Crossing the Australian Outback by car is not for the faint of heart. Soaring temperatures, few supply points, and unpaved roads conspire to keep all but the most rugged and ready vehicles and people out of Australia’s interior. Normally, people crossing from one side of Oz to the other will fly, take the train, or use one of the national highways that, generally, follow the coast. One adventurer and photographer has found another way. Hit the jump for video.
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Last week we celebrated US Naval Aviation’s 100th birthday, and Monday we featured a neat pic of the ex-USS Enterprise (CV-6) steaming into 1945 New York City after WWII.
Today thanks to a tip by Toasters & Hooniverse regular commenter Justin Eddings, we offer an entirely new twist on the theme.
Behold this mind-bogglingly awesome 1/72 scale replica of the current USS Enterprise, CVN-65.
Scratch built by madman Gabriel Suranyi, this work of art stands 16 feet long, 5 feet wide and 4 feet tall and represents 19 YEARS (as of 2007) of his hard work. It is so exact in fact, that a flat-top sailor would instantly recognize any of the close-up photos. Indeed, the replica represents the USS Enterprise along with the embarked Air-Wing 11 during the ships’ actual 1989 cruise. Continue reading Now That’s Incredible