These pages are for the avid scale modeler. Below you can view the completed works by these hobbyist. If you are interested in completing a model yourself, I urge you to contact the individual hobbyist for further information.
Five models currently exist that we know of. In the Los Angles Maritime Museum you can view an excellent reproduction by an actual shipmate of the USS Washington BB56, Charles Galligan.
In Bremerton, Washington, you will find a model by Glenn Winter of Washington State. Glenn's model is 144 scale and is 5 Feet in length.
Another unique model is by John Marlin, of Illinois, his wife Diane, son John and daughter Kate. It is a 32 inch model constructed out of Lego® blocks. They placed in the top ten worldwide in the 1996 Lego® Building Contest. Be sure to check out the photo's of the Marlin's model here.
"The building of this model has been a true adventure. I've never considered myself to be a true model builder. On the other hand I have enjoyed wood working my entire life." is what Michael Bowen says about his all wood model.
Model building is a great way to bring history alive and a terrific hobby. However for beginners it is best to start with smaller model ship kits. Moving on to larger or unique designs will come with time plus lots of practice.
This is the latest edition to the USS Washington BB-56 Scale Model Fleet. It was created by Ed McDonald and represents the Mighty "W" as she was on the night where she sank Japanese Battleship Kirishima. .