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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:51 pm 
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Will the upcoming L'Arsenal 1/350 conversion set substantially improve the Trumpeter Richelieu?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:54 am 
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darcy wrote:
Will the upcoming L'Arsenal 1/350 conversion set substantially improve the Trumpeter Richelieu?

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I would like to know about L'Arsenal 1/350 conversion as well, been waiting a year it seems.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:25 pm 
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Is the set out yet ? Since last time I heard about it was a couple of months before.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:52 am 
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still waiting too !!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:48 pm 
I was just wondering about Richelieu post US refit. I have seen many pictures of the ship with the paint scheme she was given in the US but I have noticed on the internet several models of her with a paint scheme to looks like the US one but with only two colors and no fading off of the edges of the darker color. Was she ever painted this way?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:54 pm 
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chargerman wrote:
I was just wondering about Richelieu post US refit. I have seen many pictures of the ship with the paint scheme she was given in the US but I have noticed on the internet several models of her with a paint scheme to looks like the US one but with only two colors and no fading off of the edges of the darker color. Was she ever painted this way?


Not according to 'French Battleships 1922-1956' by Jordan and Dumas - she went from her 4-colour US scheme (with feathered edges) to an Admiralty scheme of light grey hull and blue panel, with the superstructures and turrets either light grey or dark grey


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:26 pm 
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Some photos of Richelieu upon arrival in the US for refit, early 1943. Photos from NARA II, courtesy of Roger Torgeson:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:28 pm 
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And a few post-refit. Labeled as "November 1943, Scapa Flow". Again, photos from NARA II, courtesy of Roger Torgeson.
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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Some photos of Richelieu upon arrival in the US for refit, early 1943. Photos from NARA II, courtesy of Roger Torgeson:

Great thanks to "MartinJQuinn!
It is surprising to me that she had camoflage in French status!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:29 pm 
Thanks for posting the great photos & thanks to Roger T. for sharing them.


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Great photos indeed, thanks for sharing them.


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Question re: Jean Bart at Casablanca: the Vichy authorities exerted considerable effort to advance the ship's level of completion. Turret 1 was commissioned, 5 (of 6 planned) twin 90mm AA mounts were shipped, numerous 37mm CAD mounts (and other AA weapons) were fitted, a 14m rangefinder was improvised, etc. My question is: does anyone know if there was a specific goal or design to these efforts? Or was it simply a matter of improvisation after improvisation, using whatever materials came to hand? Clearly, completing Turret 2 and the 152mm secondary armament were beyond the resources available, but did the Vichy Navy plan to complete Jean Bart to a point where she would be at least somewhat functional as a battleship?

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Afther some problems with the programing of the new transmitter I finally got the the two maine towers working again.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:15 pm 
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I have looked through this entire thread but never found the obvious . . . which kit of Richelieu is better, the Trumpeter 1/350 or the Heller 1/400?

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talk to Steve Larsen aka Model Monkey as I'm pretty certain he made replacement main turrets for Trumpeter's Richelieu because of issues.


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DavidP wrote:
talk to Steve Larsen aka Model Monkey as I'm pretty certain he made replacement main turrets for Trumpeter's Richelieu because of issues.


I believe it's actually Micro Master not Model Monkey that makes the French BB turrets.

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Afaik Trumpeter turrets are about 1/400 , L'Arsenal are a big bigger but still undersized (+ or - 1/380) and the Micro Master are real 1/350 ,here is a picture of the Micro Master vs L'Arsenal ,difference is quite obvious , the good thing of the L'Arsenal turrets is that nothing has to be modified , the MicroMaster need some surgery in the turret bases.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:05 pm 
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My question concerns both the old Heller 1/400 Richelieu kit and the Trumpeter 1/350 kit. Which is better out of the box? I know that , as a general rule, Heller is softer on certain details that are easily correctible, but, given that the Trumpeter kit has so many difficult to rectify errors, can it be that Heller's is the better overall model?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:17 pm 
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I have a 15.8meg file containing RICHELIEU 1940 drawings if anybody them.
have a look at this link about comments on the Heller Richelieu. http://www.modelerjoe.net/shipmodellist ... rRichelieu


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:35 pm 
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David,

That is precisely what I wanted to ascertain. Thank you! It seems that there is more to commend in the Heller kits than the Trumpeter.

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