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  • Member since
    June, 2006
  • From: Michigan
Lake Michigan Carriers
Posted by ps1scw on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:31 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 or two

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:42 PM

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

Freetime is good to order from

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:49 PM

I think that in itself it’s pretty remarkable.

This is a subject with really limited appeal on a decreasing order of magnitude as you get further from the Great Lakes.

According to Freetimes site, she comes with SNJ aircraft and TDN drones, the latter kind of odd.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:48 AM

I thought of scratching one. I did find scale drawings for the Wolverine, but the girder structure supporting the flight deck would take a lot of big PE, and making PE is a real chore for me :-(

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2006
  • From: Michigan
Posted by ps1scw on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:53 AM

Some shots of the drones. I thought that those two ships made a huge contribution to the war.

 

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/421/The-Great-Lakes-Paddlewheeler-Aircraft-Carriers.aspx

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:45 AM

The Wiki article writer had a sense of humor.

”The only coal fired, fresh water, side paddle wheeled aircraft carriers that served in the USN”.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:11 PM

Well, there is the article from FSM, from 2006, I believe, about Bill Waldorf's scratch-built Wolverine in 1/72 or 1/96, depending on which source we read.  I believe this is the builder's own blog, at Modelwarships.com:

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/cv/IX-64/72-bw/wolverine.html

Here is another article at CarrierBuilders.net:

http://www.carrierbuilders.net/element/element.php?id=555

I used to have another build blog bookmarked, from another forum, but I've lost that one.

It's an astounding build, such a cool subject!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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