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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:31 pm 
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Fairy Kikaku has released another Truk Lagoon wreck, the IJN Nagano Maru in 1/700. It is backordered on the HLJ site.




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:44 am 
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Fairy Kikaku has released the 1/700 IJN Myoko Maru 1943. She is 364ft with deck guns on fore and aft bandstands. With two 25mm singles amidships. She was built in 1938-39 so, she should be all metal decking, with the only wood being her life boat deck. This should also apply to the Nagano Maru.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:02 am 
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Just a quick fyi - Tom's is planning to release a new set, actually a subset of the tanker set, for the IJN merchants. It's primarily a pulley set, but I believe there might also be accommodation anchors, gravity davits, 4 bar railings, maneuvering light arrays, hatches, life rings, maybe even gun bandstands. This came out of a customer request made to Rich at last year's NATS. Not sure of the final item selection and release date, but soon. If Rich reads this, perhaps he'll fill in the blanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:23 pm 
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Thanks for the info, Dan! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: That set will come in handy for my ever growing merchant fleet!





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Combrig IJN Kasato Maru in 1/700 is a future resin release. She was built in 1900, and is 405ft in length. She was sunk on Aug.9th 1945, by Russian aircraft, in the Bering Sea.

This should be a very nice kit! :cool_1:



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Combrig IJN Kasato Maru in 1/700 is a future resin release. She was built in 1900, and is 405ft in length. She was sunk on Aug.9th 1945, by Russian aircraft, in the Bering Sea.

This should be a very nice kit! :cool_1:



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Thanks for the head's up Bob. I see that the instructions are already on line.

http://combrig-models.com/images/stories/instructions/is70100_Kasato.pdf

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Dan, Guess who the requester for a supplementary merchant ships set was?... I also asked him to consider a selection of crosstrees and king post girderwork. Great to hear Richard has taken it on board - customer satisfaction guaranteed.

Bob, some interesting subjects out there now. Just have to 'up the build rate'!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:06 am 
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Dan, Guess who the requester for a supplementary merchant ships set was?... I also asked him to consider a selection of crosstrees and king post girderwork.


Aha! Mystery solved. Jim, good for you for the astute request. It seems to have met your requested specifications: http://www.tomsmodelworks.com/catalog/p ... cts_id=675

I didn't realize you were at the show. I would have liked to have introduced myself.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:23 am 
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Thanks Jim. I have ordered one. Let's see how much of this set i can use on my '50s merchant ships.


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Yes, thank you, Jim! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: I ordered a couple sets to try out on about at least 50 scratch builds. I might ask Richard to see if he could do a 1900-1920's set. Most of my scratch builds are between that time period.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:12 pm 
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Dan,
Just to clarify. The request was made at the IPMS Nationals in Telford England in November last. Richard is ever the gentleman and allows Don McKeand and others from FineWaterline, including me, to 'bend his ear' with our requests and suggestions.

I hadn't realised they had been released back in February. Needless to say, I have now put in my order for a few sets and look forward to receiving them soon.

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