|
|These "Corsairs" even show their characteristic "bent wings."|
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