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Anthony Alvear
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USS New Jersey BB-62 Circa 1985 (1/350 Tamiya)

July 29, 2020 · in Ships · · 30 · 3.8K

After more than 5 months, +1000 parts, and 180 hours of work finished the Ship New Jersey, a model rescue, restored and renovated after a fall where the keel and superstructure were broken, in addition to many destroyed pieces.

Many improvements were added…Plastruct styrene sheet, Rod, strip, Generic PE from gold medal models in railings, Stokes Litters and safety nets, Flyhawk vertical and inclined ladders, Watertight Doors, lifebuoy from dream models, Brass pipe 0,3mm, 0,4mm, 0,5mm, 0.8mm improvements…stairs and handrails from flyhawk, ciws phalanx from veteran models, decals from Gold Medal Models, helo sh-60 from Veteran models, radar SPS-49 and Sps-10 from Gold Medal Models, in addition to the set USN Carrier deck equipment from gallery models ..Wooden deck from chuanyu model..metallic anchor chains…weathering from set B, invisible thread .004 mm nylon. Tamiya, Model master and Humbrol Enamels Paints…satin lacquer From Rust-Oleum.

reference: Warship pictorial Uss New Jersey from Steve Wiper.

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30 responses

  1. Great job, those ship models can be hard but yours looks super realistic.

  2. Splendid work, Anthony! It looks amazing.

  3. Hazy grey and underway! Fantastic work Anthony, all the additional AM was a labor of love, I'm sure. My first ship was a 1/700 Wisconsin (purchased from the Wisconsin's gift shop), with GMM PE, and I cherish it's place amongst my ships. You should certainly be proud of your BB, thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks awesome!

  5. Beautiful work, very realistic result. I've spent a bit of time down on the Iowa here, and can say your New Jersey looks very "right."

  6. Well done. The before shot may be inspiring to all of those of us sitting on wreckage piles we've salvaged.


  7. Fantastic work, Anthony. All those small details and the tons of work you put really show. It is a joy to watch and looks absolutely real.

  8. Great build. All that detail work for is outstanding

  9. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    A very well accomplished rescue, restored and renovation job Anthony. All the hours spent and extra detail paid off. Very nicely done.

  10. Nice job, Anthony!
    I've had the honor of touring both the New Jersey and Wisconsin. Your build does these great ships justice.

  11. This brings back memories of my 20 years in the navy. Everything lo0oks authentic right down to the Tomahawk ABL and the CHAFF launcher. Outstanding !

  12. Well done, I re-enlisted on her sister ship the Missouri and visited her many times at Pearl when I was in the Navy, saw the Iowa and Wisconsin in Portsmouth Va. You got her just right!

  13. Great effort - the details show! Well done.

  14. Wow, that’s a lot of work, but definitely worth it.

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