|The Tom's Modelworks 1:350
scale USS West Virginia is a two piece
full-hull model depicting the ship in its 1941 fit. One of three Colorado class
battleships (the others were Colorado and Maryland), West Virginia was
sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Subsequently raised, she was rebuilt and
returned to the fleet over two years later with a radically changed appearance. Her
distinctive cage masts were gone and she gained prominent torpedo bulges, among many other
substantial alterations. This kit depicts the West Virginia at the time of her
sinking and can be built as either a waterline or full hull model.
The model is
available from Tom's Modelworks for $225, with the waterline version priced at $200.
It will be available at the US IPMS Nationals in Santa Clara, CA., July 2- 4, 1998.
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full-size photo of the Tom's West Virginia