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Topic review - *Inj. molded plastic* Upcoming Ship Kit Releases
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Mike@IHP wrote:
Imperial Hobby Productions is about to get into the 1/700 injection-plastic ship model kit market.

Whoa ... did I feel the earth move, just a bit?

Awaiting your announcement with great interest, Mike :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:48 pm
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Heads Up: After years of talking about it and 25 years of working towards it, Imperial Hobby Productions is about to get into the 1/700 injection-plastic ship model kit market. I have completed the computer model, gotten a quote I can live with, and steel tooling is now being ordered. An official announcement of subject and price will not be made until we have kits ready to sell, however, so watch this space and our social media pages for further information as it's available.

Mike Bartel
IHP
http://ihphobby.tripod.com
Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:45 pm
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MatthewB wrote:
Does this mean the Niko version is still the best version of her in the 1942 outfit?

No, the Niko Model kit has several problems, e.g. symmetric 4 in gun positions and a too high bridge. Also the ROP o.s. Samek Models kit has some issues (e.g. the shape of the catapult and some error regarding the positions of the forward turrets), but is better than the Niko Model kit.
Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:36 am
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Aoshima sent me information a couple of days ago. The 'Atlantic' version is the same fit (same kit). There may be a different version later but as has already been pointed out above; thats a considerably different requirement to tool

Full info on the Atlantic convoy release including pics here:

https://www.facebook.com/ShipModeller/p ... 7852654032

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Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:45 am
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Wait...

Does this mean that the Aoshima Exeter is in a different outfit than when it was Sunk in the Pacific?

Does this mean the Niko version is still the best version of her in the 1942 outfit?

Why did I think Flyhawk did an Exeter? Be nice if they did... And an Australia and Canberra.

MB
Post Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:17 am
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The Exeter without IJN destroyer is up at Hobbysearch. This is the Atlantic Fleet convoy version, and INCLUDES two Flower class corvettes. Seems I'm going to end up with a lot of Exeters if they don't issue the Flowers separately some day.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10539344
Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:05 am
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At first glance these Aoshima Flower class kits ...
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... remind me of IBG's RN/ORP Hunt class escorts. That is, with the Aoshima SP kits including PE just as the standard IBG kits do. I wonder if Aoshima could be paying enough attention to a newbie in this scale as to try and get into their market niche?
Soon after IBG announced their upcoming RN destroyers, I exchanged emails with Adam there to thank him for that news and ask if maybe a Conrad or Dragon would be next :heh:
He replied that their next planned releases would be RN; but smaller ships.
I immediately thought corvettes, sloops (read: HMS Starling), what else?
Most likely a coincidence; but I wonder.
Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:13 pm
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The ship Modeller magazine FB page is kept intentionally ‘open’ to all regardless of whether they have FB accounts
Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 am
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maxim wrote:
gmat wrote:
Timmy C. Thank you, I hadn't looked at the Facebook link. Kinda gun shy about FB. I had tried googling it but no joy.

There are some Facebook pages, which can be accessed without having a Facebook account. I have no account (and there are plenty of reasons not having one and the number of reasons increased dramatically recently) and I could see the photos.


Indeed - I always check to make sure any FB links I post here can also be viewed by folks without accounts.

Thanks for the catch, Quaestor.
Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:36 am
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Timmy, you may want to update your list in the first post with this release date:

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10538074
Post Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 11:22 am
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gmat wrote:
Timmy C. Thank you, I hadn't looked at the Facebook link. Kinda gun shy about FB. I had tried googling it but no joy.

There are some Facebook pages, which can be accessed without having a Facebook account. I have no account (and there are plenty of reasons not having one and the number of reasons increased dramatically recently) and I could see the photos.
Post Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:18 am
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Haijun watcher wrote:
ninjrk wrote:
Shokaku in 1/350.


Fujimi has a 1/350 Shokaku, as shown on sources like this.

Even if it weren't available, you could also use a Zuikaku kit to simulate Shokaku considering the sisters were virtually identical.


My mistake, brain was foggy. I meant the Shinano.
Post Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:14 am
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Timmy C. Thank you, I hadn't looked at the Facebook link. Kinda gun shy about FB. I had tried googling it but no joy.
I'm very grateful but I kinda wish that they had provisions for the short forecastle version, too.

Thank you Chris for the photos.

Grant
Post Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:54 am
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Those are my photos from Shizuoka

I asked the Aoshima rep about the Flowers. All I will say is buy the first release as it will apparently include PE which the non ltd edition will not
Post Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:19 am
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Yes. Just click the link I included in the list in the first post.
Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:05 am
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Is there any information on the Shizuoka note that Aoshima will release a 1/700 flower class? Is this a corvette?
Thank you.
Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:54 am
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ninjrk wrote:
Shokaku in 1/350.


Fujimi has a 1/350 Shokaku, as shown on sources like this.

Even if it weren't available, you could also use a Zuikaku kit to simulate Shokaku considering the sisters were virtually identical.
Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:01 pm
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I confess to being surprised that we still haven't seen a Taiho or Shokaku in 1/350.
Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:43 am
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however, have seen now in the main forum the announcement for a 1/350 Montana : very good news. And if Nelson, Rodney and Littorio appear, if the rumors about Vanguard are true, I could postpone my retirement a bit more. Good !!!
Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:13 pm
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yop ! But I have already quite all the old 1/400, and scratched them quite a lot to build Clemenceau, Gascogne, Super Bismarck, F70 Primauguet and Jean de Vienne, Horizon Forbin and even an Algérie.
And I have started to scratchbuild in 1/350 an Horizon Andrea Doria from the Trumpeter Daring ...
Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:56 pm

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