U.S.S. Kidd – BlueJacket




U.S.S. Kidd, DD661 | Fletcher class destroyer. This is the one you have been reading about in the modeling magazines. Master model builder Bob Steinbrunn used this kit as the basis for creating his masterpiece that won absolutely everything (Best In Show, US Navy Award, and Best Kit Built) at the 2000 Mariner’s Museum competition. There were 175 Fletchers built during WWII. The Kidd is preserved as a museum ship in Baton Rouge, LA and is typical of the class, carrying every weapon ever put onboard a Fletcher during the war. This kit is an exciting and rewarding project for advanced modelers. It is important to note that some pictured items may have been built with optional items not included as part of standard kits, such as pedestals, bases, cases, paint, etc. If there are any questions about the contents of a particular kit, please contact Bluejacket.

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Weight 5 lbs



BlueJacket is one of the leading manufacturers of quality wooden ship model kits. This Maine-based company is perhaps the oldest ship model kit manufacturer, having been in continuous operation since 1905! The company focuses on American subjects. Most kits feature pre-carved solid wood hull, but many kits are laser-cut plank-on-bulkhead and some are even true plank-on-frame kits.

BlueJacket also maintains the Laughing Whale line of kits, which are predominantly small American watercraft. With the demise of Midwest boat kits, these are about the only source for these small subjects. However, you will find them to be excellent quality kits of classic subjects.

Note that BlueJacket kit instructions are provided in english only.
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