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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:33 am 
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Thanks for posting the Flyhawk blurb. Glad to see Moltke is still on there. I imagine the WW2 stuff will sell way better. It would be nice to see the Moltke get done, so hopefully it will be an '18 release.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:05 am 
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I'm in the process of super-detailing Dragon's Bismark (which is pretty good), and the old Tamiya Scharnhorst (which needs a lot of AM but is still not bad) and now Flyhawk announces releases of each. Guess I won't have to bother finishing either of them now. With the extra $'s I spent on AM for each, I could buy both new Flyhawk releases!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:47 am 
It´s great that Flyhawk announced so many new ships. I only wish that they would released the actual models too. HMS Legion was announced back in 2016 and it still has not been released.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:35 pm 
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Some excellent Flyhawk choices there, the Sydney is a model of what I regard as the prettiest cruiser class ever.

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And if only Flyhawk were planning to release them in 1/350 scale as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:37 pm 
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News from Flyhawk 2018
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Thanks for posting this.
Some nice items there. Is it just me or do Bismarck's turrets look undersized. I hope that is CAD!

Nice Sevastapol you have made Andrew!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:12 pm 
Pictures of flyhawks HMS Legion, the actual model, are available on this Chinese site.

http://www.moxdao.com/thread-49239-1-1.html


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Nurnberg 2018:

USS Atlanta 1/350 (Dragon 1039) listed as new tool!

Also Heller. 1/400 - Escorteurs E50 and E52

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2018/Nuernberg_2018.html

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:47 pm 
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An Atlanta? Loving it. Saw the Sydney as well - that is one of those kits that I never thought I'd see in plastic, let alone in 1/350... now if they only did a Brooklyn. Still waiting on Trumpeter's 1/350 Pittsburgh

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:28 am 
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An Atlanta? Loving it. Saw the Sydney as well - that is one of those kits that I never thought I'd see in plastic, let alone in 1/350... now if they only did a Brooklyn. Still waiting on Trumpeter's 1/350 Pittsburgh

It would seem that I have been over optimistic on this Atlanta release as I have missed previous releases of this info, with no follow up action. I'd love to be proven correct and for Dragon to start releasing their ship catalogue as seen a while ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:59 am 
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burtus05 wrote:
Pictures of flyhawks HMS Legion, the actual model, are available on this Chinese site.

http://www.moxdao.com/thread-49239-1-1.html


I notice Flyhawk is starting to mold more detail onto the decks, ie; cable reels, and ammunition boxes. And those ammo boxes don't look as sharp as they used to. Hope Flyhawk is starting to cheap-out on us!
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drasticplastic wrote:
burtus05 wrote:
Pictures of flyhawks HMS Legion, the actual model, are available on this Chinese site.

http://www.moxdao.com/thread-49239-1-1.html


I notice Flyhawk is starting to mold more detail onto the decks, ie; cable reels, and ammunition boxes. And those ammo boxes don't look as sharp as they used to. Hope Flyhawk is starting to cheap-out on us!
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I don't know. I appreciate some people want the absolute maximum in detail but the couple of Flyhawk kits I've built, though undoubtedly impressive in that department, are over-engineered and a pain to build. In some cases a lot of unnecessary part breakdown and effort for very little visible gain. If they're toning that down a bit I'll be happy. There are things on their future releases that I really want and would probably buy anyway, but this will make me dread building them a bit less.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:33 pm 
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CL40 wrote:
An Atlanta? Loving it. Saw the Sydney as well - that is one of those kits that I never thought I'd see in plastic, let alone in 1/350... now if they only did a Brooklyn. Still waiting on Trumpeter's 1/350 Pittsburgh

It would seem that I have been over optimistic on this Atlanta release as I have missed previous releases of this info, with no follow up action. I'd love to be proven correct and for Dragon to start releasing their ship catalogue as seen a while ago.



Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nuts.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:25 pm 
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Is it my imagination, or did Fujimi announce a new Chōkai for May?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:30 pm 
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Is it my imagination, or did Fujimi announce a new Chōkai for May?

MB

Sounds like it's a repop, but with some new parts allowing you to portray her in a number of different periods: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10521808

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:14 am 
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Trumpeter/HobbyBoss updates for March pretty dull

Just the 1/700 boys will have some fun,looks like a waterline 1/700 USS TEXAS is arriving by May to the shops
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Where is the 1/350 Rodnol???? :mad_1:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:19 am 
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VeryFire new 1/350 Iowa BB

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The first Iowa in 1/350 scale! WWII config, too! Perhaps VeryFire will release all four ships? :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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1946 1/350 Midway would be better.


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1946 1/350 Midway would be better.

No way ! A 1910 USS North Dakota would be much better...but you know where this end.


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"The Big-E" in 1/700 is officially listed on the Trumpeter's website. Good hint from Dick J, probably Santa Cruz appearance.

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