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Tamiya 1/700 USS New Jersey
Parrahs posted a topic in Ready for Inspection - MaritimeFollowing from Lützow we have something a bit bigger and a bit newer, specifically a subject rendered necessary for building due to this year's vacation. One of the better ship museums I've been to. Anyway... as for the kit itself it's rather unsurprising Tamiya 1/700 fare. Goes together nicely but well short of Flyhawk in detailing. Gold medal Models go to help a bit with that. Two different mask sets were looked at, both covered the wooden deck parts and completely ignored everything else despite even the painting instructions making it clear most horizontal surfaces were a different hue than the vertical ones. All done. Not a lot of rigging on modern(ish) ships, but some did pop up. With some company... Yes, I did visit Intrepid as well while I was at it. And if we add roughly half of her displacement to New Jersey... The wrestler and the sumo?
Hello everyone, I was reading about the Bismark class, the Iowa class, the HMS Hood, and the Yamato and there's no better way to familiarize oneself with these kind of things but by making scale models of them. (Of course, considering some of these don't even exist anymore.) So I made these two battle ships side by side and was quite pleased with the result. And upon looking at them, one as an adult would just wonder about how complicated it could be to balance a ship's power output vs. weight, vs. armor vs. weaponry vs. fuel capacity vs. size vs. agility etc, while the child in one is just trying to determine "which is cooler". These are just a few photographs I'd like to share... Hope you like! : )