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USS Kidd in 1/72 scale?
bountyjumper
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Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 01:28 PM UTC
Gents,
I'm looking for this kit:

http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1039%3Apevell-zerstoerer-uss-kidd-dd661-172&catid=261%3Aapril-april&Itemid=1

I'm coming up blank everywhere as no supplier I've been able to find has even heard of "Pevel". It obviouisly exists though so any help pointing me in the right direction will be greatly, and I do mean greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

Pat Brown
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Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 01:47 PM UTC
I'm afraid you've fallen for an Aprils fools joke.

Note the date of the so called "review":
Sunday 01 April 2007 at 08:00
md72
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Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 01:51 PM UTC
Did the review include quotes from Lt. I.B. Fulinya ?
bountyjumper
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Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 04:14 PM UTC
Say it aint so!!!! I translated the page and the final entry is "- Es ist zu schön, um wahr zu sein." which means, "Too good to be true." I'm laughing but grinding my teeth at the same time. I sure took that one hook line and sinker. I'm consoled a little bit by the fact that the folks at Great Models and two local hobby shops were completely bamboozled too. Who'd have thought Germans could have such a sense of humor?

Ok, so where does that leave us? Can anyone recommend a good Fletcher kit in 1/96 scale? I've heard good things about the Dean's Marine USS Kidd. What I really want is a large scale round bridge Fletcher though. Any ideas?