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  • From: Michigan
Lake Michigan Recoveries
Posted by ps1scw on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:26 PM

With all the SBD's and Wildcats among others being pulled out of Lake Michigan in recent years I think it is way overdue to have a proper 1/350 Scale or larger USS Sable and USS Wolverine on the market.  I'd surely purchase one.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:39 PM

That’s where the F4F on display at O’Hare came from.

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:13 PM

http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/aircraft-exhibits/item/?item=f4f_sunkentreasures

http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/aircraft-exhibits/item/?item=sbd_sunkentreasures

In the Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola NAS. The way the room is lit gives the impression of being under water. One of my bucket list items is to do a trap onto a carrier and depart.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:16 PM

GMorrison

That’s where the F4F on display at O’Hare came from.

 

Is that right? I love gawking at that aircraft when I'm in that end of the airport, had no idea....

-Greg

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    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:24 PM

ps1scw

With all the SBD's and Wildcats among others being pulled out of Lake Michigan in recent years I think it is way overdue to have a proper 1/350 Scale or larger USS Sable and USS Wolverine on the market.  I'd surely purchase one.

There is a 1:700 scale version available from Blue Ridge Hobbies. Resin, brass, wood.   Check with Freetime Hobbies for price and availability

Order from Freetime with confidence

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:42 AM

Me too- I'll buy one!  I have found drawings but the girder framework supporting the flight deck would take a lot of PE, and PE making for me is a load of work. 

I am looking at using a Cricut machine to generate vinyl masks that would act as resist, but the resolution will not be as good as the photo method, so don't know if it will work for one of those carriers.  Maybe I'd build it in a larger scale where I wouldn't need as much resolution with the PE.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by jetmech on Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:57 PM

The SB2U in Pensacola was also pulled out of Lake Michigan.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:41 PM

One of the SBDs they pulled out of that lake was a Midway veteran with the Marines. Lots of history in that lake. I keep hoping that they will find a TBD down there and recover it.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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