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Skywave 1/700 scale USS Fletcher DD992 kit no. 51/SW-1600
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USS Fletcher DD992 1-700scale Skywave PitRoad kit no. 51/SW-1600.

Finished building 30Aug1993 with many small additions and corrections carried out to match photos I had of the real ship. The ship's SH-60A Seahawk was detailed with added scratch built items such as more scale rotor blades, Mk.46 ASW torpedoes & the MAD bird. I didn't have any USN Haze Grey paint so I used what I had, the whole model lightly weathered by dry brushing, there were obvious repainted areas on the real ship's hull I tried to replicate as well. I think it came out well and still looks the part. No PE was used as it wasn't widely available at the time and was too expensive.

ImageDSC07295 44. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07293 42. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07289 38. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07283 32. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07287 36. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07280 29. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07277 26. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07260 9. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07262 11. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07268 17. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr
ImageDSC07271 20. DD992s by Neil, on Flickr

Just to give an idea of the size of one of these "destroyers", here's a pic of Fletcher next to a Matchbox 1/700 scale HMS Exeter,
ImageDSC07253 2. DD992 & HMS Exeter 1-700scaleS by Neil, on Flickr

My Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/45800749@ ... 4278353263

Regards all :beer: :beer:
Neil 8-) 8-)

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Skywave 1/700 scale USS Fletcher DD992 kit no. 51/SW-1600
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Very nice. I've always liked the Exeter, mainly as my Dad built me and my brother one when we were kids. I think it was the FROG one in 1/500. I have one of those but I didn't know there was a 1/700 one!. It would go better with my other ships!.

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Skywave 1/700 scale USS Fletcher DD992 kit no. 51/SW-1600
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That destroyer looks fantastic. And looking at the Exeter, I am still kicking myself for not having yoinked one I saw at an IPMS show a couple of years ago. Excellent work here.

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Thanks for the comments gents 8-)
MarkyM607 the Matchbox HMS Exeter was first released in 1977, I built mine in 1979 for a High School history project ;-)

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Very nice build. I especially like your details on the helicopter.


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Another cracking build for such a small scale kit!

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Thanks for the comments gents :beer: :beer:

I've a lot of these to do in future 8-)

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