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Aero-Nautique Models custom built the first museum quality model of the USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85).  This museum quality model was completed on November 13, 2012.  The Sales Team, Master Ship Model Builders and Artists at Aero-Nautique Models are an exceptional organization to partner with.  They provided a complete compliment of Air Squadron VC-97 aircraft with the distinctive 'Fishhook' insignia on each tail.  The ships Commissioning Pennant was also custom designed and can now be seen flying above the American Flag.  This important detail provides a link to the original Commissioning Pennant that flew during the Battle of Okinawa.

Collaboration throughout this important project was outstanding.  Project milestone photographs were provided after each major step in the process allowing feedback to insure all objectives were met.  A final set of completion photographs was sent prior to shipping.  Expectations were not only met but exceeded and we are grateful to the Aero-Nautique Models Team.

 
           
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Aero-Nautique Models has been producing the worlds finest collection of hand crafted model aircraft, ships, vehicles and plaques for over 15 years.  Visit the Aero-Nautique Models website for information on how to obtain one of their custom built models.  Please pass along your thoughts regarding their contribution to preserving this important chapter in American history.

 
 
 
     
   
     
  The Master Ship Model Builders of the USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85) from AERO-NAUTIQUE MODELS.  
     
     
   
     
  Commissioning Pennant flying above the American Flag with the original pennant flown during the Battle of Okinawa displayed in the background.  Air Squadron (VC-97) TBM Avengers and FM2 Wildcats with the distinctive 'Fishhook' insignia on each tail.  
 
 
   
  Project Completion Photographs  
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
 
 
       
  Project Milestone Photographs      
           
  The following photographs show the major project milestones.  Aero-Nautique Models provided status photographs throughout the process allowing feedback at each step.  
           
           
   
           
  2012-11-13 Completed USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85) model including all custom details.  
           
           
   
           
  2012-10-17  Final assembly of all major components including aircraft.  Detail artwork and finishing is next.  
           
           
   
           
  2012-10-08  Major components and paint complete.  
           
           
   
           
  2012-09-21 Hull details and flight deck come together.  
           
           
   
           
  2012-08-09  First progress photo showing carved mahogany hull.  
           
           
           
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