1/700 USS Maryland BB-46
This is the recent Trumpeter kit, which was apparently developed by Pit-Road in Japan. I love ships and ship models, but being PE challenged, they usually don’t love me. This is the first one that I feel that I’ve finished to a decent enough standard to show off. It actually won an award at our local show over the past weekend. It represents USS Maryland at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. The cage masts are aftermarket 3D printed parts from Blue Ridge Models in Georgia. I also shaved off the molded on anchor chains and replaced them with fine model RR chains. The dark gray is from a 40 year old tin of Humbrol German Panzer Gray, the light gray is Humbrol 147, and I did the decks with a combination of Tamiya deck tan washed with various Humbrol brown enamels. I added basic generic railings and some simple rigging. I made the water with acrylic gel over acrylic paint on a Hardware store sign board that I stained. I plan on replacing the rigging with EZ line. There she is, now to build the other two ships in the class, Colorado and West Virginia!
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