USS Ticonderoga CG-47 
by Bob Nandell 

1/700 USS Ticonderoga CG-47 (Academy/Minicraft)

This is the relatively 'plain Jane' Academy model of CG 47 Ticonderoga. This time I built full-hull rather than waterline. Built is pretty much out of box with a few anntenas added. The model is sitting on black and white film photographs I took from the bridge of BB 61 Iowa as it was being fitted out for re-commissioning in 1984. The photos are of Ticonderoga's sister-ship, CG 47 Yorktown, brand new, heading down the channel for sea trials in the Gulf. My newspaper photo assignment at the time for the Des Moines REGISTER was to photograph the Iowa, but I couldn't resist snapping pictures of this brand-new AEGIS cruiser slipping past.

Bob Nandell

Gallery updated 2013