Dedication: This model ship (plan) is dedicated to Bob Coatney, Homer Coatney, John ("Jack") Burgett, and all the other Allied airmen, sailors, and soldiers who served to defeat the evil Bushido empire in Asia and the Pacific in the Second World War.
NOTE: This Cardstock Model Ship Plan is COPYRIGHTED--NOT Public Domain-- and FREE only under the following conditions:
Schools and museums are free to make and keep copies for in-house educational use ... in gratitude for the fine education and research assistance I have always received from such institutions.
An individual is free to make one completed model of my BUTLER class U.S. Destroyer Escort for his/her own personal use.
All other rights--including publishing rights--are reserved to me: Louis R. Coatney.
And NOW ...
Your FREE Cardstock Model U.S. BUTLER class Destroyer Escort
... For you to Build and Keep
Photo of 1:240? cardstock model BUTLER class DE in Korean War configuration,
built by Destroyer Escort Veterans yeoman Dick Willard:
1:600 -- 50 ft. per inch, producing a model about 7 inches/18cm long --
or 1:700 (which would be 1/2 the length of 1:350 on the Scale Selector)
is a good length for a beginning cardstock shipmodeler.
Also, begin by building a gun turret rather than the hull ... making as many tries as necessary until you are satisfied.
This is a MUCH faster, simpler, and more satisfying way
to begin learning cardstock construction.
Specific Instructions for constructing your BUTLER class U.S. Destroyer Escort, along with Comments on the Design--IN PROGRESS.
NOTE: Download these files and bring them back up with an independent viewer. Printing them directly off of Netscape cuts off most of the drawings, for some reason. Then enlarge/reduce the drawings (as scale requires) onto the cardstock from which you intend to construct your model.
The 1:400 Hull Plan, 12Mar97 of your cardstock BUTLER class Destroyer Escort, for you to print off (and photocopy) onto cardstock, for assembly.
A Brief History of the BUTLER class U.S. Destroyer Escorts--IN PROGRESS.
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