Friends, I have just completed research and gathered plans and photos for the USS Choctaw. Since this is going to be such a big model (about 17" long), I would like some indication how much interest there is in this kit. It will be 1/192 scale and highly detailed. It is a behemouth ironclad paddlewheel ram bristling with guns, masts, turrets, and rigging and will probably be in the $200.00 price range. IMHO, it is the most intimidating looking of all the ironclads. I have found a photo on the web of an RC model of the Choctaw to give you an idea what this ship looks like. This is NOT the Flagship Models model itself although it's pretty close to accurate (the stern and area between the paddlewheels is wrong) and lacking in PE details. I plan to make it a two piece hull (Upper and Lower), with an extensive photo etch sheet for this model. If there is sufficent interest I want to begin contruction on the masters ASAP. Input is encouraged.
Here's a URL so you can see this awesome warship.http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f145/shipmodeler123/Uss_choctaw_5.jpg Rusty White Flagship Models Inc. flagshipmodels.com