Yankee Modelworks 1/350 USS Bagley DD-387

Reviewed by Timothy Dike
The USS 

.  See her full DANFS entry here.

This Yankee Modelworks kit has been around for a while, it the old Classic Warships kit with some photo etch upgrades. It is still the best available in this scale. It depicts the USS Bagley in 1942 and can be used to produce most any of her sister ships from that time frame.

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The 5" gun mounts are cast in metal. Two are enclosed and two are open. The guns are cast with the mounting ring on the bottom. Some of the parts have excessive flash on them, others such as the life boats and davits look crisp and clean. A little cleanup with a file will be necessary on some of the parts, but the shapes appear accurate.
A photo etch fret supplies all the railings and other items such as radar's, bridge wing supports, and depth charge racks.
The instructions are six pages with a bill of materials, plans and elevation views, exploded views and camo sheets. Pretty good overall.

This kit was state of the art when it was first released. It is still a very good kit with lots of detailing possibilities. This is Kit #YKM-35010 with a list price of $130.00,

not bad especially when you can find it for a lot less online. This is only one of the many USN destroyers produced by Yankee Modelworks see the whole line on their website.

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