The Sixty from Dixie CV-60 and the Big John CV-67
April 3, 2017 in Ships
Two carriers I was associated with. First up Italeri 1/720 Saratoga. Had to correct the basic island structure and back date to Mid 1970’s when I was a lowly plane captain active duty on F-4s, rearranged some sponsons, scratch built the dish antenna. used starfighter decals. Several nick names for her were Sorry Sara, Sinking Sara, Sucking Sixty from Dixie [You got to remember the era that I was in]. There was an attempt to make her a museum but it paned out, they’ve scrapped her. Second, Monograms boxing of 1/800 John F. Kennedy, built it out the box, using decals from Testors old fictitious USS Georgetown. Did a few Navy Reserve stints on the JFK. Now both are as obsolete as I am. These are older builds, reached a snag in the paint shop on my current build. very frustrating.
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