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Martin o (mnn)



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With every minute of work, I am departing any semblance of historical accuracy. With Antietam being the most advanced Essex class ship available in 1/700 it had to suffice in my desire to build a modern Essex. Having been a testing ship for a variety of deck setups and with most of these setup documentation not quite available, I have decided to get as close to SCB-125 as possible without having to scratchbuild the most obvious details (like additional/different elevators or modern bow). I was only able to get the A-3D and C-2 planes as the most accurate while still not accurate.

I am shooting for some sort of a heavy deckload operation exercise with fitting as many large aircraft on the deck as possible and the small aircraft hidden in the hangar below. The large planes will all be on the deck as they are too big to fit onto any of the elevators in the setup I am using.

All the guns are removed (accurate) even the twin 4in towers (inaccurate) to make space for the aircraft.



This album is attached to project USS Antietam CV-36.

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1:700 USS Antietam CV-36 (Dragon 7064)1:700 A-3D SKY WARRIOR (Trumpeter 03419)5+


17. June 2018 at 20:04:27 Share
Martin o I finally managed to spray the hangar. With the basic details on the deck complete, I will be able to finally put the two pieces together and seal the deal with the elevator. Looking forward to starting with all the details, the kit looks pretty basic right now.
25. June 2018 at 08:20:08
Norbert Steffens Hi Martin,

great. I'm in...
25. June 2018 at 11:08:14
Martin o The deck is now on the hull. The details I am adding are mostly inaccurate, sadly. Gotta use up those PE parts. Putting the 1/700 crewmen on will be fun
8. July 2018 at 22:01:15
Martin o After going mad several times from gluing the railings, the LSO post, rigging and stern lights are the last details separating me from the last and most anticipated build part. The small crewmen. The tiny metal sailors are overjoyed about hopping aboard their ship soon.
19. July 2018 at 18:45:31
Martin o Casting the Trackers/Tracers. Depending on how they go I am thinking of replacing the Greyhounds entirely to have the scene more accurate.
15. June at 13:17:51
Martin o The casting wasn't looking well so I opted for the Greyhounds. I am slowly adding the tiny figures with the tower and the left side of the hull remaining. After that, its only the rigging.
2. September at 09:07:10
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