Catalog (click here)
Scale: 1/144 (1 inch = 12 feet)
This accurately shaped and highly detailed model represents the June, 1942 Battle of Midway appearance of the island of the US Navy's most decorated warship, the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise CV-6, the "Big E". Enterprise received 20 "Battle Stars" for her service, more than any other US Navy warship during World War Two.
- overall dimensions accurately scaled from official US Navy plans drawn by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, dated 1940
- details confirmed by careful study of period photographs of the real ship
- open Pilot House windows
- open Fighting Top windows
- open Primary and Secondary Flight Control windows
- open Battle Lookouts, aka "Vision Slits"
- open doors (a set of doors is available separately)
- accurately shaped decks
- accurately shaped splinter shielding and Pilot House sky lookout position shape unique to Enterprise
- properly shaped funnel cap with exterior piping
- delicate exterior electrical cabling detail
- properly sized and located 16" and 12" diameter portholes
- properly scaled smokepipes passing through the entire island - forward smokepipe at the correct slope
- heavy structural deck support details
- aft cutout for crane
Notice: due to the size of this product, it can only be printed in "White Strong and Flexible" plastic (WSF). WSF is a kind of nylon. Customers report that this material will have noticeable striations (print lines) which some modelers find unacceptable for static display models. "Strong and Flexible" nylon plastics do not sand easily. Therefore, to create smoother surfaces if desired, apply thin layers of primer meant specifically for nylon, then smooth the primer. Google "primer for nylon" to find several good choices. Because of its durability, "Strong and Flexible" nylon plastic is a good choice for radio control models.
Click here for cleaning and painting advice.
© Model Monkey Book and Hobby. This 3D-printed item may not be copied or recast.
From Wikipedia: "USS Enterprise (CV-6), was the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. Colloquially referred to as the "Big E", she was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. A Yorktown-class carrier, she was launched in 1936 and was one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II to survive the war (the others being Saratoga and Ranger). She participated in more major actions of the war against Japan than any other US ship. These actions included the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, various other air-sea engagements during the Guadalcanal Campaign, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf. On three separate occasions during the Pacific War, the Japanese announced that she had been sunk in battle, earning her the name "The Grey Ghost". Enterprise earned 20 battle stars, the most for any U.S. warship in World War II and became the most decorated US ship of World War II."