U.S.S. Salem, CA-139 1/350
June 12, 2013 in Ships
The gentleman that wanted this model built had served on it as an enlisted seaman. He served just prior to it being decommissioned. Salem had a 10 year career from 1949-59. It served in the Atlantic and never fired a shot in anger. It was distinctive by it’s one stack. Salem is on display in Quincy, MA at the US Naval and Shipbuilding Museum.
The gentleman wanted it on a base with a case. This was the first resin ship of this size I have built. I mounted it on a walnut base that I made especially for it and then had the case made at a local plastic shop.
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