USS New Jersey BB-62

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USS New Jersey BB-62

Post by eric61 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:20 am

About 32 years ago I purchased a Tamiya kit (plastic) the US BB-62 New Jersey. Then a family came along and the model was put aside for safety reasons because my eldest son, now 29 yo, is autistic.
At the time we were living in Cairns, about 1700km’s north of where I currently live. Between 1994 and 2006 we moved house seven times and somewhere in that time the model was ‘lost’.
Two weeks ago I had to unpack our storage shed to get the spare washing machine out and came across a large taped up box and when I opened it found a find! The model, as you see, in the photos, heavily laden with dust, a few broken pieces and a minus the stand, this model by the way, is pre-photo etched sheets.
Although this is creating a build log, I will not be doing anything to this model until I have finished my other two (or more) builds, besides I have to get paints and glue and that is a great excuse to put it on the back burner, besides after 32 years whats the rush!
I will not post any history about the ship as I think most Americans will already be familiar with its history, if not having served on her and Wikipedia has a great deal of info on her. I will try my hand at making an ’ocean’ as I don’t have a stand and if that doesn’t work out I’ll make a wooden stand for her.
I did forget to take photos of her after I had cleaned all the dust off her. The model as you see her is in modules and dismantles to pack back in the box.
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Cook's Endeavour - current,
Sovereign of the Seas - current (deAgostini)
In queue: Marina II Fishing Boat by Artesania Latina
In queue: Mayflower by Model Shipways

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