by Mark Brockway
1/429 USS Arizona BB-39 (Revell)
This is the first ship I have built as an adult modeler. I first built this kit as 10 year old way back when it something on the order of US. 1.50. I thought I’d try and do it up right (well better anyway) . I tried to improve the kit’s 5 inch 25 caliber dual purpose anti-ship and anti-aircraft batteries as well as create more realistic 5 inch 51 caliber secondary batteries after I found out the “turret” representation was due to Revell’s misinterpretation of the mounts foul weather shutters. I also used the PE set from Tom’s model works (another first for me) to improve the catapults and cranes. Finally I found a set of 1/426 OS2U King Fishers from a shapeways.com designer, Ebard Models. You can check out the build thread over on the Work’s in progress forum.