Friday, July 10, 2015

Boats vol.17: USS Ward DD139


Subject:
USS Ward DD139
Scale:
1/240
Manufacturer:
Revell
Price(February 2015):
US$35,00
Construction:
Converted from USS Buchanan / HMS Campbeltow to USS Ward 
Extras:
Gold Medal photo etched set for the Ward / Buckley  destroyers.
Comments
I got this kit a few months ago. It is a new edition of the old HMS Campbeltown model. Some weeks ago, i published a review about it and decided to go ahead and build it. The moldings are from 1962 so i did no expect to much of the finished product. However, i was gladly surprised: the model is very good, with great fit and full of nice details. It gets even better with the Gold Medal photo etched set that includes several small details and all the railings. I was inspired by the cover of Squadron Signal's USS Flush Deck Destroyers book, showing USS Ward firing it's guns on a Japanese sub trying to enter Pearl Harbor. Some may say that the no Wickes Class destroyers ever had a wood deck. It may be reason for debate, but i liked the end result and i hope you all enjoy it too!















2 comments:

  1. Fabulous job on a kit I remember from my childhood. I thought it was 1/72 at first.

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    1. Thanks for the visit. It is a great kit. This new release comes with a boxart that takes you back in time, bringing good memories to me too!

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