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1/350 Uss James E Williams DDG-95


My first post here in iModeler! Though not new to modeling , here's one of my latest ship models I've finished.

Trumpeters kit of Uss Momsen was used as a base. Mostly every detail was first cleaned off and everything was build up using PE set and thousands of scratch build details armed with a huge load of reference photos. The model potrays the James as she appeared in Kiel after BALTOPS 2017.

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19 responses

  1. Welcome to the site...this is an outstanding piece of work - congratulations! 🙂

  2. That is a heck of an introduction! Magnificent model. And without taking away from the brilliance of the model at all, the photography too is perfect! Excellent stuff!

  3. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    First off, welcome to this forum … 🙂 .
    The first two comments made by forum members are all very well adjudicated.
    It is a pure modeling joy too see such great work.
    Thank you for sharing such fine pictures and model .

  4. Welcome, Olli-Pekka.
    The richness of detail and the absolutely convincing wheathering really knock me off my feet.
    Were you able to shoot the reference pictures yourself?

  5. Welcome! This is AWESOME on so many levels Olli-Pekka. This model leaves me speechless. It is stunning beyond description!

  6. I really can't stand modern ships, they have about as much individual character as modern cars or modern airplanes, all interchangeable with each other. But i really like this model you've done here.

  7. These Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyers are very impressive, I once spotted one Larnaca Bay, Cyprus. You posted an impressive piece of work here Olli-Pekka! Respect for all the PE fiddling...

  8. The level of detail is just plain impressive, the model as that look of authenticity so hard to get

  9. Thank you everyone for your kind words!

  10. Great job.
    Good build, good paint job and good weathering.
    You weathered the underwater hull very well I think and the propellers as well. Great to see a model where all aspects of modeling falls together into a coherent whole.

  11. Absolutely jaw-dropping work! How you did this in this scale with such precision and detail is beyond me!

  12. I am a huge fan of Naval models. You nailed this one perfectly. Extremely impressed in every way. This is a prize winning ship model. Your overall attention to detail is superb! Your painting, weathering, and finish is suburb! I love your replication of the subtle "oil canning" look on large warships such as this. You nailed that look. I have been working on this look over the past few builds. Currently working on a 1/350 Gearing class destroyer in which I tried to incorporate the look. Problem is I think I over did the final blending coat which obscured the underlying pre-shade work. You effect is perfect, very subtle yet still visible and really suits this ship. If you have any tips, pictures, regarding this effect please share. I actually wrote an article asking questions of this group on creating the look. Not a lot of builders try to recreate.

  13. OMG! Outstanding work!

  14. That's amazing! Very convincing weathering also.

  15. Outstanding work! Post some more please.

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