USS Arizona Battleship

This is a 1/426 USS Arizona Plastic Model Battleship Kit from Revell-Monogram.

Revell-Monogram USS Arizona Battleship Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/426 Scale #850302
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 Revell-Monogram # rmx850302
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Specifications :
  • Length: 17" (43.1cm)
  • Width: 3" (7.4cm)
  • Pieces: 133
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 850302
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Spotlight Review

 
"Bad Form"
markehanford
I purchased this kit from a brick and mortar store in NJ, to replace my previous kit which was destroyed by a visiting demon child. I began my usual form and painted the base items first then began assembling to find that the two primary hull segments were so severely warped that it could not be joined as directed or used. I purchased another one and it too had the same problem of warped primary hull segments. I contacted the manufacturer, REVELL GERMANY, and informed them of the problem. They took my name and thanked me for my call and support. That was over 3 months ago and to this day I never received replacement parts or a coupon or even a simple apology. I wish that the actual manufacturers provided the same quality Customer Support and Responsiveness as Hobbylinc does.

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Features

  • Static model contains 133 pieces molded in light gray.
  • Contains waterslide decals, and the model can be painted as seen on the box with these following colors: flat hull red, flat tan, flat black, flat white, silver, and gloss yellow.
  • Twelve elevating 14" cannon in four rotating turrets.
  • Full light armament, including 5" and 1.1" AA guns and a 10.5" turret cannon.
  • Finely engraved planking and plate detail.
  • Complete deck fittings, including searchlights, motor launches and whaleboats, rangefinders, ladders, cranes, and tripod masts with
  • observation nests.
  • Two catapults with Vought 0 2U biplanes.
  • Full color flag sheet.
  • Display stands.
  • Detailed superstructure.
  • Arizona, Navy, Wing, Bot, 6,5,4,3,2,1, bow, stern

Specs

  • Length: 17" (43.1cm)
  • Width: 3" (7.4cm)
  • Pieces: 133
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 850302

Includes

One 1/426 USS Arizona Model Battleship Kit with Display Stand


Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Tweezers to hold parts
  • Toothpick and Brush to apply cement
  • Rubber Band and Clothes Pin to hold parts after cementing
  • Paint (if desired)
  • Adult Supervision
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Reviews

  
 
"Good Kit For Beginners"
Cheerilee (Ponyville)
The USS Arizona is probably one of the most popular battleships engraved into the public's mind. Destroyed at Pearl Harbor in the famous attack by Japanese forces, the battleship's wreck today remains a popular destination for any and all Americans. This kit represents the ship as it looked after it's 1930s re-build, and can easily be made to look as it did during the day of infamy. (By the way,the biplanes were not in service during the Pearl Harbor attack.) The kit comes with injection molded plastic parts colored grey. The railings are molded on but do not look bad. The decks stack much like a cake, and the tripod masts also snap together easily. The deck plank engraving looks great and painting is strait forward and easy. The Hull comes in two peaces that are glued together. There is some flash, but it was easily removed and it did not effect the mold process. The detail on the plastic parts are crisp and easy to paint. none of the parts where too fiddly and the whole ship came together in one night. I highly recommend this kit for beginners. Once built it makes a very attractive model of the famous battleship and one which you can proudly display.

 
"Not for beginners."
Shane S. (Dallas, Tx)
I just finished putting one of these together. Some say this is a good kit for beginners but I don't completely agree with that. The reasons are that, this being a late 50's revision, the molds have seen a LOT of use and as such I encountered problems with my kit. Several sprues looked to have had mold halves that had slipped 1-2mm causing the halvs of individual pieces to be offset. On some parts this did not cause an issue but on others it took quite a bit of trimming, filling, and reshaping to make the part look and fit right. this was especially true of the anchor chain reels. This kit also suffers from some old assembly methodology which REALLY stands out when you go to put the superstructure together. You'll note that the pieces meet halfway up the bulkheads leaving with a bunch of oddly misshaped windows and nasty seam lines that need attention. And beyond that the quality of the details in the molded pieces is average at best. Coupled those issues with the fact that the hull halves didn't fit together correctly and had to be braced, clamped, and then filled and smoothed and I believe this to be a kit for the intermediate or better modeler. Now with all that being said I did find this to be a fun kit to build. And once it's done a fairly good representation of the ship overall. But I did spend most of my time fixing problems. But the kit was cheap so it's really just a practace of getting what you pay for. you could buy two of these kits for what the next least expensive kit costs. And that one is probably 1/700 scale. And anything in 1/350 scale will set you back anywhere from $50+ depending on manufacturer. So would I personally buy this kit again? For $15, ABSOLUTELY! But I wouldn't buy it for a young modeler or somebody just starting. Wait till they have a few kits under their belt before handing them one of these. In the right hands this can be a really nice build with a dirt cheap buy-in.

 
"Great Large Scale Kit for Easy Detail"
Sauceman (Asheville, NC)
I bought this kit at a local hobby store in North Carolina as a vintage box, and Hobbylinc sells it for half the price. I now shop at Hobbylinc for all my scale models. This model has few parts for an easy build phase, but the mold is old and you'll need a few clothespins, a good blade, and some decent tape. FYI, make sure to remove all the tape residue before painting the model. There is great detail in this, and with a few home-made washes, and a flat varnish, you'll be able to recreate a nice scale model to show your friends.

Comments

  • Keep away from small children, as parts may cause choking in infants.
  • For ages 10 and up.
  • The USS Arizona is a memorial to the tradgedy at Pearl Harbor.

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