Revell USS Yorktown

by Max Tollens Jr.


Silly Week 2008


This 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. 

I 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!


Photos and text by Max Tollens Jr.