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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
Mike Maynard shares complete photo of his USS READY PGM 87.

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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
Mike, That is one clean, beautiful build. I remember building the old Revell USS Defiance (PG-95) as a kid; your model is the look I was striving for... Well done!
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:21 AM GMT+7
Hi Mike,
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:22 AM GMT+7
Well let's try this again. Awesome work, beautiful model and exceptionally clean work. Barry
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:35 AM GMT+7
Details are really nice. Is that a half barrel grill on the rear deck?
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
Great build! Al
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
Thank you Tim for the nice comment. I still have the Revell Defiance kit, one of these days it will be built as a PGM missile boat. I'm sure your version of the gunboat would be equal to your Revell USCGC Taney in outstanding workmanship.
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
Mike,
Outstanding build. Love all the details. Really exceptional. I hope you don't mind but I've saved all your photos to help me with my build of the old Revell USS Tacoma.
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John
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:46 AM GMT+7
Hi Barry!
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
Thanks Barry for the nice comments. It was two years in the building but always happy when a ship gets finished.
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:53 AM GMT+7
Very observant Russ!
I always try to add a little piece of shipboard life to a model, the half 55 gallon "bar-b-q grill" was a staple on the ships I was stationed on. Researching the USS Ready I noted the crew enjoying a cookout on the stern next to the missile launchers. Thanks for the comment!
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
Thank you Al for the nice comment!
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:00 AM GMT+7
Thank you John for the nice comments.
Are you going to build the Tacoma as a gunboat or as a PGM? The Revell kit has a lot of possibilities, one of the boats has a wicked cool camouflage paint scheme used in Vietnam. Good luck in your build, hope your finished model gets posted on this site!