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Edsall-class DE kits?

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 9:08 AM

Thanks so much for the information.

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Posted by cabrown1 on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 7:02 AM

Just as a historical note: The USS Stewart (DE-238), an Edsall class DE, is preserved as a museum ship in Galveston, Texas at Seawolf Park. She is there along with the USS Cavalla (SS-244) the Gato class submarine that sank the Shokaku. I live about 85 miles northeast of there and have visited them numerous times.

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Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 1:33 PM

I have three of the Sky Wave 1/700 USS Canon class DEs if anyone needs one.  They are incredibly well detailed if very small.

Bill Morrison

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, June 01, 2019 1:37 PM

Hi ED;

 Thank You , I stand corrected .I thought the old Lindberg ship was the go to .See? even we old Pharts can admit mistakes. T.B.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, May 31, 2019 8:26 PM

EdGrune

Pit-Road/Skywave of Japan made some 1:700 scale DEs.  They were offered in 2-fer-1 boxing.   And if Morrison thinks 1:350 is small, these are smaller.

 

Here's the Trumpeter England next to a Pit Road 1/700 CL-52. Which is a 541 foot ship. So yes, a 1/700 DE would be quite small.

 

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Posted by warshipguy on Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:52 PM

The Edsall is close enough to the Trumpeter 1/350 USS England that it can be easily modified.  The Lindberg USS DeLong will not work.  If the Trumpeter kit is too small at 1/350 scale, look at the old Revell USS Buckley, et. al.), which is a larger box scale. The detail is satisfactory, it is easily modified, and there are some PE sets that used to be available.  It is not perfect, but no kit can claim to be.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:06 PM

Im building the Lindberg kit currently as USS Edwin A Howard, for a friend of mine.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/181556.aspx

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:52 AM

Pipe-

I have the England and plan on building it in the fall.  I'll post some pictures of the hull and sprues if you like.  She's about 10" long. 

T e d

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Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:52 AM

The Lindberg DeLong kit is a Rudderow with enclosed 5"/38s.   The Edsall class has open 3-inch guns in the A, B, and Z positions (or is Y).  You also have to deal with the secondary & tertiary gun types and locations.   

Since you're going to have to deal with aftermarket weapons anyway,  going the Buckley/USS England route in 1:350 scale will make locating them easier.   Lindberg's 300 scale is a (child of an unwed mother) scale and more problematic as far as aftermarket support.

Pit-Road/Skywave of Japan made some 1:700 scale DEs.  They were offered in 2-fer-1 boxing.   And if Morrison thinks 1:350 is small, these are smaller.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:38 AM

Hi Vic;

 To my knowledge the only one I've ever seen is Lindberg's its about 1/350 and not as detailed as you would like .I would get the U.S.S.England and modify her .

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:56 AM

Trumpeter makes a very nice Buckley Class DE, the USS England. It's readily available and builds up well. The kit includes a little bit of PE brass as well. Highly recommended.

Be aware that at 1/350, it's a small model.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:45 AM

Here is a good rundown of the different DE Classes

https://www.ussslater.org/history/dehistory/history_classes.html

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:40 AM

The Buckley Class looks to be very similar to the Cannon Class. Same armament fit  and dimensions. The main differrnce being the power plant. Not sure about the bridge configuration being the same or not.

Revll made a Buckley Class DE kit that you can probably find secondhand.

 

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Edsall-class DE kits?
Posted by PipePlayer on Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:15 AM

Hello all,

I've seen various DE kits mentioned here but none of them were of the Edsall-class.  I've googled this but without much success.  Are there any specifically Edsall-class kits available or, failing that, any kits that are a close match to an Edsall that can be converted relatively easily?  My uncle served on the USS Jacob Jones in the Atlantic during WWII, hence my interest.

Thanks for any guidance y’all might have!!

Vic

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