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USS West Virginia BB-48

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Working his small-scale magic yet again, Kostas has tackled Blue Ridge Models' USS West Virginia multimedia kit! This particular kit comes as a multimedia kit boasting a resin hull, laser cut wood deck, turned brass barrels, and ample photo etch, and none of these could keep Kostas from taking it to the next level with even more impressive results! Kostas humbly admits that the only "extra" was a 40mm gun by Fine Molds.

BB-48 started life between the wars as an advanced super dreadnought, laid down in 1920 and commissioned in 1923. She took part in many US naval exercises through the 1940's with exceptional performance. The USS West Virginia suffered extensive hull damage from multiple torpedo impacts while she was moored at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. She sank approximately 40 feet, and was soon refloated during recovery and salvage operations after the battle. She was fully rebuilt and updated, taking on a new life with an advanced streamlined profile, battery, and more. She rejoined the fleet in the Pacific where she headed to the Land of the Rising Sun to avenge her fallen crew, fighting fiercely and ultimately seeing over the end of the war with Japan. This build depicts BB-48 after her rebirth as she hunts the waters of the Pacific during the later years of the war.
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About the Author

About Kostas Katseas (Angeleyes)
FROM: DRAMA, GREECE / Ελλάδα


Comments

Nice fresh colouring throughout. Very pretty to look at.
JUN 11, 2014 - 01:08 PM
An impressive ship from any angle so faithfully brought to life in a colorful array of camouflage and ocean effects. --Karl
JUN 12, 2014 - 04:45 AM
Kostas; this is a stunning model! Your photography and lighting really demonstrates the camouflage - impressive. Wonderful water; amazing model. I look forward to your next feature!
JUN 13, 2014 - 01:22 PM
Beautiful work as aslways! What scale?
JUN 13, 2014 - 06:24 PM
Very nice. Imagine the difference if the US fleet at Pearl had been warned and sailed out to meet the Japanese? As it was, we saved our battle wagons to fight another day thanks to them sinking in shallow waters.
JUN 19, 2014 - 03:21 AM