Yankee Model Works, 1/350 Resin Kit.
This kit depicts USS Salem CA-139 and
sisters, USS Des Moines CA134 and USS Newport News CA148, in their mid
1950s configuration. The model scale-out to 24.5 inches long. The kit
contains resin cast parts, White Metals parts, Photetched parts, and a
special set of decals that enables you to build this kit as any one of
the ships in this class. The kit also includes a plan and profile
drawing in 1/350th scale and a complete instruction booklet. This kit
was originally produced by "Classic War Ships" and is now being produced
by "Yankee Model Works". This model is
available in some local model and craft shops, or it can be ordered off
Where Can I buy the Kit?
First, you need to know what to ask for. The Full
Description of the model is
"Resin 1/350 Scale, USS Salem CA-139 Des Moines Class CA (1955), Produced
by Yankee Model Works,
You can find this kit in your
Local Hobby Stores that stock a decent selection of Ship Models. If
your favorite hobby store does not stock it, they can order if for you.
(Please support your Local Hobby Stores. The internet
is killing them and they need your support to stay open!)
The normal price in a hobby store is somewhere between $250 to $285
Or, you can order the Kit off the
Quick, easy and cheaper, (which is probably why we are
loosing so many of our local hobby stores!)
Order from this model from Trident
Ask for Kit number YKM35124 "Resin 1/350 Scale, USS Salem CA-139"
Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 5 Business Days.
Trident Hobbies Price: $227.99
(The above information is verified by a couple
of emails from Trident Hobbies on in January 2007. They even had some in
stock ready to ship!)
In the year 2004, Pacific Front
was selling this model kit made by "Classic War Ships
(Now Yankee Model Works)".
According to their web site (as of 1/20/07) they still offer this
model but this has not yet been confirmed. On 01/20/2007 I sent them an
email asking them to verify have that they still offer the model,
but I have not yet received a reply as of today, a week later. I am
not sure if they are still active.
helping shipmates build the model
in talking with some other guys who have already built this model, Or are
going to build this model, Or are in the process of building it? Just
Click on the Picture of the Mail Box at the left and start typing! If you
want your name added to this list, click on the mail Box and let us know
(also let us know which of the 3 ships you are from!)
Current interested ship mates are.
From the Newport News
= Chuck Zendner,
Ponce Gonzalez, Ray Kopp, Leonard Maharowski, Jim Peden, Andrew Stokey, Tom Messick, Greg McCaulley, Bob Little, Steven Grubbs,
Denny Pall, Aaron
USS Salem = Pat
From the USS Des Moines =