USS Laffey DDG459 Benson Class Destroyer 1942

This is the 1/350 scale USS Laffey DD-459 Benson Class Destroyer 1942 plastic kit by Dragon For ages 14 years and up

DML USS Laffey DDG459 Benson Class Destroyer 1942 Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/350 #1026
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  • DML Product Number: 1026
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Spotlight Review

"Dragon's USS Laffey"
I felt this kit has many good qualities, the molding is probably the best I have seen. The parts fit is excellent and overall accuracy seems quite good. There are a few niggling points I'd like to bring up, partly because of the confusion it brings. The advertised parts count is interesting since a large number of supplied parts would be for other builds, different ships in the class. For instance, you have three different sets of funnels, round, flat sided and so one but only one version is correct for Laffey. The most surprising factor for me was the photo etch. As beautiful as the plastic molding was, the photo etch is not, it's almost an after though and quite crude in my opinion. Also, the lack of any railings was very surprising. Fortunately I had just finished building USS England for which I had bought the 5-Star super photo etch set for and this contained enough spare railings that I could equip Laffey with the extras. Even though I felt shorted by the omission I thoroughly enjoyed the build and would still recommend the kit even at the price paid.

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Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey Photo-etched parts for: optional watertight doors, ladders, funnel cap gills, funnel platform, bridge supports, sky-lookout shield, propeller guards as well as other fine details One-piece slide molded upper hull with undercut details Waterline or full hull version can be assembled Depth charges and K-gun molded with extra-fine detail Rudder is movable True-to-scale ultra thin propellers 6 realistic 1/350 scale figures 12-inch, 24-inch and 36-inch searchlights are provided Rear undecked funnel trunking for superstructure is newly tooled New flexible self adhesive material for signal flags Optional barrels with blast bags provided for gun turrets Realistically detailed gun barrels are slide molded with hollow ends Finest tread pattern ever reproduced on decks Waterslide decals Illustrated instructions with paint/marking guide included Kit contains over 430 pieces.


  • DML Product Number: 1026


(1)1/350 scale USS Laffey DD-459 Benson Class Destroyer 1942

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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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