Several years ago I received the DN USS Arizona as a gift. I figured it was about time I built her. As I looked on the net for inspiration I learned that her sister ship, USS Pennsylvania, had also been at Pearl Harbor but escaped major damage and went on to fight through the rest of the war. I didn't want to rehash the Az, and do an inferior job of it,so I decided to do an inferior model of the Pennsylvania instead! As is my habit I went off half-cocked with incorrect assumptions and a poorly thought out strategy. Thus began the framing of the ship. Although the instructions for the Az. clearly state to laminate the frames and deck to 1mm , I chose to use card that was just over 1mm and laminated my patterns onto that, bringing the total thickness to just over 1/16th inch. My apologies to the rest of the world, I still can only work in inches. I'll post some pictures now at the beginning of the project and will add on as time and progress allow.