The Tamiya model of the USS Fletcher in 1:350 scale has always been a very popular kit among warship modelers. Steve Mitchell built the kit as USS Leutze DD-481 and entered his build in the 2019 US IPMS National Convention. The twin Bofors
40mm platforms on each side of the aft funnel were scratch-built. Master Model resin twin Bofors with brass barrels and Flyhawk Bofor gun mounts were added. Eduard photo-etch was used. The model was painted with Vallejo acrylics and AK washes
were used for weathering.

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