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Completed: 1/144 scale USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Completed: 1/144 scale USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
Posted by rcboater on Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:07 PM

Finished this in October, 2020:  1/144 scale USS Guadalcanal, CVE-60, as she appeared in June ‘44 when U-505 was captured. Hull is mostly balsa, with a layer of fiberglass. Hangar and flightdeck are foam core board and lots of styrene.  Gun mounts are 3-D printed.  Aircraft are a mix of plastic kits:  Minicraft and F-Toys Avegers and Sweet FM-2 Wildcats

Radar antenna and forward elevator are motorized.

 

 

11 second video showing elevator in action:

 https://photos.smugmug.com/Bills-Stuff/Modelling/n-fK4qbP/ProjectsBuilds/RC-Boats/CVEP60/i-TzCwDPv/0/03279c1d/640/IMG_8354-640.mp4

 

 

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  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, January 25, 2021 8:07 AM

Holy Batman, the working elevator was cool. 

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:00 AM

Sweet. Nice build.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:10 AM

Rear Admiral Gallery would be most proud!

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 25, 2021 11:05 AM

That's really impressive. If I'm calculating this correctly, she's about 42 inches long.

I'm looking at my Bogue model, which is about 8 inches long.

Nicely built. I like the radar as well.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, January 25, 2021 12:46 PM

Looks great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Posted by rcboater on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:15 PM

Thanks, guys!

Model is 42" LOA.  I really enjoyed all the scratchbuilding- used a lot of Evergreen sheet and strip.  

One more photo:  Taken on "Sea trials" the month before- caught a gust on the port beam.  Prototypical!  

USS Guadalcanal, spring '44   (US Navy photo)

 

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  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, January 31, 2021 4:36 PM

Apparently that's a good scale to use, as that's what the Norfolk Navy Musem's diorama seems to be in.

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:45 PM

rcboater

Thanks, guys!

Model is 42" LOA.  I really enjoyed all the scratchbuilding- used a lot of Evergreen sheet and strip.  

One more photo:  Taken on "Sea trials" the month before- caught a gust on the port beam.  Prototypical!  

USS Guadalcanal, spring '44   (US Navy photo)

 

 

 

No one can say you don't build to specifications.

Nicely done.

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 31, 2021 11:06 PM

your pics didn't come through for me capn .

 

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