In the
Autumn 2002 issue of
Model Ship Journal
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Reviewed by Timothy Dike
Here is a look inside the latest issue of Model Ship Journal, and a sample of some of the articles included.

On the cover: Is the Lady Washington, a 1:1 recreation a Historic ship now sailing around Blaine Washington.

The USS Farragut Class Destroyers With text by Victor Baca with photo's from the Naval Historical Center, we get a look at this early class of dd's. 

Scale Shipyards, USS Faragut DD-348 Fiberglass Hull reviewed by Victor Baca , a nice follow up to the previous feature.

Cunard Liner RMS Caronia by Michael London. A look at the real ship, and the 1/1200 model. Includes some nice plans and plenty of documentation.

IJN Destroyers on Maneuvers A stunning sequence of photos from Classic Warships publishing. A must see!

1/350 USS California by Ken Summa, a fantastic buildup of the Classic Warships resin kit.

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The United States Revenue MArine Cutter USRC Winnisimmet. History and a full set of very detailed plans.

The Wonderful World of Meters. RC expert Don Spielberger of Loyalhanna Dockyard explains their use and features.

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H.C. Hanson Naval Architecture Collection Victor Baca gives us the background of this historical archive.

The 32' Combination Fishing Boat From the above mentioned collection is the background on this fishing boat. Includes detailed plans.

The 30'9" Gillnet Boat another Hanson designed boat with a number of number of plans showing three separate versions of this boat.

Friend and Foe World War Two combatants in 1/72 scale. Steve Brejnak's scratchbuilt gunboat and Revell Scnellboote with photos by Allen Jett and text by Leonard Spey.

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USS Yorktown CV-5 Keith Bender revisits a model built in his childhood days. This time armed with photo etch and years of experience.

Page from the Scrap Book is the USS Colorado CA-7

Official Spec Sheet features Combination Fishing Boat Gear Handling Equipment.

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