USCG Cutter Roger B Taney Revell #85-3015 1/302 Scale Review

2012 June 15
by Doug

RoR Step-by-Step Review 20120615* – USCG Cutter Roger B Taney Revell #85-3015 1/302 Scale Review
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The 327 foot endurance cutter Roger B. Taney was in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Among the first to fire back that morning, the ship served escort duty throughout the war in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. During the Okinawa campaign in 1945, the Taney came under air attacks more than 250 times-surviving some of the heaviest suicide attacks of the war. The Taney also served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. In peacetime, the ship has served as an ocean station vessel, a search and rescue ship, and on Alaskan fisheries patrol. 

The Taney was formally decommissioned on 7 December 1986 and turned over to the city of Baltimore, Maryland for use as a museum ship. Over her distinguished career, Taney received three battle stars for World War II service and numerous theater ribbons for service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

For the Modeler: This is a skill level 2 kit with 109 pieces. The kit has a detailed deck with 8 depth charge throwers & 2 roller racks, life rafts, boats, davits, searchlights, and railings, engraved hull detail, two-40mm guns, four-20mm guns, 5″ elevating gun in rotating turret, radar, antennas and display stand.  Instruction corrections, gap filing suggestions, color schema, optimal construction sequences, and rigging advice are all explained in the Step-by-Step Review. All-in-all this is a very nice kit to build; it deserves a level 2 rating due to the problems with the deck but a patient modeler should be able to do just fine.

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