Fletcher Cushing DD-797 Destroyer

A 1/700 Scale DD-797 Cushing U.S. Navy Fletcher Class Destroyer.

Tamiya Fletcher Cushing DD-797 Destroyer Plastic Model Military Ship Kit 1/700 Scale #31907
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Scale: 1/700

  • Tamiya Product Number: 31907
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"fletcher cushing DD-797 destroyer"
pamason (Entiat, WA)
this model has fairly good detale for it size. the pices are easy to work with but there is some very small pices so care should be taken went remove them from the stem. the pices go together well but one must have care with the small pices the decals give you two ships numbers and names. but with a number decal sheet a great number of this class can be built. For in is the most common config of this class.

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  • Highly detailed exterior including anti-aircraft and main guns, hull, bridge, and radar tower.
  • Lifeboats are included for the hull.


Scale: 1/700

  • Tamiya Product Number: 31907


1/700 Fletcher Cushing DD-797

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"Great destoroyah"
This is a typical great quality Tamiya waterline series destroyer. Small, and almost identical to the Cushing. No option for full hull, in case you want that.

"Not Disappointing"
I bought this ship in a store a few years back, and just completed this recently. I was very pleased! It flew together in a matter of hours, and despite many small pieces it turned out great. I am very new to the hobby, so I thought it was great. Experienced hobbyists might find it too easy, but I don't know. The only downfall I saw was that there is a lack of detail on the deck itself. The open parts of the deck are rather bland, and some railings or rigging might have been nice. Also, there is a wall portion that needs to be cut off the main deck, and it's not easy to do; it also leaves 'scarring' on the deck. However, as I said, I am not very good at modelling and so that might be my own fault. Overall, I love it. It's not expensive and looks beautiful on display.

"DD-797, a great addition to Tamiya's line of U.S. ships"
cdnmodeller (Edmonton, AB)
I have just finished building this kit & found it quite straightforward, much like the DD-445 'Fletcher' kit released earlier. It has a good number of tiny parts such as 20-mm antiaircraft guns which can be difficult to place, even using tweezers. Having said that, I managed to complete the kit in about 3 days and am impressed with the result. I actually found it to be a bit of an improvement on the DD-445 kit. I would like to see Tamiya create more of the U.S. destroyer lines from World War 2 - their kits are always great fun to build.

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