Several years ago I ordered the original shipyard plans of the USS Missouri from a U.S. shop for the needs of the model builder. I would like to show you the result of nearly two years of weekend work.
The scale of the model is approximately 1:45. It was build as a waterline model - the length is 6,1m and it is 0,8m wide. The 16 inch main artillery is motor-operated so you can turn the turrets and lift the guns by remote control. All other guns, gun directors, radars and doors are also moveable. I try to display much details as possible but sometimes the bricks set boundaries. In spite of this I hope the recognition of this great ship is successful.
I hope you enjoy the photos. The pictures were taken on some exhibitions, where the model was displayed.
speechless !!! amazing work,you beat me to it LOL,always nice to see ships like this,shape of the hull is great,i,ve never really been confident with that technique yet,i think the winches are spot on(hope you dont mind me copying some of your ideas here) possibly post a pic of your single AA guns,i am struggling to get mine right.is the bridge windows black tiles?.also is the hull in sections as it appears one piece,great work,couple of years is quick for something like this scale,got to be one of the top lego shipsi have seen,
Impressive! This creation goes into the category of the ones that come up every now and then: ones that are huge, well made, and fine in technique and detail, and that especially catch the eye. This is a great example of this, and I sincerely hope you continue with your building talent- thanks for posting, congrats on such a great first creation!
Nice work! I've also *tried* a USS Missouri (though on a massively smaller scale), and that ship has some really tough angles and such to build in :-0 Simply phenomenal work, and welcome to MOCpages ;-D
I am just dumbfounded when I see a creation like this. It is almost inconceivable to me that one person could do something like this in just a few years. The level of detail on this model is fantastic -- I'd expect that if I were to see it in person, I could probably spend an hour or two taking in all of its glory. Absolutely phenomenal effort!