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USS Saratoga. Trumpeter 1:350 with Toms Modelworks etch

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Finally finished this rather difficult kit. It fought me all the way, but I think it's come out ok, although it's far from my best work. Just glad it's all over.

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That's a lovely clean build Dave, and lots of patience expended on those yellow wing stringbags on the deck. Speaking of deck, it looks clean enough to eat your dinner off :eat:

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Yes it is deliberately clean, it's a display model not a weathered depiction of the real ship.

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Lovely build and finish, did you make the base or is it purchased as it looks like its edged for a cover

Thanks Colin

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Thanks Colin. The base is bought from a chap in my local club. I'm just waiting for him to complete the glass cover.

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Wonderful model, very clean, thing is,in peace time warships were kept like this.l know how you feel, Belfast became a battle,dropped paint on her , replace all the rigging, glad she is finished

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She is a beauty Dave, great work mate. Does the Tom's Modelworks detail set include the nets around the flight deck?? I'm watching one on the Bay of E at the moment and it doesn't look like it............Smudge

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Thanks Tony, yes the TM set comes on two sheets, one of which contains the netting.

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very nice. And I agree - a ship on a display stand looks better if kept clean...

Alex

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Very nice job, I didn't see it mentioned in your WIP but great job on the yellow deck lines did you use the decals or paint them? I like the pre war look with the colourful airgroup. Well done on sticking with it and getting her finished :)

Cheers Callum

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Now I see the result of all the grousing in the car park before SMW! Looks great Dave - I love that air wing. She was quite a 'modern' looking vessel for her time?

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Very nice job, I didn't see it mentioned in your WIP but great job on the yellow deck lines did you use the decals or paint them? I like the pre war look with the colourful airgroup. Well done on sticking with it and getting her finished :)

Cheers Callum

Thanks, I ended up using the kits decals Callum.

Cheers Andy, it's certainly the most colourful ship I've built in a while.

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A nice build mate. The work on the aircraft is fantastic. :goodjob:

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Thanks for the complement. :thumbsup2:

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Very nice clean build Dave, airwing makes it, what's your next one? :-)

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Don't know yet mate, I have two build reviews and commission to do before I can contemplate my own builds.

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I hope Trumpeter decide to release a late WW2 Saratoga, from when she was painted in dazzle camouflage (1/700 for me though!).

For those who don't know HMS Victorious was 'loaned' to the US Navy, as they were short of carriers after the 1942 battles and prior to the Essex class coming into service. HMS Victorious and USS Saratoga formed a task force and Victorious was known as USS Robin. I'm sure my Grandad said he saw Saratoga, while he was on HMS Relentless in the Indian Ocean. His flotilla often escorted major allied warships across the Indian Ocean.

thanks

Mike

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