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clemson class model
Posted by kab37 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:27 PM

I am in need of some help. Many years ago I was slightly dumber than I am now (open to debate). I was given a balsa model of a Clemson class destroyer which I destroyed. Now in my dotage I am searching for said model. I do not know her scale - about 18" long, her maker, or anything.

If anyone has an inkling please let me know. I'd like to build her.

 

- thanks, Kab

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:00 PM

I doubt this is what you want, but many years ago Bluejacket Shipcrafters sold a 1/192 flush deck destroyer kit. That fits the size and description you provided. It was wood, although probably not balsa.

I can't find one for you, and if it was found, it would cost a lot of money.

OTOH, the old Revell Ward kit serves admirably, with a little work. It's a slightly smaller box scale, and was recently re-released by Revell of Germany.

 

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Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:11 PM

The Bluejacket kit looks to be available on their website.   Text says it is updated Look for 310-foot destroyer  
Yes it is expensive at almost 400 USD It will be a project: machine carved solid wood hull, laser cut wood bulkhead facings, dowels, brass rod, tube, and photoetch.  

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:35 PM

So when I saw that before I only saw the "built" price- $3850.

The kit is like Ed said; less than $ 400. And... it's 1/96 scale, or about 40 inches long.

That seems like a good thing (if too expensive for me).

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Posted by kab37 on Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:21 AM
Thanks. Almost sounds right. Hull appeared to be preformed, no details, no props. Also no photoetch and smaller scale.
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Posted by kab37 on Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:22 AM
Thank you. Probably not. This 4 piper had far less detail.
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:35 AM

You Know.

         That sounds like an old,old Comet or Allied wood Products Kit. They are gonna be as hard to find as "Hens Teeth"!!

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Posted by kab37 on Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:06 PM
Thanks - good clue.
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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:42 PM

kab37
Thanks - good clue.
 

Tanker-builder is a plank owner  on the Ark, so he knows stuff that is hard to track down. I've never heard of Allied Wood Products, but good luck.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:30 PM

GMorrison

 

 
 

 

 

Tanker-builder is a plank owner  on the Ark, so he knows stuff that is hard to track down. I've never heard of Allied Wood Products, but good luck.

 

 

Oh come on GM.....not only a plank owner, I'm betting that he hewed some of the timbers and laid the keel.Big SmileBig SmileBow Down

He is wise and knowing in blue water goodies.

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Posted by crackers on Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:52 PM

This is the BlueJacket kit version of the WWI era of a four piper destroyer. Go the BlueJacker website for more details.

Happy Modeling     Crackers   Smile

Anthony V. Santos

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Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:50 PM

Tanker-Builder

You Know.

         That sounds like an old,old Comet or Allied wood Products Kit. They are gonna be as hard to find as "Hens Teeth"!!

 

i found a 1941 wooden model catalog online.   Neither Comet nor Strombecker list a Clemson or 4-pipe kit.  
I have an old Comet Gridley destroyer kit still in the box.  Sawn balsa hull which needs final shaping. Other wood sheet and dowels.  Basic.  

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Posted by kab37 on Friday, February 7, 2020 8:10 AM
Thanks Hull was preformed. Composite maybe ?
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, February 7, 2020 8:20 AM

Awright Youse Guys!

     I will have you know that I was NOT a plank owner on the Ark. I did however help design her! LOL.LOL.LOL. Allied Wood Products was a hobby supplier in the forties. Their kits ( If you can call them that) were beyond basic, shall we say suggestive as to finished product! Also the softest Balsa I ever knew of.

     They were, I believe out of Ohio. Probably about the Worst purveyor of the two I remember. The Clemson Class and a Cruiser. They had you use Toothpicks for the barrels on the Secondary Armaments!

     Ah well, eventually the mfgrs. got wise and made the Kits so you got what you hoped. Not everyone knew what a ship of the type should look like anyway. There were those folks that thought, when I was a toddler, that all warships looked like a Dreadnaught!

      A Victory ship was considered very streamlimed for a freighter! The Missouri and the rest of the Iowas! Science Fiction to some! I think My uncle Joseph thought they should look like an Ironclad! 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, February 7, 2020 1:51 PM

That Revell Buchanan looks better by the minute...

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:33 AM

I would Say:

    Amen to that! Mr. Morrison!

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:07 PM

If memory serves; somewhere there are 3D prints available for this kits main guns.

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Posted by crackers on Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:30 PM

If you are willing to lighten the load on your wallet, E-bay is offering the Revell 1960 issue of the four piper destroyer BUCHANAN, #H 375:149, for the sum of $100 plus $3.75 shipping and handling.

Happy modeling      Crackers  

Anthony V. Santos

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:09 PM

$ 45 plus $ 11 on eBay.

 

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:57 PM

Hi,

While not wooden models, doesn't Mirage also have a couple 1/400 scale Clemson (and Wickes) class model kits?

Pat

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:36 PM

Pat;

 They sure do. I have at least four.

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