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1/700 scale warship kits

Archiving something I'm looking into;
USS Ward DD-139
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flyhawk-1-70...3D232263668408

Book on Cambeltown
http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-RAID-ON-...item237f8ef84a
!941 - Hunt II
http://www.hobbylinc.com/ibg-hms-bad...it-1:700-70004
1942 Hunt II
http://www.hobbylinc.com/ibg-hms-zet...it-1:700-70006
USN DD-459 Laffey
http://www.hobbylinc.com/dml-uss-laf...700-scale-7086
USN DD-484 Buchanan
http://www.hobbylinc.com/dml-uss-buc...700-scale-7089

RN E Class DD
http://hlj.com/product/TAM31909
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When I was still into modeling, I loved doing the DD and DE classes. There are so many more now.
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I built a IJN DE with a bonus Gato class sub back in the day. Edit: I found it.

http://myplace.frontier.com/~monty.f..._submarine.htm

Tamiya, also had an unbuilt 1/700 USS Washington.
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I've a couple dozen kits of sorts in the 1/700 range, including numerous aircraft sets. All awaiting the time I can(with aid of magnifying lamp) assemble them. Along with some dioramas in mind, toying with doing some "modified" four-pipers, similar to the Campbeltown. For example, the APD versions, or similar.
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I recently got a 1/700 moskova class aviation cruiser
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... I would really enjoy seeing photos of your models too? Just to clarify, I mean model kits, i.e. Airfix, Tamiya, Trumpeter etc., not the curvaceous gals of your retinue!
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1/700 HMS Campbeltown, 1942 modified
https://hlj.com/product/FLMFH1105/Nav#

Better detail here;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flyhawk-FH11...IAAOSwA3dYajO8

Best price;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flyhawk-1-70...cAAOSwA3dYemPl
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Limited version w/commandos
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Interesting selection of basic German WWII aircraft (and tanks?);
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Pit-Road....c100299.m3580

And more, second "wave";
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pit-Road-Sky....c100005.m1851
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Four Piper Basic and Modifications - I

Second best thing to S*x O*g*sm for some of us is opening a new scale model kit. Hadn't registered what I'd get in buying this;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flyhawk-1-70...3D232263668408
... but pleasantly surprised by the high quality of casting on this @ 5 1/2" long model DD along with the photo-etched 'brass' details included - standard railings, ladders, towers, antennae, etc. This is a very excellent buy and a five + star kit.

I happen to have bought four (yes, 4!), so the package on doorstep was even more rewarding a factor~multiplier ...

Plans are to make~kit bash* the following:

1) Basic Kit of the U.S.S. Ward, DD 139, per Pearl Habor attack day status.

2) DE 1XX = "kit bash" where aft pair of torpedo launchers and midship 4" guns are replaced with Aft depth charge racks/launchers and twin 40mm and 4x single 20mm guns/tubs to better serve (with least modification) an convoy~escort AA/ASW dominate role. *

3) An APD version, my design idea to modify the historical version, "kit-bashing" with parts once can find or make Landing Craft and Davits.

4) An APDL(A) = (Fast)Transport Destroyer Landing (Assault-Attack) ship.

This is a variant of the HMS Cambletown version hwere the vessel is not intended to be expended, rather re-used as a fast lander of attacking "specisl forces"= Commandos, Rangers, Marines, etc. Basically no torps or mid 4" guns, replaced with 40mm and 20mm along with ramps/cargo nets for de-boarding once "landed" at a beach or pier/portside debarkation point. A very "modified" kit-bash of sorts.

* along with a couple of special modified kits of the St. Naziere raid Cambletown kit, should have most of the parts to use/copy for this project.
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