The model is the 1/700 scale kit of Kumano, as built, from Tamiya with Photo-Etch from Gold Medal Models. The boat davits, deck supports and parts of the masts were scratch-built from piano wire and brass rods. The blast bags were made from white glue. The canvas covered railings on the bridge we made from masking tape. This was my first model in 1/700 scale. I know its not perfect but it was fun to build. Thanks to Tom Johnson from the local Rochester IPMS club for the photos and thanks to Bob Cicconi of SN and 1/700 ship fame for the kit, parts, unlimited advise and encouragement.

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Charles Matthews

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