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1:700 Adams Class Destroyer Model
Posted by tasat on Friday, December 29, 2017 8:12 PM

I'm trying to find a 1:700 scale model kit of the Charles F. Adams Class Destroyer for my dad (used to serve on the ship), but have had no luck finding one for sale on any model website or aution houses. Anyone have any suggestions? From what I've read, the one by Dragon models seems to be the best for detail and quality, but I'd really be happy to see any for sale at this point.

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Monday, January 08, 2018 10:20 PM

 I PM'd you with some information on the Dragon/ Pit-road- skywave kit.   Dragon released it as Adams and Cochrane. I also added some info on the Iron Shipwright 1/350 resin kit.

The Dragon kit has been reissued many times. I recall seeing the kit about once a month on that well known wEb site. 

     Nino

 

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Posted by Nino on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 11:43 PM
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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Thursday, January 18, 2018 9:50 AM

If you cannot find it, I have an extra.

Bill

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Posted by tasat on Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:57 PM

Thank you all for the help, I’ve been able to track one down

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Posted by rfishbau on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 12:04 AM

My husband was on the Cochran DDG-21 over 38 years ago. He thought that building a model of the ship to start his retirement would be a fun hobby, so I'm trying to find a model for him for Christmas.  I've looked online and on ebay, but can't find anything other than a place that seems to be oversees and might not get here on time.  Does anyone here have any ideas for me?  Thanks.

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 5:59 PM

    Don't forget to look for Dragon's 1/700 USS Charles F. Adams kit.  It is the same mold as the Cochran and it is more correct for Cochran than for Adams.  And there is the Revell 1/700 Rommel DDG kit.  It is the same basic mold with additional parts so that it can be German or US or Austrailian.

ie: D187 Rommel was one of three Lütjens-class guided-missile destroyers, a modified version of the American Charles F. Adams class.

 

     The big question,  Would a Charles F. Adams Class  Resin kit at 1/350 scale work?

https://freetimehobbies.com/1-350-iron-shipwrights-uss-barney-ddg-6-adams-class-guided-missile-destroyer-1985/

     It's much more expensive than the 1/700 plastic kits, but very detailed.  And it is available.   Try Iron Shipwright too as they may have a Sale discount going on now.  

http://ironshipwrights.com/pages/barney.html

     If he has not dealt with a resin kit before he might want to get something smaller to practice on.  Definetly have him join the Ships forum and we will help him thru any learning curve.

 

 Building a model to start Retirement is the best idea in the world.

     Nino

 

P.S.  I have a privare message on the way to you.

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