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USS Arizona BB39, 1/1800
joe100
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:09 AM UTC
USS Arizona, BB-39, December 1941, 1/1800

This is my 1/1800 USS Arizona as she looked in the blue MS-1 paint scheme in early December 1941. There is some conjecture about the paint but it's pretty likely she was in MS-1 5-S Blue on December 7th. The red turret tops are accurate though. This had been in practice for years and the 3 red turrets denote Battleship Division 1, of which Arizona was flagship.

The upper hull is 3d printed, the lower hull is scratch built. The masts are brass with other scratch built details. Railings and cranes are PE with other hand made bits here and there.






















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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 07:47 PM UTC
Nice! Better than some I've seen 3 or 4 times bigger.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM UTC
This is awesome work, Joe. You are really cranking these out, but the quality remains first-rate. Well done, my friend!


Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 04:14 AM UTC
Just curious, and no recriminations meant, but is that the 1/700 Dragon Arizona scanned and rescaled to 1/1800?
joe100
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 07:21 AM UTC

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Just curious, and no recriminations meant, but is that the 1/700 Dragon Arizona scanned and rescaled to 1/1800?



Not that I'm aware of. Not even sure how you'd do that without a big expense
joe100
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:02 PM UTC
Updated photos in natural lighting