Hello friends at eurobricks! First time poster here so please go easy on me.
I would like to take this opportunity to share my Iowa-class Battleship MOC. The model is built to 1:200 scale (accurate to a stud!). The ship features separable waterline hull, fully articulating main and secondary turrets, detailed superstructure, curved bow and stern, floatplanes, and stands. Almost all AA emplacements from 40mm Bofors to 20mm Oerlikons are represented here.
This model has taken me well over 300 hours, across several months, to research, design, model and test-build. I am proud to call it my best work yet.
Below are studio.io renderings mixed in with some photos (I have yet to accumulate the correct colors for the full physical build and photo shoot). If you have doubts about structural integrity, scroll to the very end for a video demo.
Iowa-Class Battleship Cover Photo by Chuck, on Flickr
Iowa 1943 vs Missouri 1945 by Chuck, on Flickr
Iowa Test Build - Waterline 1 by Chuck, on Flickr
Iowa Test Build - Waterline 2 by Chuck, on Flickr
Iowa Hull Test Build by Chuck, on Flickr
Iowa Shake Test by Chuck, on Flickr
Separately I have also built a fully refitted/modernized version of the Iowa-class (BB-63 Missouri in her 1980s to be exact) with various upgrades to her armament:
Iowa & Missouri Updated Comparison by Chuck, on Flickr
I have created several other ships including the CV Enterprise, battleship Texas and light cruiser Atlanta in this scale before. Below is a snap of the fleet. Feel free to take a look and say hi @:
Every Ship I've Built in 1:200 Scale by Chuck, on Flickr