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USS Zellars DD-777


USS Zellars DD-777
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Completed photos of the USS Zellars DD-777 -circa 1960 FRAM II. I made this model for my brother who served on board during the Cuban crisis. It is scratch built and based on plans of the USS Laffey DD-724 and personal photos that my brother took during his time on board. This is my first attempt at building from scratch. The model is 1/16 scale and measures 24" long and is made from bass wood.


This model is outstanding.  My dad served on the Zellars.  Any interest in recreating this model for me?

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My dad, Dante Ventriere, served aboard the Zellars during the Cuban Missile crisis in '63.  Dad passed away yesterday after a long illness.  He loved the Navy and always had a portrait of the Zellars on the wall in his home office.  If this model is made for sale, please let me know as I am building a memorial wall for my dad at my home.  




Tony Ventriere




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