The Essex Database at iModeler

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Providing a Road Map for 1/700 Essex Class Modernization1/700 USS Hornet (CV/CVS-12) Double Build

I had so much fun with my last Essex-class double build of a 1945 and 1968 USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) that decided to try it again, this time focusing on a better way to convert a model of a straight-deck WW II Essex into a postwar [...]

1/700 USS Randolph (CV-15)August 1945

My latest project is one that I have had in mind for a long time. When I was about 10 years old, and just starting to get interested in World War II and aircraft carriers, one of the first books I had access to was Barrett Gallagher’s [...]

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 [...]

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. (Build log is at [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. (Build log at [...]

#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 [...]