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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

REVIEW: IPMS/USA Review of Academy Kit #14222 - USS Missouri BB-63

When is the last time that you really had fun building a model? Taking a cue from kits like the Bandai Gundam series that my son built several years ago, Academy, and some others manufacturers, are beginning to release kits that are molded in multi-color plastics. The benefit is that without the use of paint, and only a minimal amount of glue, a modeler can realistically create a kit beyond a simple monochromatic representation of their subject. In addition, the fit and finish of kits like this are also beyond what is found in a typical snap-tight kit. In their latest release, Academy has produced a WWII era USS Missouri that really is fun to build, and will bring the joy of modeling to anyone that is able to work with small parts.


Item:14222 USS Missouri BB-63


The USS Missouri (BB-63) was the third of the four Iowa-class battleships to be constructed, but actually finishing after the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), she was technically the last battleship built for the US Navy. Ordered on 12 June 1940, the keel was laid on 5 January 1941, and she launched on 29 January 1944 at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard. The ship would take part in WWII, Korea, and Operation Desert Storm before her final retirement on 31 March 1992. The ship is now moored as a museum near the USS Arizona Memorial on Oahu as the two ships represent the beginning and ending of the Second World War.

Read the rest here:  http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/uss-missouri-bb-63

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