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Building the Garibaldi

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"MSW crew-mate David J. Salvin (djandj) shares his build story of Delphis Models, Italian Carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi (551), in this MSW Feature!"

Giuseppe Garibaldi (551) is an Italian aircraft carrier. She is named after the Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi. Built by Fincantieri (Italcantieri) at the Monfalcone shipyards in the Gulf of Trieste, she was laid down in March 1981, launched in 1983 and commissioned on 30 September 1985. Garibaldi is classed as a CVS–ASW or Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft Carrier and is based in Taranto.

For more details of this vessel, click HERE!

The Kit:
Delphis Models Italian Carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
Scale: 1/700
Medium: Resin/PE

The kit itself is one of the better from Delphis, and is cleanly molded and basically comes in three big pieces, the hull in two parts and the superstructure. As usual with most resin kits, virtually all the delicate parts like gun barrels and radar antennae were smashed upon receiving the kit!

About the Author

About David J. Salvin (djandj)

I began building models at the age of 8. Stopped for college and law school and came back to the hobby after an 18 year intermission. Having built most everything from space ships to full-rigged sailing ships, I have returned to my first love - 1/700 military shipping. Modeling is just one of m...


Hi David Thank you for sharing your experience with this kit! It turned out very good and it is really a shame that the model doesn't include a dedicated PE set. You managed to make a very interesting finished product Congratulations Cheers Rui
OCT 06, 2010 - 09:22 AM