Dragon's Sea Power series has launched a new 1+1 set of ship kits. The two-in-one combo features 1/700 scale replicas of the USS Livermore and USS Monssen. The USS Livermore (DD-429) was a 1,630-ton Gleaves-class destroyer commissioned into U.S. Navy service in October 1940. The release of this set coincides with the 67th anniversary of the famous Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (November 12-15, 1942) in the Solomon Islands, where outnumbered forces of the U.S. Navy, including the USS Monssen, took on a Japanese task force. In the confrontation, the Monssen was hit by 37 shells and turned into a blazing wreck that eventually sank with the loss of 60% of the crew. Despite heavy losses for both sides, the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal turned into a strategic victory for the Allies. Dragon's 1/700 scale set includes two complete ships-one each of the aforementioned destroyers. The kits feature a brand new deckhouse and items like additional torpedo launchers to correctly depict these two destroyers as they appeared in 1942. To enable all the fine detail to be incorporated, Dragon has included a plethora of photo-etched parts such as ladders, bridge supports and sky-lookout shields. A jig to help fold some of the etched-metal parts is also offered. Nice touches like a movable rudder, slide-molded gun barrels with hollow muzzles, and canvas-textured gun-turret top add a touch of class to these Gleave-class destroyers. These model ships are particularly well crafted, and the inclusion of two ships in one box makes them even more attractive. Modelers can thus build a destroyer for both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operation.
In 1952, friends combined their passions for model airplanes to develop a thriving business dedicated to providing high quality products to enthusiasts around the world. More than 50 years later, Midwest's product line and distribution have grown and changed, but its passion for quality has remained steadfast. Today, Midwest Products is a leading supplier worldwide of quality raw materials, accessories and kits to distributors and retailers. People use our products for leisure, educational and professional pursuits, from model airplanes and boats to architectural and educational projects. We are proud that our products enrich the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of people around the world everyday. Model airplanes, model boats and model railroads have been traditional hobbies for many years, but hobbies are much more than that. Any leisure time activity you choose can be considered a hobby. When you build something yourself, it gives you satisfaction knowing that it is properly built and pride in your accomplishment. Whichever hobby you choose - modeling, crafts, art and school projects, or do-it-yourself home projects - we offer a wide variety of materials for your projects - including woods, carbon fiber, foam and cork, plus model airplanes, model boats, jewelry kits and stepping stone kits. So build something yourself – and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. The Chesapeake Bay Flattie is meant for the beginner-level builder. It is a turn-of-the-century workboat, used along the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina to carry produce down shoal creeks to market and for hauling oysters from shallow flats and bars. The hull construction is die-cut side and bottom planking. Measures 10.75 x 14.25 Inch. Beam measures 3.5 Inch. Scale is 0.375 Inch to 1 foot.
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