USS Birmingham in 1/700 scale depicting Eugene Ely launching a Curtis pusher aircraft from the bow from a specially constructed ramp (photo-etch box car siding) in 1910 at Hampton Roads, Virginia. The model was constructed from a Loose Cannon Productions resin kit with many embellishments. The sailors are from GMM, rails are from WEM.

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Jim Baumann

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