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
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
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.
assembly of all major components including aircraft. Detail artwork
and finishing is next.
components and paint complete.
2012-09-21 Hull details and flight
deck come together.
progress photo showing carved mahogany hull.