ScottRC Posted January 15, 2014 Share #1 Posted January 15, 2014 Back in November I posted in the Plastic Kits section about the re-release of the Renwal USS Shangi La and the Revell USS Hornet. These kits, other then a couple of resin short run releases, are the only representation of the Essex Class carrier in its modernized configuration. Both my brother and I built these as kids, but for the past twenty years these kits had been out of production. My father was on the Lexington for her first cruise after she was modernized, and in 1990 I kit bashed for him a model of the Lex in 1/700. The Renwal kit was a big surprise, because it matched the Lex to a Tee as she looked when she left the yard for shakedown in 1956, so I had to purchase it and try to make a larger model of the Lex for my father. Unfortunately, he passed away over Christmas and would never be able to see it. I decided to continue the build because my brother is building a shadow box to display his service medals, certificates, and burial flag and he wanted to put the ship in the shadow box. So, bear with me, I already started and do not have a lot of pictures as of yet, but will try to post as I go. Here is the kit WackoWolf 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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