Mike Sharp built his first ship model in 1978, and he quickly found that he liked the amount of detail he found he could add to his models. Since then, his collection of ship models has grown to 27, each more detailed than the last. His latest and new favorite is this 1/700 scale USS Tarawa
LHA-1 amphibious assault ship. It was photographed at the 1999 IPMS Nationals in Orlando, Florida, where it won awards for best ship and most popular entry.
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