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USS George Washington SSBN-598
U.S.S. George Washington (SSBN-598) Nuclear Powered Submarine
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


Originally published on:
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SUMMARY
Highs: Nostalgia galore!
Lows: Yeah it has some.
Verdict: Time travel in a box.
  Scale: 1:200
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 08, 2014
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 68.00%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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Comments

Hi Jim, This model was so much fun when I built mine 40-some years ago! Now I know where some parts in my spares box are from. Wish I'd saved the reactor and engine room parts. The good news is that modelers should be able to hide many of the molding flaws just by positioning them facing the solid hull half. Somewhere in my notes I have a list of accurate colors to paint this model.
APR 09, 2014 - 07:58 AM
I built 3 or 4 of those back in my youth. A local hobby store has one and I've toyed with the idea of building it again. It was a fun project to work on during those cold winter days in Illinois.
APR 13, 2014 - 08:40 PM
Wish they'd do this in 1/72nd with the same features!
APR 14, 2014 - 01:43 AM
OMG, this takes me back to childhood....
APR 14, 2014 - 03:38 PM
I remember building this one. It was a cool build "back in the day". If I remember right, there was a cut-away U-Boat, too. Seem to remember building that one as well. Jim
APR 20, 2014 - 12:55 PM
I loved building this when I was a kid. To me it was fun to look inside!!
APR 21, 2014 - 09:35 PM
I guess, at the time it came out, a lot of the interior was guesswork. I would like to see one with a little more "real" interior.
MAY 01, 2014 - 09:37 AM
A newbee here
FEB 09, 2017 - 11:01 AM
Sorry for the confusion as a newbee. Post where? This isn't a new topic. Anyway question: what do you guess the value of a factory sealed Renwal Uss George Washington 85-7520 kit to be worth. This is original, not a Revell. I don't see this site much, email at dpcuser@comcast.net. Happy trails
FEB 09, 2017 - 11:06 AM
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