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Scale: 1/96 (1/8 inch = 1 foot)
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This model represents the fighting tops of the Tennessee class battleships USS Tennessee BB-43 and USS California BB-44 as they appeared from 1935 through 1941. They feature open shutters all around. 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 1935-1942.
These fighting tops are specific to USS Tennessee and USS California. Other fighting tops for similar US Navy battleships are differently shaped.
Notice: this model is designed for Best Detail using "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic, the best material available producing exceptional detail and smooth surfaces. "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic is a good choice for static display models. "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic is comparatively brittle. Therefore, it is not recommended for Radio Control models. Compared to "White Natural Versatile Plastic", a kind of nylon available separately, "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic produces sharper edges, details that are more defined, and the surface is much smoother with this product. "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic is sandable, cuts easily, and is compatible with more kinds of paint.