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Topic review - Calling all Cold War Essex-class Fans!
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all Cold War Essex-class Fans!  Reply with quote
Hi, I wonder if anyone could please help me, I am building a 1/1250 scale model of USS Oriskany circa Korean war , I was wondering if anyone would be so kind to know of any online links that show how she was painted during that period? Deck markings also , a nice colour profile or images of a model build would be greatly appreciated...Thank you in advance.... :thumbs_up_1: :big_grin: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:18 pm
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Design based on somewhat limited resources but I can finally present my 1250 scale USS Boxer LPH-4. Model, when released by Spider Navy, is in waterline only. I omitted all the underwater details to save myself on few extra working hours...:)

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:40 am
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Continuing with LPH-4, based on my grainy pictures I'm trying to identify Boxer radar antennas in the early 1960. Pretty confident on two lower ones ( blue pointers ) but less so with the upper two ( red pointers ). I hope somebody based on this or any other photo would be able to confirm or correct my findings. Cheers.

Darius


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Post Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:08 pm
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I spend some time starring at few grainy photos of her trying to figure out single 5" locations and couldn't find any. Thanks for your confirmation...:)

Darius
Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:30 pm
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Boxer retained all four twin mounts, but lost all of the singles. Princeton and Valley Forge lost half of each, retaining two twins and two singles.
Post Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 5:08 pm
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Thanks David, I've already plow through those. One immediate observations is that BOXER was the last still in service with all of her 5" twin mounts in place while LPH-8 (Valley Forge) and LPH-5 (Princeton) landed half of theirs. I think unmodified Layte, Tarawa and Philippine Sea which also retain all of their 5" mounts were all decommissioned by that time.

Darius
Post Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:29 pm
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LPH 4 Boxer http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/11/1104.htm
LPH 5 Princeton http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/11/1105.htm
Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:16 pm
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I'm about to start working on LPH-4 Boxer but the only set of plans I got is BOGP for LPH-5 Princeton. Since I'm not very familiar with this time period I was wondering if you guys could help out some by pointing out any major differences between these two. I'm collecting all the photos I can find and I'll be looking for those differences myself but good pointers would be greatly appreciated... :wave_1:

Darius
Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:02 pm
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Thanks I'm looking at building Wasp and Yorktown first then Hornet.
Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:36 pm
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task force 58 wrote:
Will the Starfighter decals replacement island and ship/air wing decals work for the 1/530 USS Hornet shown here?


The decals should work fine; they're generally accurate (although I have a few detail differences with them), and between it and the kit sheet (which has some odds and ends that may be helpful) you will be able to cover everything. The island will work but Model Monkey makes a 3D-printed island specifically for Hornet, with all details specific to that ship:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/QBWJJ ... -1967-1969

Jodie Peeler
Post Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:08 pm
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Will the Starfighter decals replacement island and ship/air wing decals work for the 1/530 USS Hornet shown here?

https://freetimehobbies.com/1-530-revel ... ry-vessel/
Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:18 pm
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Has any one seen a set or own a set of Hull Lines for the Essex class after the hull modifications. I would love to get my hands on a copy of them. I build 1/96 scale models and would love to modify a Essex hull in 1/96.

Duane
Post Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:59 pm
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anj4de wrote:
Hello to France...

I have the plans for CV-18, what looks to be the origional drawings for her SCB-125 upgarde, and the island levels do not show that feature...yet the carrier and all others have it. Is it possible that a kit producer for once had a look at plans? Would be a novum...too bad they did not pay enough attention on the real thing! :-( The picture is just a cropped view...and shrunk to forum limits. The original is almost 30M large!

cheers
Uwe

Hello Germany,

I could have a look at the GA plans I have for CV-9, 10, 11, 34 and 38 only today.
Only CV-34 and 38 plans show the feature.
CV-9, 10 and 11 plans are as your CV-18 one.

Maybe there were at least two sources of GA plans?
In any case, GA plans are not a reliable source for details, they are not meant for that. :no_2:

Best regards,
domi13
Post Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:49 pm
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EJFoeth wrote:
Just make sure you add the correct cold-war radar dish... :big_grin:


Of course...round dish! This is the ANH version with only 3 LG legs and the correct early dish! :-)
Post Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:05 am
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Just make sure you add the correct cold-war radar dish... :big_grin:
Post Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:46 am
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...Re-enforcements for the Air Wing have arrived...the heavy section is on board! :-)

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cheers
Uwe
Post Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:37 am
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Hello all

Some good references for the 1/350 Gallery kit...which shows the 1967 version...
Here is Intrepid on her way to SEA in the Suez canal. Great detail shots for the model builder
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am
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anj4de,

Here is a close-up of the photo you posted:
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The item you've discussed (in the red box) is the ULQ-6 ECM enclosure & sensor framework (the sensors have all been removed). This probably would have been added in the mid-1960s as it is quite similar to the ones we had installed in NEW JERSEY (BB-62) in 1967-69. Here is a photo of her in Long Beach 1981 prior to her modernization:
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(Also, the sensors have all been removed). Here is a picture of both of the units during our 1968-69 deployment:
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Hope this helps!
ps - I was on board INTREPID in 2015, but didn't get any pix of the starboard side of the island!
Post Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:00 am
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domi13 wrote:
anj4de wrote:
Looks like this is a feature of all SCB-25/125 Islands. I have been able to find pictures of the preserved ones...Intrepid, Lexington and Hornet. On the others my pictures are too bad :-(

Yes indeed, it is a common feature for all modernized islands of the Essex class carriers.

Here are some underwater pictures of CV-34 among which you can see the feature.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/diverjoe/ ... 5304922335

You can see it also on this CV-18 picture:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/021830.jpg

And, Happy New Year to all of you.

Regards,
domi13


Hello to France...

I have the plans for CV-18, what looks to be the origional drawings for her SCB-125 upgarde, and the island levels do not show that feature...yet the carrier and all others have it. Is it possible that a kit producer for once had a look at plans? Would be a novum...too bad they did not pay enough attention on the real thing! :-( The picture is just a cropped view...and shrunk to forum limits. The original is almost 30M large!
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cheers
Uwe
Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:47 pm
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Thanks Steve...:-)

The kit island does not have that box...so it's a pre 68 Yankee Station. The 68 CVA cruise pics clearly already show the box...and also the harsh deck painting! I guuess some more research has to go into that kit!

cheers
Uwe
Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:03 am

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