A few years ago I painted up a small model of the USS Missouri - the model itself is an old game piece from an Axis and Allies boardgame. It is based on a Games Workshop cavalry base. I quickly painted it one evening to test out water techniques for Dreadfleet. Being an Axis and Allies game piece means that most details are missing (especially the height of the turrets), but it was still fun to paint.
The USS Missouri (BB-63) is an Iowa-class battleship and was the last battleship to be commissioned by the US. It hosted the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II.