Here are some photos of my 1:350 scale USS Cimarron (AO177) oiler that I built last year. It is completely scratch-built other than the Phalanx guns, which were donated by one the readers, and some of the boat gear. The hull is made from layered hardened balsa wood, whilst the main deck and above is from "Evergreen" styrene card. Plans were sourced from the Floating Drydock. The photo-etch is from Tom's Modelworks and decals are from Gold Medal Models. It took about three months to build. Though I'd built the hull in less than two weeks. It's only my second scratch-built vessel and was great fun to build!! Please feel free to ask any questions.

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John Sykes