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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:11 am 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:03 pm 
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Updated photos in natural lighting

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:32 pm 
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Your 1/1800 scale ships are really fantastic. I have a question on how what process of 3D printing, was it FDM or SLA? The resolution is so fine.

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Scott


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Only the upper hull and the bridge area of the superstructure are 3d printed, the rest is scratched from styrene and acrylic putty sculpted to form the lower hull. Brass and styrene make up the rest

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