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Bernard Wylie
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Revell 1/144 USS Fletcher DD445

October 30, 2016 · in Ships · · 30 Comments

I haven't posted much on iModeler lately, heck, it's been about 18 months since my last post! Time flies! In my defence I have to say I've had a major career change that has kept me busy, not too busy to build but too busy to take proper photos and upload them.

This is my latest completed model, it's Revells big , I used Aber turned metal barrels, Eduards 'BigEd" photo etch set and G-Factor brass props, the model is finished with Stynylres, Lifecolor and Vallejo acrylics and weathered with AK interactive and artists oil paints.

I'll upload some more photos of other completed kits soon.

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30 responses

  1. Spectacular work, Bernard!

  2. Nice job on that, tell me - just how long IS it in 1/144th scale? I sometimes place a "common object" in one of the photos for reference for those of us unfamiliar with a certain ME. πŸ™

  3. Very well done sir! And Craig I would guess a 1/144 Fletcher is about 22-24 inches long. My Tamiya 1/350 was about 12". Just ball parking it.

  4. Thank you Craig and Rob, and to answer your question Craig, it's 79.7cm (or 31.37795 inches).

  5. Beautiful Fletcher, perfect finish !
    Must be an impressive sight !

  6. Thanks Bernd, it does look good in the flesh (IMO), but the proof will come at my local model club meeting on the 12th of December. :-O

  7. Sensational Bernard! I have one waiting to be built...and yours is truly inspirational!

  8. Really fine work. You certainly set yourself a task with all the PE, but it paid off handsomely.

  9. Excellent job sir!

  10. Very nice. The way you photographed it shows why it was possible to get seasick on a Fletcher that was tied up to a pier, with only a bit of a chop in the harbor (ask me how I know). πŸ™‚

  11. Looks great! I'm not a ship builder, but it looks nicely weathered, with lots of detail and great work on the rigging.

  12. Now that is a very nice model. Top work.

  13. Very nice!
    Well built, well painted, well rigged and nicely weathered.
    I especially like the way you've replicated the slightly buckled hull plating. It really adds interest to the hull sides.
    One small point of criticism though. I think you should weather the propellers too. Being so shiny, they stick out from the rest of the model. Some thin green wash will make them look more like oxidised bronze.

  14. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    Bernard ... very eye catching and well done.
    Your rigging and the buckled hull plates are very convincing and so well done.
    This is obviously a model to be proud of ( I trust you are ... as you well should be ).

  15. Bernard, that plating buckle- I've never seen that before. Probably took a lot of patience to do, and it looks good, if that's the word. I like that splotch camouflage, it's more eyecatching than haze gray, but that's just me. I didn't know it was soo big, either.
    I'd like to see what you can do to an Essex class carrier, hint, hint.

  16. Hahaha, Thanks Bernard. I have an Essex in the stash, along with a Hornet CV-8 and enough little B-25's to do the Doolittle raid.

  17. That's tremendous mate! It looks like you have put a lot of time and effort into it. Great camo as well.

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