this is my USS Belinda aka Beachead Belinda. APA 224 cast as APA 22 in the movie Away All Boats.
It started out as a Revell kit of the USS Randell, which was in the movie. The kit was in 1/375 scale and I work in 1/500. I cut down the superstructure, lowering it and shortening the main deck. As with all of my conversions, I took some liberties with accuracy.
I cut all of the plastic railings of befor I assembled the bridge and replaced them with pe. There is not a piece of plastic rail on board. I thought the gun tubs looked better with quad 40mm's so I replaced them with some from a Lindburg kit I had. SC radar is from GMM.
If you saw the movie, you will remember the sailing sloop that Jeff Chandler had made. The bit of color in a rear landing craft is the Albatros. It had red tanabark sails which I have not yet been able to recreate. Disembarking nets are from screendoor.