1/350 Trumpeter USS Franklin CV-13

Gallery Article by Paolo Yuen on Dec 24 2015

 

      

This is my 1/350 Exsex Class carrier model, the model was used Potons models photoetch set, Eduard & GMM set are standby to used!

The Pontons set quality is good, but the instruction picture are small and not easy to study, but Eduard instruction can get help on it, lucky. Potons set includes Veteran models resin & metal barrels can replaced all of the weapons. For the 20mm gus stand on the island I used Eduard pe because of too high for the structure but on the catwalk side I used Potons copper made stand. 

The fight deck was divided in 3 pieces, after assembly of the structure under the deck it can't easy to fit them have to used some thin plastic sheet to fill the gaps!  

I did not use the wood deck sticker, the white marking line and the black 13 letter was used the masking and spray on the deck, I used the beige color, black color and wood deck color to make the weathering and also had used the photo etch on the deck.

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Aircraft not easy made maybe the injection quality the parts can cement stable easy to fall down, they are fit with GMM aircarft set.  The crew was Eduard WWII aircraft carrier crew and naval set have used total 4 sets!

The sea was made by my friend, the project was total used about 11 months to finished.

Paolo Yuen

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Photos and text by Paolo Yuen