Ship Models

French Ships

Richelieu - Claudio Matteini
Model Data
Model build by Claudio Matteini, Ancona, Italy
Kit Manufacturer Hi-Mold (resin kit)
Scale 1:700
Additional Information Due to lack of photo-etched parts for this model, photo-etched parts from "Gold Medal Models", "White Ensign Models" and "Tom's Modelworks" sets, was modified and adapted for the Richelieu. Photo-etched railings, ladders, 20mm Oerlikon guns with shields and the resin quad 40 mm. Bofors from WEM has been added. The Hi-Mold kit represents the ship at the end of the war but as the model had to appear in the March/April 1944 configuration it was necessary to make structural changes to the main and second towers.

The model of Richelieu is shown as she appeared in the very first days of April 1944, when she left the Allied naval base of Trincomalee (Madagascar), to join the Allied forces in the Indian Ocean for fighting the warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Construction time N/A

Richelieu - Claudio Matteini
The Model
Photographs: © Claudio Matteini