This is my rendering of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) after her refit at Mare Island, CA in 1945.
The kit is # 14107 by Academy Model in 1/350 scale. It hosts many P/E parts from GMM and EDU. The 20 mm twin guns + the main battery gun barrels are from Model Master. The figures are from L’Arsenal. It is painted Model Master Dark sea blue and Tamiya Haze Grey for the vertical surfaces and Vallejo Model Air Deck Blue (my color mix) for all horizontal surfaces.
The seascape base is aluminum foil and tissue paper over a Styrofoam base with matte medium then by surrounded with a mahogany basswood frame.
The “INDY” was the last major ship sunk in WWII and the wreckage was located in the fall of 2017.
Any comments are welcome , will help in future builds!!
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