1/350 USS Idaho BB-42 kit bashed from Hobby Boss USS Arizona with plans in Polish/English

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In 2012, my family and I traveled from Post Falls to southern Idaho, about 450 mi (725 km). My oldest son, 14yrs at the time, was participating in a state wide football tournament. We did sight seeing, Craters of the Moon, the State Capitol, the Boise Zoo, but what I wanted to see was a military museum. The one we found was somewhat small, tanks and armor vehicles outside and military 'stuff' inside, but what caught my eye was two model ships, USS Idaho BB-42 and the USS Boise CL-47!
I vowed to build both, however the only kits available were resin and way out of my price range, $350 and $225 respectively.
So, I said 'someday' and left it at that.
Fast forward to 2019, one of my fellow modelers suggested kit bashing the Arizona into the Idaho and he sent be some plans I believe are Russian printed in Polish/English!
And now Covid-19, you would think I could get a lot of modeling done with working from home for over a month now. Not the case, however, my wife did let me purchase the Hobby Boss 1/350 USS Arizona! Let the kit bash begin!

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This will be a great project - I am looking forward which part you will bash and where you add details
 
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I need a set of working drawings, so, I used a light box to align the 8 1/2 x 11 copies after I cut them and taped them together.

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Then I needed to correct for scale.

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This is mock-up showing some of the corrections that will be made as well as the line drawing I will use to reshape the hull.

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Not all the drawing were the same scale, so I need to reduce them to match 1/350.

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More to follow...
 
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Interesting and challenging.
Lots of work to be done and Im a pulling a chair to watch it been built.
 
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Yes, Brian, the bow is very different, the New Mexico class battleships (USS New Mexico BB 40, USS Mississippi BB 41 and USS Idaho BB 42) had the same hull design. All launched in 1917, they were the most modern battleships at the time.

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