I was inspired by the model of the Neptun NORTH CAROLINA in Thomas Schroeder 's web site (see the Collector's Links in this site) to try my own conversion. Thomas took the Neptun WASHINGTON (N 1302a) and removed all the 20 mm guns and made additional modifications to back date the ship to 1941. Following his example I did my own version of sister ship WASHINGTON as is shown in the photos. The first shows the model as produced, followed by two showing the modifications made.

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