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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:52 am 

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Trumpeter has posted their monthly preview for February with the CV-6 Enterprise CAD shown. IBG has cataloged another series of RN destroyers and the Flyhawk 2018 catalog has been added.

Aoshima: HMS Exeter (1942) (April) with Yamashita 1942 Inazuma.
Hasegawa: HIJMS Minegumo (Jan).
Trumpeter: CV-6 USS Enterprise (Feb ?). Nothing on release dates for the other
cataloged kits.
Flyhawk: A lot of cataloged kits "in the hopper" with test shots and box art posted.* Latest catalog for 2018 ... 2312_n.jpg
ICM: KM Markgraf (1st Q)( 4th. Konig sister).
IBG: A new series of RN G, H and I class destroyers cataloged*
Kajika: HIJMS Hiei (released) and Haruna (released).
Snowman: Artwork posted for the USS Columbia (CL-56) but nothing on the other planned kits of the USS Brooklyn and USS

* Refer to Injection Molded Plastic Upcoming Ship Kit Releases section of this site for information.

I concede that the Dragon CVN Enterprise is a "never will be"

Sources for this info are the various manufacturers' sites including Face Book, postings on MWS, SN, Cybermodeler and sellers sites such as Free Time, Hobby Search, HLJ and Stevens Hobby.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:27 am 
I admit to a personal dislike of building ships which were sunk. I'll never build Hood. That's just me, but I really object to Aoshima's Exeter box art showing the ship sinking. I think that's in bad taste. Of course I know Japanese companies rather like to make only RN ships that the IJN sank. But if they must, let's have Cornwall and Dorsetshire.

I'm desperate for the IBG destroyers. G, H, Brazilian H, I, Turkish I. No more trying to get them all out of Tamiya's E. A little disappointed that Flyhawk's J,K,L seem to have been back-burnered and selfishly distressed that they are going 1/350. With a ship the IJN sank.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:45 pm 
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I must confess that PoW would not be my first choice for their first 1/350 kit, but I will get one as I like the KGV class. I really hope they are working on the Illustrious class in that scale!

The lack of dreadnoughts in 1/700 scale is really weird. Trumpeter did most of the QE class and ICM are doing Koenigs but where are the Orions, Iron Duke's, etc. etc? And of course their German counterparts.

They were the only dreadnought type battleships of the 20th century to fight in the line of battle!

In 1757 Admiral John Byng was shot "pour encourager les autres". Voltaire

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