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Benson DD-421 PE Railing
robertdlipp
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Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:55 PM UTC
Hello All,

Still staging materials for Dragon's DD-421 Benson build (1:350).I've never attempted railing before and believe it would make this model really "pop."
Have contacted a couple of suppliers regarding Alliance Model Works 1:350 railimg for WW2 small US Naval ships (p/n NW35003). One had no idea and the other didn't respond.
So the question: what is correct railing set for this pre-war destroyer?
Thanks for reading.

Robert
warreni
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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:58 AM UTC
Just to make your job even more interesting they used different types of railing in different places on the ship..

Enjoy!!
Weebles
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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 05:38 PM UTC
I would recommend the Gold Medal Models 1/350 Benson/Gleaves Destroyer photo etch set. Here's a review. You can buy directly from them. They make an excellent product.
Dave

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/pe/gm_etch/350-45-Buchanan/
robertdlipp
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 - 01:15 AM UTC
Hi Dave,

Thanks for the reply. I went ahead and emailed a query to GMM. Their reply indicated that the PE set was really applicable to Dragon's Buchanon/Gleaves class destroyers.
So, back to square one for awhile. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. Am anxious to start the build!!!

Robert
Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 - 09:50 PM UTC
As I remember, there are only a few parts specifically for Buchanen/Gleaves - notably the funnel railings. 80 - 90% of the parts fit the Benson class. The only noticable differences between Buchanen/Gleaves and Bensons were the funnel shapes due to different engines. GMM is perfect for your Benson class.
robertdlipp
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:56 PM UTC
Biggles2,

Thank you for the information regarding DD-421. I think I''l contact GMM and buy myself an "early" Christmas present (they are only about 150 miles from my home here in eastern WA).

Robert