Robert W Martel Well, I had nearly $10 in ebay bucks so I bought this one new for $14.95 shipped. Looks pretty good! Still waiting for the Italeri Nimitz, Tamiya Enterprise cv6, & Trumpy Hornet. So far the Dragon is far superior. They will all be fun to build & display!
7. October 2016 at 03:31:59
Holger Kranich Oh i can remember that kit so good... I finished it within two days and finally i placed it on my bed to begin with my carrier ops, my mother came in and placed herself on it... She apologized 1000 times but i was angry as sh*t... LOL
7. October 2016 at 07:47:48
Roy McKay It's an old kit but a goodie. Not 21st century but looks well when done. Detail is soft but is basically accurate. Kit represents shp around 1965 to 74.
7. October 2016 at 23:29:53
Robert W Martel Hi Guys, like your comments. After reading all the reviews I could find I decided to go for it. One reviewer rated it as "excellent" which I think is a bit overstated....but, I think it looks pretty good too. Everyone says it's pretty accurate. The big disappointment to me is the aircraft. But I'm supposing as long as it looks good on a shelf from a slight distance, it'll be just fine. Maybe when I get around to building it I'll have to get some of the newer clear molded planes and maybe some PE. That should make a big difference. It was cheap enough, so..... I can't afford or have room for the big 1/350 kit (much as I wish I could). Good thing I have a big magnifier 'cause some of the parts in these 1/700 ship kits are teeeeeeny.
Holger, sorry yours got "squished" lol, & Roy, yea 65 to 74 was my teen age era, so I like things from that time.
8. October 2016 at 03:02:18
Roy McKay Built mine around 1985 (my teen era!) and still display it. Got seriously damaged recently thanks to my german shepherd and the neighbours cat. Not fatally but enough to need a drydock period. As I have another 2012 issue of the kit in the stash, was thinking of converting the original 1985 model into something resembling the final fit of the real ship at decommissioning. The only issue with the aircraft are the Phantoms really. I plan to build the second kit as 1975 fit with Italeri F-14s and other Italeri 1/720 aircraft. VF-1 & VF-2!
I personally wouldn't bother with the clear 1/700 planes. I've got them in the Trumpeter 2005 Nimitz and used them on the Fujimi 1/700 Kittyhawk. They look good but they are VERY fiddly. And sit too tall unless you shorten the legs; try cutting less than a millimetre from a part that is maybe 4 mm long. And don't talk to me about masking 1/700 canopies.
Do get the GMM PE set though. That makes a big difference to the model.
8. October 2016 at 18:51:02
Robert W Martel Yea, that might make sense Roy. I haven't built any of these yet, but I see the planes are pretty small. I was thinking more like painting around the glass with a brush??? HA! I'm sure masking will be near impossible!! We'll just have to see what happens when I get around to one. Probably won't be for a while yet. By that time I'll have a dozed different ships! I just ordered the HobbyBoss USS Kearsarge LHD-3. It just looks cool!, lots of neat vehicles & such. More itty bitty stuff. Not sure I'm even going to be able to handle stuff that small!! I may be biting off more than I can chew!!! lol
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