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Donald Lee Drake, Jr
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  • Buffalo, MN
  • United States
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USS Independence in 1/45 scale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edgar D. Wakeman Aug 15, 2012. 14 Replies

Could I get some help, please? I am in the process of building a replica of USS Independence in 1/45 scale and for the life of me, the web is no help. All I get is conflicting info.Now, you would…Continue

 

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"Still need to finish some detail work, but she floats!"
Aug 3, 2016
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Aug 3, 2016
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"Indy is nearly done. Just got some final touches and she will be ready for "Sea Trials" hopefully by Veterans Day. I'll post video soon."
Nov 8, 2015
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Feb 19, 2015
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Oct 30, 2014
Donald Lee Drake, Jr posted a status
"a set back in my build. A fedex van backed into the frame as I was getting ready to finish the main hull. Now I'm looking at major repairs"
Jun 26, 2014
Donald Lee Drake, Jr posted a status
"I really didn't think this through very well. My "ship" is over 23' long and 53/4' wide at the angle deck. What a monster and headache."
Jun 17, 2014
Donald Lee Drake, Jr posted a status
"Some new photos of CV-62 project"
Jun 16, 2014
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Jun 16, 2014
Donald Lee Drake, Jr left a comment for John H Carr
"Will do, John. I've got some of the planes done and I have them sitting on the aft section of the framing with a temp flight deck. I'll post some pics in a day or two."
Jan 25, 2014
John H Carr left a comment for Donald Lee Drake, Jr
"Hey Don, I'm sure we worked together at some point. Your name sounds familiar. Interesting hobby you have. Send me pictures when she's finished. Looks great."
Jan 25, 2014
Donald Lee Drake, Jr left a comment for John H Carr
"Hey John, I don't know if you remember me or not, but we served at the same time. Drop a fella a line some time. "
Jan 25, 2014
Donald Lee Drake, Jr posted a status
"Airwing is just about complete. Just need 2 fixed wing and one helo."
Dec 21, 2013
Donald Lee Drake, Jr posted photos
Dec 21, 2013
Donald Lee Drake, Jr posted a status
"I just added some photos of my project to the page."
Sep 4, 2012
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Sep 2, 2012

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
NAS Oceana with VA-176 and deployed in USS Independence CV-62
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
July 21, 1977
End date of your service
April 12, 1985

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At 4:40pm on June 17, 2014, David W Asche said…

Ah.. It is a carrier...   I wanted to build a model of USS Hector (AR-7) in 1/87 (HO scale)  It would have been just over six feet long.  I was going to use the thick paper used in file folders.

At 3:31pm on January 25, 2014, John H Carr said…

Hey Don, I'm sure we worked together at some point. Your name sounds familiar. Interesting hobby you have. Send me pictures when she's finished. Looks great.

 
 
 

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