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USS Spruance - Dragon, 1/700 Destroyer

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
USS Spruance - Dragon, 1/700 Destroyer
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 31, 2018 4:47 PM

This was my Secret Santa Group Build. I thought I would post up the final pics here for those who don't frequent the group build pages. You can check out more details if you'd like in the SSGB Gift

The end result is probably one of the best models I've built. Other than helping my younger sons build battleships this is only my 2nd ship. Ohh, and every piece of plastic, PE, and decal called for in the instructions has made an appearance on this ship. I had 1 scary moment where a piece flew off the tweezers but landed behind my coffee cup and was recovered in less than 60 seconds lol.

Here are the final glamour shots...USS Spruance DD963.

MCW (Model Car World) paints, mottled under-coat using 1 shade darker and lighter than the base coat to simulate age, decals above waterline misted with base coat to age them too, Tamiya panel line wash used around all doors/fittings/corners for shadowing, final finish with 2 matt coats of Vallejo varnish.

In the pattern: Weird-Ohs Digger! F-84G Thunderbird in foil

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Monday, December 31, 2018 5:46 PM

Very nice.

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    April, 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Monday, December 31, 2018 6:30 PM

i see even the Dragon 1/700 Spruance is wrong too. the port & starboarboard bulkheads of the forward superstructure is supposed to be right to the hull edge so that there would be no lip showing between the 2. now both the 1/700 & 1/350 Spruances have that issue.

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:02 PM

Very nicely done....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 31, 2018 10:00 PM

ddp59

i see even the Dragon 1/700 Spruance is wrong too. the port & starboarboard bulkheads of the forward superstructure is supposed to be right to the hull edge so that there would be no lip showing between the 2. now both the 1/700 & 1/350 Spruances have that issue.

 

 

even more inaccuracies than that. I looked at alot of pictures. In the end I built it out of box as i was learning enough doing the PE lol no netting for around the helicopter pad. 

In the pattern: Weird-Ohs Digger! F-84G Thunderbird in foil

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