Tin Can Models
Recently I built a Tamiya kit of the Japanese destroyer Yukikaze from world war 2. Apparently the Yukikaze was one of the few ships of the Japanese Navy to survive serving through the entire war and went on to see service in the ROC Navy . Tamiya did a wonderful job producing this kit, I encountered no problems whatsoever building this. It’s been a nice change from model aircraft.
I’ve started Tamiya’s Fletcher class destroyer, which will be built as DD-446, USS Radford. My uncle was rescued by the Radford in July of 1943 after his ship, CL-50 USS Helena , was sunk in the Battle of Kula Gulf.
I highly recommend Tamiya’s 1/350 warships. After I complete the USS Radford, I’ll be prepared psychologically to start the Academy 1/350 USS Indianapolis that I’ve had waiting for years to build. Still trying to decide about the paint scheme to use on it, I kind of like the overall blueish scheme used on the restored USS Texas.
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