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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
America
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:05 PM

     hi Ya'll ;

I was in my LHS today ( first time since surgery ) . I was surprised to see a REVELL of Germany new release .The Yacht " America ". Why does this thing seem to insist on tantalizing me when my budget is in shambles ?

 Anyway  thought I would let you know  " It's Baaack "  T.B.

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:17 PM

I recently bought the USS America, which I believe is the same kit with cannon.  I got a good deal with no tax and free shipping.  It's in my small stash.

Overall it's not a bad price and could keep you busy for quite a while.  I would shop around online. It should be much cheaper than a LHS.

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:58 PM

Because it's a nice model. It's the same kit as old, rereleased.

WW is correct, it's the old USN Blockader.

They are all over the map on eBay. Problem is it's a BIG box and shipping is $ 10.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Posted by rcboater on Friday, April 07, 2017 3:08 PM

Wilbur Wright

I recently bought the USS America, which I believe is the same kit with cannon.  I got a good deal with no tax and free shipping.  It's in my small stash.

Overall it's not a bad price and could keep you busy for quite a while.  I would shop around online. It should be much cheaper than a LHS.

Not much difference in price, really-- at least not here in New England. 

It is in the shops with a list price of $50 to $55, which is pretty good value for money.

If you don't have a LHS, Tower Hobbies has it for $48, and if you sign up for their mailing list, you often get e-coupons for free shipping or $10 off discounts for a $50 purchase.   (Add a bottle of paint or glue and you hit the threshold!) 

Webmaster, IPMS Patriot Chapter  www.ipmspatriot.org

Billerica, MA

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:13 PM
After reading quite a few old threads on here about which sailing ships are good for beginners I broke down and bought this. We'll see how it goes!

-Josiah

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:57 AM

The "USS America" appears to differ from yacht "America" in that teh "USS" kit has a jib boom, and a fore topmast, to go with the rather, ah, unique, cannons.

The "bones' are still there, and it will build into a beautiful kit.

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