Duguay Trouin (D611) – Heller 1/400

June 18, 2018 · in Ships · · 3 · 3K

Greetings fellow modelers!

Some time ago I posted the Duquesne from (http://imodeler.com/2018/05/duquesne-d603-heller-1-400/) and I've already explained the problems that it gave to me, but with this one (which is for the same customer as the Duquesne) it was a total different story.

Ok, it has most of the same problems, but basic building was a little bit easier. However, the radar towers were too bad and I had to replace them with some scratch, specially the front one, which didn't come at all. Also, the landing pad ant-fall nets were remade from scracth. As you can see, the result was really good and gave the ship a better look.
Paint was exactly the same as the Duquesne, but the weathering was a little bit heavier.

I'm sorry for the short review, but since it's very similar to the Duquesne, I think that not too much is left to say.
In conclusion, another hard to build model, not suitable for beginners, which needs a lot of extra work in order to make it look good.

Hope you like it!


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3 responses

  1. Nice build - I like it.

  2. Nice build! The ship has graceful lines.

  3. Hello Claudio,
    These Heller models are not the most easiest models to put together.
    You did a great job. Like mentioned above, French Naval Designers have a good taste, almost as good as our Italian fiends. They are for me personally the number 1.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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