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USS RILEY, DE-579


TGarthConnelly
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Hello Guys,

 

A nice gentleman named Len Fricke sold me an old LINDBERG LINE kit of a RUDDEROW Class DE - the USS RILEY. Another nice man named Rick E. Davis sent me some parts from a SKYWAVE/PITROAD set ... and another nice man named Bill Stathis has agreed to build it for me. I just sent everything to Bill today ...

 

I can't wait to see the finished product. I'm going to have it finished like a photo of the RILEY that I saw on NAVSOURCE. In that photo, I think the DE was in Measure 22 ...

 

Tim

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Here's to the DE's!

 

While DE-766 USS Slater is a Cannon class ship, there is a lot of commonality in the WWII DE hardware. The Slater museum (DEHM) released a 2015 calendar with gorgeous shots of the ship, including drydock pix of the hull. Lots of great reference info there. And it's a great place to visit!

 

Definitely do pass along some pix of the Riley build.

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What an outstanding job on a, let's be honest, not very good kit. Great to see what can be done with these gems in the rough....very rough in this case.

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