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Tamiya 1/350 Fletcher class destroyer build
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 06:23 AM UTC
Hi yall! this is for everyone who doesn't want to get apple TV just to see Greyhound. It is abridged but its still pretty good.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 07:38 AM UTC
A quick update shot of where Greyhound sits on dry dock!


Sill a lot to go......
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:39 AM UTC
Looking good!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:05 PM UTC

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Looking good!

Thanks Mark!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 01:46 PM UTC
Of topic but here's my entry to FNSS Plastic Battle! A 8.8cm Flack 36.







JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 08:47 AM UTC
Hi Ezra,

well, the 8.8 clearly shows where you're coming from modeling wise - looking splendid!
But you're doing a fine job with the ship, too - she looks great, and a fun build log to follow!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 04:54 PM UTC

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Hi Ezra,

well, the 8.8 clearly shows where you're coming from modeling wise - looking splendid!
But you're doing a fine job with the ship, too - she looks great, and a fun build log to follow!

Cheers
Jan

Thanks Jan! Im really enjoying this build, but i dont think ill be making another super detailed ship right away, I think something "simple" might be nice. Like a full interior Tank or the Revell 1/72 Platinum edition Gato class sub. ( just a hint it'll probably be the gato!) Glad you find my build log enjoyable!
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 12:13 AM UTC

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Thanks Russ! Just FYI I may not post anything for a bit as im working on a entry for my first FNSS competition.



A mighty fine entry it is too
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 10:07 AM UTC
Mail call! Got my quad bofors with Mod.23 and dual Orlys from Black cat models!








One broke of them shipping and some barrels snapped so i will replace them with some metal ones.
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 11:41 AM UTC
Nice looking stuff from Black Cat. I also had one arrived broken from Black Cat even though the packing looked good, but I thought the box was a little oversize.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 02:29 PM UTC
wow, nice AM Ezra!
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 02:46 PM UTC

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wow, nice AM Ezra!

I know I was so happy when I found them!
JJ1973
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 09:05 AM UTC
That's quite some impressive stuff there!!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 01:51 PM UTC
Yip, this is how it starts. You start with a great deal on a kit ($18.50) I believe you said and next thing you know you have $150 worth of aftermarket on her.

Ask us how we know
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 02:00 AM UTC

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Yip, this is how it starts. You start with a great deal on a kit ($18.50) I believe you said and next thing you know you have $150 worth of aftermarket on her.

Ask us how we know



Oh so true!

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 06:10 AM UTC
Well.....now its up to like $215... (and I may still need more!)
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 06:27 AM UTC
Oh yeah, Im starting High school on Tuesday so updates will come a bit slower due to the time im free to model.
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 04:53 AM UTC
Quick update! Quad bofors finished and slightly weathered! ( I fell bad for people Like Rory AKA. McRunty who have to build like 20 of these little demons!) They are built from the black cat models and model master barrels.
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 07:05 AM UTC

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It is not impossible to take the Tamiya kit, depicting a very early round bridge Fletcher, and build he as a late war square bridge, but it will entail a lot of scratch building.



Amen to THAT! That's exactly what I did for this build, and it did indeed take a considerable amount of rework and scratch building, not to mention a ton of aftermarket items.

https://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=2270
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 08:29 AM UTC

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It is not impossible to take the Tamiya kit, depicting a very early round bridge Fletcher, and build he as a late war square bridge, but it will entail a lot of scratch building.



Amen to THAT! That's exactly what I did for this build, and it did indeed take a considerable amount of rework and scratch building, not to mention a ton of aftermarket items.

https://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=2270

Wow! Thats Very nice Tom! I hope mine looks neary as good!!
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 10:44 AM UTC
Looking really good Ezra.
Very neat work on the etch railings.
Are those quad Bofors cast from 3d prints?
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 02:08 PM UTC

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Looking really good Ezra.
Very neat work on the etch railings.
Are those quad Bofors cast from 3d prints?

Thanks! Yes the bofors are 3d printed I got them off Black cat models.
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 04:25 AM UTC
Some more progress! The mast is finished, and 5" guns built and waiting paint!

This will most likely be my last update for a couple days so stay safe everyone!
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 08:16 PM UTC
nice work Ezra
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 02:15 PM UTC
Thanks Russ Im really enjoying all the scratch building on this build!