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True, but ...
True, there is a need for better "between-the-wars" destroyer kits not only in 1/700scale, but in 1/350 scale. But, likely demand for kits of these ships is somewhere WAY at the bottom of model kit makers "to-do" lists.
However, there are a lot of the Midships kits out there. Many are in people's stash. I have two or three of them myself. I see them for sale on vendor's tables at model shows all the time. Even my favorite local model store that recently closed still had them in stock on their shelves.
If they can print the parts why not the hull? Ok time consuming and expensive but why do upgrade sets for kits no longer available? Like trying to find a chicken with teeth. Even if you found the kits and not cheaply I might add it is pretty damning that they need the additional expense for proper parts.
Not trying to discourage their efforts to each their own course but doubtful many are sitting on Midship DD kits. Far more accurate representation of the Pre-war classes of DD is needed in the hobby but maybe the horse should come before the cart. Just my opinion
Sets for the Midship Kits, are the Midship Kits still available?
Just wanted everyone to know that the 3 latest 1/700 1,500 ton USN DD Upgrade/Conversions are ready to order in our shop.
First up we have a set to build 2 Famous Bagley class members as they were in August of 1942
The USS Patterson DD-392 who flashed the famous message that the USN was about to suffer it's worst defeat since Pearl Harbor. She engaged the Japanese Cruiser force suffering 18 casualties and damage to her aft 2 5-inch guns.
The other ship that can be build from this set is the ill-fated USS Jarvis DD-393 who would be severely damaged during the landings and ultimately sunk by air attack with all hands.
Next we have another pair of Bagley's who also took part in the Battle of Savo Island, the Northern Picket Destroyers USS Blue DD-387 and USS Ralph Talbot DD-390.
Blue was stalked by the oncoming Japanese surface force but was ultimately lucky as she sailed away unknowingly from their trained guns.
The Ralph Talbot engaged the retiring force and was hit repeatedly loosing 12 of her company including the ship's Doctor and Chief Pharmacist Mate when a shell hit the Wardroom.
We also have finally released our first of Late-War fits for these ships, this one is the Benham Class USS Rhind DD-404 as she was in 1944 in MS32/3D and sporting 2-twin 40mm Bofors.
More to come soon including a pair of Late-War Bagley class!
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