Richard Harmer is about to be launched from USS Enterprise CV-6.
I had colorised this photo shared by his son Tom Harmer on my other blog which pays homage to VF(N)-101 which I knew nothing about when I was a 10 year-old kid back in 1958 standing in front of a men’s store display full of model kits. There were no Corsairs nor any model ships.
Since 1958 my passion for aviation has never stopped growing.
This morning I glued the last 20mm guns, and I have set aside my model kit of CV-6. There is still a few touch-ups with Measure 21.
In the mailbox there was this…
The box was a little crumbled, but not because of the packaging which was 5 stars. I now have all the Tamiya’s WWII US aircraft carriers in 1/700 scale.
My eyesight just can’t wait.
I think this will be my mantra from now on…
Especially when there are 39 20mm guns to add later.
It will be a few days or weeks before my eyes will let me do it.
The island has been glued on last night with the “petite” mast.
Opening the box… and telling the world about it?
Not easy to assemble with all those tiny little pieces…
A 1/350 scale model would have been much easier.
Updated 21 December 2020
Why you should never open your tablet and go on Amazon on a Monday morning…
The price was right with no shipping. Could there be other 1/700 Tamiya Waterline Series Aircraft Carriers?
Yes, and again the price was right with no shipping. Then you surely know what has happened next don’t you…
I will be reliving a whole part of WWII history in 2019 by building my first model kit of an aircraft carrier since 1958. I will let you guess which one will be the first.
On second thoughts after a second cup of coffee, I had built the HMS Ark Royal in the 70s.