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USS Reuben James

Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

The Ship

The Oliver Hazard Perry class is a class of guided missile frigates named after the U.S. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the hero of the naval Battle of Lake Erie. Also known as the Perry or FFG-7 class, the warships were designed in the United States in the mid-1970s as general-purpose escort vessels inexpensive enough to be bought in large quantities to replace World War II-era destroyers and complement 1960s-era Knox-class frigates.

The Model

The USS Reuben James is 56 inches long at 1/96 scale. This model was created with a fiberglass hull and gatorboard structure for strength and lightness to make it easy to carry around for a trade show. The 3D printed parts were measured from a tours of the ships in ports around the United States.

The Cost $2,499.99

I decided to build the USS Reuben James after seeing this ship in the "Hunt for Red October". This ship is updated since the movie with the launcher removed. I also weathered the model with some realisitc details of rust and salt run-off.


Case can be purchased seperatly. Shipping not included.