Pierre Marchal prefers to scratch-build in 1:350 scale rather than to work on commercial kits. His subject of choice are the ships of the US Navy of World War Two, especially those that served in the Pacific. This is Pierre's build of USS Gearing, shown in three parts. Part One shows the scratch-building process from fashioning the wooden hull to adding superstructure and details.
The second series shows the Gearing completed but the model still waits to receive the textured water base.
Finally, everything is in place and the Gearing is in her element.