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Tamiya 1/350 USS Enterprise CVN-65 - done and done. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when I bought this kit, but after five months of work, many dollars spent and hours of pushing myself to the absolute limit of my abilities, I can finally say it’s finished. I’ve never built a model of this size or complexity before, and I know it’s not perfect or 100% accurate, but I’m mostly happy with the result. Hope you like it too!

A U.S. Navy Grumman A-6E Intruder from attack squadron VA-95 Green Lizards aircraft dropping CBU-59 cluster bombs over Iranian targets in retaliation for the mining of the guided missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) on 18 April 1988. VA-95 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) for a deployment to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean from 5 January to 3 July 1988.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Sailors wash an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian G. Reynolds)