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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 3:50 am 
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FlyHawk 1/700 light cruiser HMS Penelope
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OMG! So beautiful.

But an Atlantic/Mediterranean class of ships.

So not a pressing acquisition (especially when considering that everything came crashing to another halt in life due to Family considerations).

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She looks like a really fine kit. I wonder how difficult it would be to do her as the Galatea in 1941?



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Is Merit sneaking one in under the radar? Looks to be a 1/350th scale USS Hornet. Merit listed as manufacturer. From the Shizuoka show report here: http://www.themodellingnews.com/2017/05 ... .html#more

Surprised to see this, as when talking with them while working on the Yorktown and Enterprise kits, they stated a Hornet would not be done. If they've left that tanker hull design of the Trumpy Hornet in the past, this could be fantastic news for the upcoming 1/700 and 1/200 scale Yorktown class kits they've announced.


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Quincy wrote:
She looks like a really fine kit. I wonder how difficult it would be to do her as the Galatea in 1941?



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My thoughts exactly Bob! Been looking at photos and there are significant differences. I guess when the time comes we can work that out in the CASF thread.

My only frustration with Flyhawk - in a good way - is they take SO LONG between their new kits! :heh:

Any indication of when Penelope is to be released?

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:29 pm 
According to flyhawk information at Shizuoka hobby show hms penelope is due in July. Prince of Wales is due in August.

I found the information on a chinese site that has pictures from flyhaws booth at Shizuoka.


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According to flyhawk information at Shizuoka hobby show hms penelope is due in July. Prince of Wales is due in August.


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Got an email from Freetime Hobbies, the Alaska's are in and are being prepared for shipping!

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better if it was as built with 4x1 4" rather than 4x2 4"


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For those wanting to fill the flight deck of their 1/350 HMS Ark Royal.

The preview section on Trumpeter's website has listed amongst it's June 2017 product update Fairey Swordfish Item No.: 06274, Fulmar MK.1 Item No.: 06275 and Blackburn skua Item No.: 06276.

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.ph ... d=105&l=en


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According to flyhawk information at Shizuoka hobby show hms penelope is due in July. Prince of Wales is due in August.

I found the information on a chinese site that has pictures from flyhaws booth at Shizuoka.



PoW coming in 1/700? I cant wait. Really want that ship.

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PoW coming in 1/700? I cant wait. Really want that ship.


Is the Tamiya Prince of Wales really that bad that people would prefer the Flyhawk version? No one seems to have answered a question I made at the King George V class battleships thread about it.

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pascalemod wrote:

PoW coming in 1/700? I cant wait. Really want that ship.


Is the Tamiya Prince of Wales really that bad that people would prefer the Flyhawk version? No one seems to have answered a question I made at the King George V class battleships thread about it.


Ive not idea if its bad or good. Its a waterline series - so itslike missing bottom half of the ship and as such, a no go for me. I only build full ships. To me the weathered hull underneath is part of the attraction. If someone came out with 3D printed lower hull pars for Sharnhorst, KGV and so on I wouldnt care about flyhawk versions...

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Haijun watcher wrote:
pascalemod wrote:

PoW coming in 1/700? I cant wait. Really want that ship.


Is the Tamiya Prince of Wales really that bad that people would prefer the Flyhawk version? No one seems to have answered a question I made at the King George V class battleships thread about it.


It's not that Tamiya POW is that bad. Thirty-five years ago it was a great model; currrently, it's a little dated but still looks pretty nice - especially with AM updates. But Flyhawk's will be light-years ahead of Tamiya's. Might cost more (for sure!), but Tamiya's with mentioned AM will cost almost the same as Flyhawk's OOB!


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By today standards Tamiya's 35+ years release are not good for even an out of the box build.


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Atma wrote:
By today standards Tamiya's 35+ years release are not good for even an out of the box build.


Not to mention the lower hull half is missing - lazy. Give me an option, not take it away!:)

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 3:59 am 
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My only frustration with Flyhawk - in a good way - is they take SO LONG between their new kits! :heh:

Any indication of when Penelope is to be released?


I wouldn't complain too much, the effort they put into a kit is worth the wait, it has all the etch and brass you would ever need plus exquisitely fine moulded injection parts and all for a reasonable price. I'm not sure we would appreciate them coming out quicker if they botched the research or softened the detail, forcing the use of aftermarket products.

At least we have something to look forward to Penelope, Prince of Wales, Illustrious plus the Ajax & Achilles and the British Destroyers or alternately there are the German light Cruisers too


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Atma wrote:
By today standards Tamiya's 35+ years release are not good for even an out of the box build.


Some were better than others; POW and KGV are still not bad (with PE and AM), same with Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Tamiya's smaller ships like destroyers were terrible. But the large ships certainly could be replaced with newer releases.
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Devin wrote:
Is Merit sneaking one in under the radar? Looks to be a 1/350th scale USS Hornet. Merit listed as manufacturer. From the Shizuoka show report here: http://www.themodellingnews.com/2017/05 ... .html#more

Surprised to see this, as when talking with them while working on the Yorktown and Enterprise kits, they stated a Hornet would not be done. If they've left that tanker hull design of the Trumpy Hornet in the past, this could be fantastic news for the upcoming 1/700 and 1/200 scale Yorktown class kits they've announced.



I believe it is the 1/200 scale Hornet. Could not get a clear look at the bow. I compared the pics of the tie down strips by the front elevator and the interior of the three round uptakes of the funnel to the 1/200 kit and my 1/350 Yorktown. It is definitely the 1/200 kit. Sorry Devin for my observation but maybe if sales are good for CV- 5 & 6, maybe they will have a change of heart.


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FlyHawk 1/700 light cruiser HMS Aurora 1945
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Thanks for that photo, very convincing model. I prefer 1/350, but that is making me think some.......

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