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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:13 pm 
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Happy International Octopus Day!

I would like to introduce the new and revitalized Kraken Hobbies. We are back and better than ever launching our own line of 3D printed resin Ship accessories. In Partnership with Red Devil Designs, we have launched our initial offering and are working hard at bringing even more items and scales to market.

Current items include-
1/350 Conversion Kit for the Trumpeter USS San Francisco to the USS Quincy
1/350 MK9 Turrets for the USS New Orleans, USS Astoria and the USS Minneapolis
1/350 MK28 and MK33 open top directors
1/700 & 1/350 Nevada class Funnels and Bridge
1/350 Conversion for Dragon Gleaves class to model DD433-436 in late 1942 as well as the USS Kearny DD-432 in October 1941
1/350 USS Washington BB-56 1942 Bridge

Items coming soon include-
1/350 and 1/700 HMAS Canberra (8/42) conversion for Trumpeter and Aoshima
1/700 Gridley, Bagley and Benham upgrade
1/700 USS Utah Conversion for Niko USS Florida
And many, many more!
You can see some of our products getting reviews here and on Steelnavy.net

In recognition of International Octopus Day, we have created a code that will go through Monday October 12th to save 10% on any orders over $50. Just use Promo Code “TEN-ticales” at checkout
While you are checking out the site, sign up for our mailing list and new subscribers will get a 5% off coupon for future orders.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:46 pm 
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The 1/350 HMAS Canberra (08/42) conversion has got my attention. :woo_hoo:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:21 pm 
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Which of the Aoshima 1/700 ships are you designing the Canberra conversion to


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:52 pm 
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rotley wrote:
The 1/350 HMAS Canberra (08/42) conversion has got my attention. :woo_hoo:


Rotley,

Hopefully will have her done soon. Here is a little sneak peek of where she is at, still a long ways to go..
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Which of the Aoshima 1/700 ships are you designing the Canberra conversion to


Steviecee,

She is being designed to plans and pictures of the ship, however the kit in mind will be any of the HMS Kent kits as the deck is closest to Canberra's and will require the least rescribing of the deck. However, with a Aoshima Dorsetshire(808) in hand these parts should be able to be easily grafted on that kit as well.

Thanks for asking,

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Awesome. I've been driving myself nuts converting the Niko Florida to USS Utah over the last six months or so and finally getting close to done. Then I see a conversion kit is soon to be released. If I didn't have bad luck I'd have no luck at all. :heh:


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navydave1989 wrote:
Awesome. I've been driving myself nuts converting the Niko Florida to USS Utah over the last six months or so and finally getting close to done. Then I see a conversion kit is soon to be released. If I didn't have bad luck I'd have no luck at all. :heh:


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Sorry about that NavyDave! That is however sometimes how it it goes, but "a scrathbuilt one in the hand is better than two manufactured in the future" You can see the Turret Housings on my Shapeways shop and see them on completed build. I am working on bringing it all over to print in house, so better price, quality and hopefully faster turnaround.

Be sure to post pics of your build!

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Hey, Matt-I have your turret housings for the project-they're beautiful. The toughest work has been to get the torpedo bulges right, and change some of the arrangement to the forward superstructure. What else do you intend to have available for this conversion?


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Thank you for your purchase!
The intended set will be the Gunhouses and the forward superstructure sans cage mast in 1/700. I have the funnel as well in 1/350, but the searchlight tower structure doesn’t look like it will print well in 1/700. Unfortunately I don’t have anything planned for the blisters other than perhaps a scaled plan of how far to sand them down. Will have more details as I get closer to release.

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Matt, this is great news! I will definitely be a customer! Love what you have produced so far! The Utah upgrades will be a welcome addition to my stash. Now I can start to bug you to produce a backdated bridge (1941) for the Texas and New York kits.


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Jeff Sharp wrote:
Matt, this is great news! I will definitely be a customer! Love what you have produced so far! The Utah upgrades will be a welcome addition to my stash. Now I can start to bug you to produce a backdated bridge (1941) for the Texas and New York kits.


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Jeff Sharp wrote:
Matt, this is great news! I will definitely be a customer! Love what you have produced so far! The Utah upgrades will be a welcome addition to my stash. Now I can start to bug you to produce a backdated bridge (1941) for the Texas and New York kits.


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Kraken Hobbies wrote:
She is being designed to plans and pictures of the ship, however the kit in mind will be any of the HMS Kent kits as the deck is closest to Canberra's and will require the least rescribing of the deck. However, with a Aoshima Dorsetshire(808) in hand these parts should be able to be easily grafted on that kit as well.

Thanks for asking,

Matt

The reason I asked is because I have an extra Kent that I was going to give to my brother, but now I won't. Looking forward to the conversion set


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Jeff Sharp wrote:
Matt, this is great news! I will definitely be a customer! Love what you have produced so far! The Utah upgrades will be a welcome addition to my stash. Now I can start to bug you to produce a backdated bridge (1941) for the Texas and New York kits.

Not until he does a replacement bridge for the BWN California... :heh:

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Very interesting news about 1/350 HMAS Canberra (08/42)!


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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Not until he does a replacement bridge for the BWN California...


Gentlemen! This is the War Room, I will not have any fighting in here! :heh:

steviecee wrote:
The reason I asked is because I have an extra Kent that I was going to give to my brother, but now I won't. Looking forward to the conversion set


Yep, you may wanna hang on to it now :cool_2:

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Very interesting news about 1/350 HMAS Canberra (08/42)!


Thanks for the interest! Hope to have more details soon.

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Hello,
How long for !/350 conversion kit San Fransisco to Quincy? Best of luck!


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J.F.S. wrote:
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How long for !/350 conversion kit San Fransisco to Quincy? Best of luck!


J.F.S.,

We are printing shipping these now, fantastic response this weekend so from order to shipment should be about 5-6 days.

Thanks for inquiring,

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Congratulations on getting up and running. I am looking forward to updates on the 1500 tonner options as you know! My plan is to do all 4 of the kits (Benham /Stack/Henley/Gridley) in various outfits with appropriate names.

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Looks great, Matt!

I hope they are all excellent sellers for you.

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Steve wrote:
Matt

Congratulations on getting up and running. I am looking forward to updates on the 1500 tonner options as you know! My plan is to do all 4 of the kits (Benham /Stack/Henley/Gridley) in various outfits with appropriate names.

Steve G.


Thanks Steve! Be looking for some updates here soon.

ModelMonkey wrote:
Looks great, Matt!

I hope they are all excellent sellers for you.

All the best,
Steve


Steve,
I take no compliment lightly, but coming from you I take that as a high compliment. Thank you for blazing the trail into this wonderful new chapter of modeling.

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