model of the PCE-877 is scratch-built in 1/96 scale and represents her
configuration during the OKINAWA CAMPAIGN. She displays the number 22
camouflage. White Ensign Model paints were used.
Blue 5-N (decks), Sea Blue 5-S (lower hull), Haze Gray 5-H (vertical surfaces),
Norfolk Anti-Fouling Red 65A
parts are as follows. Propellers (Raboesch), 40mm barrels (B&D
Barrels), 40mm gun sights
In Miniature), stoker stretcher (Masterpieces In Miniature), blocks (Blue Jacket
Extensive use of photo-etch technology was used in construction. Artwork
was drawn by myself and sent to a company named (Foto-cut). Items include
the following. 40 mm ammo rings, door and hatch handles, radar,
bolts, round grating for open bridge, inclined ladder, window bracing for open
bridge, guide brace for 20mm gun, detail for 3”gun floor detail, floor for
life rafts, bracing for 3” gun tub.
use of 2 part rubber and resin (Micro Mark) was also used.
This included masters and molds for the following. Hull, super structure,
40mm guns, anchors, bitts, chocks, deck hatches, depth charges, k guns, life
rings, life jackets, searchlights, storage boxes, stack and stack house, fire
hoses, MK 51 gun director, 3” gun, pelorus, compass, doors, hedgehog bombs,
lifeboat, life raft, 40mm ammo, 20mm ammo cans, rudders, 3”ammo
time was some 2000 hours over 30 months.