Shown are pictures of my USS Thatch, Oliver Hazzard Perry Class Frigate,  finished a few years ago.  The kit was given to me by Bill Oreto, a kind and generous
member of the community.  He tried for years to get me to “go modern”.  I have done several modern ships but I wanted to “dedicate” this one to Bill, as it was my
first modern kit.  I found out after building this that a friend had actually served on her years ago.  They apparently had a different nickname for her. The kit is by
Dragon and I used the Gold Medal Models modern photo-etch fret on it, which was fantastic.  The helicopter is probably the wrong type but is a Trumpeter SH-60
type.
Rob Weilacher
Smyrna, Georgia
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