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Project by dumbo posted 02-21-2018 09:49 PM 705 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a made from scratch 5 foot long high detailed model of the USS Missouri. The internal hull frame work is made if 1/4” plywood and sheeted with 1/16” bass wood. The superstructure is also bass. The main picture is at a point where it is coming together, Top left and right shots are as thing progressed then some detail shots. I turned the 16” gun barrels on my 36” bed lathe. That was fun. The model is strictly static.

Look for My 6 foot long R/C Fletcher class destroyer also of wood and my hand casted fiberglass hull.





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Derek Oliver

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#1 posted 02-21-2018 10:57 PM

That’s awesome! How do you display that baby?

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#2 posted 02-22-2018 12:25 AM

These are some very impressive models you’ve been building! I hope they’re displayed proudly!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 02-22-2018 02:28 PM

That is Damn Impressive Work!!!!! Made me remember I had a hankerin’ to build the Sterling Models USS Missouri when I was a younger person. i wonder if any of those kits exist any more?

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#4 posted 02-22-2018 07:54 PM

Like you, I make large scale models of trains, but when I see what you have done, I want to toss mine in the fire. Your work is incredible; definitely museum quality.

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#5 posted 02-22-2018 08:15 PM

This is a magnificent warship model and contains many wonderful details and is made with a high level of craftsmanship. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 02-22-2018 10:35 PM

BB-63 one of the most iconic treasures that remain from WWII.

Very impressive work-where do you display a 5 foot replica of the USS Missouri?

Did you make a mini medallion to place on the surrender deck?

Thanks you so much for sharing…history plus woodworking, two of my favorites.

Bill in MI

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#7 posted 02-24-2018 03:53 AM

All I can say is WOW!

This makes me say again that we need a forum for model makers, just like that for CNC users.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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