New Merit kit of USS Yorktown Photos

The Merit 1/350th scale kit of CV-5 is now in the states. Most distributors and even hobby shops should have the kit in-hand by Christmas, and if not by then, relatively shortly after.

Here are some photos of some of the detail you can expect from the kit. Overall it looks VERY nice.

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Webb Series USS Yorktown Plans

Yorktown_cv_5_Webb_sheet1Added a review of a 4-sheet set of drawings of CV-5 in her 1940 configuration to the Reviews: Photos and Plans page.

Some of the reference items have been re-categorized as well. Most notably the Photos section is now the Photos and Plans section. We hope to be able to add some more drawings in the near future, and we’ve come into possession of new (at least to us) photos that we will be posting as soon as we get the okay from the owners and the files in hand.

U.S.S. Yorktown CV-5 in 1/350th Scale Styrene kit coming from Merit

IMG_5787-001The IPMS USA National Convention was this past weekend in Hampton, VA. At the show, Merit International announced their forthcoming 1/350th scale kit of U.S.S. Yorktown in injection molded styrene. This kit has been in the works for some time, and in recent months representatives from Merit have been working with members of this website to ensure that the final product is as accurate as possible. Several people were able to hold an early test shot of the hull and verify that it is far more accurate in shape than earlier attempts in this scale.

Work continues, and we here will do as much as we can to ensure that the kit is as accurate as possible and worthy of the name Yorktown. Expect to see announcements concerning release date and retail pricing in the coming months.

“WWII Quarterly” Magazine: Mayhem at Midway

ww2quarterlyBrowsing the magazine rack at Barnes and Noble yesterday lead to the discovery of the current issue of “WWII Quarterly” Magazine, and the piece “Mayhem at Midway”. I’m a sucker for history told from the enlisted man’s point of view, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

Added to the Reviews section. You can access the page directly HERE, or by clicking the cover photo.