It belongs to the nine-month long efforts of Ed Diment and his 23-foot long model of the USS Intrepid. His model is a 1/40 to scale replica of the actual aircraft carrier.
What’s even better is that the Intrepid wasn’t left without an escort. Chris Lee (Babalas Shipyards) also brought along his USS Haggard, Gary Davis (Bricks for Brains) added the USS Pampanito and Ralph Savelsberg (mad_physicist) designed the planes. A superb collaboration.
PS. I realise it’s a bit hard to get an idea of size from these pictures so I’ll add that the Pampanito is 2.44m (8?) long, the Haggard is 2.90m (9.5?) long and the Intrepid is a mind-boggling 6.80m (22?4?) to 6.90m (22?8?) long (Ed tells me he never measured her but guessed from the table size).