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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:23 am 
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Heavy Melder wrote:
Just saw on Takom's facebook (which i don't have an account for) that they are going to do a 1/350 Sachsen class frigate of the Germany Navy. I've been enjoying their 1/35 ship weapons kits so this is a welcome addition since I love pretty much all post war stuff.

Here's the image they posted, along with their 1/144 Lun Ekranoplan. Both expected this summer.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:14 pm 
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Heavy Melder wrote:
ummmm......what the heck am I looking at here?


From the FB post

"This ticket is the coupon for those who bought the dx Taiho. They can get the discount price 998rmb for Yamato"

No idea how one redeems the coupon, if indeed thats what it is.

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Heavy Melder wrote:
ummmm......what the heck am I looking at here?


From the FB post

"This ticket is the coupon for those who bought the dx Taiho. They can get the discount price 998rmb for Yamato"

No idea how one redeems the coupon, if indeed thats what it is.


and whose Yamato would that be?

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From the FB post

"This ticket is the coupon for those who bought the dx Taiho. They can get the discount price 998rmb for Yamato"

No idea how one redeems the coupon, if indeed thats what it is.[/quote]

and whose Yamato would that be?[/quote]

Based on the photos on the previous page the box says Very Fire

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Pieter wrote:
It will be interesting to compare those Barracudas with the barracudas Mike Bartel is doing.


Theirs will have some more parts. I designed our aircraft to be easier to produce and work with, but I think the fine panel line detail makes up for it. I've never seen it this fine and crisp in this scale. And I think I did the best overall job on the Firefly; it's really sharp when it's assembled. It's a credit to the factory we're using in China.

No one make a 1/700 Sea Fury in plastic, so that one will be available separately first, by the way.

I never modeled aircraft in CAD before I did these. Didn't really want to do them at first, but I'm getting better each one I do. The 1/700 Sea Otter will be better still. And a couple more aircraft types are coming from IHP for the Colossus kits so we can do some 50s fits, and I have to model some for the CVA-01 (F35s, Buccaneers, Phantoms).

The factory in China is moaning about the work required to make this kind of detailed tooling :heh: , but the result is worth it. The aircraft will make for a nice little 1/700 sub-range of 'by-product' parts from IHP.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:24 am 
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Latest Trumpeter announcement for release is a 1/700th Scharnhorst:

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.ph ... d=209&l=en

Also there are photos of the sprues for the forthcoming 1/350th HMS Colombo:

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.ph ... =3697&l=en


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Latest Trumpeter announcement for release is a 1/700th Scharnhorst:

Hmmm...competition for Flyhawk? I don't think so! :big_grin:
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Mike@IHP wrote:
It's a credit to the factory we're using in China.
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Who's the Chinese company...Trumpeter/Hobby Boss, or Flyhawk...?
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Mike@IHP wrote:
It's a credit to the factory we're using in China.
Mike Bartel

Who's the Chinese company...Trumpeter/Hobby Boss, or Flyhawk...?
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It's a country of 1.5 billion people - there are more than two injection molded plastic factories there!!

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Ahhhh...a secret! :whistle:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:59 pm 
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drasticplastic wrote:
Mike@IHP wrote:
It's a credit to the factory we're using in China.
Mike Bartel

Who's the Chinese company...Trumpeter/Hobby Boss, or Flyhawk...?
:wave_1:


None of those brand-names.

It's an independent factory that also does work for a well-known brand of model trains, so I can say that the Colossus has a good pedigree :smallsmile:

We use three different independent factories in China now for different projects, and have been talking with two others to see if we can expand capacity a bit and spread the work around.
(When I did resin casting and had work done by other casters, I learned two things: not to use a competitor and not to put my eggs in one basket. I learned also that all resin casters are the most unreliable people on the planet, but that's another story :big_grin: :big_grin: )

One of the latter two makes tooling for Aoshima and some other Japanese brands, but the quotes we've gotten from them have been higher than the others.

Like anywhere else, there are good factories and bad ones, so it's wise to shop around anyway. The factory doing the Colossus kits has a really good tool and die shop. They get some really good detail, the castings are crisp, and in many cases they almost fall off the sprues; they aren't heavy on the sprue gates. And they seem to know when and where to use ejector pins.

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Flyhawk Hood postponed again at Hobby Easy! :Tirade: July 15 now....

Has anyone purchased on eBay and had it shipped or actually received it???? Or are the eBay "ship within 30 days of payment" sellers getting themselves into trouble?

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Don't expect it anytime soon! Some ebay Chinese vendors are giving a 40 - 84 day delivery date! :Mad_6:
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PaulC wrote:
Flyhawk Hood postponed again at Hobby Easy! :Tirade: July 15 now....

Has anyone purchased on eBay and had it shipped or actually received it???? Or are the eBay "ship within 30 days of payment" sellers getting themselves into trouble?



It must be the Leander Class curse! :heh: Ajax,Achilles, and Sydney, that is!! :big_grin:



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:04 pm 
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IHP's 1/700 British Late War/Postwar aircraft will be available separately to populate your Colossus kits or any other carrier that needs them.

Sets will include two sprues of each aircraft, decals and painting guide, all economically priced at $7.95 per set. They will be available direct from IHP as stocks allow.

NOTE: Sea Fury (#27004) not shown but will also be available.

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Next release from Trumpeter

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=3711

I would've have thought that the type 075 amphibious ship would be more likely to get released at this time but that can always get a release in the near future.


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PaulC wrote:
Flyhawk Hood postponed again at Hobby Easy! July 15 now....


Now July 24!!

Is there a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Modelers that this can be reported to??

I give up...:faint:

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IHP's Colossus-class Triumph and Glory kits drop later this month.

This is the next Colossus-class variant scheduled for release in late Summer: HMS Theseus in 1946 fit with Seafires and Fireflies on deck.

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And from IHP, to follow Theseus, HMS Vengeance in 1945 fit with Corsairs and Barracudas on deck. More variants to follow.


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PaulC wrote:
PaulC wrote:
Flyhawk Hood postponed again at Hobby Easy! July 15 now....


Now July 24!!

Is there a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Modelers that this can be reported to??

I give up...:faint:


I have had a confirmation of dispatch e-mail today, 21/7/21 so will hopefully get my hands on it before too long.
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