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Apr 14, 2009, 08:18 PM
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Casablanca class CVE


CNC Models, West Coast Warships, and PS Ships are proud to announce the 1/96 scale Casablanca class WWII CVE. The semi kit will have a fiberglass hull, Sintra island, Wood deck, and resin fittings. Available summer 2009. Here is a picture of the plug under construction:

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Apr 19, 2009, 12:33 PM
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Sign me up for one of those ! By my calculations, she should end up
at around 5ft 4ins, no ? Gotta have it!
Apr 24, 2009, 09:07 PM
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I want one!


A Casablanca would be:

- 40.5 inches long in 1/144
- 61 inches long in 1/96
- 81 inches long in 1/72

I've wanted to build one for a while now. I've got a decent collection of aircraft in both 1/72 and 1/144 scales-- but there isn't much out there in 1/96 in the way of affordable aircraft kits....

Guess I'd better start looking for some 1/96 planes......!
Apr 24, 2009, 09:25 PM
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I've almost got my hull all done, got to work on the deck, Island and side blisters
I could use som more 1/96 scale Planes!
Apr 24, 2009, 09:32 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Floating Drydock lists John Haynes 1:96 planes... not cheap for a squadron!
Buried in the JH 1:96 fittings at http://floatingdrydock.com/fittings.htm#JH
Apr 24, 2009, 10:12 PM
ADM. 48TH FLEET
there was talk that scale shipyard was/is doing a cve in 1/72 scale.....joe
Apr 25, 2009, 01:20 AM
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With Loyalhanna's new 1/72 CV, BB, etc... it sounds like the pond's gonna get crowded pretty soon.
Apr 25, 2009, 11:19 AM
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I doubt it, there wont be many that can afford them.
Apr 26, 2009, 10:40 PM
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Unfortunately, I only see three aircraft there:

- F4F Wildcat
- TBD1 Devastator
- OS2U Kingfisher

The Kingfisher is a float plane for Battleship and Cruiser models, and the Devastator was retired from operational service after the debacle at Midway, so it was never used on CVEs. The Wildcat was used on CVEs throughout the war, though it was really the FM-2, and not the F4F-4 version.

Dean's Marine also has resin aircraft in 1/96, for their HMS Fencer kit. They have Swordfish, avengers, Seafires, Martlets (Wildcats), and Sea Hurricanes.
Deans Marine Aircraft


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Floating Drydock lists John Haynes 1:96 planes... not cheap for a squadron!
Buried in the JH 1:96 fittings at http://floatingdrydock.com/fittings.htm#JH
Apr 26, 2009, 11:48 PM
ADM. 48TH FLEET
yea not much on aircraft available.....knowing psships i think paul has someting up his sleaves...btw the pattern is finished.....joe
Apr 27, 2009, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by herrmill
With Loyalhanna's new 1/72 CV, BB, etc... it sounds like the pond's gonna get crowded pretty soon.

ooohhh. a 1/72 CVE, I may have to put my BB on hold. I can get the planes from my hobby shop.
Does anyone know the cost of the hull ?
Apr 27, 2009, 05:39 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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if you have to ask...
Apr 27, 2009, 06:18 AM
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Modesty ought to stop me but.... If you fancy building a Casablanca CVE in 1/144 scale (lots of aircraft kits to suit) in timber, there is the "Bodega Bay" plan published in the UK magazine "Model Boats" in June 2003. The plan ought to be available via the magazines website.
Photos of this model in the latest "Westport Mayhem" thread.
Now if only I could find a US magazine that wanted to publish such designs?
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Apr 27, 2009, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Predreadnut
I doubt it, there wont be many that can afford them.
What's that old saying... "you only live once."
Apr 27, 2009, 12:42 PM
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PS Ships makes some aircraft in 1/96 scale. Here is the link: http://www.sirmarmodelships.com/fittings.asp Change type to American and then aircraft shows up with the available models.

Charles Huet
www.cnc-models.com


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