Saturday, 18 August 2012

USN Late War Battle Wagons: Pacific

Along with the refurbished battleships of Pearl came the opportunity to also paint their successors of the 16" big gun brigade (see below). Four of the best, with the Washington 1922 Naval Treaty 35,000 tonne limit no longer applying, commission into service in late 1941/1942. They are the USS Alabama, the USS Massachusetts, the USS Indiana (Navwar code N6103) and the USS North Carolina (Navwar code N6104).  

Despite the era of the battle ship being technically over they were nevertheless usefull AA and naval bombardment assets. Below is a closer look at the USS Alabama:

Again in slightly better light (see below):

And her sister the USS Massachusetts (see below).

The difference in deck colouration is on my whimsey after a Google search on USN WWII camouflage patterns in the Pacific :)


Tim Gow said...

I'm sure they'll give someone a nasty shock! Nice work.

Monty said...

Very good work again, Geordie!

Phil Broeders said...

Nice work - they look great

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thanks lads

Back to dry land next ;)