Building these 6 1/350 scale warships. Five are from World War II and the other is the USS Enterprise CV-65. The first nuclear powered super carrier. I made 5 of the models into diorama's. I had kits for the North Carolina and USS Lexington CV...
Building these 6 1/350 scale warships. Five are from World War II and the other is the USS Enterprise CV-65. The first nuclear powered super carrier. I made 5 of the models into diorama's. I had kits for the North Carolina and USS Lexington CV-2 for a number of years. Along with upgrade kits of medal parts and additional airplanes. It takes me on average 3-5 months to build a kit of this size and number of parts. With the upgrade kits (Metal Parts), such as guns, radars, ladders and so each kit had a 1000 or more parts.
The USS North Carolina BB-55 is built with a 1/350 scale USS Fletcher class DD. The NC and her sister battleship USS Washington fought most battles during the Solomon Island Guadalcanal campaign. The North Carolina was the first modern fast battleship built since World War I and joined the Pacific fleet in the summer of 1942. She earned the most battle stars of any US battleship during WWII. The NC class were fitted with 9 - 16" guns and 20 - 5" guns.
When a battleship fired a full (broadside) all 9 - 16" guns the battleship actually moved sideways in the water.
The 2nd kit I started to build is the USS Lexington CV-2 carrier. The Lady Lex sister ship was the USS Saratoga CV-3. The Lexington class were originally laid down as battlecruisers. With 4 turrets of twin 8 inch guns. She was converted into one of the Navy's first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. The Lexington was sunk in the battle of the Coral Sea. The Saratoga survived the war, but was used as a target ship for nuclear bomb testing in the Pacific after the war.
The next ship kit that I built is the USS Missouri BB-63. She is one of 4 Iowa class battleships that still remain today as museum ships. The USS Missouri is a museum ship at Pearl Harbor today. This kit shows the Missouri in Tokyo Bay for the surrender signing to end WWII. I purchased upgrade kits for this. There were a couple hundred people (Sailors), the officers from all the nations and others. In this diorama shows a couple half sunk Japanese warships. Which a number of ships actually were sunk in harbors or stuck in harbors at the end of the war because of lack of fuel to go to sea.