BB-59 USS Massachusetts

BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby Sam Scott » 13 May 2009

As a curator of Maritime Art and History, I was going to be good and God damned if I was going to let this build go by without an entry!

And so, cutting it close, I give you BB-59 the USS Massachusetts (my home state!) as she looked in mid 1943 in her Measure 22 color scheme. She will join my US Navy forces for the Solomons campaign and might even sub in for her sister ship, the USS South Dakota, when I do the 2nd Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

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The model is 1/2400 South Dakota class, by GHQ Models.

The escorting destroyers (GHQ and C in C) are not part of the build.

-S
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby Richard B. » 13 May 2009

Very nice sam, loads of detail in such small ships :shock: most impressive. :clapping:
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby David Reasoner » 13 May 2009

Sam, very nice paintwork! The modified Measure 12 on the destroyers is very well done as well. I might suggest a coat of gloss varnish on the bases though.

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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby Sam Scott » 13 May 2009

David-
I totally agree that would make the model by itself look better, but I leave them matt because they blend in with my sea cloth better that way- which makes the whole game look better.

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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby David Reasoner » 13 May 2009

Sam Scott wrote:David-
I totally agree that would make the model by itself look better, but I leave them matt because they blend in with my sea cloth better that way- which makes the whole game look better.

-S


Sounds like a sensible approach. :hello:

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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby Janick » 13 May 2009

Looks great Sam, the ship details look excellent. :thumbsup:
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby Bob_Mackenzie » 13 May 2009

Nice looking ship :)
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby evilmuppet » 13 May 2009

Excellent entry--I thought they might have been GHQ--lovely detail!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby rowdy75 » 13 May 2009

very cool
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby jaeger » 13 May 2009

1:2400 :shock: :shock:

thought they were 1:1200 when I saw them!!

Great job on those Sam!! :clapping: :clapping:

Congrats m8!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby fscunha » 14 May 2009

Great ship!!!

Well done!!!

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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby thomastmcc » 14 May 2009

cracking sam .. :thumbsup:
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby Captain Black » 14 May 2009

Great looking kits mate :thumbsup:
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby Michi » 15 May 2009

I always admire my mates´ battleships of that scale. They are much too fiddly to handle for my clumsy fingers. Great job on that ship Sam and great that you have a personal link to her! :good: :good: :good:
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby ArisKosionidis » 15 May 2009

Lovely! Quite a difficult job, doing camo in that scale. Nice work on the escorts too.
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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby jpmad2 » 15 May 2009

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Re: BB-59 USS Massachusetts

Postby Banuch » 16 May 2009

I watched the dawn come up on that ship last Feb. as I tried to nap in my car in the parking lot next to it ( my life is a little! complicated). Very nice. Give the French hell in N. Africa.
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