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1:350 USS Kidd DD-661
Posted by Hellcat Ace on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 9:02 PM

Danbury Mint made this model. Im trying to buy one. Does anyone know of one for sale? 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:12 PM

The Danbury Mint USS Kidd (DD-661) [the WWII version] is a completed display model.  I am not aware of what material the model is made (plastic, resin, wood, ?) or the level of finish detail.   Per their website it is listed at almost 300 bucks and is sold out.

Never fear,  Trumpeter models makes a 1:350 scale USS The Sullivans.  The kit has options to make the USS Kidd as she currently lives in Baton Rouge, LA in the full anti-Kamikaze refit.

Better for you it is much less expensive.   It is listed on one site at Amazon for $26.59 + shipping.

This price will be for bare plastic with minimal phtoetch details.   Aftermarket photoetch and resin/3D detail sets are also available to completely detail the bejeezus out of the kit

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:20 PM

There was a period where Squadron was sending out their books to customers. A Kidd walkaround was one of them. I bought the Trumpeter kit (effective marketing). It's a long term project to build USS Morrison DD- 560.

 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 3:52 PM

EdGrune

This price will be for bare plastic with minimal phtoetch details.   Aftermarket photoetch and resin/3D detail sets are also available to completely detail the bejeezus out of the kit

 
Here, just announced in the last week to 10 days is a new 3D printed detail set from Black Cat Models of France.  
 
 
This set will go far in updating the details of an anti-kamikaze fit/late-war Fletcher.
 
Black Cat also makes sets for the early-war round-bridge (i.e. Tamiya) Fletcher and the mid-war 10x 40mm gun tube Fletcher variants (either Tamiya or Trumpeter).
update
 
Black Cat is turning out some well-detailed aftermarket kits and has done several never done before kits in 1:350;  LCT MK 5, LCT MK6, and USCG 83' Rescue Boat (Flotilla 1 at Normandy).  Recommended
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:49 AM

Hi;

 I just have recently heard of this " Black Cat Company  " I would buy a couple of LCM-6 units if they made them.That way I could do Marine Pollution Control's Sponge and Squegee oil spill Clean -Up Boats . They are unusual looking to say the least .   T.B.

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:57 AM

Tanker - Builder

 I just have recently heard of this " Black Cat Company  " I would buy a couple of LCM-6 units if they made them.That way I could do Marine Pollution Control's Sponge and Squegee oil spill Clean -Up Boats . They are unusual looking to say the least .   T.B.

Contact Ben at Blackcat Models and plead your case

https://blackcatmodels.eu/en/

Your other option maybe L'Arsenal Models, also out of France.  They make a set of resin & brass LCM-3s in 1:350 scale.   You could splice 2 together to make 1.

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