USS Lexington by Craig Lieberman
Brand: Trumpeter
Scale: 1/350
Modeler: Craig Lieberman
AddOns: Nautilus Deck, Tom's Modelworks, Eduard, WEM PE sets

Here are some better pictures of my CV-2 Id like to humbly submit now that I'm 99% done. I realize that there is a great deal of creative license with respect to things like aircraft markings, life raft, flotation baskets, superstructure, flags, radar and the like nevertheless, for me this is the most detailed model I've ever done and my first experiment with stretched sprue.

Torpedoes are crafted from toothpicks, using historical reference photos. Deck is Nautilus.
PE is a combination of Eduard's, Tom's and WEM. Rust effects done by watercolors. There's something like 120 little people on the deck.

I estimate 400 man hours, about 4 months to build.

Special thanks to Jim Baumann, who's coaching and guides helped immensely, and to the CV2 thread, for insight and guidance.


Click on the images to enlarge!

Photos 2006 by Craig Lieberman

July 22, 2006