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Revell Destroyer Escort rehab done


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I built this model many years ago way before there was any "after market" stuff. It has been in my attic for quite a while and I decided I'd see about cleaning it up and doing some work on it. I did away with the original guns and replaced the 40mm and 3"50's with one's from Shapeways. I haven't gotten any replacement 20 mm's yet so I cleaned up the kit guns and added PE gun shields. I also added PE railings and radar antenna using some Tom's Model Works PE for this kit. Repainted the whole model with White Ensign naval colors (USN 5-N Haze Gray plus some appropriate blue/gray for the decks). I marked it as the "USS Haynes" as used in the movie "The Enemy Below" using numbers (181) from my decal stash. The model isn't a exact match to that ship but close enough I think. The REAL ship in the movie was the USS Whitehurst. I hope you guys like the results of my efforts! See the "before" photos to get some idea as to what the starting point looked like. I'm happy with the way it turned out and may do more ships in the future.

Remember....Click on the 1st photo for best resolution and to view as a slide show. :)

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3 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

What a rescue build and rehab from the attic. Once you cleaned up the 'years of accumulated' and went to work, with the AM and addons - what a transformation. Beautiful work. 🏆 

Thank you Peter. I appreciate it very much. :)

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She came out pretty decent John you cut your teeth with some PE railing with some enhancements,I find rigging while minor on a destroyer as opposed to bigger ships adds another depth 3D like.The model itself the molds go way back in time for what's there it looks damn good!;)

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1 hour ago, KevinM said:

She came out pretty decent John you cut your teeth with some PE railing with some enhancements,I find rigging while minor on a destroyer as opposed to bigger ships adds another depth 3D like.The model itself the molds go way back in time for what's there it looks damn good!;)

Thanks Kevin. I really should do some rigging but maybe later on. :)

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On 2/20/2024 at 3:19 PM, JohnB said:

It depresses me that there has only been one "like" on this post since I posted it yesterday. WTF guys?

Well I like it John, but have just been on a two week holiday so missed the final instalments, you just move too fast.

Nice work

Cheers

Dennis

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4 hours ago, Spitfire said:

Well I like it John, but have just been on a two week holiday so missed the final instalments, you just move too fast.

Nice work

Cheers

Dennis

Thank you Dennis. I'm pleased that you like it. I'm happy I was able to get the old model looking good. :)

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