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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:00 am 
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Re mortgage your homes boys, https://hlj.com/scripts/hljlist?ItemGro ... 14veryfire


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:22 am 
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Bill Clarke wrote:


Or, you can just order directly from China instead of Japan.
https://veryfiremodel.taobao.com/shop/v ... d=31624121

Looks like about $120 average for those detail sets. I just saved you 100 bux each set. :cool_2:

Now as to why a detail set for Tamiya Bismarck, talk about strategic mis-direction....


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potchip wrote:
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Or, you can just order directly from China instead of Japan.
https://veryfiremodel.taobao.com/shop/v ... d=31624121

Looks like about $120 average for those detail sets. I just saved you 100 bux each set. :cool_2:

Now as to why a detail set for Tamiya Bismarck, talk about strategic mis-direction....


thanks, but I still wouldn't pay that.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:29 am 
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Cybermodeler has a look at the Academy Enterprise:

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits ... 4224.shtml

It comes with paint masks, is that a first for 1/700 ship kits?

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Hasegawa 1/700 IJN light cruiser Tenryu Full Hull Limited Edition
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Admiral John Byng wrote:
Cybermodeler has a look at the Academy Enterprise:

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits ... 4224.shtml

It comes with paint masks, is that a first for 1/700 ship kits?


Will get one...and also their Missouri. I wonder if anybody gas already compared the Academy Missouri to the Tamiya offering?

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PS: Hello all

I have just received the Academy 1/700 Missouri. I now have the chance to compare it with my Tamiya Iowa (New Jersey). I have checked out most of the main parts and they are interchangable with the Tamiya ones. The Academy kit is just a slight bit less detailed then the Tamiya one...and to compensate this it has less missing details! Tamiya kits miss the directors for the quad 40s on turret 2 and 3 and also just behind the quads next to the front armored structure (where New Jersey later had it's swimming pools!) Academy has those. What really makes the Academy kit special is the mask and PE set that is included in the Modeler's Edition. I am looking fwd to using those.
All in all I personally belive the Academy kit gives the bigger bang for the buck and you get a full hull on top of it as well. With just a little bit of scratching and scraping the details can easily be brought up to Tamiya level. Price wise here in Germany the "Modeler's Edition" equals the price of a Tamiya ship. I will post pictures once I have found a new hoster. My PB still works but only until the next paxment term...

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PS: Steve, Model Monkey...your New Jersey round bridge fits the Academy model just as good as the Tamixa one!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Hooooliiiiiiii Faaaaaaaa.......

$300 for a 1/350 USS North Carolina?!

I will admit, it looks worth EVERY PENNY.

I am still rather stunned, though, that even given VeryFire creating kits that come with PE, and kits that look to be build able ONLY WITH that PE.... That they have not yet designed BOTH the plastic AND the PE parts so that there are alignment and/or placement features for the PE (Like PE railings that fit into a slot molded into the plastic, or small raised plastic "pins" that stick through a piece of PE, that are then cut off, level, with the PE part, that allow for its precise alignment.

Lastly..... I am happy that I chose to stick with 1/700.

Because I am already stretched beyond my budget trying to buy every warship (and as many Auxiliaries/Support Ships as possible) that fought in the Solomons in 1942.

But those are so freaking impressive given the technologies now available for modeling, that it is REEAAAALLLLY tempting to get that 1/350 North Carolina.... That and the South Dakota-class are my favorite Battleships, ever (and the Kongō-class), as the only real Modern Battleships that had a "Fight to the Death" with other "Modern" Battleships (Yes, I do know about the Mississippi being that last Battleship on Earth to shoot at another Battleship. But the Yamashiro and Fusō did not expire due directly to the older BBs - and that the Kongō-class weren't "Modern" by the same standards as the North Carolina-class and South Dakota-Class).

It is a kind of sick-and-twisted nostalgia to think about the Yamato and Musashi (And the remnants of the Kongō-class of BatDiv3: Kongō, and Haruna) having collectively run into the Iowa, New Jersey, South Dakota, Massachusetts, Alabama, and Washington.

But.... Aside from all that....

I hope to see VeryFire expand more into 1/700 ships.

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But those are so freaking impressive given the technologies now available for modeling, that it is REEAAAALLLLY tempting to get that 1/350 North Carolina.... That and the South Dakota-class are my favorite Battleships, ever (and the Kongō-class), as the only real Modern Battleships that had a "Fight to the Death" with other "Modern" Battleships
MB


Im with you on the SD and NC. Who makes a good SoDak and Washington in 1/700 in full hull in plastic today? I want to buy 1 USN BB in 1/700 full hull and Iowas are a bit played out. Seems to me it is the Washington and SoDak that are the cool ones to build, and as I plan to build one Japanese BB (Kirishima perhaps) it makes sense to build either of those classes you mentioned. Thought and advice? What would you build for a perfect one ship US Navy collection from WW2?

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But those are so freaking impressive given the technologies now available for modeling, that it is REEAAAALLLLY tempting to get that 1/350 North Carolina.... That and the South Dakota-class are my favorite Battleships, ever (and the Kongō-class), as the only real Modern Battleships that had a "Fight to the Death" with other "Modern" Battleships
MB


Im with you on the SD and NC. Who makes a good SoDak and Washington in 1/700 in full hull in plastic today? I want to buy 1 USN BB in 1/700 full hull and Iowas are a bit played out. Seems to me it is the Washington and SoDak that are the cool ones to build, and as I plan to build one Japanese BB (Kirishima perhaps) it makes sense to build either of those classes you mentioned. Thought and advice? What would you build for a perfect one ship US Navy collection from WW2?

I think the only game in town for these two in full hull, and 1/700 are the Trumpeter/Pit-Road kits:
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/28224.html
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/45709.html

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/bb/bb-56/700-trump/trumpeter-review.html
http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/bb/bb-57/700-tr/trumpeter-review.html

And some AM sets for them:
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/zwjsf8swqhqr2mlxnwaa.html
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/dl21qam8a3rkdjcvbncg.html
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/mpikgsa5ttwzl0aqu56i.html

http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/bl3mvbrucvkufnaemzfw.html
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/qehqt0fcgppaekfsghif.html
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/fsjssx0axlqrfua9yxms.html


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Thank you very much for this list. With that said.... is Hasegawa Kirishima a good one in 1/700 full hull? Or there is better?

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Hasegawa's Kongo class is old. You'd get better details with Fujimi's new releases, such as this one: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10255130 The only issue is the slanted casemates, details on which you can find in the CASF.

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MatthewB wrote:
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Hooooliiiiiiii Faaaaaaaa.......

$300 for a 1/350 USS North Carolina?!

I will admit, it looks worth EVERY PENNY.


I would be interested in comparing it to the Lionroar set. Either way the instructions apprear to use folded brass for the 20 and 40mm barrels. Something I and not a huge fan of so I would end up replacing alll those anyway.

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I have both the Very Fire North Carolina set and the old Lion Roar set. I paid 150 for the Very Fire set, not 300. The Very Fire set is MUCH more comprehensive than Lion Roar. The 40MM mounts use folded brass with turned barrels with a resin base, not photo-etched barrels. I think the 20MM also use turned barrels, but I need to pull the set out and check, and I'm at work now.
My biggest problem with the Very Fire set was quality control, some of the radars were badly over etched, the conning tower wrap was missing from the fret, a big square hole. and two of the main gun barrels were not drilled out. Also some 40MM bases were missing. I was able to get all the missing parts, although they only sent me one new 16" barrel. That aside, I would recommend the Very Fire set as only a little behind Pontos and Infini, and much better than the old Lion Roar set.

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SilverGhost wrote:
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Hasegawa 1/700 IJN light cruiser Tenryu Full Hull Limited Edition
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I think that I have this Cruiser, and the Jintsu in Waterline.

I can't wait to build them, but all of my building has been suspended while my work-desk is dedicated to a project that will hopefully make some money (after which it can return to models, where my current list (see below) will finally all be completed.

And then I can start to work on a slew of IJN Destroyers and Cruisers (These included). I've been trying to re-arrange what I plan to build on kits that are more easily completed.

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USS St. Louis
USS Laffey & Farenholt
HIJMS Sub-Chasers No. 4 - 7
HIJMS Sub-Chasers No. 13 - 16


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pascalemod wrote:
MatthewB wrote:

But those are so freaking impressive given the technologies now available for modeling, that it is REEAAAALLLLY tempting to get that 1/350 North Carolina.... That and the South Dakota-class are my favorite Battleships, ever (and the Kongō-class), as the only real Modern Battleships that had a "Fight to the Death" with other "Modern" Battleships
MB


Im with you on the SD and NC. Who makes a good SoDak and Washington in 1/700 in full hull in plastic today? I want to buy 1 USN BB in 1/700 full hull and Iowas are a bit played out. Seems to me it is the Washington and SoDak that are the cool ones to build, and as I plan to build one Japanese BB (Kirishima perhaps) it makes sense to build either of those classes you mentioned. Thought and advice? What would you build for a perfect one ship US Navy collection from WW2?


Well.... I have the basic deck and superstructure for a 1942 SoDak finished to eventually have 3D Printed to convert the Trumpeter kit.

And the Trumpeter SoDak in 1/700 does include a Full Hull (lower hull that can be used instead of the Waterline). But it is in its post-1943 outfit.

It is annoying that no one makes a 1/700 Early-war South Dakota, given the battle with the Kirishima.



https://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-trump ... ship-1945/

http://www.hobbylinc.com/trumpeter-uss- ... scale-5760

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.ph ... =1225&l=en


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1/700 (All Fall 1942):
HIJMS Nagara
HIJMS Aoba & Kinugasa
USS San Francisco
USS Helena
USS St. Louis
USS Laffey & Farenholt
HIJMS Sub-Chasers No. 4 - 7
HIJMS Sub-Chasers No. 13 - 16


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Another update .Trumpeter and HobbyBoss for August, sadly no new 1/350's ,wish a Baltimore and or the Rodnol/Nelsol ,anyway....

HobbyBoss

1/350 Guam(not new for me IMO, we already have Alaska)
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1/200 Pegasus ,this one looks really cool ,sadly 1/200 is out of my league

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Trumpeter even meagre

1/700 Graf Zeppelin

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One interesting point,so far HobbyBoss has already showed all the 1/350 ships in it's catalogue 2017/18. Trumpeter has several ships to present (both York Class,both Nelson,2 more of the Zaras ,2 Littorios, 2 Baltimores and one more version of the Ranger)
Then Trumpeter still has lot to show in the future.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:20 am 
Still nice additions keep on coming!
Of only they would shrink their bellfast....


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Henk wrote:
Still nice additions keep on coming!
Of only they would shrink their bellfast....

My thoughts on this are:

HMS Belfast: bring up to Modernization with lattice masts etc.
Produce Group 1 and 2 Town Class Cruiser WW2 and modernization (HMS Sheffield, etc.)
Add to this Colony Class, WW2 and Modernization (HMS Kenya, etc.)

All in 1.350, 1/700 too small!

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Any news about Hobby Boss Strasbourg at 1/350 ?

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=ho ... =1336&l=en

Seems to have disappeared from the radar screens in this forum, including the list on page 1 of this topic. Would like to know if anyone has an idea of the date of issue?
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Any news about Hobby Boss Strasbourg at 1/350 ?

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=ho ... =1336&l=en

Seems to have disappeared from the radar screens in this forum, including the list on page 1 of this topic. Would like to know if anyone has an idea of the date of issue?
Thanks

Hobbyeasy has the release date as Aug 16.
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