DDE-446 USS Radford 
by Jonathan Sauer 

1/350 DDE-446 USS Radford (Tamiya)

Over the years, I have made numerous models, but I had reached the point where I wanted to push my skill to the next level.  After looking at all the wonderful examples in this gallery I was Inspired to make an attempt.   My goal build more than just the kit.   Starting with the base Tamiya kit, I added sailor, guns, detail parts from Gold Medal Models, White Ensign and others.  After a bit of research, I modified my ship by adding guns on the sides, opening a few hatches and the exhaust stacks.   I added some real chain, and the airbrushed the ship.   Iím not after an exact replica of a particular ship, but wanted something different than the standard kit DE 455 Fletcherís.    The DE-446 Radford seem to have an interesting history, so I picked that.   My Other hobby is narrow Gauge model trains but Iím always fighting dust.  I did not want to deal with dusting the model, hence the home made case.

I would be happy to share any of my learning's if youíre interested.  I hope my work inspires others like all the fantastic work displayed in this Gallery

Jonathan Sauer

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