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USS Cassin DD-372 (1944 fit)
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,180 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 02:37 AM UTC
Taking advantage of my built for "Leyte Gulf Campaign" masterly conducted by Kenny Loup, and also to have more features published here is the result of a battle against a model that could be a jewell right out-of-the-box and turn out a little nightmare.
Enjoy,

Rui Matos (aka Skipper)

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 03:16 AM UTC

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the result of a battle against a model that could be a jewell right out-of-the-box and turn out a little nightmare.



Looks like the battle was won by you, my friend..........
Sweet little showpiece, Rui, thanks for sharing!
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
Armorama: 588 posts
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 03:39 AM UTC
That is a sweet little lady. I can guess those open guns would have been a bear to man during battle.

thanks for sharing.

jba
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Rhone, France
Joined: November 04, 2005
KitMaker: 1,845 posts
Armorama: 777 posts
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 06:32 AM UTC
You've got some bright and colourful nightmares then. I really love your seas
JB
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 19, 2005
KitMaker: 560 posts
Armorama: 25 posts
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 08:26 AM UTC
Sweet work, Skipper. Love the seascape.
Clanky44
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 15, 2005
KitMaker: 1,901 posts
Armorama: 553 posts
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 09:08 AM UTC
Well done Rui!

Great looking model. Clean ship nicely highlighted by your waterline work.

kudos...

Frank
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: April 13, 2005
KitMaker: 5,420 posts
Armorama: 25 posts
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 10:17 AM UTC
Great looking tin can Skipper.


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That is a sweet little lady. I can guess those open guns would have been a bear to man during battle.

thanks for sharing.



One thing good about it was that it was well ventilated.

Gator
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,180 posts
Armorama: 761 posts
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:13 PM UTC
Thanks guys!
When I acquired these Midship Models (4 Maham's + 1 Benham) I though that they would be great models
They are a very good base, they bring lots of extras (bridges, weaponry, boats, rafts, radars, the LOT), but when compared with what they should be, it leaves a great GAP... I guess that this is one of the reasons for not seeing too many of these TinCan's built - strange for a recent 1/700 US destroyer.

As for the sea, I have used my usual technique as describe in the "Wet Your Ships" Feature.
Once again, thanks for your compliments

Skipper