U.S.S. Arkansas, CGN-41
CyberHobby 7124, 1/700 Scale
This ship & page still under constructioin
Launched on 21 October 1978 and commissioned on 18 October 1980, The U.S.S. Arkansas was the 4th ship named after the State of Arkansas and the 4th ship of The Virginia Class of Nuclear Powered Guided Missile Cruisers.
This will be my usual full hull build, so I drill out the hull for the pedestals, and my new favorite base material Ipe. Ipe is very dense and heavy, creating a very stable base, and with a couple coats of Polyurethane it has a rich brown color. The inside of the hull has two very convenient spots for using the kit base which will save me from Measuring the Hull and doing the math.
The replacement flight deck from the flyhawk set fit like a glove, but there was some warping between the upper and lower hull sections. (nothing a couple of small clamps couldn't fix.)
|Aftermarket Parts used: