kit is just too big to get into a photo properly, at least for me; I
believe this scales out at around 1/480 or so.
received this as a Christmas gift from my in-laws a few years ago and
finally decided to build it late in 2007. It wasn't as big as the
box led me to believe, but it is still a long model, about 18-19"
long. There isn't much in the way of detail but since I'm not a ship
modeler, I just built it out of the box. It's a change of pace from
aircraft projects and it didn't turn out too bad. I found an
internet resource for the 1942 paint scheme called Measure 12; I gathered
the appropriate paints from the Model Master line and one from Tamiya
and painted it accordingly. The stand's raised details were painted with a
silver Sharpie and Tamiya Gold acrylic paint, oversprayed with
Dullcote then weathered with watercolors to add detail to the aviator
wings. Happy New Year, fellow plastic surgeons!