1/500 S600-198 Renwal CV-38 USS Shangri-La Aircraft Carrier with Regulus I Missiles (Essex Class Angled Deck)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
NOTE: Builder kit only - please read carefully. Rare. Very nicely designed and molded Renwal kit. This model is considered the finest injection molded kit of the angled deck Essex class aircraft carrier. Features one piece hull with display stand, rudder, propellers and shaft alleys, very detailed separately molded hull sides, full primary and secondary AA guns with directors, highly detailed island structure with radars, direction finders, signal lights and more, separately molded life rafts and whip antennas, rotating cranes, Grumman F9F-8 Cougars (5), folded wing Cougars (7), A-3D Skywarrior (2), helicopter, three Regulus missiles with two trailers and one launcher, full decals including draft markings and more. NOTE: this kit has been started. Steps one and two are done. This means that the bare hull is done - bulkheads have been glued into place, along with the anti-aircraft platforms, AA guns and two side elevators. The flight deck has not been glued to the hull, but four small directors have been glued to the flight deck. This is the only assembly. Quality of assembly is 'very good'. The elevators go up and down as they should and all parts are properly glued. The only issue with the assembly is the occasional use of just a little bit too much glue around the AA guns; not excessive, but it is evident. NOTE: missing one single barrel AA gun. Inventoried complete with all other parts, decals, flags and instructions. NOTE: some parts have damage as follows: many AA gun barrels are broken off and missing. They will need to be replaced with stock cylinder plastic. One prop blade is broken but present. One helicopter blade is broken off and missing. The tails for 5 Cougars (wings not folded) are broken off and missing. At least one elevator is broken off one A3D.
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