USS WAYNE E. MAYER DDG-108
ARLEIGH BURKE Class Destroyer ship model
destroyer model is being built for the
Navy in San Diego, California. Started in October, this fine model ship was
completed in Feb. 2016.
Note how the hull was comprised of numerous wood cuts,
not a heavy carved piece of wood. Also pay
attention to the hollow superstructure shown in the
second row of photos. Constructing a mode like
this is much more difficult and time-consuming.
Numerous parts must be cut and put together as precisely
as possible. Then comes the meticulous
sanding process to ensure completely smooth surfaces
before painting. (For solid-hull,
solid-superstructure models, big parts are sanded by big
machines and then glued together.) That's how most
of our models are procured by high-ranking naval
officers and distinguished men.
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Devin J. R.