This is Dragon's new 1/350 scale Laffey.
I love the story of this ship and was very happy when the news came out that Dragon
was going to release this subject. I painted her in the Measure
21 Navy Blue color scheme that she last appeared in before sinking the early
morning hours of November 13, 1942 in Iron Bottom Sound. I used Cyber
Hobby's photo-etch upgrade set and some Tom's PE that I had left over from
prior builds. For paints I used Tamiya acrylics and Polyscale. Decks
and hull below the water line were sprayed with an airbrush and the remaining
parts, including the hull above the water line were brush-applied. Rigging
is fine silk fly-tying thread, stained dark grey. It was a very enjoyable
and easy-fitting model to build. No wonder so many modelers call this
family of tin cans in the Dragon line the most exquisite plastic ship models
made to date.