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USS ESSEX, CV-9 in 1944

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Hi Guys,


Last month, I bought Dragon's 1:700 USS ESSEX from Art Rohloff, but he has told me that he gave the kit's plane away to another modeler. So, as soon as I got the kit from Art, I bought an after-market plane set in 1:700 on Ebay (from a place in Japan). The set has 10 each of F4-Us, F6-Fs, SBC2s and TBFs. Kyle Lord has agreed to build the kit for me.


Now, on Tracy White's excellent website, he said that, in 1944, the ESSEX had F6-Fs, TBFs and SBCs. So, if I have Kyle put 5 F6-Fs, 5 TBFs and 5 SBCs on the flight deck, that'd be acccurate?


Additionally, off of Amazon, I bought a SKYWAVE 1:700 USN Equipment set which has 5-inch/38s, 20mms and quad-40mms, radars and life boats and floats, and anchors and fire directors for the 5-inch/38s (I guess). What radars did the ESSEX have in 1944? And, did she have quad-40s in 1944?


Thank you,


Tim

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Kyle sent me an update on the ESSEX build, and this is what he said; “made some progress on the Essex last evening. The island is mostly together not including radar and gun directors, the lower deck is installed too.”

Here are two pictures:

 

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http://i.imgur.com/1jbYQi6.jpg[/img]

 

 

Tim

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Kyle just sent me an update. I started on this rear bulkhead on the Essex. It's mocked up in place I was checking the fit to make sure everything looked alright.

Here’s a picture:

 

http://i.imgur.com/u0REkcL.jpg[/img]

 

Tim

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Kyle sent me an update on the ESSEX build earlier today. This is what he said, “I got the port side hangar doors on the ESSEX. I also got a few side pieces in place. Tonight, I'll get a few more side pieces in.”

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Tim

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Kyle sent me an update on the ESSEX today … Here is what he said, “I got a couple more parts on the Essex last night. The front walls and a side piece where doors go. I couldn't help but put the deck on and put some Corsairs on there. I figured we weren't using those so I could cut them off the sprue.”

 

Here are five pictures:

 

 

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http://i.imgur.com/xFhRnFV.jpg[/img]

 

Tim

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That ship is coming along nicely.

 

Looking good so far.

 

Bill

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Kyle sent me an update on my USS ESSEX build, and this is what he said, “Kyle sent me an update on my USS ESSEX build, and this is what he said, “Trying to pick up where I left off on the Essex, I filled the seam where the hulk meets the upper portion and sanded. I'm going to spot prime the seam and make sure it's faired in properly.”

 

Here are some photos:

 

34308649213_a0d3d0a692_z.jpgESSEXBUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34308649133_7bdaa80b62_z.jpgESSEXBUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34795308080_51ed2c3264_z.jpgESSEXBUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

35016963582_5bd830d4f1_z.jpgESSEXBUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34795307730_2521dffc9e_z.jpgESSEXBUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

35016963382_f9dcc548f5_z.jpgESSEXBUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

TimTrying to pick up where I left off on the Essex, I filled the seam where the hulk meets the upper portion and sanded. I'm going to spot prime the seam and make sure it's faired in properly.”

 

Here are some photos:

 

34308649213_a0d3d0a692_z.jpgESSEXBUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34308649133_7bdaa80b62_z.jpgESSEXBUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34795308080_51ed2c3264_z.jpgESSEXBUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

35016963582_5bd830d4f1_z.jpgESSEXBUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34795307730_2521dffc9e_z.jpgESSEXBUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

35016963382_f9dcc548f5_z.jpgESSEXBUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

Tim

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Kyle sent me an update on my ESSEX build … He said, “You can still see the remains of the seam line in the first couple pictures, even after filling and sanding. I sprayed about 4 coats of Alclad primer onto the hull, then went back with Tamiya white putty for any pinholes that showed after primer. After two days of drying, I went in with 600 wet paper and sanded everything smooth. As you can see the line is pretty much erased. A little more sanding to remove dry spray from the upper surfaces and I'll be ready to continue gluing parts on.”

Here are six photos:

 

35611759081_600e69fc2f_z.jpgessex by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34933416223_5d20a19d2d_z.jpgessex1 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34933416273_4e7aab94e3_z.jpgessex2 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

35702462926_8af560389b_z.jpgessex3 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34933416053_dfffa98eac_z.jpgessex4 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

35702462776_01df13a2b0_z.jpgessex5 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

Tim

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Hello Guys,

 

Just confirming something.

 

The USS ESSEX, CV-9, ... When did she wear Measure 33-10A? 80-G-170025 says 1-19-1944.

 

36003543151_829fb33c85_h.jpgPattern_sheet%2C_MS-33_10A_for_Essex_class by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

And, the Mariana’s Turkey Shoot took place on June 19th and 20th, 1944. So – would Measure 33-10A be accurate for the ESSEX during that operation?

 

Tim

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Hi,

 

A modeler named Scott Dunn just told me that ESSEX was in Measure 32-6D at the time of the Mariana’s Turkey Shoot …

 

35331730663_7ffb52fcfd_b.jpg20375724_10211989003614237_3832709988110055193_n by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

Tim

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