Our escort carrier models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. As appropriate to the vessel and service era desired - all scale model aircraft and assorted deck machines are included. Other options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
The model build time is generally 22-24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
Don't settle for a poor quality model and customer service. When it comes to ship models, there is a huge difference in quality, detail, customer service and workmanship among vendors. Our master model makers, some with over 20 years in the business, skillfully create display models that capture every detail of each vessel. We offer our customers true museum quality replica models that you'll be proud to display for generations.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
Plus NO SALES TAX (except for California residents)
During World War II, 78 escort carriers were built and launched from June 1941 to April 1945 by the United States Navy. These smaller variants of fleet aircraft carriers were designated by the US Navy as "CVE"; a common joke amongst crews was "CVE" meant "Combustible, Vulnerable and Expendable". CVEs were smaller than fleet aircraft carriers, and had lighter armor, were slower, had less defensive armament, and fewer aircraft. Called "Jeep carriers" or "baby flat tops," they never received the headlines or glory accorded their bigger sisters, but performed admirably when called upon. Six classes of escort carriers were launched.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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