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

.

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

Joined: June 3rd, 2014, 3:06 pm

June 12th, 2018, 1:14 pm #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.















































































Quote
Like
Share

Joined: January 20th, 2010, 9:51 pm

June 12th, 2018, 2:37 pm #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.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: October 18th, 2009, 1:06 pm

June 12th, 2018, 2:47 pm #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.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: December 17th, 2005, 1:54 am

June 12th, 2018, 3:22 pm #4

Superb!
Best wishes and happy modeling!
- Steve Larsen


Catalog of over 1,700 designs for scale modelers: https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: March 22nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

June 13th, 2018, 12:01 am #5

Always loved the looks of the Fletcher Class destroyers. Beautiful job.  
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 6th, 2017, 9:05 pm

June 13th, 2018, 12:58 am #6

I'm not a ship builder but I can appreciate the level of meticulous details applied. She looks beautiful!! 🙂
Steve
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: February 8th, 2007, 4:03 pm

June 13th, 2018, 4:12 am #7

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. ...
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: February 25th, 2006, 4:29 am

June 13th, 2018, 5:01 am #8

Stunning!  Absolutely stunning!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: June 3rd, 2014, 3:06 pm

June 13th, 2018, 12:16 pm #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.  
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:41 am

June 14th, 2018, 12:57 am #10

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