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Default 1/350 USS North Carolina - a happy mistake

I love 1/700 ships. I enjoy putting 'em together and doing a semi-decent job on them.

1/350 is different to me. When I do a 1/350, she has to be done as right as I can... which means PE. The right PE treatment for the big ships can be quite expensive, and that's why I don't do many of them.

I'm getting a 1/700 North Carolina from The Duck. I'm getting excited about it - I've read all the reviews I can on the 'net, been checking my paint locker to see what all I need, etc.

This past Friday evening, I thought I'd get my 1/350 North Carolina out and play around with it. I bought her a year or so ago, messed around, stuck the hull together.... and decided that she'd have to wait on the PE treatment.

In addition to being a model of a battleship, it's a model of a Vacation Spot. Every time my wife and I go to Myrtle Beach, a trip to Wilmington is always on the itinerary. Not only that, but when I quit smoking, my last cigarette was smoked on The Showboat's bow, at a 20mm mount. Also, the ship was visited when my wife and I were on out honeymoon. (I have an exceptionally cool wife.)

So, it's a special ship, and it'll need the full treatment!

I figured, what'd be the harm of putting her funnels together?

What about some of the superstructure parts?

Oh SNAP! WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?

To be continued...
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