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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Chuck Bauer, a member on this site besides others suggested I should start a thread here as he saw some of my work on another site.
Right now I'm in the process in kitbashing the Arizona into the US Navy's OBB's of WW2.


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File comment: By class from Wyoming on the left to the Colorado on the right.
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File comment: Arizona ,Tennessee & California
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File comment: Arizona on top California bow view
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File comment: Arizona on top California Starboard side
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File comment: Arizona on top California stern view
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File comment: Arizona ontop New Mexico
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File comment: Oklahoma, Arizona & New Mexico
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File comment: New Mexico sideview of superstructure
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:53 pm 
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I saw this posted somewhere else that I don't recall. Glad to see here it in an easy access format. This is going to be neat to see as you use that old "Chestnut" of a kit to kitbash these others. Who would have thought?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:51 pm 
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probably this site.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Hi David,
The photos posted well and are very revealing.
This should be fun to watch as it unfolds.
I'm guessing a lot of people out there (including me) are very familiar with this kit and look forward to seeing all the permutations.

Dumb question, though. I know what "BB's" are but what are "OBB's"?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:45 pm 
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old battleships compared to the new fast battleships of ww2. theoretically it should be possible to do what I am doing in the larger & smaller scales.


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Nice to see some of your builds finally! They look really good! I look forward to seeing more! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:06 am 
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the texas.


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That is fantastic, huge respect to you sir for undertaking such big modifications on kits. I will be watching the buildup of this collection unfold!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:59 am 
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started kitbashing a Revell 1/429 Arizona into the Arkansas this past weekend by gluing the 2 hull halves together then cut a 3.3cm section out of the middle & gluing the forward & back halves back together. will use my bench belt sander to slope the main deck like I did on the Texas model.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:44 am 
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Arkansas being worked on.


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Arizona being worked on.


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Idaho being worked on.


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California being worked on.


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from left to right.
Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Colorado, California & West Virginia.


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Hooboy. You're insane in all the most wonderful modeling ways. I love this! Great work, David!

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thanks. have to correct the Pennsylvania's bulges before I start anymore hulls. the next hulls will likely be Tennessee & Maryland.


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decided to postpone the Pennsylvania bulge rebuild till I get the other hulls worked on. started working on the Wee Vee's bulges main deck level & will mark the hull sides for the shape of the bulges before building out to meet the vertical sides of the bulges. also working on the Tennessee as post Pearl Harbor version but pre-major rebuild. decks are glued on, bow extended, built up, carved & sanded to somewhat shape. have cut out the starboard Arizona bulge, plated the hole over & in the process to do the same to port side. the Maryland when I get to it will be after she got the 8 5" duel barrel enclosed gun mounts. that will be the last of the Big 5. will be doing 2 different versions of the Mississippi as in ww2 & as post-war AG-128. will do the Wyoming as the gunnery training ship AG-17 about 1945 with the Arkansas in 1944. the New York will be 1942 version whereas the Texas will be of 1944. with those hulls worked on, i'll use a model of the Arizona I built 30+ years ago to split the hull into the original 2 halves, lengthen & widen to make the 1919 version South Dakota that was started then scrapped because of the Washington Treaty. by the time I'm done, i'll have 18 1/429 scale ships kitbashed using Revell's USS Arizona.


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This is a great project - inspired ....and possibly a bit insane - I love it! It certainly highlights the evolutionary process of the USN Standard BB's. Keep up the great work :-)


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it is not too big or not too small but just the right size.


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working on the Tennessee model by cutting & grinding out the Arizona bulges, cleaned up the holes so that the new sides will sit flush with the hull. put a backer strip at the top backside of the 2 holes so the new sides have something backing them instead of a straight butt joint. the bottom of each side panel sits against the side of each hole but flush with the rest of the hull. starboard panel was done in 3 sections as it was worked on 1st so lessons from that allowed the port panel to be 1 long piece. the aft gun casements filled in & working on filling the bow casements. working on adding at least 2 more layers of .03" plastic to give the underneath of the hull stern more roundness on top of what I have done before to remove the concave of the Revell hull's underneath stern.


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