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tetrox
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posted 07-31-2014 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the release of the new Gallery Models 1/350 USS Intrepid carrier plastic kit imminent, I am wondering about the possibility of converting it to one of the other angle deck Essex class recovery carriers used to recover Apollo spacecraft.

Not having much knowledge of naval ships, it would be nice to know if it is one of those projects that could be undertaken with some reasonable effort or whether the basic structures are so significantly different to be impractical.

I would be particularly grateful if anyone could point me in the direction of a reference (book or internet) that illustrates the angle deck Essex carrier variants.

cspg
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posted 07-31-2014 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't figure out if it's an already assembled model or not, at 30" and $330! I'm assuming that it's not since it mentions 1,000 parts. But a more recent carrier (Forrestal or later) already built (some exist but at a scale of 1:700) would be excessively tempting.

tetrox
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posted 07-31-2014 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is indeed an unassembled kit, Ive edited my initial post to indicate this, many thanks.

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