1/700 USS WARD

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USS Ward (DD-139) was a 1,247 long tons (1,267 t) Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I, later APD-16 in World War II. She fired the first American shot in World War II, when she engaged the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and successfully sank her opponent.
On December 7th, 1944, three years to the day after Pearl Harbor, she was struck by a kamikaze off of the Philippines. Unable to control her fires, she was abandoned and scuttled by gunfire from the destroyer USS O’Brien DD-725.


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I had many years to deal with the construction of model ship, about fifteen if I remember correctly, however, came a new partnership with Flyhawk make me leave just the main occupation of my build model planes and build a ship.
When it came to my hands the kit of USS WARD in 1/700 scale and I saw the so much detail it provides and to tell the truth I little scared with 300 pieces of plastic resin brass and photo etched and thought.. is possible to fit all such a model 12 cm? and yet, as you will see in the photos below, they fit all perfect.


I started with the application of photo etched parts following the assembly instructions.

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Continued with resin parts, the torpedo tubes and forward gun shield.

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Impressed me with the incredible detail in the brass parts that is the barrels of guns that is are drilled!!!

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The model painted with White Ensign Models colours on Measure 11 Variant, Sea Blue (5-S) for overall surfaces and Deck Blue (20-B) for decks.
The sea was made from clear resin and the foam of the waves from silicone.

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The smoke of the chimneys, I made from cotton.

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The crew come from Eduard.

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The japanese mini sub I made from plastic sprue and painted night black from Humbrol.

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And a size comparison with the color of White Ensign Models, is fairly small eventually.

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Very good kit of Flyhawk with incredible detail for the scale, I enjoyed across the duration of the construction.


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