First up is the Missouri, circa 1944, to be followed by the '91 Wisconsin, '68 New Jersey, and '52 Iowa, all from Tamiya kits.
After looking at the Missouri in the box, and a few built-up examples online, my impression of it was that the overall hull and superstructure shape is terrific--better than Tamiya's 1/350 Iowas--but that it's lacking a lot of small details... stuff Trumpeter managed to include in their 1/700 NCs and SoDaks while also generally being $5 to $15 cheaper.
Here's what I've collected for it so far:
WEM Iowa-Class Battleship PE
GMM WWII USN Battleship PE
Flyhawk 16"/.50 brass barrels
Master 5"/.38 brass barrels
Niko 40mm mounts
Paper Lab Mk51 directors (still need 1 more set)
Paper Lab 5" practice loaders
L'Arsenal anchor chain
Still need some L'Arsenal deck winches and JAG/Admiralty 5" turrets, and I'm also strongly considering picking up some Paper Lab whaleboats and 36" searchlights, and maybe some Trumpy Kingfishers so I can have 2 on the catapults and a third stowed on the deck.
This post has been edited by Daniel_B: 28 December 2011 - 01:31 AM