Please note this product is an additional wood pack only.
Plan first published in Model Boats, June 2003
This is a Stand-Off scale model based on the Casablanca class of Escort Carriers (CVE) built for the U.S. Navy during WW2. The shortage of aircraft carriers in WW2 soon lead to first the conversion of merchant vessels into small aircraft carriers to perform as escorts for convoys. Their success in this role resulted in the building of more escort carriers using merchant ship hull standards. Mass production methods enabled the 50 carriers in this class to be built in one shipyard in the space of a single year. The hull is a simple balsa structure with access inside via a removable hangar and flight deck. Using a scale of 1:144 allows a range of suitable plastic aircraft to be added. A single motor, powered by a 6v sealed lead acid battery was used to give more than adequate speed and manoeuvrability.
Our Additional Wood Packs contain most, if not all, of the necessary sheet and strip wood needed to complete a model being built from a Sarik Hobbies plan and using the associated laser cut wood pack, if available. We stock a wide range of balsa, ply and spruce in popular sheet and strip sizes, but even so we cannot guarantee to be able to supply all the wood necessary to complete each model. So some additional purchases may be required from other modelling wood stockists.
Our Additional Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and spruce wood and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheet.