Revell-Monogram Fletcher-class Destroyer kit?

Revell-Monogram Fletcher-class Destroyer kit?

Joined: November 15th, 2005, 7:52 pm

June 1st, 2018, 7:54 pm #1

Hey folks,

Didn't Revell-Monogram, not too long ago, have a 1/350 or 1/700 scale Fletcher-class Destroyer kit available that was of an older-mold, reasonably-priced and included a decal sheet with many individual numbers for the hull that allowed it to be built to represent a number of ships?  I thought that I saw it on their website a few years ago. 😯 

Any yes, I'm aware of the newer 1/1/44 kit; I'm not referring to that one.

Any feedback would be very much appreciated.

TIA!

Rick     
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Joined: October 2nd, 2004, 2:57 am

June 1st, 2018, 11:57 pm #2

Nothin fits that bill out of Monogram

Revell re-released it’s old box-scale kit within the past few years. Google ‘modeler joe kit list’ for a review
The kit scales out to a bastard 1:305 scale. It was originally released in 1954. The details and quality are — did I mention that the kit was released in 1954?

The kit has been released under several different names.

IIRC, Revell Germany also re-released the old Matchbox 1:700 scale Fletcher. Multi-color plastic and deep trench lines. Detail is minimal. The best part
May be the gunhouses. At one time they were the most accurately scaled available. (That train has left the station)

For nostalgia - have a go, but there are better and more modern kits available in standard scales, with aftermarket support
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Joined: September 17th, 2012, 8:52 am

June 2nd, 2018, 11:08 am #3

Tamiya do a 1/350 Fletcher kit.
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Joined: November 15th, 2005, 7:52 pm

June 4th, 2018, 6:58 pm #4

Thanks for the responses, gents!  I was able to find the kit with Ed's information; this is the one I was referring to: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/193521- ... -destroyer

I'll be posting a follow-up post requesting specific information on what sort of work it'd take to make an existing kit as close as possible to a specific ship.

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

Yesterday, 11:53 am #5

In addition to the Tamiya Fletcher there's also the Trumpeter USS The Sullivan's. The Tamiya kit is the early round bridge while the Trumpy is the later square bridge. Both kits need aftermarket to accurize. While the Tamiya Fletcher can only be built as a very early ship the Trumpy kit has parts to do several different configurations from throughout the war. 

There are  couple of resin kits as well. Not sure of the manufacturers but I'm sure someone will post who they are.  
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