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USS Saratoga - (CV-3)

Painting the USS Saratoga (CV-3)
From the 2nd half of 1942, the ship was painted in camouflage scheme of Measure 21 with Navy blue and light grey flight deck, and was also briefly seen in 1944 with a complex camouflage scheme measure 32/11A consisting of Light grey, Ocean gray and Dull black; however, only the Measure 21 was only provided by the instruction.

Once primed, the painting was routine and done before I knew it. Some decals for the flight line and detail painting of the island and air wing commenced.
Conclusion
I feel the USS Saratoga from Tamiya is an exceptional kit. The fine detailing of the parts should result in a fine display model when complete. A little caution though, some of the parts are thin and a little brittle, take care in removing these pieces form the sprues. The price may seem a bit high for a 1/700th scale ship kit; however, a quick search on the web can turn up favorable pricing. If you are into WWII ship building and building in 1/700th scale, then the USS Saratoga from Tamiya is a great choice and would make a fine addition to your WWII Ship Collection. The 1/700 scale of this kit saves a lot of space. This kit can be build straight of out of the box or modified with a small sheet of aftermarket photo etch and parts to enhance the details a little more.

Model Shipwright would like to thank Chester Uy for providing his build review of Tamiya’s 1/700 scale USS Saratoga (CV-3) Waterline Series Kit.
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About the Author

About Chester Uy (Eastrock)
FROM: METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Been back to scale modeling since 2010, started out with Armors but eventually started to build Auto and Ships.