Author Topic: Forrest Sherman Class USS John Paul Jones DD932 from the 1/319 Revell kit  (Read 938 times)

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Offline Mr. Bill

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This is the classic Revell kit of the Forrest Sherman Class destroyer John Paul Jones DD-932.  Not certain of the scale, but often reported as 1/319. First issued in the 1950's, I built DD932 USS John Paul Jones as she appeared in early 1956 using a reissued version of the kit (USS Forrest Sherman kit #H-463 from 1972). This old kit from Revell has some very nice detail, but is also very crude in several areas.  Despite its problems, the kit does capture the overall sleek lines of this warship.  A large amount of scratch building and modification of the kit parts was required along with use of photo etch from various sets (primarily the original version of the Gold Medal Models 1/350 modern USN set) and many items from the spares bin. Finish included Floquil and Testors enamels, Krylon gloss clear, a black wash, and flat Krylon clear. UNI-Caenis 20 was used for the rigging. References included photos from several sources, especially a series of excellent images from NAVSOURCE and expert assistance from Rick E. Davis.   Your questions and comments are always welcome.



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Offline SG

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Such a beauty! Well done I like it!!