DD-429 Gleaves Destroyer Livermore

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  1. javlin

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    I got this little girl finally finished lots of fun guys.The kit is the Dragon 1/350 Gleaves/Buchannan series of destroyers and is said to possibily be the best representation of this particular class on the market.I have my share of faults in this build most of my own doing one or two having to deal with Dragon instructions not being clear enough.The box art shows this particular vessel in a camo scheme but for ease of the build and some my inability or lack of foresight opted out and went how she would of possibily looked brand new coming out of the yard maybe.Research was pretty much a minimum on this one just using pics off the internet of other destroyers close in number range for rigging and outfitting.The one strange thing it seems that the Livermore kept her second set of torpedo tubes for quite awhile while alot of other detroyers were getting them remove and and the rear deck being re-outfitted with I think MK51 radar and 40's out back.Next up will most likely be the Prinz Eugen from Trumpeter in 1/350 but books and more PE first before that one is started.Well pics are in order ....
     

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    Good stuff Kevin. Would love to try a ship some day.
     
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    Well ain't that really sweet looking. Great job!
     
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    Awesome!
    Eager to try my fingers on a ship as well, in 1/350 that is...
     
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    Nice one Kevin. like the other guys, I fancy doing a ship too, but in a larger scale, maybe the Revell (Matchbox) 1/72nd scale 'Flower' Class corvette, if I could find one at a sensible price.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    #8 javlin, Aug 2, 2012
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    Thanks guys it a nice change of venue.Terry there always is the Revell 1/144 Fletcher which would be approaching 32" in length.A fella by the name of Julian built up a beauty he is like how Wayne is to planes here Model Shipwrights :: Revell 1/144 Fletcher build

    And here's one from a fella in Uraguay http://www.modelshipwrights.com/mod...le=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=170538&page=1
     
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    Looks good Kevin, but it's the scale I want, not particularly the overall size - allows for more realistic mouldings and finesse.
     
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    That's the one old boy - seen some beautiful builds from that kit.
     
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    Been drooling over Revell's 1/72 Type IIV and Gato submarines myself old chap, but the size! :shock:
     
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    Yep, at around 3 feet, rather large. Wouldn't mind a U-boat, but not a lot to see apart from detail on the conning tower.
     
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    Very nice.
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    Another great build Kevin well done sir!
     
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