This is the Iwo Jima in 1:700 scale resin kit from Pitroad/Hi-Mold. The kit includes the Ch-53's and 46's shown on deck. The other helicopters are from a Pitroad detail set.

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The kit is well done as far as it goes but does not include any Photo-Etch. All of the side platforms and mast platforms have to be cut from included sheet styrene. It is not hard to do but for the price ($69 at Pacific Front) I expected more. That all said, I don't know of any other kit for this class of ship, so to me the extra work was worth it.

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Peter Van Buren

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