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Reveal 1/144 Platinum Edition Fletcher Class Destroyer Release?

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Reveal 1/144 Platinum Edition Fletcher Class Destroyer Release?
Posted by Jrock83 on Monday, October 02, 2017 3:31 PM

Anybody know when Revell will release this as I have seen nothing on their website. -Jason

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 12:52 PM
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Posted by Marcus McBean on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:23 AM

It sucks that the hull is in two pieces.

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:23 PM

It sucks that it's $199.99

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by ridleusmc on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:36 PM

It sucks that it's not on my bench.

  

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Posted by Jrock83 on Thursday, October 05, 2017 2:41 AM

The last 2 months of new product releases, Revell hasn't had it announced. I liked the way the Bismarck platinum edition looked and I'm sure w all p.e this Fletcher will look incredible. I want to make one as my 96 year old gmpa was on USS Jenkins dd447. Any of you guys gonna shell out a few bucks for this?

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:46 AM

No. Its sitting there on Amazon, but I can't afford it. I also don't know what I would do with a 36 inch ship model that isn't a decorative item.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:59 AM

The Tamiya 1/350 kit would be a good choice for Jenkins.

Length of time to build might be a consideration too.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:48 PM

Marcus McBean

It sucks that the hull is in two pieces.

 

I suppose, but that HMCS Snowberry in 1/72 is in four.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, October 06, 2017 5:41 PM

Ok, I must have my forum-fu out of adjustment--is there a kit review out there for this one (platinum or not)?

I know it's a round bridge with eliptical funnels, but not much more than that.

Have to know the fiddly details, to know how much the Shapeways bill will be.  Sigh.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:02 AM

This kit has been out for a while and there are quite a few reviews online.

Jenkins was a round bridge too. 

The general sense from the reviews tend towards "good basis for a detailed model", "potential for a fine model", "lot of room for enhancement".

That actually sounds pretty positive.

 

 

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Posted by Jrock83 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:43 PM

Cap82, there is a review of it in July 09' Finescale I believe. I would to see a 1/350 Tirpitz platinum too.

Jason

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Posted by ridleusmc on Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:08 PM

GMorrison

No. Its sitting there on Amazon, but I can't afford it. I also don't know what I would do with a 36 inch ship model that isn't a decorative item.

 

That is a lot of real estate.  It would need to be covered to keep the dust out, so expect to shell out a few bucks for a display case or acrylic box.    

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:28 PM

Hey Marcus ;

 Is that port and starboard halves or fore and aft ?      T.B.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:34 PM

"G"

     That's alright . It's still turned out strong enough to convert to R.C. and not affect the scale fidelity . Except for the rudder and Screw . Which you don't see while afloat . The thing holds a 12 volt motorcycle battery ( gel cell ) as both power and ballast , ( to the designed war load waterline by the way .)

 I even was able to rig it for real river and lake conditions with drains , as well as the outflow from the engineering spaces without pumps ! Not a drop got in , as I ran it on the Sacramento River during a real rainstorm .  T.B.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:51 PM

Hey Tanker-Builder,

The halfs are starboard and port.

Marcus

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:37 PM

I wish you'd said fore and aft.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:57 PM

Well 1/144 is about the same as Lindy's 1/150(ish) "Blue Devil" which has a one-piece hull (if of a Gearing with twin rudders rather than the single of a Fletcher) Smile

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Posted by Gerg on Thursday, April 05, 2018 10:51 AM

For anyone in the US interested in getting this ship, Scalehobbyist now has it in stock. I am only now completing my first ship (USS England) and I am having a blast with it. I have the 1/350 Tamiya Fletcher as my second ship but have been wanting the 1:144 for a future project. I wondered if it would ever be in stock here in the US. Now it is and I have one ordered! 

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Posted by nfafan on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:14 AM

ridleusmc

It sucks that it's not on my bench.

  

 

 

It sucks that I hand-carried an unbuilt non-Platinum version of this kit around a hobby show a few weeks back and no one wanted it for $40.00...  

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Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:13 PM

littletimmy

It sucks that it's $199.99 

Its listed for $147.99 in the Spring 2018 Squadron catalog. 

What does suck is that I have to pay sales tax on it because I'm in-state,  but I don't have to pay shipping.  I can go pick it up at the warehouse.

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