USS Missouri BB-63 
by Douglas Conrady 

1/1200 USS Missouri BB-63 (Revell)

After I showed a co-worker a commission build, she mentioned that I should make one for me.  That way after many years up the road I can look back at what I used to be able to do.  The ship was a 1/700 carrier.  I went home and thought about it and decided that was a great idea, but I would see if I could go one better - 1/1200.  I figured I would try a battleship in test of my new found scale.

Being a plastic kit and Revell to boot, there isn't a lot of parts.  Hull, Superstructure, Main turrets and Secondary 5 in.  Construction was quick and painless.  I decided since this was so small I'd just hand paint it.  Plus it'd test my small painting ability.  I chose the shake down cruise paint scheme because it would be a change from normal overall grey.  Also as a test, I went out and found scale railings and radars.  The radars (8 of em) were a challenge to build and installation went well.  Right before I finished, I was noticing the ship was looking a bit plain.  Then it hit me... rigging....  I'd try my hand at that.  I pulled my fly fishing line out and put a couple lines on.  I'd like to think I passed the test.

Thanks for looking and don't throw rotten tomatoes.

Douglas Conrady

Gallery updated 2/14/2018