This diorama model of the "Big E" depicts the ship during operation "Detachment" where she sent her fliers to bombard the Island of Iwo Jima in the early months of
1945. Seen in the diorama, the
Enterprise is launching planes comprising the F6F Hellcats ,Curtiss Helldivers ,F4U Corsairs and SBD Dauntless aircraft. The carrier itself
is painted its dark sea grey theme during its 1945 configuration. Mild weathering was done to give a realistic look together with the self-made water texture to increase
the realism effect of the diorama. The kit has no problems in terms of fitting and overall is a superb kit considering the Tamiya CV-6
Enterprise was molded back in the
70's.
Luqmanul Hakim
Petaling Jaya , Malaysia
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