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Re: Ever build a kit as a special memorial gift to a friend or relative?
I was just wondering what kits, and why. I've done it three times-
BWN USS Sturgeon as USS Pintado, for my best friend, who was a bubblehead aboard her,
Revell USS Montrose as USS Bosque, for my wife's uncle, who was a radioman aboard Bosque during WW2 and witnessed the surrender ceremonies at Tokyo Bay,
and Arii USS Midway, for my uncle, who served aboard her during Viet Nam (I also served briefly aboard Midway, but after he did).
Sadly, the Midway model was lost during the Camp Wildfire in 2018, which destroyed his home and most of the town of Paradise, where my uncle had retired.
So let's hear YOUR stories!
I built a MiG 17 (1/72 scale) for Randy Cunningham and another for Willie Driscole when I was a student at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun). The markings were in the now known to be wrong of Col Tomb of the NVAF.
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