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What kit would you like to see produced in 1/700 plastic
US Big 5 Battleships (Pearl Harbor Maryland-West Virginia)
US Big 5 Battleships (rebuilt Maryland-West Virginia)
US Forestall class carrier
US Essex class modernised SCB125
USS Enterprise CV-6
USS Saratoga CV-3 late war
USS Alaska CB
Northampton Class heavy cruiser
IJN Shiratsuyu
Colony class Royal Navy cruiser
Enterprise class Royal Navy cruiser
USS Enterprise CVN-65
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:05 pm 
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I've been waiting for a year for Hasegawa to scale down their 1/350 Gambier Bay to 1/700. C'mon Hasagawa - everyone else does it! (well Trumpeter and Dragon at least)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:55 pm 
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As far as new plastic kits, my choices would be:

Casablanca CVE
New Mexico BB
C3 AP/APA/XAP
Sims DD


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:01 pm 
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I would imagine Trumpeter would follow up the interest Italian WWII ships with more Med related models.

I also think that any new model will have to be a ship that had many sisters in order to be a good investment.

Thus I would like to see the following..
Some rather obvious,

QE class ships. Warspite, Queen Elizabeth, but also Malaya and Barham, considering the many variations over the years this could yield a great many kits.

Illustrious class carriers.. Victorious, ILlustrious, and so close Formidable, and Indomitable at least 4 models, possibly more with early/late options.

this is a bit of a stretch.. Glorious, Courageous
Town class cruisers.. so many famous names.
county class.. same thing.



Zara, GLoria, Pola... and the fourth who I forget right now.. likely and would go well with Battle ships.

More American Battleships with early prewar /reconstructed late war look.. again many options per kit.

Companies like Zveda seem keen to make the one off's so they might be good choice for a Furious, or Iron Duke, or Eagle. any of the interesting ships which are overlooked..


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:12 pm 
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I have several I'd be willing to buy in 1/700.
Carriers: Mondernized Essex or Hermes
Battleships: Any WWI German or british dreadnought
Battlecruisers: Alaska, HMS Lion, or german WWI classes
Cruiers: Leahy, California, Kashin, Brooklyn, or Daring
Escorts: Leanders, Broadsword, Garcia, Brookes class
Submarines: GUppy, Echo II (full hull), Whiskey V, Daphne class


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:14 pm 
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schuhmp wrote:
I have several I'd be willing to buy in 1/700.
Carriers: Mondernized Essex or Hermes
Battleships: Any WWI German or british dreadnought
Battlecruisers: Alaska, HMS Lion, or german WWI classes
Cruiers: Leahy, California, Kashin, Brooklyn, or Daring
Escorts: Leanders, Broadsword, Garcia, Brookes class
Submarines: GUppy, Echo II (full hull), Whiskey V, Daphne class


A 1/700 USS Garcia Class is availalbe from Corsair Armada.

(edit: Sorry, I see that this is the "plastic" kit list.)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:53 pm 
I agree, none of the above, but would like to see Modern USCG cutters and AUX ships.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:01 am 
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items that go out of production or limited for some reason,,especially AC,B17,B24,c47 etc


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:40 pm 
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I vote for USN fuel ships or resupply ships


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I want a full hulled:
USS Tennessee (late war)
CV6 Enterprise
Forrest Sherman class DD
Gearing class DD
Forrestal Class CV
Midway Class CV

to name a few......

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:14 am 
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being new to the hobby....
i'm happy with anything 1/700
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i just want to build
getting the ships is as hard to get as supplies for me
there's no hobby shops for mega miles so i'm greatful for whatever i can get
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:16 pm 
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none listed - same as 350 scale - more turrets - better - already have 700 scale "US Big 5 Battleships (Pearl Harbor Maryland-West Virginia)" - came with twin 16" & triple 14" so I can make either if I want.


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I'd also very much like to see any of the Big 5 battleships- of the Colorado and Tennessee classes- in either their 1941 or 1944 configurations. And I would prefer plastic kits from big companies like Tamiya or Revell, even though smaller suppliers like midship models/Blue Ridge do offer them in resin.

Fortunately, for those who like the Colorado class, Trumpeter recently released the USS Maryland in her 1941 configuration. It wouldn't take much work to bring her to 1942 configuration.

Those of you who like the other ships could probably just substitute the Maryland for her sister Colorado in 1941 and 1942 configurations, or the West Virginia in her 1941 configuration.

For those who want the Tennessee or California in their 1941 configuration, and want to kitbash using the Maryland Trumpeter kit, it may prove a little tricky unless you can find a supplier for triple 14 inch turrets. I myself have been trying to find Pitroad's 1/700 US Navy ships' spare parts kit to no avail; I'm not sure if Tamiya's IJN ships' spare parts kits has 14-inch turrets.

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Take a look at my Upcoming Releases thread re. the other Big 5s that are supposed to be released.

You may also wish to note that the current Maryland kit includes the 14" turrets.

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Timmy C wrote:

You may also wish to note that the current Maryland kit includes the 14" turrets.



D'OH!

Well obviously I haven't opened my one Trumpeter 1/700 USS Maryland kit yet.

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That makes life much easier since you gave me an source for Tennessee/California in their 1941 configurations.. Though my local hobby shop's owner might raise his eyebrows in surprise if I did order 4 more Trumpeter Maryland kits if I do want to finish my Pearl Harbour battleship row collection.

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Other than the big 5 American battleships at Pearl Harbour, I'd also like to add the post-war Colossus class light fleet carriers- specifically HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure- as my most second wanted in 1/700. I'm a fan of RCN naval aviation as well.

So far the only models I've found online of these ships in 1/700 are scratchbuilt by another guy from Peru, I think, who made his own mold to mass produce a series of post-war Colossus class carriers.

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Haijun watcher wrote:
Other than the big 5 American battleships at Pearl Harbour, I'd also like to add the post-war Colossus class light fleet carriers- specifically HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure- as my most second wanted in 1/700. I'm a fan of RCN naval aviation as well.

So far the only models I've found online of these ships in 1/700 are scratchbuilt by another guy from Peru, I think, who made his own mold to mass produce a series of post-war Colossus class carriers.


HP Models and L'Arsenal did them in resin. Check with them to see if they are still in production. Plastic kits of these ships aren't totally unlikely in my opinion but you'd probably have to settle for kits of the designs as built. It might not be practical to do all the different subsequent modifications in plastic.

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I would love to see injection moulded kits of any WW2 Royal Navy cruisers - especially the Town and Leander Class. And any of the 'old' WW2 RN carriers such as Hermes, Eagle, Furious, Glorious or Courageous. And how about Trumpeter or another manufacturer producing an R Class battleship as this and Vanguard are about the only BB's post-WW1 missing in injection moulded form in 1/700?


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RNexeter wrote:
I would love to see injection moulded kits of any WW2 Royal Navy cruisers - especially the Town and Leander Class. And any of the 'old' WW2 RN carriers such as Hermes, Eagle, Furious, Glorious or Courageous. And how about Trumpeter or another manufacturer producing an R Class battleship as this and Vanguard are about the only BB's post-WW1 missing in injection moulded form in 1/700?

What RNexeter said.
The RN cruisers, especially, are woefully under-represented in plastic. Granted, the 1/700th market is tilted towards the IJN by its nature. But in recent years the manufacturers have given us significant numbers of WWII USN cruisers; time to expand that attention to their RN counterparts (not to mention certain other Allied & Axis nations).

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