login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

General Ship Modeling
Discuss modeling techniques, experiences, and ship modeling in general.
Hosted by Todd Michalak
Seeking Bluejacket USS Olympia
USMA15
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: September 25, 2016
KitMaker: 14 posts
Model Shipwrights: 14 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:31 PM GMT+7
Good morning fellow shipbuilders,

The end is in sight of my Bluejacket USS Eversole John C. Butler class destroyer escort (I've done a poor job of updating the build log), and I'm looking ahead at a next build. I'd love to build Bluejacket's USS Olympia, but I realize it's a rare kit due to how few were produced.

I know it's a long shot, but does anyone have one/know of one that might be sold? I've been checking eBay for months now and nothing.

Anyways, figured this would be worth a shot.

Happy modelling,
Andrew
s4usea
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: December 08, 2011
KitMaker: 43 posts
Model Shipwrights: 42 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 04:51 PM GMT+7
Have you asked Blue Jacket? They have a buy-back program so they
occasionally get them in, and I seem to remember one in the newsletter a few months ago. At the very least they can give you a call if one comes up.
alross2
Visit this Community
Maine, United States
Joined: May 18, 2006
KitMaker: 314 posts
Model Shipwrights: 305 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:23 PM GMT+7
We don't have one in the building at the moment, but call 1-800-448-5567 and ask for Nic. He may have someone who has contacted us about selling one. I hope to have OREGON out in a couple years. Same scale and concept as OLYMPIA kit.

Al Ross
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,247 posts
Model Shipwrights: 967 posts
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:29 AM GMT+7
Andrew,

If you can't find a BlueJacket Olympia, I can recommend the old Revell version as an alternative. It is smaller scale and needs some work, but it can build into a nice model too.
USMA15
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Joined: September 25, 2016
KitMaker: 14 posts
Model Shipwrights: 14 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:24 AM GMT+7
Tim,

I remember watching that build closely a few years ago. It's a gorgeous model (which I'm sure you hear a lot!).

At any rate, Al and Scott, thanks for the inputs. I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled, and also await that Oregon kit from Bluejacket.

Cheers
alross2
Visit this Community
Maine, United States
Joined: May 18, 2006
KitMaker: 314 posts
Model Shipwrights: 305 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 02:28 AM GMT+7
I'm guessing you've seen this: http://www.modelshipwrights.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=3564

Al Ross