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Topic review - *Inj. molded plastic* Upcoming Ship Kit Releases
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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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PHILIPPE wrote:
maxim wrote:
News at Shizuoka Hobby Show:
https://www.facebook.com/ShipModeller/photos/a.604639759890508.1073741837.385091621845324/604644573223360/?type=3&theater

Aoshima 1/700:
HMS Dortsetshire
Flower class
JMSDF destroyer Asahi


Red Brick Model 1/250
Polar research ship Soya

Very Fire, 1/350
USS Missouri

FlyHawk, 1/700
HMS Legion snd HMS Lance
HMS Prince of Wales
Imperial German navy G 39 class destroyer

Tamiya, 1/700
aircraft carrier Ibuki (Manga version of Izumo class)

Hasegawa, 1/700
destroyer Asashimo (IJN)

Hasegawa, 1/450
carrier Ise (JMSDF)

Kamizukuri, 1/700
Naval base and yard

Yamashita, 1/700 (all IJN)
destroyer Ushiho
destroyerAkebono
destroyer Mutsuki

Modelium, 1/700
Ocean surveillance ship AOS-5201 Hibiki (JMSDF)
Trawlers ??
Tug YT-58 (JMSDF)



Sniff sniff, Nothing exciting for the poor old fans of 1/350 : no Izumo, no BB Hyuga, no carrier Taiho, Nothing, nada, que dalle, makash walou, nikagda, nichts ! Missouri ? I have already the Tamiya model since long and I am not going to scuttle it to buy a new one... The worst is that it is the same with all brands. OK, I know, they are more expensive and take more place, but they are the most affordable to older ones whith starting disabilities...
OK, when my stash is empty, I will have to find another hobby !

and for me...even less...nothing in 1/400...nada..niets, rien, zero...but ...hey....we can do other scales...you the older 1/400 and upgrade them....me....eventualy 1/350....lots to do...don stop hobby lol
Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:35 am
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maxim wrote:
News at Shizuoka Hobby Show:
https://www.facebook.com/ShipModeller/photos/a.604639759890508.1073741837.385091621845324/604644573223360/?type=3&theater

Aoshima 1/700:
HMS Dortsetshire
Flower class
JMSDF destroyer Asahi


Red Brick Model 1/250
Polar research ship Soya

Very Fire, 1/350
USS Missouri

FlyHawk, 1/700
HMS Legion snd HMS Lance
HMS Prince of Wales
Imperial German navy G 39 class destroyer

Tamiya, 1/700
aircraft carrier Ibuki (Manga version of Izumo class)

Hasegawa, 1/700
destroyer Asashimo (IJN)

Hasegawa, 1/450
carrier Ise (JMSDF)

Kamizukuri, 1/700
Naval base and yard

Yamashita, 1/700 (all IJN)
destroyer Ushiho
destroyerAkebono
destroyer Mutsuki

Modelium, 1/700
Ocean surveillance ship AOS-5201 Hibiki (JMSDF)
Trawlers ??
Tug YT-58 (JMSDF)



Sniff sniff, Nothing exciting for the poor old fans of 1/350 : no Izumo, no BB Hyuga, no carrier Taiho, Nothing, nada, que dalle, makash walou, nikagda, nichts ! Missouri ? I have already the Tamiya model since long and I am not going to scuttle it to buy a new one... The worst is that it is the same with all brands. OK, I know, they are more expensive and take more place, but they are the most affordable to older ones whith starting disabilities...
OK, when my stash is empty, I will have to find another hobby !
Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:19 am
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MatthewB wrote:
I wonder if the Yamashita Mutsuki will be an easy conversion to a Kamikaze-class.

I hav been putting off building a Yūnagi forever because of few decent Kamikaze models for early-War.

MB

It will likely be a better and more accurate starting point than Pit-Road Yunagi or Hayate, but you´d still have to address many issues: completely different bridge, torpedo tube arrangement (3times 21in dual mounts vs 2 times 24in triples), different reload stowage & rails arrangement, bow shape... to name just a few. I´d suggest to wait till they do a Kamikaze class - it would have been my choice if I haven´t started my build already. See my current battle with Pit-Road WIP 1/700 Yunagi 8/1942.
Post Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:45 am
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maxim wrote:
News at Shizuoka Hobby Show:
https://www.facebook.com/ShipModeller/photos/a.604639759890508.1073741837.385091621845324/604644573223360/?type=3&theater

Aoshima 1/700:
HMS Dortsetshire
Flower class
JMSDF destroyer Asahi


Red Brick Model 1/250
Polar research ship Soya

Very Fire, 1/350
USS Missouri

FlyHawk, 1/700
HMS Legion snd HMS Lance
HMS Prince of Wales
Imperial German navy G 39 class destroyer

Tamiya, 1/700
aircraft carrier Ibuki (Manga version of Izumo class)

Hasegawa, 1/700
destroyer Asashimo (IJN)

Hasegawa, 1/450
carrier Ise (JMSDF)

Kamizukuri, 1/700
Naval base and yard

Yamashita, 1/700 (all IJN)
destroyer Ushiho
destroyerAkebono
destroyer Mutsuki

Modelium, 1/700
Ocean surveillance ship AOS-5201 Hibiki (JMSDF)
Trawlers ??
Tug YT-58 (JMSDF)


I wonder if the Yamashita Mutsuki will be an easy conversion to a Kamikaze-class.

I hav been putting off building a Yūnagi forever because of few decent Kamikaze models for early-War.

MB
Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:04 pm
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So I have the Aoshima Exeter, but have not built it yet. I have built the FlyHawk Aurora. The Exeter kit is overall accurate in size and ever part in the box is perfectly serviceable. You may choose to use some FlyHawk or Nano Dread parts (particularly the Nano Dread 8-barrel pom poms) to upgrade the kit, but it will work fine out of the box. The Aoshima 4-inch twin ha mounts are slide modeled and appear cleaver in ease of assembly, something the FlyHawk 4-inch mounts were not, but they were finer in detail. It is clear that Aoshima has upped their game for Exeter (much better than Ark Royal) and hopefully the trend will continue. I am particularly happy to have RN cruisers in hand or on order (Dorsetshire).
Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:00 am
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I have the Exeter and their detail set for that kit although I decided I was going to build it out of box to see how it builds up and save the detail set for a later build. I've replaced the searchlights, winches, paravanes, bridge fittings, 20mm and some of the moulded on 4" ready use lockers with leftover parts from the flyhawk Aurora kit. Helpfully the POW kit includes two extra 8 barrelled pompoms that I've also used. Just wish flyhawk would sell their 4" twin ha mounts separately as the ones in the kit are garbage, worse than trumpeter. Overall its a good base but I'm a little disappointed with the amount of filling some areas have required. Seems to be a lot of rounded edges on parts that should be square. Maybe ive just been spoiled by flyhawk and expect a bit much from a kit that's the equivalent price.
Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 1:06 am

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