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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:
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....


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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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Bill Clarke wrote:



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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