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Topic review - Calling on IJN Akizuki fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling on IJN Akizuki fans  Reply with quote
Hi Dan K,

Yes, in my opinion, Fujimi is improving progressively with each NEXT release. The moulding quality/sharpness and the general shape accuracy has gone up another level from their Kagero release a few years back. I am really impressed with the details they mananged to get on the gun turret and the bridge face. Replace with the metal barrel and the turret is ready to go more or less IMHO
Post Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:27 am
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Thx for posting those NEXT pics, caledonia. Much appreciated.

Detail-wise on the major pieces, the NEXT Akizuki seems to be as or even more sharp than those of the NEXT Kagero/Yugumo kits. The turrets, funnel and bridge look very good from here.
Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:05 pm
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To Mike C, I am looking forward to the completed set. My 1/200 Hatsuzuki awaits!
Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:10 pm
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photo continues. The first thing you will notice when you get the kit is the size of the box. It is the same length as the box for a battleship!!


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:37 am
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Just received Fujimi's 1/700 NEXT Akizuki. looks very impressive with the details and the molding sharpness. Some quick pictures to compare with the Fujimi's "normal" offering of the same ship


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:30 am
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It's embarrassing at how long I've taken to do this. It's getting close to being ready, though.
I had to change the sizes on a couple things, found other parts that needed to be added, had to repair damage to my test build and now have to find a new etcher.

All that's left is boat cradles and instructions and I may have a replacement etcher. Sorry for the delay. Life keeps throwing me curve balls. Needless to say, I don't have a firm release date and price is to be determined.
Post Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:34 pm
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Dan K wrote:
Not "vaporware"; here are shots of Mike's latest test pieces. He's got a little more tweaking to do.


Is this from corsair armada, and is it still available to buy anywhere?
Post Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:49 pm
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Niizuki has been found by the R/V Petrel team. Check out their Facebook page for a short video.
Post Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:18 am
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One of the older Monochrome 1944 boxings had the additional PE. I would hope that Wave issues a late war PE fret at some point.
Post Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:01 pm
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Dan K wrote:
It ain't cheap, but Big Blue Boy makes a PE set for the 1/350 Akizuki kits.



Yes is very nice ,the main issue ,it covers only the 1942 version.
Post Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:24 am
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It ain't cheap, but Big Blue Boy makes a PE set for the 1/350 Akizuki kits.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:01 am
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Man I wish they did a 1/350 scale! I’m wondering if Rainbow will but I doubt it.. I may have to bite the bullet and get the new wave Fuyuzuki and price together random PE sets for it..
Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:04 pm
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Here are the Fuyuzuki pics, though not really large enough. 1944 and 1945 versions


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:05 pm
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More new items information has been added on the Rainbow site. Two 1/700 models of Fuyuzuki in 1944 and 1945 fit and five firecontrol system sets in 1/700 and 1/350.

http://www.rainbowmodel.com/newsshow.asp?newsid=35

Regards,

Berend
Post Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:12 pm
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berend wrote:
Rainbow has announced a 1/700 Fuyuzuki with PE. Looks promising.

http://www.rainbowmodel.com/newsshow.asp?newsid=34

Regards,

Berend


Grrrr! It looks so pretty, but it looks like a late-war model Fuyuzuki.

MB
Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:31 am
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Very, though I wonder why they didn't go the injection plastic route. The new directors look very good as well.
Post Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:41 pm
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Rainbow has announced a 1/700 Fuyuzuki with PE. Looks promising.

http://www.rainbowmodel.com/newsshow.asp?newsid=34

Regards,

Berend
Post Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:58 am
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caledonia wrote:
Yep, Fujimi does a standard version for the full hull akizuki. This link should be usefull for you
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10127658


Oh my :censored_2: :censored_2: :censored_2: !!!!!

I was scouring that site for hours building up a wish list and the only reason I didn't find that myself is because they spelled it with a "ts" instead of a "z". Thank you for pointing out the obvious!
Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:23 am
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Vlad wrote:
Does Fujimi have a full hull NOT DX version of their 1/700 Akizuki? I like the twin pack idea but it seems only the waterline one comes in standard version. I would ideally want one full hull and the other waterline, not willing to pay for the DX version just for one lower hull. :-?


Yep, Fujimi does a standard version for the full hull akizuki. This link should be usefull for you
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10127658
Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:29 am
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Dan K wrote:
Be advised, the linoleum was stripped out of the interior spaces, not the exposed decks.


Thanks for the clarifications Dan. I thought the stripping exercise was happening for the exterior areas as well. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:28 am

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