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USS Gearing Upgrade Set
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 01:05 AM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

Our friend Felix Bustelo shares his thoughts with us on the Alliance Modelworks 1/350 scale USS Gearing upgrade set.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
warreni
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 02:38 AM UTC
What are the highs and lows and the rating?
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 07:55 AM UTC
Hi Warren,

My conclusion basically sums up the highs and lows. Overall it is a very good set and I would give it about a 9 out of 10. For my next review I will remember to include highs and low and a rating.
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 05:54 AM UTC
You can see this and all the Alliance ModelWorks and BattleFleet Models products at the IPMS Nationals August 14th-17th in Loveland, Colorado.
We will be at tables D7 thur D16.

Stop by and say hello.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 05:18 AM UTC
I would love too Harry but I am a bit far away..

Thanks for the update Felix.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 - 02:05 AM UTC
The only low may be the fact that the Gearing is no longer available and seems to be out of production, as are the Chevalier and Knox.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 - 02:47 AM UTC

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The only low may be the fact that the Gearing is no longer available and seems to be out of production, as are the Chevalier and Knox.



Sort of mitigates the need of having an upgrade set if the model is not available.................

Cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 - 03:09 AM UTC
For those who really want a Gearing destroyer, there are
10 of them on Ebay, at this moment.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 02:35 AM UTC
Found 12 results for 'Gearing' on eBay. All were either PE, drawings and plans, 1 1/700 scale, and 1 totally unrelated. Unless you bought them all, Grauwolf. Anyway, I'm not in a hurry to buy from ebay - some ridiculous prices and totally ridiculous shipping = 2 - 3 times cost of model.
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 09:57 AM UTC
Biggles2,

There are now 15 - 1:350 Gearing/Knox/Chevalier "kits" on Ebay,
aside from PE etc.

look for a deal..... $ 45.00 USD plus $4.01 USD shipping
to Canada is very reasonable, I would say for a "Dragon kit"

Cheers,

Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 07:17 AM UTC
All the Gearing class were available here in Colorado at IPMS Nationals vendor tables.
warreni
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 03:49 AM UTC
I just got a USS Gearing on super special for just $25 and have seen the Knox and Chevalier available in many online retailers so I am not sure why there is a problem obtaining them. People seem to love knocking Dragon kits but they are one of the top companies at the moment and leave many other of the top companies for dead in their amount of detail in their kits.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 10:29 AM UTC
I would have to agree with that. Both Dragon and Trumpeter continue gaining ground with their ship kits, and I don't think that HobbyBoss is too far behind them. Model ships are actually pretty competitive at the moment and are continuing to improve across the board.