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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:20 pm 
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Not "vaporware"; here are shots of Mike's latest test pieces. He's got a little more tweaking to do.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:19 am 
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^ Those frets look outstanding. Mike's list on the previous page, being very extensive, doesn't look like it's represented on just these two frets you posted. That's a good thing I guess because it means more pieces. :big_grin:
Question: a good deal of these PE details are sort of generic IJN are they not? I have the Nichimo Shiranui (Kagerō-class) waiting in the wings somewhere which is why I ask.

This is a good segue into the continued availability and popularity of these 1/200 destroyer kits. Trolling ebay, they are sometimes seen offered for sale in various guises--some have older boxes with really nice 'at sea' artwork on the tops. Others look more recent with monochromatic/solid color boxes with only the description, specs and logo (I think these contain real brass pedestals for the display stand). I don't know the actual status of Nichimo Ltd but the latter style look as if they are fairly recent production. I hope so because I am a fan.

*I believe the Nichimo Kagerō class were not motorized so I seem to recall that they lack the detriments to their appearance by way of the provision for battery access.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:05 am 
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Wave is about to release a new 1/350 Akizuki in December:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10411315
Its hull seems rather plain in the pictures. No "eyebrows" over portholes, no hull plating lines and a degaussing cable that looks like a simple smooth line. Of course it can also be that those details are extremely subtle and thus not noticeable in the pictures.

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kindly requested are plastic HMS Lion in any scale, and Kinugasa in 1:350.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:24 am 
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Fivi_1241 wrote:
Wave is about to release a new 1/350 Akizuki in December:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10411315
Its hull seems rather plain in the pictures. No "eyebrows" over portholes, no hull plating lines and a degaussing cable that looks like a simple smooth line. Of course it can also be that those details are extremely subtle and thus not noticeable in the pictures.

We talked about this a bit in the Main Forum's Upcoming Releases thread, and it seems this is a re-release of the Monochrome/Trumpeter kit from the late 2000s. A pretty good kit, by all accounts.

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Oh, sorry for repeating the topic then. Good to know that this is a kit worth buying. Are there any PE sets available for it other than Big Blue Boy's one?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:53 pm 
The Monochrome kit degaussing cable does have attachment brackets. I'll check for other details when I get home next week.

The Blueboy pe is the only ones I know of.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:29 pm 
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The 1/350 Monochrome/Trumpeter/(now) Wave Akizuki has been released as a convertible 1942/1944 version. It's showing on Hobbysearch Japan, though not HLJ as of yet. Probably any day. The price is pretty good at $60+: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10411315


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I see the next ' new ' IJN destroyer Kit will be by Wave Models - of the 1/350 1/350 Fuyutsuki 冬月 1945
which is scheduled to be released in December 2017 - https://hlj.com/product/WAVBB-102

and on the Company's Twitter account - some great pictures - http://www.hobby-wave.com/LINE_UP/kit/e ... index.html
Fuyutsuki class
Project number F51. The Fuyutsuki subclass were originally going to be built to the same sp