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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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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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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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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.

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Mike

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