1/144 USS Chevalier (DD-451) - Revell Platinum Edition

Joined: 3:06 PM - Jun 03, 2014

1:14 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #1

Good morning, everyone.  This is my rendition of the USS Chevalier (DD-451) as she appeared in the autumn of 1942, prior to being assigned to duty in the South Pacific campaigns.  This is the platinum edition of Revell's 1/144 Fletcher kit which came with 3 huge sheets of photo etch, to which I added the Eduard railing set.  In the end, I'm really glad I went with the platinum kit as the plastic molding is kind of soft and weak.  While it's not perfect, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out - especially for my first attempt at a ship.















































































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Joined: 9:51 PM - Jan 20, 2010

2:37 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #2

You'd have to look at that model for a LONG time to find something wrong with it. I don't have that much time! That is a model to be proud of.
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Joined: 1:06 PM - Oct 18, 2009

2:47 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #3

You should be proud of that model - excellent work. Nice job on the rigging too, that is where a lot of ship model builders fall short.
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Joined: 1:54 AM - Dec 17, 2005

3:22 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #4

Superb!
Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen

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Joined: 7:25 PM - Mar 22, 2018

12:01 AM - Jun 13, 2018 #5

Always loved the looks of the Fletcher Class destroyers. Beautiful job.  
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Joined: 9:05 PM - Apr 06, 2017

12:58 AM - Jun 13, 2018 #6

I'm not a ship builder but I can appreciate the level of meticulous details applied. She looks beautiful!! 🙂
Steve
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Joined: 4:03 PM - Feb 08, 2007

4:12 AM - Jun 13, 2018 #7

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. ...
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Joined: 4:29 AM - Feb 25, 2006

5:01 AM - Jun 13, 2018 #8

Stunning!  Absolutely stunning!
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Joined: 3:06 PM - Jun 03, 2014

12:16 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #9

Thanks for the compliments, guys.  It was a heck of a long slog thru a lot of PE (a lot of which first ended up glued to the tweezers and/or my fingers), but I learned a lot for my next build.  I may or may not tackle something in 1/144 again.  This was a major project and consumed about 6 months of my bench time.  
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Joined: 9:41 AM - Feb 27, 2005

12:57 AM - Jun 14, 2018 #10

Superb rigging and PE detailing, a very impressive model.
Cheers,
Mark
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