Ever since visiting the WWII Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile during our family summer vacation, Brendan has gone Battleship crazy. Any kind of WWII ship crazy would be closer to the truth.
During our trip to the NKPHTS Buffalo Convention by chance we discovered their Naval Museum containing three WWII ships, the Cleveland class cruiser USS Little Rock, Fletcher class destroyer USS The Sullivans and a submarine the USS Croaker. This only fueled the fire.
Piles of books from the library followed, and soon he was telling me and my wife all about Pacific naval battles at all times of the day.
Then he discovered there were models you could buy!
I can remember building a few models as a kid like the HMS Ark Royal, so I knew this phase for Brendan would be fun and a good tool for teaching him more about model building.
When he learned about the events at Pearl Harbor he wanted to honor that by building a model of the fated USS Arizona. I found a kit on eBay for real cheap but then I got too busy to do anything for most of November.
|Revell USS Arizona, test fit of major parts before painting, December 7th 2015|
We didn't finish it by Pearl Harbor Day but that's OK, not hurrying to finish a model is a good lesson to learn.