Donny Bates of South Carolina brought his build of the Revell 1:540 scale USS Lexington CVS-16 to the 2019 US IPMS National Convention. The original Revell kit was released by Revell in the mid-1950s as USS Essex. Donny used .40 styrene sheet
to add the hangar deck. Guitar wire was used for the antennas.  This brass wire was used for tow bars for deck equipment.

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