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Robert W Martel (bobster)


Dragon 1/700 USS Essex CV-9

Very nice, well detailed kit. Tons of itty bitty parts !!
It's gonna be FUN !!!

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1:700 USS Essex CV-9 (Dragon 7049)


18. March 2018, 17:36
Robert W Martel
All in all it turned out pretty well. This Dragon was much more complex than the Academy Kitty Hawk. The Kitty Hawk went easier & faster and looks pretty much just as good.
The Dragon kits do have more detail, but much more difficult to build. And,,,, for a ship that carried some 90 planes, 30 showing on the boxart, it only includes 18 aircraft!!!
The decks look pretty barren compared to the Kitty Hawk [there are 4 in the hanger]. The Kitty Hawk deck is pretty loaded and there was a handful left over!
But, it was a good learning experience. I was thoroughly disappointed in the GMM PE though! The kit PE worked well for the radars & superstructure railings, wish they had included more.
ON to the next project !!!!!
23. May, 04:06
Jay Dubya
Well done Bobstar
23. May, 04:28
Robert W Martel
Thanks Jay.
I learned from this one, the next one I'll have a better grip on what to watch out for. Ah, little here little there, maybe I can do a bit better next one.
23. May, 04:35

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