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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:58 am 
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I think it's time to start a thread for the "Big U", one of the three American ships lost in the Pearl Harbor attack, and her less famous sister. I'm not sure if there are any kits out for either of them at the moment, but here is Utah's website:

http://www.ussutah.org/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:36 pm 
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there is a kit for the Florida recently released from Niko models 1/700 scale resin.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:58 pm 
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Here is the review of the kit:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:42 pm 
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The Niko kit is pretty good, but the bulges are wrong. They should only stick out about half as far, and not be nearly flat on the top .It looks to me like they took the absolute beam of the ship and assumed it occurred at the waterline - actually, the bulges were at their maximum considerably below the waterline. I'm not entirely sure how I'd go about reshaping the bulges to keep them even.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:45 pm 
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Navsource.org has a fairly good frontal view of Utah bulged that gives a fair idea of the bulge shape midships. It is the last photo for the 1917-26 time frame. That photo when clicked on to enlarge will disclose a completely different photo (the one I'm speaking of).


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:23 pm 
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USS Florida website:

http://www.geocities.com/bb-30/index.html

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I thought it was nowhere near as good as the Waveline kits of pre-war US battleships.

The bulges are a bit of a let-down and the superstructure needs hollowing-out until it is paper-thin to be able to fit it round the cage mast without causing the cage-mast to crimp.

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Iron Shipwright/Commanders Models has had a 1/350 hull of USS Utah at some of the recent shows they have been attending. The model will depict Utah as of 12/7/41. Ted Paris indicated they may be doing an earlier version of the kit at Florida as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:47 pm 
Hi Y'all,
For a very long time a 1:72nd scale model of the USS Utha BB31 resided in the UtahState Capitol bldg. I wonder where it ended up when remodeled the place.
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Leftenant Nemo wrote:
Hi Y'all,
For a very long time a 1:72nd scale model of the USS Utha BB31 resided in the UtahState Capitol bldg. I wonder where it ended up when remodeled the place.
V/r,

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How long ago was that? I can't remember ever seeing it in the UT capitol building, even before they restored the building.

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Hi Rob, are you still working on this kit?
I've just restarted the kit as I want to compare the scratchbuilt cage mast which I did for Florida some years ago with the 3d printed masts for California which I've just ordered.
Thanks to the hourglass shape of a scratchbuilt cage I did not need to hollow out the superstructure parts.
The bulges are another story. I spent some two hours scraping and sanding the bulges to a more convincing shape and then realized that the kit has Utah's casemates rather than Florida's. This was corrected easily by adding styrene strips to the bottom of the casemates.
Niko's 12"guns were also bit problematic -not that straight and they'll have to be cut to length. But we're getting there
Rob wrote:
I thought it was nowhere near as good as the Waveline kits of pre-war US battleships.

The bulges are a bit of a let-down and the superstructure needs hollowing-out until it is paper-thin to be able to fit it round the cage mast without causing the cage-mast to crimp.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:19 pm 
Any one have this kit or built it? Is it worth getting for a 12/7/41 build? Iron Shipwright/Commanders Models 1/350 USS Utah


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