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Okay, dumb newbie question time!  

About two years ago I built (and rather botched) a Revell model of the Arizona..  probably one of the worst kits I think I have EVER seen.  Does anybody make a good kit of Her??

Also, while i have seen numerous kits for A6M2 and M5's I dont think I've EVER seen one for Kate's or Val's  does anybody have any Info????

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There were two Revell kits: an odd-scale one about 18 inches long (a guess), and a 1/720 scale one maybe 10 inches long.  I remember how thrilled I was to see a pre-release sample of the larger kit at a hobby show in L.A. in 1957.  I built one many years ago, but I was unable to get the astern leg of the rear tripod to stand quite straight.  Fine Scale Modeler had an article in recent years about modifying and upgrading this kit to produce a satisfying model.  There has also been a 1/350 resin kit in recent years.
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Sir,
The Revell model can be made fairly nice if one takes the time and "customizes" it.
Yes, there are models of the other Japanese aircraft, you just have to look harder.

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THanks alot for the speedy replies!!  

I too found the problem with getting the rear mast tripod let straight.. thought it was something Id done.. Thanks all!!

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At a model show a few years ago, I saw the larger Revell Arizona kit modified to look a bit like the USS Florida.  He had the cage masts, twin turrets, etc., but it still had the Arizona's broken deckline instead of a flush deck, as in the real Florida and Utah.
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An additional note on the Revell kit; The model has been around for a long, long time.  It has suffered a bit because of that.  The parts have more flashing on them and do not cast as clean as they used to. The last time that I assembled it was in an attempt to build it as close to December, 41 specs as possible.  After the structural re-work, I found that to have enough parts it took two ARIZONA kits and one BISMARK kit ( for the machine guns and a few other detail pieces ).  I got pretty close and was pleased with the outcome, all things considered.  One thing that a modeler has to really think about when building a kit like this is where to draw the line on the scale verses detail aspect.  At approximately 17 inches long, the kit comes out at "about" 1/430 scale, which to say the least, is an odd size.  But, if you look around some you will find some 1/450 scale kits that have parts that will work fairly well ( I have a 1/450th MISSOURI with 5"38 turrets that work great for a later year PENNSYLVANIA, or an "If ARIZONA had survived Pearl Harbor" model ).
All in all, if you take your time and use some imagination, you can work wonders with the ol' girl, cuz the kit's still good.
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This is in response to Robert Hughes's inquiry regarding model kits of Japanese aircraft.

I have a 1/72nd scale model of a Japanese Zero, Kate and Val all made by Hasegawa. They should be available at a local hobby shop or by contacting one of the internet based hobby shops.

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There is a new plastic 1/350 scale USS Arizona kit that is made by Banner (later released by Trumpeter).  The best thing about this kit is the price- many places have them for less than $30.  Here is a review of the kit:

SteelNavy.com Banner Arizona review

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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 09 2002,12:57 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Also check out this thread for  Arizona ship model questions.

Get ready to hit the print button :)

Airplanes:

Company: Hasegawa Scale: 1/48
* Zero A6M2b, Kit #09143 is a Pearl Harbor attack Zero. Has markings for all six carriers and also the leaders from Shokaku and Kaga.
* Val D3A1, Kit # 09055 is a Pearl Harbor Attack Val. markings for two aircraft, BI-231 off of the Soryu (command markings) and EII-203 off of the Zuikaku.
* Kate B5N2, Kit # 09076 is a Pearl Harbor high level bomber Kate. Markings for AI-301 flown by 1st wave commander Fuchida and BI-318. David Aiken has posted some info on Fuchida's Kate here. BI-318 was credited for some time for droping the bomb that hit the Arizona's forward magazine and set her off.
* Kate B5N2 Kit # 09396 (limited edition) is a Pearl Harbor Torpedo bomber. Includes Markins for AI-311 off of the Akagi and BII-320 off of the Hiryu. The former was flown by Lt Cdr Murata who was overall torpedo leader and air group leader for the Akagi; this aircraft got a torpedo into the West Virginia.

Company: Hobbycraft Scale: 1/48
* P-36A Kit # HC1546. Markings are for 2/Lt Harry Brown of the 47th Pursuit Squadron, who shot down two B5N2 Kates
* P-40B Kit # HC1450. Markings fo #300 of the 78th Pursuit Squadron. This aircraft saw action on December 7th but I have no records of the pilot or if there were any kills.

Company: Monogram/Promodeler/Revell Scale: 1/48
* PBY-5 Out of production but being reissued by Revell "soon"
Kit comes in the markings of  14-P-5, which was in the same squadron as 14-P-1 which fired the first aerial shots of the war when it dropped two depth charges on a Japanese Mini-sub. Some slight modifications of the decals can produce a fairly accurate representation; you'll just be missing the serial number. More on that below.
* OS2U Kingfisher. Many different Kit numbers. An old kit but it holds up fairly well. Cutting Edge has a cokpit correction detail set but it is not for the faint of heart as it involves a lot of cutting. 1000x1000 pixel image is located here


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These may be hard to get at your local hobby shop but I mention them because they are out there.
* Now-Defunct Aeromaster had a Kingfisher decal sheet thatcould turn the standard Monogram kit into one flown from the USS Arizona. A picture of the artwork exists here and you might find one on eBay.
* Eagle Strike had two sheets of markings for Japanese aircraft at Pearl harbor in 1/48th Scale. Sheets 48034 and 48035 covered the Hiryu and Akagi/Zuikaku respectively.
*Yellowhammer released a sheet of "famous cats" for PBY-5 aircraft, one of which was 14-P-1. A picture of the details/history sheet is posted here

The preceeding was all 1/48th aircraft, which is what I build. I know that there are kits in 1/72nd of most of the same aircraft but I can't list them in detail as  I have here. With the exception of the Kingfisher, all of the kits listed above are fairly recent and not difficult to build. The Kingfisher isn't difficult to build but it's showing its age detail wise.

If you have any more questions please feel free to ask!

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Accurate Miniatures has just releases a 1/48th Model SBD-1 Dauntless in VMSB-232 markings. VMSB-232 was based at MCAS Ewa on December 7th and lost two planes on the ground. None of their aircraft got in the air that day but they did serve with distinction in the Guadalcanal campaign in 1942-3 as the first dive bombing squadron based at Henderson Field.

Accurate Miniatures is closing their doors so this kit may be hard to find in the future, but it should be available in better hobby shops.

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