We get a lot of contacts from folks looking for a model of a “4-stacker” so they can build Walker or Mahan as they’re described in the series. Kits can be hard to find, but I understand Revell means to re-issue a 1-240 scale kit of Ward or Cambeltown (formerly Buchanan) in a couple of months. Anyway, if you build one, why not show it off? Send pictures of your completed model and we’ll post them! We’ll establish a suitably lengthy “deadline,” at which time visitors to this site can vote on their favorites. Winners will receive honor, accolades–and signed books!
Model Categories (with prizes for each!):
Scratch-built–(Walker, Mahan, “Big Sal,” “Nancy,” or Amagi)–made using blueprints only, no kits. Model to represent subject as described at some point in the series. Prize will be a signed collection of all Destroyermen hardcovers to that point, including a “galley proof” of the latest!
Kit-built: Walker or Mahan.
The winner will receive signed copies of the two most recent hardcovers! Remember, each model must show the ship it portrays at some specific point in the series. Don’t forget “post Squall” battle damage or repairs.
Additional categories may be considered.
If you have any questions regarding subjects “as described,” throw them out on the “Technical Discussions” blog, and you will probably get plenty of answers!
Update – Gallery of Contestants 6/1/2011
Reader Wayne Hawkins submits the following: