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  1. Messy1

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    I am looking to purchase and assemble a model of the USS Ranger CV-61, the ship my father served on, and give it to him for Christmas. The only company I can find who have makes a kit of the Ranger is Arii. Can anyone give me any info on this company's models as far as quality, fit finish, and detail?
    I used to do quite a few models growing up, but usually it was kits by Revell, Monogram, or even Ertl (AMT maybe?) if i remember right.

    Also, anyone know of any other company making a kit of the USS Ranger CV-61.

    Here is a link to one of the websites I have found selling this kit.

    Arii Models Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) ARI-139

    Thanks in advance for any info you guys can give me.
     
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    hey Bryon, i think this kit has been around a while, so quality and detail will be a little on the ordinary side...fit in some areas may be an issue when compared to todays ship kits.

    Overall it appears to be a basic kit so it will require a bit of extra work to make things fit right and look right, having said that it looks like it builds into a neat model from the pictures I have checked out.

    If you have a crack at it good luck, hope you get it built for you Father by Christmas mate!

    Time is ticking away......:D
     
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    I started to realize I do not think i have the time to get this built with the detail I want put it together with, there is a large number pf planes to paint as well as other pieces. I'll have to think about this.
     
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    We'll find out!:cry:
     
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    Remember about taking some pics.:)
     
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    Bryon, if you don't think you can get it finished in time for a surprise....maybe you could involve him in the build, he may get a kick out of helping with the details....even if you can't finish in time for christmas...remember it's the thought that counts.....:D
     
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    That's a good idea Wayne. They Ranger Assoc. is in the working on getting the Ranger donated for use as a museum. I promised my dad we would go and tour it if everything goes through. Thought he would like model of his ship.
     
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    Well I hope it all falls into place for you and your Dad mate!
     
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    I think we are going to try to have it done by Christmas. My girlfriend has voluntered to help with it. Says she like doing stuff like that. Wish me luck!
     
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    Ok. The model kit has officially been ordered. Let's see how this goes! wish me luck! Been many years since I have done anything like this!
     
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    Good luck, I'm sure you'll do a good job; after all, you've got the right motivation!
     
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    I built an "easy assembly" Japanese Ki-100 fighter from the Arii only a few days ago. All the parts seemed to fit together pretty well and it was relatively inexpensive($14). A good model overall.
     
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    Says it all....Good luck mate!!
     
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