I knew you were into models, Kobuk, but not that you were intrested in history. I think thats awesome.
Since you like battleships, I'll have to do something for ya. My home town is nearl Wilmington, NC, home of BB55 North Carolina. Last year, they repainted her, not the traditional grey, but in her wartime colors, a mix of grey, blue, and navy. Its a very good look. Next time I'm home, I'll stop by and get some pics for ya.
Also, between Dew and green tea, I like green tea. When I was a child, I was a dedicated Dew drinker, but In the last year, soda's have started tasting too sweet to me. Oh well, they say tastes change as you grow older. Now I drink green tea, and ginger ale. (I used to HATE ginger ale)
If you ever do any traveling along the east coast, I recomend stopping to see the North Carolina in Wilmington, and the Yorktown carrier (along with a cruiser, destroyer, and a submarine) in Charlston, SC.
Nevermind, I found some pics of the North Carolina's new paint scheme online.http://www.ncmuseums.org/image/Battleship%20NC%20small.jpg
My question for you... How long does it typically take you to build a model? I used to be into modeling as a kid, but I tended to rush things and get impatient. I would finish a kit in 2 to 4 days, but the end result often didnt look so good.