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  1. Good evening fellow ship modelers, I'm new to the forum here, introduced myself the other day in the new member forum. I've been working on Bluejacket's 1/192 Samuel B. Roberts Destroyer Escort. However, I've chosen to model DE-404, USS Eversole, which fought at and was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. I chose to model the Eversole for two reasons 1) I love reading about the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and 2) dazzle camouflage fascinates me. Choosing the USS Eversole allowed me to research both the battle and the camouflage, all the while having fun. When it was sunk, the Eversole wore Measure 31/2c. All paint colors are mixes of Model Master enamels matched to paint chip color charts I used as part of a research project in college. This is an impressive solid wood hull kit that supplies plans, styrene, brass rod, brass photo-etch, and great detailed metal fittings, as well as rigging supplies. To the kit contents, I've added 3D printed 5 inch gun turrets, 5 inch gun turret mounts, 40mm Bofors, and a couple other little odds and ends like life preservers to liven up the ship even more. Also additionally, I've been using Tom's Modelworks 1/192 US Naval Doors, 1/192 Portholes, 1/192 Vertical and Horizontal Ladders, and 1/200 Premium 3D railing. I may or may not add Tom's 1/192 Depth Charge Racks, Flotation Racks, and Destroyer Radar. This build log will commence from maybe 30% complete, as that's where the Eversole stands today! I've been painting by hand with oil paints which shows in the up-close pictures, but that's okay by me as I don't have access to or space for an airbrush setup right now. This kit has been great for improving my scratch-building skills, adding little details shown on the ship's plans provided in the kit here and there. I acknowledge there are some odds and ends that need fixing, filling and repainting. I'm slowly but surely getting to them. Finally, on to pictures: (Image source: http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/404.htm) (Image source: http://www.usndazzle.com/Destroyer Escorts Drawings/339 2C.jpg) Thanks for looking, and happy modeling! -Andrew
  2. Friends, I have a question about the build log naming question...want to get it right the first time...so this kit is Bluejacket's USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) but I am building it as the USS Eversole (DE-404). Should I make the title of my build log: USS Eversole by andygp5 - Bluejacket - Scale 1/192 OR USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) by andygp5 - Bluejacket Scale 1/192 - built as USS Eversole (DE-404) at Leyte Gulf, 1944 Maybe a moderator can advise? At any rate, thank you to everyone for the warm welcome. I look forward to contributing and seeing the contributions everyone else brings to the forum. Happy modeling, Andrew
  3. Mike, I love WWII naval history. Just finished "The Battle of Midway" by Craig L. Symonds who instructs at the US Naval Academy and the US Naval War College. It's a dense book and I could not put it down. Highly recommend. Link: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-battle-of-midway-9780195397932?cc=us&lang=en& Thank you for the recommendation...adding it to the ever-growing Amazon books wish list. If you are also into WWII naval history, check out "Iron Coffins" by Herbert Werner. Memoir by one of the few U-boat captains to survive the war.
  4. Here is a wartime photo of the Eversole side by side with my current build. Took a while to figure out how to post pictures.
  5. Good morning everyone, my name is Andrew and I'm a new member here on ModelShipWorld. I was convinced to join by an eBay member who recently sold me #139/200 of Bluejacket's USS Olympia kit. A little about myself, I'm a lifelong plastic modeler who took a pause during college. I recently left the military and with more time on my hands decided to jump back in with Bluejacket's 1/192 John C. Butler class destroyer escort which I am building as DE-404 USS Eversole which was sunk on October 28, 1944 by two torpedoes at the Battle of Leyte Gulf (http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/404.htm). I chose a more advanced wood kit because I'd gotten bored with the rote repetition of a plastic kit: snip, clean, glue, fill, sand. Repeat. Progress has slowed due to a move but if there is interest, I'll post a build log. The fact that nearly every major piece must be fabricated by the modeler has greatly improved my scratch-building skills. I plan on building a few more wooden kits, at the least. My long-term goal for the hobby is to culminate with a full plank-on-frame build of the USS Constitution; however, I have many skills to learn before then (ie. planking, rigging). After I complete the Eversole, I may try a beginner level plank-on-frame kit in order to start learning the skills needed for my goal. Until then, I plan on just enjoying the journey. At any rate, hello and happy modelling! -Andrew
  6. Good morning everyone, my name is Andrew and I'm a new member here on ModelShipWorld. I was convinced to join by an eBay member who recently sold me #139/200 of Bluejacket's USS Olympia kit. A little about myself, I'm a lifelong plastic modeler who took a pause during college. I recently left the military and with more time on my hands decided to jump back in with Bluejacket's 1/192 John C. Butler class destroyer escort which I am building as DE-404 USS Eversole which was sunk on October 28, 1944 by two torpedoes at the Battle of Leyte Gulf (http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/404.htm). I chose a more advanced wood kit because I'd gotten bored with the rote repetition of a plastic kit: snip, clean, glue, fill, sand. Repeat. Progress has slowed due to a move but if there is interest, I'll post a build log. The fact that nearly every major piece must be fabricated by the modeler has greatly improved my scratch-building skills. I plan on building a few more wooden kits, at the least. My long-term goal for the hobby is to culminate with a full plank-on-frame build of the USS Constitution; however, I have many skills to learn before then (ie. planking, rigging). After I complete the Eversole, I may try a beginner level plank-on-frame kit in order to start learning the skills needed for my goal. Until then, I plan on just enjoying the journey. At any rate, hello and happy modelling! -Andrew

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