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Re: U.S.S. SCHOFIELD DEG-3.
Question: is that the one with the connecting rods between the 5" turret and fire control director / missile launcher and missile guidance antenna? If so did you connect them so they all move? Thanks.
Hi folks, I finished this one earlier this week. Whilst we've been locked down I've been trying to rip through my stash of unbuilds. Got about halfway through the stash.
The real SCHOFIELD DEG-3 (later FFG-3) was built by Lockheed and commissioned during 1968.
The model is Monogram's RAMSEY (307 or 310 scale??)that I did as SCHOFIELD. I think Monogram must have engineered the model around the time manned Helo's were entering service (early '70s?) in the USN as the kit included a Seasprite helo, but the hangar is still the small one for Gyrodyne's DASH.
The model was a joy to build. I spent some time closing in lots of gaps around the superstructure. The hull is a lovely one piece affair.. a "work of art" I think. Also, gosh I love Monogram's beautiful streamlined stand for the model. Just great!
Would I be correct in saying Monogram's Brooke kit is still the only larger scale Cold War Destroyer Escort in injection plastic?
The photo etch railing is by Dragon Models from their Spruance kit that I never used as it looked too oversized for 350 scale, but looked OK on Schofield. Helo netting by Tetra. The single kit screw was replaced by a 5 blade one from Trumpeter's CONSTELLATION kit. The AN-SPS52 was scratch built.
I need to source a DASH though... So been reading up on those with a view to making my own.
Any comments welcome good or bad?
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