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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC
Metal Earth 3D Model Kits has released a photoetched stainless steel rendition of the battleship USS Arizona.
According to Metal Earth:

"Metal Earth is a collection of intricately designed model building kits. Each kit consists of remarkably detailed laser etching cut onto one or more four-inch square sheets of thin metal. Simply snap out the eight to twelve pieces, bend the tabs to attach them together and create highly-detailed replicas of vehicles and architecture that fit in the palm of your hand. Striking to look at, especially when placed to catch the light, most Metal Earth models measure about three inches long when completed. All can be assembled without any glue, although tweezers or needle nose pliers to bend the tabs will save sore fingers. Because of the tiny size of the components and the complexity of the models, Metal Earth models make ideal gifts for children ten years and older, teens, and even dads and moms!"

USS Arizona:
Item#: MMS097
Number of sheets: 2 Sheets
Difficulty: Moderate
Assembled Size: 5.51" x 0.99" x 2" (about 1/1324 scale)

Since they make good gifts, these unusual little kits can be found in a surprising number of retail outlets as well as in hobby shops; I have seen them in Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal Mart, Barnes & Noble, and Target. They are inexpensive too with most priced around US$10-12.
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When it said "3-D" I thought it meant 3-D printed. All kits are 3-D. Guess they just mean making a 3-D object from 2-D parts.
NOV 30, 2017 - 09:46 PM
Yes, 3D like a pop-up book, or paper-craft type model, nicely rendered in 18-8. I have their "Black Pearl", but have not opened the package.
NOV 30, 2017 - 11:44 PM
It looks like an old time stamped tin toy.
DEC 01, 2017 - 02:52 AM
Looks like they are making Mighty Mo too. LINK
DEC 04, 2017 - 12:08 AM

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