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USS Pennsylvania, 1945

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"MSW crew-mate Bob Cicconi (bobcicconi) sends us a batch of images of his latest, DML's 1/700 scale USS Pennsylvania, 1945, in this "On Display" feature!"

Base Kit- Dragon Models Limited, #7041

The model is pretty decent, with the exception of some fit issues on the front tripod and control top, and some necessary seam filling. Also, the kit doesn't include the prominent aerials on the rear of the control top in the photo etch fret.

In addition to making the mainmast from brass rod, I used Paperlab 5" guns, Niko twin and quad 40mm guns, and Gold Medal 20mm guns. Tom's Modelworks provided the control top aerials, and I used Gold Medal Ultra railings. Stretched sprue rigging and A-line anchor chains completed the build.

As the kit only includes a Kingfisher float plane and I wanted the build to represent the Pennsy in 1945, I bought a pack of Trumpeter SC-1 Seahawks and used one for this build. WEM 5N Navy Blue was used overall, and a black wash on the deck made it look like the 20N Deck Blue.

Overall it was a fun build, and a faithful representation of the ship in her late-war fit.
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About Bob Cicconi (bobcicconi)


Bob very nice work on your Pennsylvania. Thank you for sharing her with us.
DEC 16, 2008 - 12:45 AM
Wonderful work Bob. Kenny
DEC 16, 2008 - 03:55 AM
Hi Bob You managed to make it look very good! Also the sea base is very convincing Hmm.. that hull shape is very familiar to me Congratulations on another great built! Rui
DEC 16, 2008 - 05:43 AM
A crisp, beautiful job on the Pennsylvania. The water definitely has a North Pacific look to it. --Karl
DEC 16, 2008 - 06:54 AM
Thanks for all the nice compliments, guys!
DEC 17, 2008 - 02:04 AM
Bob, Great build, love that water base! Thanks for talking the time to list your modification and additions... very helpful! Thanks again for sharing, cheers
DEC 17, 2008 - 03:45 AM
Thanks for all the nice compliments! Probably the worst part of the build was making the 53 20mm guns, the 10 40mm quads and the 40mm twin!
DEC 19, 2008 - 01:55 AM
A nice diverse subject for you Bobby, and brilliantly executed. Great stuff! Peter F
DEC 22, 2008 - 08:05 PM