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Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« on: November 07, 2015, 08:19:39 AM »

I have a chance at getting this kit made but in a bad way, will I be able to get parts for it, guns etc. Don't know how bad it is yet from the pics so can't give much information .  Chris
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 03:53:16 PM »

Well I didn't get it so I will have to wait and see if another one turns up,  <:( there are plenty in the states but the cost of postage makes them out of reach.I have put a wanted add on this forum so I will see. ;)
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 05:13:02 PM »

Unfortunately, not very much, at all, available in 1/125 scale! 1/96 is grossly oversized, so not even a distant consideration! The closest I have been able to locate are 1/144, but are, also, a bit difficult to find! The kits' 40-mm aa guns are not "terrible", but with a little "massaging", they can be made to look a bit better! The 20-mm guns, are what they are!! The 5"-38 deck mounts are not too bad looking, depending on how fussy you are about them. I added safety railings to the sides of mine, as well as metal ladders on the back sides, and they are not bad in appearance. The railings were made from .5mm brass wire, and the ladder rungs are N-scale, model railroad boxcar rungs. A bit of work to drill and install them, but look pretty good! I wish I had better news to share, but at 1/125, we are pretty much stuck with what is in the kit!
Best of luck with it!



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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 05:20:07 PM »

Thanks crazygary for your reply, but as said I didn't get it so it doesn't mater now, I will try and get another kit if I can find one at a reasonable price.
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 06:12:26 PM »

You can get photo-etch kits for the Blue Devil that dramatically improve all of the dtailing all over the boat - I saw one at a model show that was unrecognisable compared to the clunky original - it was amazing! (shame i can't find the pictures I took)

http://freetimehobbies.com/1-125-toms-modelworks-photo-etch-fletcher-class-for-blue-devil-destroyer/
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 06:26:21 PM »

Thank you plastic, but as i said i need the kit first <:(
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 06:35:20 PM »

There was one on ebay last week - built but in need of tlc - 30 buy it now - they come up often - depends how good your searching is.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231738615280?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2661&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Doesn't say sold - seller may still have it if you want to contact him.
 
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 06:38:21 PM »

Plastic that was the one I was after but he sold it before he answered my message to him on shipping.
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2015, 06:57:28 PM »

Thanks Plastic, worth considering, just have to work postage out %%  Just worked it out postage is more than the kit, out of my reach, i'll see if anything comes up in the UK.
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2015, 03:15:25 PM »

You might also try Amazon.
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2015, 04:11:54 PM »

Probably a: less-than-intelligent" question, but have you searched Ebay in the UK???
If such an item is available, would save quite a bit on postage!!
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2015, 04:15:50 PM »

I just saw one on Ebay UK for 29.62-pounds, and 11.85-pounds for shipping, and it is
coming from the USA!! Hah!! Go figure!!!
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Re: Lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2015, 04:19:58 PM »

Ahhh!! Always a "glitch"!!
It would appear that the costs are merely listed in "pounds", and as such,
the shipping would still be a bit astronomical!
Sorry, Mate!!
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