USS England DE-635 1/350 scale by Trumpeter

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Even though I have several other ship kits under construction I decided this one will be the easiest to get done quickly and also I will have the opportunity to photo document the entire process. Now that I have a set of Camouflage colors for US Navy ships in the pacific during WWII I have decided to embark on several projects at once. The paint comes from Lifecolor and is acrylic enamel, it comes in sets of 6 bottles a bit smaller than Tamiya paint and is somewhat pricey. One reason for starting with the England is that the colors are simple. Everything above the waterline is dark blue/grey.
The England was famous for a running sea battle with Japanese submarines in May of 1944 during which she participated in the destruction of 6 of them.

The kit contains almost as many parts as the Fletcher and Gearing class destroyers. Many are very small and hard to handle while removing excess sprue. At this point I have glued the main deck to the hull, attached the forward superstructure and various small parts along the length of the deck. I will post images as significant progress is made.

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Hello Bob,thank you for shating with us ,just on the side note ,to have a better overlook on the images please choose “thumbnail” or “Full images” before posting the images,thanks!

PS.I have edited your images on your last post.For mor info how to post images please visit these tutorials.




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Need some help with what might be considered a minor detail. The kit comes with twin rudders but I have other resource material indicating just a single rudder similar to the configuration of the Fletcher class. The Sumner and Gearing class did have twin rudders.
 

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Need some help with what might be considered a minor detail. The kit comes with twin rudders but I have other resource material indicating just a single rudder similar to the configuration of the Fletcher class. The Sumner and Gearing class did have twin rudders.
The USS England was a Buckley class


Here is the complete list of all vessels of the Buckley class


and here you can search for the individual ships of the same class to find a lot of photos - maybe also a photo of one of these vessels in the drydock etc.


f.e. the Slater, but this was a later Cannon-class -> so I wish a successful research

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the Cannon class USS Slater in Drydock
 

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2 Rudders for Buckley class.
The old Revell Buckley class model had 1 Rudder whereas the real ship had 2. Trumpeter has it right- 2 rudders.
I located some specs of the Buckley class

USS Solar aftr explosion showing the 2 rudders:
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GENERAL INFORMATION Buckley Class Destroyer Escorts
Length: Hull OA: 306' 0
Beam: 37' 0"
Displacement: 1,400 long tons standard; 1,740 full load.
Draft: Light: 9' 4"; Deep: 13' 6"
Designed Complement: Officers, 15; Enlisted, 198.
Shaft Horsepower: 12,000
Speed: 23.5 knots.
Screws: Two.
Rudders: Two.
Bridge: open.
Stack: One.
ARMAMENT
Gun battery: 3 x 3-inch/50 caliber dual purpose guns.
Initial: 1 x twin 40mm Bofors.
Later: 3 x twin 40mm Bofors.
9 x single 20mm Oerlikon.

Buckley Class plan: ( dual rudders-only 1 depicted in drawing)
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Evarts class plan (example of plans showing single rudder.):
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