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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:00 pm 
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REVELL RoG is to release a Type IXC early version with 10.5cm and 3.7cm deck guns!

http://www.kitreviewsonline.de/wp-conte ... -tower.jpg

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:17 pm 
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Hi Joe! 1/144 or 1/72?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:38 pm 
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The initial release slated for Sept. 2019 will be in 1:72 scale but I am sure a 1:144 will follow in the near future.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:39 pm 
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in 1:72 scale
http://members.boardhost.com/Warship/ms ... 10940.html


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:41 am 
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You can see some photos of the actual model here.

http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?op ... 2&catid=58

It looks great...especially the deck guns...well done!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:05 am 
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To me, greater news would be for a 1/144 Type IX of any version. No kits of a Type IX exist at all. I do not consider the Academy 1/150 a true choice seeing it was designed in mind to be played with as battery driven toy.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Well if REVELL is to follow their previous release pattern as when they released their Type VIIc and then the VIIc/41 in 1:72, they followed
shortly afterwards with 1:144 versions.
So we may see a 1:144 IXc by next year. They may also do the 3 variants of the Type IXs by then.
Personally I would like to see them release the IXc(early), first.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:45 am 
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Considering the recent news about Revell with its sale, I have a few questions about this brand.

What's the backstory of Revell and why is their history of model ships so inconsistent and varied? They've got scales in 1/720, 1/700, 1/570, 1/426, 1/350...it's all over the show, like they can't make their mind up or something.

I understand they have a predominant German/American flavour in warships but it's so weird why they have things like 1/570 Scharnhorst, 1/700 Bismark and 1/720 Blucher...would drive a person insane if they only like to build models in a uniform scale. Impossible to collect a 'fleet'.

I really like their 1/350 Dresden/Emden kits, which seem to be their most unique ship offering in that scale, but they seemed to have stopped there with originality and just keep producing Bismarks and Tirpitzs of which the market is saturated.

Not sure what the deal with their 1/350 Gangut was, since that's just a rebox of Zvezda's Sevastopol isn't it? A kit that is still produced alongside Poltava. What did they hope to achieve here with Gangut? It just adds to the inconsistency and randomness among their ship kits.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:50 am 
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Plasma_Frigate wrote:

What's the backstory of Revell and why is their history of model ships so inconsistent and varied? They've got scales in 1/720, 1/700, 1/570, 1/426, 1/350...it's all over the show, like they can't make their mind up or something.

Historically, Revell has been around since the 50's. Many of their early ship models were so-called "box scale", meaning Revell had tons of boxes made to the same dimensions, then scaled (more or less) the model to fit in them. Very few models were a consistent scale. Small ships like destroyers and coast guard cutters were a larger scale to fit the box, and battleships and carriers were smaller scales, also to fit the same size box. Everything else was in varied scales, also to fit. Revell underwent several changes, ie; Revell/Monogram, and Revell of Germany (RoG). They shared molds and sprues from East European companies like ICM, Zvezda, etc; and Italerie, so their releases became a hodge-podge of various scales, and quality. ...a very condensed history of Revell! :big_grin:


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I’d love to see RoG release a square bridge version of their 1/144 Fletcher.


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Joe Ellias wrote:
I’d love to see RoG release a square bridge version of their 1/144 Fletcher.

You can find those conversion pieces on Shapeways. Not cheap, though!
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Joe Ellias wrote:
I’d love to see RoG release a square bridge version of their 1/144 Fletcher.


IMO this will never happen,so Model Monkey is your man :big_grin:

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You can find those conversion pieces on Shapeways. Not cheap, though!
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Those are offered by Model Monkey in grey resin cheaper than Shapeways ,take a look ,IMO not bad for the big size of the parts.
https://www.model-monkey.com/fletcher-144

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While Model Monkey produces almost all the necessary parts, there is no part for the outer midships bulkhead that supports the midships twin forties on the square bridge Fletcher.


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Joe Ellias wrote:
While Model Monkey produces almost all the necessary parts, there is no part for the outer midships bulkhead that supports the midships twin forties on the square bridge Fletcher.


Just ask him ,he is super nice,probably he can design that also, if not, some scratch building is feasible and easy.

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Joe Ellias wrote:
While Model Monkey produces almost all the necessary parts, there is no part for the outer midships bulkhead that supports the midships twin forties on the square bridge Fletcher.


These?

https://www.shapeways.com/product/FKSTL3C6L/fletcher-heerman-midships-assembly-in-1-144th-scal?optionId=60359270&li=marketplace


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