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Butler-Class Destroyer Escort
jimb
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 06:36 AM UTC
Does anyone know if there is a 1/700 kit available of a Butler-class destroyer escort? I'd kind of like to do a model of the USS Samuel B. Roberts.

Thanks,
Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 01:51 PM UTC
Hi Jim,
Skywave/Pitroad has 1/700 DE-339 John C. Butler class kit. Not sure if kit number is W17 or SW-1600. Both numbers are on the box. The kit includes 2 waterline vessels. The decals include separate numbers so the kits can depict any ship in the class. Other nation flags are also included for those lent/sold to other nations.
I have the kit and I think the details are good, especially for 1/700 scale.
HTH
John
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 01:40 AM UTC

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Hi Jim,
Skywave/Pitroad has 1/700 DE-339 John C. Butler class kit. Not sure if kit number is W17 or SW-1600. Both numbers are on the box. The kit includes 2 waterline vessels. The decals include separate numbers so the kits can depict any ship in the class. Other nation flags are also included for those lent/sold to other nations.
I have the kit and I think the details are good, especially for 1/700 scale.
HTH
John



I found the same info on Scalemates but was unable to find any for sale. You must have the kit for awhile?

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 04:26 AM UTC
Thanks, guys. I appreciate the help. I'll look into that Skywave/Pitroad kit.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 11:49 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Here's the kit we've been discussing.