Dale said that he won the 1/350 Trumpeter S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien in a raffle, and that it had
sat on his shelf for a couple years before deciding to put it together. Beside any of the
rigging, the project was built out of the box. Dale found the instructions to be basically
adequate, and said the kit was not that difficult. The option to build a full or water line
hull was a plus, and was handled well by Trumpeter, however the three-piece deck was difficult to
get aligned properly.
The ship was painted with Testors Model Master enamels, and the kit decals were used. Weathering
was accomplished with the application of washes, dry-brushing, and pastels. Dale said that overall,
the kit was pretty good, and he was happy to add it to his 1/350 ship collection, which includes a couple
subs, an aircraft carrier, destroyer escort, and an S-boat.