The Ship Model Forum

The Ship Modelers Source
It is currently Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:35 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 233 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:47 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Oslo, Norway
Im wondering is Trumpeter behind this too ?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:00 pm
Posts: 10478
Location: Calgary, AB/Surrey, B.C., Canada
Almost certainly, judging by the base and the thin foam wrappers around the more fragile sprues.

_________________
De quoi s'agit-il?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 3:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:37 pm
Posts: 86
Location: Barrow in Furness. UK
My 1/200th Mikasa is coming soon. Using the tracking reference shows it has arrived in the UK and is being assessed for Customs charges at the moment. It's likely to be the most expensive kit I have ever bought.

Looking forward to comparing its details with my photos of the builder's model of the Canopus class HMS Vengeance. Both built in the same yard and within years of each other.

_________________
My photos... http://david-j-ross.smugmug.com/



"We're all non-believers about most gods; atheists just go one god further."


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 8:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:08 pm
Posts: 942
There is a major difference in the shape of forward and aft 6 inch casemates.

_________________
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." H. L. Mencken


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:47 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Oslo, Norway
David J Ross wrote:
My 1/200th Mikasa is coming soon.

Looking forward for your impressions ! :woo_hoo:
As for me the 1/200 is prohibiting cause of space. I got the old 1/700 IJN Mikasa and even if she almost 10 year old is still the king of 1/700 pre-dreadnoughts even compared to recent offerings in resin. Im looking forward of course for the 1/700 new IJN Mikasa from Hasegawa. Hope we will see some pictures of the new 1/200 and 1/700 versions on the site.

Edit:My god ! David J Ross thanks for your pictures of HMS Vengeance, I have in my stash a 1/700 HMS Vengeance from Combrig those would be valuable in my build !


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:00 pm
Posts: 10478
Location: Calgary, AB/Surrey, B.C., Canada
Some nice photos of the Hasegawa 1/700 Mikasa on display at the Shizuoka show this week: http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/199623/

_________________
De quoi s'agit-il?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 2:18 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:47 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Oslo, Norway
Interesting ! Thanks Timmy.
Im wondering why the light guns are red, what are they try to point with that, different time periods ?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 11:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:00 pm
Posts: 10478
Location: Calgary, AB/Surrey, B.C., Canada
Yep, red parts are the extra parts included in the kit allowing you to depict early/pre war fit. They just want to show unlike their 1/350 kits, you can build both variants using the same kit.

_________________
De quoi s'agit-il?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:08 pm
Posts: 942
I really wish I could justify to myself spending over 300 bucks on a model. Even a 1/200 one. This one looks VERY promising though. Even vents bases look, more or less, correct!

_________________
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." H. L. Mencken


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 4:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 29, 2016 12:42 pm
Posts: 1
Just received the 1/200 kit (having the new 1/700 already on order) and this one is huge for somebody who is normaly just in 1/700. I visit Mikasa in Yokosuka and made a lot of pictures, including an 50 shot panorama of her port side, so every detail should be visible. Sure this is not her 1905 appearance but for some hull details this might be helpfull. What I got as first problem was the missing of any visors for the portholes, there is nothing, so I am thinking about producing some out of wire or go with the WEM ones for Bismark. Before getting lost in this, short question. Is there any after market set planned for the 1/200 Mikasa also focused on this problem ? I just found by now an anouncement of Artwox for an wooden deck to be available June. Maybe somebody has already any input about this. Second problem seems to be the 12 and 6 inch guns, looking a bit thick, already received the 200L44 set of RB model and will compare them, if somebody is interested I can post the findings. Thanks for any feedback


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:22 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:34 pm
Posts: 967
Location: Cologne / Germany, sometimes Poznan/ Poland and Chessington/ UK
About the tunnel ring question which came up here ...

As far as These 2 Images of Mikasa show, there no rings visible...

Image

Image

_________________
The advantage of wisdom is that you can play dumb; conversely, it is more difficult.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:34 pm
Posts: 967
Location: Cologne / Germany, sometimes Poznan/ Poland and Chessington/ UK
Here a zoomed photo of the funnels from picture #2 above ... I see no rings on them. :wave_1:

Image

_________________
The advantage of wisdom is that you can play dumb; conversely, it is more difficult.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:08 pm
Posts: 942
Funnell rings appeared only after the 1908 rebuild.

_________________
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." H. L. Mencken


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:02 am
Posts: 166
Location: Rhode Island
This is probably a stupid question, but is there any difference between the Merit 1/200 Mikasa and the Wave 1/200 Mikasa kits ? Free Time has both kits and there is a $50 difference between the two.

Thanks


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:27 pm
Posts: 285
Ted Bunn wrote:
This is probably a stupid question, but is there any difference between the Merit 1/200 Mikasa and the Wave 1/200 Mikasa kits ? Free Time has both kits and there is a $50 difference between the two.

Thanks


Merit, Wave and Hobbyboss are all subsidaries of Trumpeter as far as I know.

Lately, there have been Merit releases of kits as built models, so, who knows. I just did a search and found the Trumpeter 1/200 Nelson listed as Wave 1/200 in Japan?

No doubt there's no difference whatsoever.

_________________
Regards

Nigel


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:49 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:02 am
Posts: 166
Location: Rhode Island
Yes, that's what I figured. Thanks Nigel !


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:52 am
Posts: 175
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Hobby Boss has now announced a 1902 version of the Merit/Wave/Trumpeter 1/200 Mikasa.

_________________
Steve Sobieralski
Tampa Bay Ship Model Society


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:00 am 
Offline
Ship Modeller Magazine
Ship Modeller Magazine

Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:52 am
Posts: 123
I've been told by someone at Trumpeter that its the Merit kit in a hobbyboss box


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:52 am
Posts: 175
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
No doubt it is the same basic kit, but the artwork does show the earlier mast configuration, large ventilators and color scheme so perhaps revisions to backdate the kit have been made:

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=ho ... id=79&l=en

_________________
Steve Sobieralski
Tampa Bay Ship Model Society


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:47 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Oslo, Norway
Steve Sobieralski wrote:
No doubt it is the same basic kit, but the artwork does show the earlier mast configuration, large ventilators and color scheme so perhaps revisions to backdate the kit have been made:

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=ho ... id=79&l=en

GOSH this takes minutes to load, anyway this a new release as new is an early fit.You can see that from the paint and the ventilations around the funnels. This kit can also be the base for a late 1905 fit.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 233 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Rick E Davis and 3 guests


You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group