I have recently completed eight of their 1/1250 scale models including NORTH DAKOTA, WYOMING (two versions), SOUTH CAROLINA and ARKANSAS.
It is very clear that all their models are cast based on one set of CAD drawings regardless of scale. That is, if they did ND in 350 scale, then all their ND models are made based upon that. In the case of ND, I am convinced that the 1250 model was based upon CAD for 350, because unlike their other kits, this one has numerous small bits that could have been cast on the hull and deck such as anchors, anchor chains, paravanes, and hose reels, things which would likely have been done separately in 350, but never in 1250. Many parts are so small and teeny that they can't be used, break or disintegrate when cutting off sprues, or disappear into another dimension. As a result, some scratch building is necessary. I expect that in 700 or 350, this is not as much of a problem.
Nevertheless, the detail is superb. But building these, at least in 1250 scale is a challenge and not recommended except for skilled modelers.
Attached are photos of the 1250 scale WYOMING 1927 that I did.
I am very interested in the SSModel WWI-era Arkansas and North Dakota. I am leery of their advertising, though. They appear to use the same images for all scales from 1:1250 to 1:350, which benefits the smaller scales, and makes them appear to have an amazing amount of detail.
Has anybody bought one of these ships? I am very keen on the them because 3D has given model designers a way to approximate the look of cage masts; the bogey that has kept a fleet of great dreadnoughts from being modeled.
Any help would be very appreciated. Reviews or images of completed models would be helpful.