The Essex Channel at iModeler

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USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) 1/700 – Finishing a 1994 Build in 2021

Back in 1992-1993 I used Larry Gertner's article on accurizing a Hasegawa Essex kit to represent the Lexington (CV-16) in June 1944. After finishing that model in 1993, I wanted to build one that was as different as possible, and bought one of [...]

USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) 1/700 Double Build

This is a "double build" of the same subject - the Essex class aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard (CV-CVA-31) as it appeared in 1945 off Japan and 23 years later in the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam. My last two builds were the first modernized E[...]

2020 Modeling Review – Six Essexes

2020 was definitely a themed year.  When the year started I had two Essex class carrier projects underway, and at the end of the year - still two underway. IntrepidCorrected – Revell’s Classic 1/720 Essex Class Carrier (Corrected) For many mod[...]

USS Oriskany (CV-34) 1950 (1/700)

The USS Oriskany (CV-34) was the 24th and last Essex-class aircraft carrier to be commissioned. Construction on her was stopped in 1946 and she was completed in the fall of 1950 to a new design, SCB-27A, which better accommodated the newer and [...]

USS Essex (CVS-9) – Revell 1/530 Resurrection Build

It took three days short of a year, but I am finally calling my resurrection build of a 1980 Revell 1/530 Essex-clas angled deck carrier done. The model started out as a Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) that I built in 1980, the last of nine models of[...]

#IntrepidCorrected – Revell’s Classic 1/720 Essex Class Carrier (Corrected)

For many modelers of World War II ships, Revell's 1/720 scale model of the USS Intrepid (CV – 11) was an early favorite. It was cheap (two dollars, compared to four dollars for a Tamiya Akagi), easy to build, and gave you a big rectangular fligh[...]