USS San Francisco CA38 Heavy Cruiser 1944

This is the 1/350 scale USS San Francisco CA-38 1944 plastic model kit from Trumpeter® For ages 14 years and above

Trumpeter USS San Francisco CA38 Heavy Cruiser 1944 Plastic Model Military Ship 1/350 Scale #05310
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Specifications :
  • Length: 20.16" (512.1 mm)
  • Beam: 2.15" (54.5 mm)
  • Trumpeter Product Number: 05310
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"Very fun kit"
jonnydell (
This was my first Trumpeter kit, the last kit I did was a Tamiya Fletcher destroyer and found this kit to be on par with the Fletcher for the most part. A lot of parts included in this kit and it was a lot of fun to put together. The instruction manual was easy to follow and the painting guide looked simple even though I didn't go with the 1944 camo look. My only complaint was with the attachment to the entire hull version. It didn't want to sit all the way down into the lower hull and separated slightly when I left it overnight to cure. Other than that it was a great kit that was easy to put together.

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Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey, red and clear Display stand included Comes with pieces to make small plane model as well Includes full hull and waterline plate Waterslide decals Includes markings for: USS San Francisco CA-38 Wearing MS 33/13d camouflage,1944 Illustrated instructions and paint/markings guide included 436 pieces.


  • Length: 20.16" (512.1 mm)
  • Beam: 2.15" (54.5 mm)
  • Trumpeter Product Number: 05310


(1) 1/350 scale USS San Francisco CA-38 1944

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly Soft cloth
  • Plastic cement Sandpaper
  • Instant cement Tweezers
  • Sprue cutters Pin vise
  • Long nose pliers Scissors
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Small files
  • Paint
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"Making her sister ship out of this kit"
I'll let everyone know what was involved in doing this feat of converting this ship into her sister ship the ca32 uss new Orleans and what needed being scatched built and what aftermarket kits where used wish me luck

"Glad I bought it in this scale!!!"
After building one of this class of cruisers in 1/700, doing it in 1/350 was a definite benefit, plus you end up with a big ship when done. Same quality that Trumpeter is known for. As usual, great fit and finish of parts, very little excess plastic to remove. Instructions were clear and easily followable. Even though this is a larger model, a reverse pair of tweezers is a definite plus. My finished ship was awesome, with great detail, without having to paint anything. You will love this kit, it is a very unique format for a cruiser.

"Excellent kit"
This was another excellent kit from Trumperter. Comes with a lot of detail and can be enhanced using White Ensigns PE kit. You can detail as much or as little as you want. I didn't use the WWII navy camo scheme but rather painted it standard Navy gray. All in all I think it came out quite well. Not recommended for younger modelers due to the detail work that comes with the kit, but an experienced modeler will find it a very nice kit to work with.


Actual model may vary from image on box Due to many small parts that could become a choking hazard, please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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