This is my build of the Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Mount Whitney LCC-20. I have finished this kit using photo-etch railings from Gold Medal Models' 1/700 Tarawa/Saipan set, as I already had them on hand. The paint scheme is not prototype for this version of the ship, but I really liked the white radar domes and the contrast of the black mast, as well as the "hi-viz" hull numbers. As much as I like the results, I would stay away from 1/700 kits in the future - too tiny for my clumsy hands.

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John Griesbacker