Progress on The USS Wilkes DD 441
Continuing on my conversion of the Dragon 1/350th Livermore kit into the USS Wilkes as she probably (note I said probably!) looked during Operation Husky the invasion of Sicily. Modifications mostly consist of re working the rear gun tubs to her configuration that had twin 20mm guns, the rest is very similar to the Livermore. Gold Medal PE set is amazing, but man tedious! The big parts are only set in place for the picture. A big thanks to the guys over on Model Warships.com Benson Gleaves discussion group for all the help!
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