USS Laffey DD-459 1942 Smart Kit

This is the 1/700 scale USS Laffey DD-459 1942 Smart Kit from the Modern Sea Power Series by Dragon For ages 14 years and up

DML USS Laffey DD-459 1942 Smart Kit Plastic Model Destroyer Kit 1/700 Scale #7086
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  • DML Product Number: 7086
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"USS Laffey completed first and used in small diorama"
I just finished building the waterline version of the Laffey, using Model Master Independent Blue for the hull and upperworks; used MM Blue Gray for the decks. Found this a little tougher to build since there are photo-etch parts (did not use all of them). Put the ship into a small diorama with Hasegawa's IJN Kirashima for the naval battle of Nov 13, '42 off Savo Island in which the Laffey was lost. The Kirashima was also lost during that night battle. I used canopy glue to attach the PE parts, especially for the racks holding the life rafts. I also added a torpedo being fired from the Laffey's torpedo tubes by utilizing a torpedo from the Japanese Betty bombers in the Tamiya Prince of Wales kit. Don't recommend kit for less skilled modelers or small children though.

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  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey.
  • Two models in one box.
  • Waterline or full hull version can be assembled.
  • Extra-fine detail on superstructure walls like hose, ladder patterns delicately reproduced.
  • Optional barrels with blast bags provided for gun turrets.
  • Funnels provided with option of molded on ladders or add-on photo- etched ladders.
  • Whale boats and sky-lookout shield with photo-etched parts.
  • Bridge supports finely represented with photo-etched or plastic parts.
  • Smoke generator, quintuple torpedo launcher and 5-inch pratice loading machine in fine detail.
  • Special device included to bend specific photo-etched parts to correct angle.
  • Waterslide decals with markings for (2) different options.
  • Display stand.
  • Newly tooled after deckhouse included as an option.
  • Rudder is movable.
  • Realistically detailed gun barrels are slide molded with hollow ends.
  • Illustrated instructions with paint/marking guide included.


  • DML Product Number: 7086


(1) 1/700 scale USS Laffey DD-459 1942 Smart Kit

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Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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