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 Post subject: 1/700 IJN Aircraft
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:00 pm 
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All,

What are the current IJN (Zero, Val, Kate) aircraft sets available and what is the opinion of their quality ?

I am aware of the Lion Roar set and I think Fujimi has a set, perhaps even with markings specific to the carrier, but unclear as to how many planes per kit.

What are the opinions ?

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 IJN Aircraft
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:59 pm 
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Hello,

the best planes are from the Lion Roar Set. I used them with the Flyhawk PE set.
But as comparison here is the Fujimi Zeke:

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You see the way to thick wings.

And here is the Lion Roar Zeke:
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The Val:
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and a painted Kate :

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So even without the pe set, the Lion Roar planes are superior. You will get each six Zeke, Kate and Vals in a set.
Which is a good value for the money.

Greetings Christian

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 IJN Aircraft
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:36 pm 
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Thx for the very helpful comparison, Christian. I wonder how these more modern sets compare against those from the Waterline Consortium.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 IJN Aircraft
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:21 am 
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The planes from Aoshimas Chitose wheren't that bad either. Of course they are later planes.

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It was from Tree I with the sprue number 09-0346. Not sure if this is an older sprue.
The planes where included as complete ones like that sprueand like I build. And they where in the set with separate wings.
With pe propeller and landing gears they do there thing.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/700 IJN Aircraft
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:10 pm 
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Thx, Christian. Lionroar makes both early and late war aircraft.


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