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Scale: 1/96 (1/8 inch = 1 foot)
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This model represent the fighting tops of the Tennessee class battleships USS Tennessee BB-43 and USS California BB-44 as they appeared from 1935-1941. California's fore top retained this design into 1942. Their overall dimensions are based on drawings made by Alan B. Chesley of the ships as they appeared in 1935. Details were confirmed by careful examination of available photographs of the actual ships taken from 1935-1941.
These fighting tops are specific to USS Tennessee and USS California. Other fighting tops for similar ships are differently shaped.
Notice: this model is designed for Best Cost using the more economical "White Natural Versatile Plastic", a kind of nylon. This material is waterproof and durable, a very good choice for Radio Control models where durability is important. When compared to "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic, available separately, sharp edges appear less defined and more rounded when printed. Being nylon, "White Natural Versatile Plastic" is generally not sandable and fewer types of paint will adhere to it. Care is recommended in choosing a paint that will adhere to, and fully cure upon, nylon. Google "paint for nylon" and "primer for nylon" to find several good choices.
Customers report that "White Natural Versatile Plastic", when compared to "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic, will have noticeable striations (print lines). To help smooth "White Natural Versatile Plastic" surfaces, apply thin layers of primer meant specifically for nylon. Allow the primer to harden. Then smooth the hardened primer.