The 1:350 scale Tamiya USS Fletcher was built using the Gold Medal Models set, along with additional watertight doors, cable reels, and other parts. The aft steering gear, pelorus, and other items were made of brass turned on a homemade lathe. The mast was also made in this fashion.

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Primary reference was the USS Fletcher Plan Book from Floating Drydock, along with the Warship Perspective book, and Fletchers in Action.

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Don Moss

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