I've started working on the 1:600 Heller model of the USS Forrestal. The Forrestal was the first carrier built by the United States after WWII. It was also the first "super carrier" being just over 1,000' long and over 60,000 tons. It was also the first US carrier constructed with an angled flight deck that among other things permitted the launching of four planes at a time. The Heller kit represents the Forrestal as built in the mid 1950s and included 8 - 5" guns placed on four sponsons at the corners of the hull keeping the deck clear for four deck edge elevators to move aircraft from the hangar deck to the flight deck. My father was a member of the pre commissioning crew that manned the Forrestal during her acceptance trials in late 1954 and 1955. He also served on the Forrestal during her first Med cruise. I have decided to model the ship without her normal complement of aircraft and instead show her with a single C-130 which conducted trials testing the feasibility of using the transport for C.O.D. duty. The trial was successful but it was decided that the C-130 was just too big for regular delivery of supplies. So I will be ordering a 1:600 scale C-130 from Shapeways that uses 3D printing to manufacture highly detailed miniatures. So far I have begun construction of the hull and island that sits on the starboard side of the flight deck. The kit is split at the waterline but I haven't decided whether I will complete the model with a full hull or as a waterline model on a simulated water base.