The USS Boxer as she appeared in 1945. She never did see action at this point in her career as she was commissioned late in WWII and finished training just as hostilities ended. The Boxer was put to plenty of use in the Korean War and was the sight of the first jet landing on a carrier. Made from a Hasegawa USS Randolph CV-19 kit, Tom's Model Works PE and Corsair Aramada 20mm guns with some scratch building to the kit to make it more accurate to the Boxer. Decals by Gold Metal Models and painted with Pollyscale and weathered with Tamiya weathering kit B. I used threaded nylons for the rigging. The threaded nylon was really easy to work with but it didn't look as nice as I'd hope it would. I used 2lbs fishing line on my New Orleans kit which was a bit harder to work with but I feel has a much more appealing effect on a 1/700 model. The water was scratch built with Liquitex medium acrylic gel, painted with standard Testors acrylic paints and coated with Floquil glaze for a glossy effect.