Dragon 1/350 DD's

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:24 am

December 25th, 2014, 4:09 pm #1

Are Dragon's 1/350 Knox and Chevalier kits the same, just different box artwork or are there differences in the plastic?
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Joined: October 2nd, 2004, 2:57 am

December 25th, 2014, 5:48 pm #2

The sprue maps shown on Hobby Search for the two kits seem to show that they are the same, including the parts not used (shaded)


Knox sprue map
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10182855z6/70/6

Chevalier sprue map
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10131545z6/70/6
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Joined: January 18th, 2007, 6:05 am

There are differences...

December 25th, 2014, 9:01 pm #3

only one that jumps out is the screws (sprue C, parts 6 & 7) but IIRC Chevalier was a radar picket ship which means she should have had her torpedo mount suppressed.

Bill Shuey
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Joined: July 5th, 2005, 5:46 am

None of the Dragon DDs are the same

December 26th, 2014, 5:20 pm #4

The sprue maps shown on Hobby Search for the two kits seem to show that they are the same, including the parts not used (shaded)


Knox sprue map
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10182855z6/70/6

Chevalier sprue map
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10131545z6/70/6
There is always some difference between the kits. Chevalier has the full Anti-Kamikaze AA set while Knox retained one of her torpedo tube launchers. There may be other minor differences, but that's the main one I remember.
Tracy White
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Joined: July 5th, 2005, 5:46 am

Chevalier had one more quad 40MM mount

December 26th, 2014, 5:24 pm #5

Are Dragon's 1/350 Knox and Chevalier kits the same, just different box artwork or are there differences in the plastic?
Knox still had one of the quintuple torpedo launchers aft whereas the Chevalier had the full AA battery and thus swapped the torpedo launcher out for another quad 40MM. Otherwise they should be pretty much the same.
Tracy White
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Joined: November 22nd, 2004, 6:24 pm

Re: Chevalier had one more quad 40MM mount

February 2nd, 2015, 7:36 pm #6

...and to add to this I think the Dragon Gearing class destroyers currently mark the high tide of OOB buildable ship model kits. They are are dream...apart from the instructions which are a night mare.

cheers
Uwe

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