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The USS Washington BB-56, together with the USS South Dakota fought one of the last battleship-to-battleship engagements in the world against the USS Kirishima. About 2 years ago, I had built this 1/700 scale model of USS Washington from Trumpeter, and used photo-etched parts from Tom’s Modelworks. The model is painted in her 1942 camouflage scheme of Measure 22 (Haze Grey upper, Navy Blue lower hull) and shown with her guns fixed on the Kirishima. The shell plumes are not historically accurate (none landed near the Washington), but what’s a Fourth-of-July post without some explosions and fireworks? Happy Independence Day!

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