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Re: Gearing FRAM 1.
That's why I haven't started my Gearing. I haven't decided which ship to do yet.
Having struggled with the design of card kits of DD-850 and DD-743, several comments: First, you have to pick an exact time for the ship that you want to portray because the radar suites varied from ship to ship and time frame to time frame. No two Gearings are exactly alike. There's quite a lot of photographic research involved. Secondly, the components of Gearings and Fletchers are mostly incompatible. This is part of the problem of ships becoming unstable due to being top heavy. Hope this leads to saving you extra work.
Hi, say has anyone here built one of these? https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-ships-boats-orange-hobby-oh-n03-145-1:350-rocs-de-yang-ddg-925
I'm attracted to the idea of buying this kit and backdating it to USN service but as you can see from the link it's very different weapon and radar fit out. Also the aft lattice mast differs and I'd need to change that too.
Drama, drama, drama, from the last Orange Hobby kit I did which was a KNOX class and the upper and lower hull did not match and I don't want a repeat of that.
Is this the only FRAM 1 kit out there for sale presently? I've thought about conversion options from Tamiya's FLETCHER, or Dragon's GEARING kits.
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