Campbell Ship Model

Gene Berger’s ship model won an award at the IPMS Model Show in 2014.

The Original Campbell Ship

Campbell at sea in 1944:  inspiration for the 1/96 scale model

  Hull and Deck Structure for 1/96 scale ship model

ASW (Anti-submarine Warfare)

The hedgehog ASW (anti-submarine warfare), was an innovative weapon made during the war.  It consisted of a steel cradle that threw 24 shells several hundred feet ahead of the attacking ship.  The shells exploded on contact with the U-boat or ocean floor.



January 2014:  Campbell ship model in progress


Campbell’s Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N – K – O – F



The display is a conversation piece and catalyst for people to share their own stories with us.  The model is a family heirloom to honor my father, Dick Warner, Len Nowak, Carmen Trimarchi, Phil Jordan, and others who served on the Campbell.

Hampton Roads, VA, is a big military area, specifically for the Navy.  The Campbell display has received many compliments at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, VA, the Mariners Museum in Newport News, VA, and other venues such as the IPMS Show in 2014.

IPMS/USA is a 5,000 member, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the modeling hobby while providing a venue for modelers to share their skills in a social setting, along with friendly but spirited competition.

In addition, IPMS/USA maintains one of the largest public websites in the modeling community ( Members and visitors can view product reviews, chapter and contest information, see examples of members’ work, and view images of contests, museum walk-a-rounds, and the like. A members-only forum allows discussion of specific topics of interest.

IPMS/USA manages contests ranging from local, chapter-led invitational gatherings through larger regional events and up to the National Contest and Convention, held every summer in a rotating location, often featuring over 2,000 entries.

The IPMS National Convention in 2014







Gene entered our ship model of the USS Kendall C. Campbell.  

(left to right) Bob Moritz, Tim Wood, and Gene Berger at the 2014 IPMS show in Hampton, Virginia.

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