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Revell 1/540 U.S.S. Saratoga CV-60 kit

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I've had this old kit in my closet for years, having no real reason to build it.  I got it from a "wall of shame" in a local plastic-model shop in Ventura; the kit had been opened and pieces were missing. 

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Anyways earlier this year my housemate and I were talking Navy.  I served, and so did her Dad.  Anyway she got out some old photos and we discovered he'd been a Corpsman stationed aboard CV-60 during the VietNam war.  He passed away many years ago, and I asked her if she'd like the kit.  It took some work; the masts, a propeller, and both rudders were missing.  Also missing were some of the 24" searchlights and many of the island fittings.  I built what I could, painted things up, and used an aftermarket set of decals.  I'm sure it's not completely accurate for the early '60s, but I think she'll like it.  She found a place up on her top shelf to keep it.

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The kit depicts the Saratoga from the 1960s, with A3D Skywarriors, F7U-3 Cutlasses, F2H-4 Banshees, FJ-3 Furys, and HUP-3 Retrievers.

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My eyes and hands just aren't as good as they were 40 years ago, so paint and fine detail are not stellar by any means.

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The replacement decals are "Starfighter Decals" by Mark's Models and Toys for the Forrestal-class CVAs in the 1950s.  I know the Saratoga is a bit outside World of Warships' range, but I thought it'd be a nice forum post.

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These models are great just as they are.  You did good with the decals, though.
 

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2 hours ago, AirCrewChief said:

The kit depicts the Saratoga from the 1960s, with A3D Skywarriors, F7U-3 Cutlasses, F2H-4 Banshees, FJ-3 Furys, and HUP-3 Retrievers.

Nice.

If this is the last post, you should link the old posts so folks can see your progress.

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46 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Nice.

If this is the last post, you should like the old posts so folks can see your progress.

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EP, thank you for the suggestion to link former posts.  

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2 hours ago, AirCrewChief said:

nice forum post.

Well done!

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