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Re: Question for the Day
I have just counted the ship models in the three carry cases that I take to exhibitions and the total is 93 including 2 floating drydocks, 2 Japanese mini-submarines and substitutions for ships such as dredgers and spoil barges and the use of models of sister-ships where necessary. In addition there are 40 resin terrain castings for Ford Island and the navy yard, hangars and workshops that cross joints in the resin panels, water tanks and cranes and the Ford Island contol tower that are too fragile to be attached to the panels for transport to exhibitions and models of the mooring dolphins. I also have items that can be changed during the day to represent different times during the battle including models of Oklahoma and Utah capsized, underwater hull for Pennsylvania and Cassin and Downes, torpedo and bomb splashes and explosions, burning oil slicks and hangars and, recently added, a magazine explosion that fits over the foredeck and front turrets of a Neptun Arizona. I only take a handful of Japanese aircraft along because the 6ft 6in square would not have had more in the air above that area at any one snapshot in time. I am short US aircraft for the Ford Island airfield and seaplane base but I do have models for some of the ships that were in the berths at the entrance which is off stage on the model (eg Antares and Ward) and those that arrived later in the day. I am also short of submarines but the submarine base is off stage. I would be curious to know if anyone else has managed to get close to completing a model of the attack.
What ships/models do you have that were at Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41?