This will be my first full ship build documented on this forum.
After working on and off on my HMS Warspite with full Pontos kit I decided I wanted to work on something a little simpler before tackling another Capital Ship. I have opted to build Tamiya's USS Fletcher (DD) as well as Trumpeters USS England (DE). Rather than doing 2 build logs I am going to build them both at the same time and document as I go along.
For USS Fletcher I have the full Eduard PE kit as well as some Alliance Models twin bofors.
For the USS England I am going to mostly build OOB but I have purchased a set of railings, l'Arsenal 20mm orlikons and I will use left over PE from the Fletcher and Warspite i.e. portholes, hatches etc.
First pictures are of the hull of USS England. I had no issues with the Fletcher hull so didn't take any pictures.
Had to do a fair amount of putty and sanding to get the hull halves to smoothly match up with each other.
Also the stern had a large gap that needed filling.
I am currently masking and spraying the hulls. Pics of that to follow.