wait is over! For years masses of modelers have dreamed of the day when they
could model a post World War Two Essex
class aircraft carrier in 1:700 scale. First Dragon
cameout with the Korean War version
of the Bon
then the helicopter assault ship version of Boxer
and then the CVS version of Princeton.
released the unique angled deck trials test ship, Antietam.
All of these used Dragon's
WWII kits as a base and then added additional parts for their post war
are the conversions?", you cried. "Where is the axial deck 27A?"
and behold Iron
brought you the Korean War 27A Essex.
But then you wanted more, you wanted the holy grail of post WWII Essexes,
you wanted the modernized angled deck Essex
class. "Were is the 27C, where is the SCB-125?", you whimpered, as
heretofore only a sainted handful had acquired the Jim Shirley Oriskany.
Then, behold!, the angled deck Ticonderoga
appeared from Ships
& Company to
quench the throats of the parched. With your great thirst slackened, you moaned,
"But wait, these exoticresin
kits don't come specific decal sets, woe are us!"
again your supplications have been heard by the Pantheon of producers. This time
has unleashed a lightning bolt from Olympus in the form of a two sheet decal set
for post WWII Essex
carriers in 1:700 scale. Starfighter
set 700-70B brings a full house of specialized and customized first quality
decals for the post war Essexes,
both axial and angled deck. Whatever your secret desire, it is here! Whatever
your expressed want, it is here! Whatever your unimagined need, it is here! If
you plan to build any post WWII Essex
class, this Starfighter
decal set is a mandatory acquisition! Why? Because it has everything you need in
those two sheets.
One has all of the wonderful ship specific decals. With this sheet you get
specific decals for: Essex
with name, island numbers, island warning and CVS flight deck helicopter
spotting numbers: Yorktown
island warning: Intrepid
with name, hull & island numbers and island warning: Hornet
numbers, island warning and CVS helicopter spot numbers: Ticonderoga
gets name, island number, island warning, E & C letters: Randolph
has name, E and warnings: Lexington
has hollow white deck 16 and warnings: Wasp
has name, hull number, warning and CVS helicopter half circle spots:Hancock
has island numbers: Shangri-La
gets a name and yellow warning: Kearsarge
has name, warning and CVS helicopter spot decals: Bennington
gets name, warning and CVS helicopter spot markings: Bon
has name and red warning outlined in black: and Oriskany
gets name and two styles of warnings. Additionally there are name decals for Tarawa, Philippine
Champlain, Leyte, Princeton, Boxer,
with Midway, Coral
thrown on for good measure. This sheet has contains a variety of multi-colored
elevator decals with two forward elevator markings, four rounded square
markings, two angle rectangular markings, four deck edge elevator markings, six
ordnance elevator markings and two blast deflector warnings. Two types of flight
deck lines are included on this sheet, one with single lines alternating white
and yellow and the other with white double lines for the angled deck. To round
out this sheet are non-specific white island numbers, a non specific red warning
and red & white solid rectangles.
second sheet has three types of large flight deck numbers, shaded island numbers
and five styles of flight deck lines. Two of the sets of flight deck markings
are yellow, one solid white and the other white with black shading. Each set has
two 1s and single 2 through 0. For the flight deck lines there are six runs of
broken white lines, six runs of broken yellow lines, three solid yellow runs,
two thin solid white runs and four thin alternating white and red runs.
set 700-70B is invaluable in allowing the modeler to accurately depict any of
the post World War Two Essex
class carriers. With two sheets of decals, both ship-specific and commonly
shared, this one set will provide enough accurate decals to depict multiple
members of the class.