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Topic review - 1/700 Most wanted new plastic kit
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Guest wrote:
des_sniper wrote:
I really wish a company would produce some of the Regia Marina kits in plastic. The Italian navy of WWII is truly a ghost fleet when it comes to modeling. Other than some resin kits that come out of Italy, there are no kits out there.
I know it is a farcry, but there may be some hope. Italy did have some beautiful ships that were build before and during the war.

Other than that, my wish list is (in no particular order)

RN Roma,
USS Enterprise CVN-65, modern
USS Midway CV-41 as built.
USS Midway CV-41 Gulfwar
Tennesse class rebuilt.
USS Wasp CV-7 WWII
USS Ranger CV-4 any
Any and all Royal Navy aircraft carriers WWII
Any modern US carrier in 1/700 (reasonably priced) $50.00 and under.



Oh I hope for a Brooklyn class...
Post Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:12 pm
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[quote="des_sniper"]I really wish a company would produce some of the Regia Marina kits in plastic. The Italian navy of WWII is truly a ghost fleet when it comes to modeling. Other than some resin kits that come out of Italy, there are no kits out there.
I know it is a farcry, but there may be some hope. Italy did have some beautiful ships that were build before and during the war.

Other than that, my wish list is (in no particular order)

RN Roma,
USS Enterprise CVN-65, modern
USS Midway CV-41 as built.
USS Midway CV-41 Gulfwar
Tennesse class rebuilt.
USS Wasp CV-7 WWII
USS Ranger CV-4 any
Any and all Royal Navy aircraft carriers WWII
Any modern US carrier in 1/700 (reasonably priced) $50.00 and under.[/quote]
Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:56 pm
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Just an old thread but did we ever get a county class cruiser in 1/700 or remains unattainable?
Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:31 am
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pascalemod wrote:
I would love to see a full hull version of KGV. Does anyone have any ideas how I can modify an existing lower half from another kit into KGV lower half? Until someone makes a kit for KGV I am not sure what to do actually. The WL series from Tamiya are just not cutting it if they dont include the FH.

It's maybe a somewhat cheap way to do it, but Nichimo 30cm series included KGV. You may use the lower hull which is a sepparate part. For KGV's 210m WL length, these are at 1/700...
Post Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:18 am
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pascalemod wrote:
I would love to see a full hull version of KGV. Does anyone have any ideas how I can modify an existing lower half from another kit into KGV lower half? Until someone makes a kit for KGV I am not sure what to do actually. The WL series from Tamiya are just not cutting it if they dont include the FH.

Flyhawk has announced KGV class kits - first up will be Prince of Wales, if I recall correctly. They usually offer their models with a full hull option. Just wait a little longer and you'll get your wish.

Prince of Wales - kit number 1117
Duke of York - kit number 1118
Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:42 pm
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I would love to see a full hull version of KGV. Does anyone have any ideas how I can modify an existing lower half from another kit into KGV lower half? Until someone makes a kit for KGV I am not sure what to do actually. The WL series from Tamiya are just not cutting it if they dont include the FH.
Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:09 am
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...just saw the HobbyBoss and Trumpeter 2016-2017 Catalog in facebook :) :thumbs_up_1:

HOBBYBOSS 2016-2017 Catalogue Official Version: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.556678957824035.1073742030.103526326472636&type=3

Trumpeter Model 2016-2017 Catalogue Official Version: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.555409694617628.1073742029.103526326472636&type=3

:wave_1:
Post Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:29 pm
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I second what MatthewB said. I'd also add transports and auxiliaries, for IJN and USN for that timeframe.
Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:02 am
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So....

I know that we now have an IJN Shiratsuyu-class DD (several of them).

What other ships on this list have been made since the poll was begun?

Personally, I would like to see Brooklyn, St. Louis, and Northampton-class cruisers (hell, ALL Cruisers, USN, RN, RNZN, RAN, etc. not just USN and IJN, which seems to be the preference of the manufacturers, considering their primary market)

Of course, for me this works, since I am personally most interested in '42 - '43 Pacific War, when the IJN still sort-of had a fighting chance (had they been a little smarter).

OH! And how about a Pensacola-class Cruiser, which is hard to get even in Resin.

MB
Post Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:21 pm
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RN ships if one sees that Tamiya produced Hammann destroyer which was sunk at Midway, and some other subjects, both Hermes, Dorsetshire, Cornwall, Canberra, Exeter, Perth should be in Nipponese plans. At least the Heavy cruisers surprises me that no one of the big four has presented yet.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:24 pm
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X-Bow ships!!! :big_grin: :big_grin: :lol_3:
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:50 am
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RNexeter wrote:
I would love to see injection moulded kits of any WW2 Royal Navy cruisers - especially the Town and Leander Class. And any of the 'old' WW2 RN carriers such as Hermes, Eagle, Furious, Glorious or Courageous. And how about Trumpeter or another manufacturer producing an R Class battleship as this and Vanguard are about the only BB's post-WW1 missing in injection moulded form in 1/700?

What RNexeter said.
The RN cruisers, especially, are woefully under-represented in plastic. Granted, the 1/700th market is tilted towards the IJN by its nature. But in recent years the manufacturers have given us significant numbers of WWII USN cruisers; time to expand that attention to their RN counterparts (not to mention certain other Allied & Axis nations).
Post Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:24 am
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I would love to see injection moulded kits of any WW2 Royal Navy cruisers - especially the Town and Leander Class. And any of the 'old' WW2 RN carriers such as Hermes, Eagle, Furious, Glorious or Courageous. And how about Trumpeter or another manufacturer producing an R Class battleship as this and Vanguard are about the only BB's post-WW1 missing in injection moulded form in 1/700?
Post Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:36 am
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Haijun watcher wrote:
Other than the big 5 American battleships at Pearl Harbour, I'd also like to add the post-war Colossus class light fleet carriers- specifically HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure- as my most second wanted in 1/700. I'm a fan of RCN naval aviation as well.

So far the only models I've found online of these ships in 1/700 are scratchbuilt by another guy from Peru, I think, who made his own mold to mass produce a series of post-war Colossus class carriers.


HP Models and L'Arsenal did them in resin. Check with them to see if they are still in production. Plastic kits of these ships aren't totally unlikely in my opinion but you'd probably have to settle for kits of the designs as built. It might not be practical to do all the different subsequent modifications in plastic.

Mike Bartel
Post Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:07 pm
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Other than the big 5 American battleships at Pearl Harbour, I'd also like to add the post-war Colossus class light fleet carriers- specifically HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure- as my most second wanted in 1/700. I'm a fan of RCN naval aviation as well.

So far the only models I've found online of these ships in 1/700 are scratchbuilt by another guy from Peru, I think, who made his own mold to mass produce a series of post-war Colossus class carriers.
Post Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:34 am
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Timmy C wrote:

You may also wish to note that the current Maryland kit includes the 14" turrets.



D'OH!

Well obviously I haven't opened my one Trumpeter 1/700 USS Maryland kit yet.

:heh:

That makes life much easier since you gave me an source for Tennessee/California in their 1941 configurations.. Though my local hobby shop's owner might raise his eyebrows in surprise if I did order 4 more Trumpeter Maryland kits if I do want to finish my Pearl Harbour battleship row collection.

:woo_hoo:
Post Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:05 pm
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Take a look at my Upcoming Releases thread re. the other Big 5s that are supposed to be released.

You may also wish to note that the current Maryland kit includes the 14" turrets.
Post Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:49 pm
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I'd also very much like to see any of the Big 5 battleships- of the Colorado and Tennessee classes- in either their 1941 or 1944 configurations. And I would prefer plastic kits from big companies like Tamiya or Revell, even though smaller suppliers like midship models/Blue Ridge do offer them in resin.

Fortunately, for those who like the Colorado class, Trumpeter recently released the USS Maryland in her 1941 configuration. It wouldn't take much work to bring her to 1942 configuration.

Those of you who like the other ships could probably just substitute the Maryland for her sister Colorado in 1941 and 1942 configurations, or the West Virginia in her 1941 configuration.

For those who want the Tennessee or California in their 1941 configuration, and want to kitbash using the Maryland Trumpeter kit, it may prove a little tricky unless you can find a supplier for triple 14 inch turrets. I myself have been trying to find Pitroad's 1/700 US Navy ships' spare parts kit to no avail; I'm not sure if Tamiya's IJN ships' spare parts kits has 14-inch turrets.
Post Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:15 pm
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none listed - same as 350 scale - more turrets - better - already have 700 scale "US Big 5 Battleships (Pearl Harbor Maryland-West Virginia)" - came with twin 16" & triple 14" so I can make either if I want.
Post Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:16 pm
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being new to the hobby....
i'm happy with anything 1/700
lol
i just want to build
getting the ships is as hard to get as supplies for me
there's no hobby shops for mega miles so i'm greatful for whatever i can get
lol
Post Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:14 am

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