DN USS Arizona 2004

Discussion in 'Kit Announcements' started by DN, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. DN

    DN Member

    Not a ready kit yet, but I though I inform those interested in the USS Arizona that the new, updated version of the model will be available at the end of the year.
    Some preview pictures from the construction of the test run attached.
    The ship was completely re-designed, with new hull, new armament and improved superstructure.
    The biggest difference with the "old" design is in the hull, as I included accurate bulges and incorporated somewhat experimental plating design. It came out quite nice - note on the pictures that the lower edge of the black waterline band is composed of segments printed on each individual plating segment. Came out quite straight, I think.
  2. Roman, could you fix the links. And just checking your home page I see it still has the April 12 update.
  3. DN

    DN Member

    The pictures are there. Just paste the url to address window.
    I guess I messed something up in the post :oops:
  4. "sa right. Well worth having to prod you a little bit. Don't feel bad I can't get the included picture thing ot work either. So I just post off site in defference to Ron's bandwidth
  5. Ron

    Ron Member

    Hi Roman

    I took the liberty of downloading the pics, resizing them and then uploading them to the server. For some reason, linking wasn't working.
    The Arizona look s spectacular so far by the way :)

    All the best

  6. DN

    DN Member

    Thanks Ron.
    BTW, did you get my e-mail 8)
  7. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Roman

    Post it when ready and you have a customer here after Hood?? :lol:


  8. Ron

    Ron Member

    Sorry Roman, I must have missed it :(

    My apologies. It's one I should have seen. Can you resend it?

  9. barry

    barry Active Member


    Absolutely brilliant, with that hull I might even be persuaded to go full hull

  10. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Roman, I have admired this kit for a quite a while and was actually about to order it. Something very attractive about her profile and lines, and the degree of detail in your older version was just extraordinary, so I can hardly wait until this new version is available!

    I agree with Barry; this might just be the kit to push me into the full hull version, it's so incredibly detailed. That black band IS incredibly straight, hard to believe it is a series of segments joined at the water line. Super design! :D

    Okay, if Rob is first in line I hope I was able to sneak in for the number two spot! Sorry about the elbows, Barry. :lol:

  11. Darwin

    Darwin Member

    AAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH. You did have to tell me this just after I shelled out the cash to Lighthouse Modelart for the original version!!!!!
  12. DN

    DN Member

    If this will be any consolation to you, I’m the one who with one post rendered one of my "flagship" designs obsolete. :( And the new kit will not be ready for a while.
  13. Gil

    Gil Active Member


    Beautiful and stunning work! I'll place an advance order if it will make you feel any better.

    Best regards, Gil
  14. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hey, hey, Gil...no cutting in line! :D
  15. barry

    barry Active Member



    You will have to do a Microsoft job if your design is laid out as usual why not offer the armament upgrade as an addon I'm sure a lot of people build waterline kits like me. Don't forget the hoarders of kits they will build one day.

    Keep the designs coming


  16. DN

    DN Member

    Barry - actually, I'm in the process of buying out Microshoft and your next operating system will have all the up-grades for the kit bundled in 8)
    Gil - thanks for the support but wait a bit. I'm not sure when this one will be ready.
  17. murban

    murban Member

    Yes, an upgrade kit would be nice - or a discount for customers of the older version?

    Keep up your good work!

    best regards,
  18. DN

    DN Member

    Just to prove that I'm doing something on the Arizona two progress shots of the model. I don't think I can finish her in 100% for the Herndon meeting, but I'll bring the model anyway. Anybody from the forum is planing to attend?
  19. Ron

    Ron Member


    I took the liberty of editing your post to include the above images
    of the updated Arizona. What an amazing ship!

    You can add attachments to any post just below the editing box where you write your posts. I've set the size limit for attachments to 45k. You also have
    color profiles embedded into your images which might be the cause of the problem when trying to link to outside images.

    All the best!

  20. DN

    DN Member

    To be honest I counted on your help Ron :wink:
    But my problems are still a mystery for me as one of THE images was less than 45K. The color profiles is something I have to look at, you’re right.

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