CL-46 USS Phoenix
By Dave Becker

1/350 USS Phoenix CL-46 (Iron Shipwright).

USS Phoenix CL-46 as she appeared in October 1944 at the Battle for Leyte Gulf.  Ship is painted in Measure 32/5d camouflage pattern.

Model is a Iron Shipwright's 4-053 USS Nashville CL-43 1/350 resin kit. Kit has a beautiful one piece resin hull with fine detail.  Little
modification was done to turn the Nashville kit into the Phoenix.  Each had the same bridge structure, funnel, main and secondary gun layout. Main difference was in the placement and locations of the 20 mm AA guns and their mountings.  Several new gun tubs had to be constructed.  Life raft and Floater Net placement was also different in each ship.

Dave Becker