by Damian Petro
1/200 USS California BB44 (Scratchbuilt)
This is a scratch built model of the USS California BB44 in 1/200 scale
which is about 37" long. The model shows how the ship looked in late 1944
with her measure 32 paint pattern. It is mainly built from cardboard but
styro foam, wood, plastic and metal parts were also used. The "water" on
the base was made from rock hard putty which was painted and covered with
clear acrylic gloss. Model construction time was about three months.