he purchased the kit from Model Shipways in Bogota, N.J. about 35 years ago and started working on it back at the beginning of 2010. Talk about a long time in the closet waiting for some attention! Great looking build Arnold - we can't wait to see the finished model!
And don't forget, Model Shipways will be releasing the USS Essex within the next few months! Stay tuned - we're almost ready for production!