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REVIEW
USS Ward DD-139, MidShip Models
Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 10:54 PM UTC
Ahoy Mates!

Here's the first in a series of reviews of Midship Models line of ship kit offerings, we present to you, DD-139 USS Ward 1942, 1/700 scale multi-media kit!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
goldenpony
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:32 AM UTC
That looks like a nice little kit. Add the mini sub and instant dio. Thanks Kenny!

wildspear
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:43 AM UTC
Nice looking ship. I could do with out the white metal parts, I just don't think they get the detail out of the white metal that they get from resin. Thats my two cents worth.
skipper
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 01:46 AM UTC
Yes it is a good model, although I have to agree that the white metal parts could be replaced by resin
Good review Kenny
Thanks,
Skipper
TracyWhite
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 05:25 AM UTC
I'd say that Kenny is misusing irony when it should be "coincidental", but maybe that's just word-smith anal-retentiveness.

The kit is for her 1941 fit, not 1942, or at least not the majority of 1942. Her aft two torpedo launchers were removed & replaced with K gun launchers in February or so of 1942 as she was expected to run across more enemy submarines than ships. As a clarification on Kenny's history, she headed to the west coast in December of 42 for conversion to APD, and was back in Hawaii by February of 1943. So if you've got some extra K-gun launchers in 700th you can do Ward from February to December of '42. Schematics showing their locations are up on my Ward site in the gallery of schematics.
skipper
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 06:10 AM UTC
Hi Tracy

"irony" apart I must thank you for sharing the info you have, and also for the links.
Really appreciate it and as most of us, it will be important when time comes to built this....
Cheers,
Skipper
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 07:29 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I'd say that Kenny is misusing irony when it should be "coincidental", but maybe that's just word-smith anal-retentiveness.


I stand corrected. Faux pas fixed.