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Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 May 2021 4:45 a.m. PST

So a while back I set out to scratchbuild a 1/700 Oklahoma. Did not feel like paying $100 USD+ for the Midship models kit if I could even find one. Even went so far as to start the hull before I thought.. Hmmmmmmm. Oklahoma is basically a reduced Pennsylvania and shares a lot of components, and the hull is the same but shorter and less beamier. The main difference in length comes at the ends, from the barbettes forward and aft, while the midships are about the same, so I thought…

(most of the pics came out small so you can see the originals here: link

Revell made an Arizona kit in 1/720:

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And Hobby Boss makes an Arizona in 1/700:

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I wonder how the 1/720 Revell hull scales out in 1/700…. yup… EXACTLY the dimensions of Oklahoma. So… taking a Revell 1/720 hull and Hobby Boss components, and a little scratchbuilding, and you get…voila… Oklahoma.

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BTY, I have also used this Hobby Boss kit to kitbash Pennsylvania as originally built.

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2021 10:46 a.m. PST

Nice work.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2021 3:11 a.m. PST

Yeah, this is excellent!
thumbs up I game in 1/700 scale WWII Naval. Love the ships!

Thanks.

John

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 5:11 a.m. PST

Yes, nice work and clever too. I've always liked 1/700 scale models.

After spending a great deal of time acquiring old knees, how does one go about gaming with these beauties?

Louis Coatney01 Jul 2021 6:59 p.m. PST

You buy knee pads?

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jul 2021 9:09 a.m. PST

Havihg a large table helps.

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