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1/350 USS Orleck build
#027
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2012 - 11:36 AM UTC
Ever since the USS Orleck was moved to Lake Charles, 15 miles from my city of Sulphur, I've wanted to build a model of her as she was when she was a member of the famous Train Busters Club of Korea. I'll be using the Dragon 1/350 USS Gearing kit with Alliance Modelworks photo etch railings.

Here's what I got done while watching the Saints destroy the Panthers.

Weather deck attached, first level of the superstructure built and the twin 5" gun mounts almost done. I've never had a weather deck go in with out a bit of a gap here and there until now.






Twin 40mm mounts built along with the practice loaders.






Here's the Orleck in her heyday off the Korean coast.



Thanks for looking.
TracyWhite
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2012 - 05:12 PM UTC
Coming along nicely! I've got two of the Gearings in my stash...hoping to start one when I finish my Z-31. Powerful looking ships!
#027
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2012 - 08:10 AM UTC
Thanks Tracy.
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2012 - 08:20 AM UTC
The twin barrel turrets look rather beefy on the Fletcher hull. Very nice looking ship Kenny !
Julian
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2012 - 02:23 PM UTC
Thanks Julian. It's a Gearing hull, not Fletcher.
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2012 - 07:33 PM UTC
Yes, I know its a Gearing. Wasn't that the follow up class of destroyers based on the Fletcher hull? It certainly looks very similar to the Fletcher hull.
Julian
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 08:27 AM UTC
The reason it looks like a Fletcher hull is because they took the Fletcher hull and added about 10' to the mid ship section
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 05:54 PM UTC
And twin rudders if I remember correctly, to help improve handling in comparison to the single rudder Fletchers,
cheers,
Julian