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TuanNA

1/350 USS Missouri (Tamiya)

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love the weathering looks very well built but one thing i notice from photos of real ship

 

you the anchors upside down and why yellow  :hmmm:

 

beefy

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TuanNA, what a beautiful build! Tamiya has updated their classic kit (the original molds date back to the late 1970s) - and you have made the most of it. Outstanding work!

 

As for the anchors, beefy is right - they are upside down - but this is an easy fix! The significance of their gold color is the Retention Excellence Award (previously known as the Golden Anchor Award) which is an award given by the United States Department of the Navy for sustaining superior levels of military retention (re-enlistment and retention of crew by the ship). Navy ships are authorized to paint their anchors gold as a symbol of earning the award.

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Thanks you!  Beefy66 and Tim 

 

TimThe information you provide is very interesting for me. Now I have just understand the meaning of Gold Anchor.

 

I will repaint the Anchor soon .

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This is a superb build @TuanNA. I really like it especially the weathering - subtle but very realistic. The Osprey and the two drones on the rear really set it off!

 

I am not an expert on this ship, so have a question regarding the blue box like containers either side of the bridge structure, and also beside the rear 5 inch guns - are they some sort of life raft containers perhaps?

 

Thanks

 

Terry

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Hi Terry 

 

Excatly, These bule box are life rafts

 

They work just like the following video 

 

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A beautiful model.  Some superb detail and weathering.

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On 9/8/2018 at 9:59 AM, TuanNA said:

Hi Terry 

 

Excatly, These bule box are life rafts

 

Thanks!

 

Terry

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