Scratchbuilt 1/700 Butler class DE USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413

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

June 11th, 2018, 8:22 pm #1

From a long time ago, late 1980s or early 1990s. Basic shapes were made from styrene sheet, while weapons and other fittings were from the spares box. 

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Joined: December 20th, 2006, 2:03 pm

June 12th, 2018, 6:56 pm #2

Beautiful work, both this and the salvage tug.  I'm curious about how you make the hulls, do you laminate sheet plastic and then carve them to shape?

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

June 12th, 2018, 8:39 pm #3

danh4 wrote: ... I'm curious about how you make the hulls, do you laminate sheet plastic and then carve them to shape? ...
Yes, with a lot of sanding and filling. The hull of the DE required a bit more effort to get the sheer of the main deck looking right. I think I layered on a thin piece of styrene sheet for the main deck, propped up at bow and stern, and a lot of putty to fill the gaps.
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Joined: December 20th, 2006, 2:03 pm

June 13th, 2018, 5:46 pm #4

All the more impressive!

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

July 4th, 2018, 2:00 am #5

Superb!
Best wishes and happy modeling!
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