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REVIEW
Dragon Model's USS Kidd DDG993
Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:43 PM UTC
Ahoy mates!

Crew-mate Jim Adams (goldenpony) sends his thoughts and analysis of DML's 1/350 scale injection mold kit, USS Kidd DDG993, in this well done inbox review.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks Jim!
~Gunny
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 12:19 AM UTC
Jim,

Very nicely done informative review!
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 01:37 AM UTC
Awesome review Jim!
It's an extra bonus to have a tin can sailor who served on the Kidd's sister review this kit. It gives the modeler a first hand account from someone who had been there and done that.

I have this kit, along with Trumpeter's Sullivans and Panda's Churchill in the stash. I plan to do all three USS Kidds one day.

Gator
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 02:22 AM UTC
Harry,
Thank you


Gator,
We liked to call the Kidd OUR sister ship. I guess that came about because she had problems right after being comissioned and the Scott had to take her place. The Scott and Kidd had an interesting little thing about them. The Kidd had a 1 degree list to starboard and we had 1 degree list to port. As far as I know neither the builder nor the Navy figured out way.