USS Enterprise CV-6, Revell 1/480.
Here’s my low budget Big E, I have gone as far as I can with this so here’s the post. I got this original 1967 issue off the net. I picked the old gal because of the full hull, fairly reasonable price, and a scale that my shake fingers could manage. It had a lot more flash then I remembered having built one in my youth.Adding some extra life rafts, liberty launches, bow mounted gun emplacement,splinter shields for the cat walk AA guns, and an attempt to add rigging to the island. Some of which I covered in WIP. I did her in a 1941/42ish scheme. The Enterprise was one of three US carriers that were built before the war and survived to the end of it. I always loved carriers, and was lucky enough to serve on few of them in the 1970’s. One of my early references is Aircraft Carriers by Norman Polmar, pub.1969. I bought this when I was 13. Its still got a lot of interesting info.
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