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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:56 am 
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There is a 1/700 kit of both Alaska and Guam by ŘOP o.s. (formerly Samek) and there was a kit by Midship Models (formerly Classic Warships).

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:25 pm 
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maxim wrote:
There is a 1/700 kit of both Alaska and Guam by ŘOP o.s. (formerly Samek) and there was a kit by Midship Models (formerly Classic Warships).



Well thank you, now that I know they existed at some point. Been searching around and no one has either ship at the moment. Looks like it has been out of production for a while.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:28 pm 
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ŘOP o.s. recently still produced kits, I am not 100% sure, if they still do. But the availability at some shops for sure does not indicate, if it is still in production or not. It only indicates that they would have to order it - which they will not do, if nobody asks them to do it. But e.g. HLJ has USS Alaska on "backorder".

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:43 am 
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maybe if I were to email ROP o.s Samek directly and ask about the Guam and see if they still do make it. Their direct shop sight did not show a listing of the model so hopefully I can get lucky with it.

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ROS o.s (Samek) 1/700 USS Guam CB-2


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:59 am 
There are there:

http://www.mn-modelar.com/en-detail-902042992-1-700-uss-battle-cruiser-alaska-1945.html
http://www.mn-modelar.com/en-detail-902042999-1-700-uss-battle-cruiser-guam-1945.html


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:10 pm 
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Guest wrote:



from the link, I went and placed an order. surprised that they have it.

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1/700 USS South Dakota BB-57

Under construction:
1/700 USS Sigourney DD-643 (70%)
1/700 USS Montana BB-67 (20% complete)

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ROS o.s (Samek) 1/700 USS Guam CB-2


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:05 pm 
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OK got my hands on a 1/700 USS Guam from ROP s.o (former Samek) and it does not include masts. The template for the masts seem to small for 1/700, so does anyone have an estimate size on what diameter turned brass I would need to make them? Wish there was a detail up kit that included them, but alas, there is not.

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1/700 USS South Dakota BB-57

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1/700 USS Sigourney DD-643 (70%)
1/700 USS Montana BB-67 (20% complete)

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ROS o.s (Samek) 1/700 USS Guam CB-2


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:26 pm 
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Does anyone know if there still is a 1/700 photo etch detail set for Alaska class still in production? Midship models had one a few years ago I found but it's out of production now. Or could u get away with using a USN heavy cruiser or fast battleship detail up sheet from Tom's modelworks? The little sheet that comes with the samek Guam is not detailed at all.

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1/700 USS South Dakota BB-57

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1/700 USS Montana BB-67 (20% complete)

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ROS o.s (Samek) 1/700 USS Guam CB-2


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:40 pm 
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As far as I know there is no PE set for this kit, so I would use a fast battleship set if I were you. Because it contains more radars and directors than the cruiser set. I'm planning to use the Gold Medal set when I build my Guam.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:06 am 
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Gabor wrote:
As far as I know there is no PE set for this kit, so I would use a fast battleship set if I were you. Because it contains more radars and directors than the cruiser set. I'm planning to use the Gold Medal set when I build my Guam.


That is the one I am probably going to settle on. Seems to be the best bang for your buck.

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1/700 USS South Dakota BB-57

Under construction:
1/700 USS Sigourney DD-643 (70%)
1/700 USS Montana BB-67 (20% complete)

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ROS o.s (Samek) 1/700 USS Guam CB-2


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:33 pm 
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Anybody know how different the 1/350 Guam kit is from the Alaska? Is it just the paintjob? or are there more fundamental differences?

I ask as i already have Alaska, & don't really wanna 'double up'.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:56 am 
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You can buy a 1/72 scale hull and then scratch build the ship you want. :thinking:


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