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1/350 kits we all would like to see!
Posted by searat12 on Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:43 PM

Well, it is that time once again to put our best requests forward!  While many on this forum feel that this is a waste of time, it is important to note how many wonderful kits have been produced in the last year!  And along this line, I think it is important that we all recognise the splendid work that has been done by the various kit manufacturers over the past year!  During this time, we have seen the launch of not only the full class of 'Takao' cruisers by Aoshima, but a 1/350 'Kongo' by not only Fujimi, but by Aoshima as well!  And don't forget the Hasegawa contributions of 'Nagato' and 'Mutsu,' and even Revell of Germany got into the act by producing a splendid update of 'Bismarck'!  Future offerings of 'Ise,' 'Haguro' and even 'Shokaku' intidacte that 2009 is going to be even better!  Finally I would like to hand out sincere thanks to Dragon for the 'Buchanan' destroyer, Hasegawa for the 'Yukikaze,' and finally, the highest rewards and recognition to Trumpeter, for it's fearless driving forward of the 1/350 scale for ships, with the launch of 'Richelieu,' and (hopefully!) 'HMS Repulse,' and the heavy cruiser, 'Prinz Eugen!!!'

All that said, more kits are desired and needed, and based upon the success of previous efforts, here is your chance to make your requests known!!!

And to start it off, here are my requests, and I hope you will all pitch in, and make your interests known!!

All in 1/350 scale:

IJN Aoba, Japanese Heavy Cruiser

IJN Mogami 1944 Heavy Aircraft Cruiser

IJN Yamashiro 1945 Last battleship to engage battleships

IJN Hiryu Japanese Midway aircraft carrier

IJN Junyo Japanese aircraft carrier (lasted entire war)

USS Mississippi US Battleship

USS Houston Northampton class Heavy Cruiser

USS Brooklyn US Light Cruiser

HMS Rodney 16" gun British battleship in at the Bismarck kill

HMS Norfolk British 'county class' heavy cruiser

Strasbourg French battlecruiser

'Scharnhost' German WW2 battlecruiser

'Graf Spee' German pocket battleship

While this is a fairly long list, I do NOT want to forget other eras! In this regards, I would strongly recommend the following ships from WW1, as this is a really under-represented field!!!

SMS Scharnhorst German armored cruiser (and sistership, Gneisenau)

HMS Lion battlecruiser (and sisterships, Queen Mary, Princess Royal)

SMS Derflinger German battlecruiser

HMS Agincourt British battleship, 14 x 12" guns!

HMS Iron Duke British battleship

SMS Kaiser German battleship (sisterships Friedrich Der Grosse, Kaiser, Kaiserin, Konig Albert, Prinzregent Luipold)

SMS Helgoland German battleship (sisters Oldenburg, Ostfriesland, Thuringen)

HMS Invincible, British battlecruiser (sisters Indomitable, Inflexible)

SMS Dresden German light cruiser

HMS Glasgow British light cruiser (at Coronel, and Falklands battles)

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Posted by kustommodeler1 on Friday, November 14, 2008 5:49 AM

I would like to see a 1/350 scale BB-38 Pennsylvania in her late '44-on configuration. It would be perfect if Dragon could take what they've done in 1/700 scale and do it in 1/350. Here she is seen leading colorado:

 

Of course most any of the Pearl Harbor salvage/survivors would be great, like BB-46 Maryland, BB-36 Nevada, BB-45 California, BB-48 West Virginia, and especially after thier '43/'44 rebuilds like BB-43 Tennessee seen here in mid-'43:

 

My nomination for 1/350 carrier would have to go to one of my favorite old gals, the Forrestall-class CV-60 Saratoga in her final fit just before decommissioning as seen here in her '90-'91 fit. What Charms me the most about this old girl is all the modern equipment were add-ons in her long life and they look like it.

 

I'm doing the Revell 1/542 scale kit with scratch-built upgrades to this configuration, as you an see all that is in white is scratch built from sheet styrene, but I want a BIG one.Cool [8D]

 

 

Well, that's it for me for now. Thanks for listening.

 

Darrin

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Posted by TD4438 on Friday, November 14, 2008 8:40 AM
Anything with tri-pod or cage masts.Some WWI ships would be nice as well.

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Posted by eatthis on Friday, November 14, 2008 9:16 AM

repulse

ww2 ark royal (my grandad was on it)

scharnhorst

 

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Posted by Silent One on Friday, November 14, 2008 9:32 AM

Id like to see the Fuso and Yamashiro

Some WW1 battleships like Queen Elizabeth class. lets get a battle of Jutland line up. 

Warspite , Rodney, Nelson and some british cruisers 

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Posted by billydelawder on Friday, November 14, 2008 9:34 AM
Also, SMS Baden/Bayern, they were nice looking ships. A 1/350 Agincourt would be a monster!
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Posted by Chuck Fan on Friday, November 14, 2008 10:24 AM

French Pre-dreadnoughts

German Pre-dreadnoughts

American Pre-dreadnoughts

British Pre-dreadnoughts

Any predreadnoughts that's neither Russian nor Japanese.

French Pre-dreads preferred because of their fantasy castle appearences.

 

 

 

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Posted by squeakie on Friday, November 14, 2008 11:12 AM

just two ships come to my mind right away

* a really up to date four stack destroyer

* a better kit of a destroyer escort in the Atlantic configuration

maybe down the road I'd like to see some British stuff. Like maybe the Ajax. And the Langley.

gary

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Posted by searat12 on Friday, November 14, 2008 11:46 AM
If you like the French pre-dreadnoughts, i'm surprised you don't like the Russians!  'Tsesarivitch' is a classic example (and built in France to a French design)
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Posted by usmc1371 on Friday, November 14, 2008 11:48 AM

I want some Amphibs.  LPD's, LHA's, LSD's, LST's 

 

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Posted by Chuck Fan on Friday, November 14, 2008 1:19 PM

 searat12 wrote:
If you like the French pre-dreadnoughts, i'm surprised you don't like the Russians!  'Tsesarivitch' is a classic example (and built in France to a French design)

 

Russian and Japanese pre-dreads are already available.  I put priority on ones not currently available.

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Posted by roowalker on Friday, November 14, 2008 4:23 PM
  In school I think they used to call this "repetition for emphasis",it sure can't hurt to list these again:   SMS Derfflinger,with parts to build her with either the pre-Jutland pole foremast or the post-Jutland tripod.....   Then her British opposite number,HMS Tiger,likewise a beautiful ship. If these two are released as accurate,builder-friendly kits,I believe the interest will snowball into lots of other gems we want from the WWI era.
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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, November 15, 2008 4:30 PM

How about:

Conte di Cavour/Giulio Cesare/Littorio

Queen Elizabeth (WWI)/Mayala (WWII)

Queen Elizabeth/Valiant (WWII)/Warspite (WWII)

Iron Duke

Any Revenge Class BB

Von der Tann/Goeben/Seydlitz/Derfflinger

Kongo/Fuso (WWI)

                                                                Bill Morrison

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Posted by ps1scw on Saturday, November 15, 2008 4:51 PM

Knox Class FF (USS Capodanno)

Perry Class FFG ((short hull) Antrim, Clark, Lewis B. Puller, George Philip)

Utah 1941

Nevada / Oklahoma 1941 (boxed as 2 in one kit, make either/or)

Tennessee / California 1941 (boxed as 2 in one kit, make either/or)

Maryland / W. Virginia 1941 (boxed as 2 in one kit, make either/or) 

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Posted by warshipbuilder on Saturday, November 15, 2008 6:48 PM
Anyone want a 1/350 RN Invincible Class Thru-deck Cruiser?

Airfix/Hornby announced one for 2009 this morning at IPMS 2008 at Telford.

HMS Illustrious 1:350 A12202 newly tooled for 2009, no release date specified.
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Posted by deadhead on Saturday, November 15, 2008 10:31 PM

USS Indianapolis

ANY Jeep Carrier Both in Plastic! Can't afford a $250+kit

 

Will

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Posted by chris hall on Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:57 AM

 warshipbuilder wrote:
Anyone want a 1/350 RN Invincible Class Thru-deck Cruiser?

Airfix/Hornby announced one for 2009 this morning at IPMS 2008 at Telford.

HMS Illustrious 1:350 A12202 newly tooled for 2009, no release date specified.

Yes!!!!! Wonder who'll be doing the tooling (can you say 'Trumpeter'?) Series 12 kits sell for about £40 (say USD60). Not at all unreasonable.

If it comes about, I think this would be the first 1/350 injection-moulded kit of a serving RN vessel ever!

Cheers,

Chris.

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Posted by Allen109 on Sunday, November 16, 2008 5:19 PM

kustommodeler1- please send me any all info you have on the Sara, and a list of mods you did to the 1/542 kit. I've got that exact kit, and would like to do it configured to pre-desert storm,when my dad did a tour aboard her.

For kits I'd like to see in 1/350-

Any ship involved in the Battle of Jutland

USS Baltimore CA-68

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Posted by SNOOPY on Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:25 PM

 TD4438 wrote:
Anything with tri-pod or cage masts.Some WWI ships would be nice as well.

I agree!  I think something either pre-WWI.  Like the Konig or USS Maine, USS Texas, or even the USS Olympic.  How about something from Sail and Steam era combined.  Last suggestion, how about Ironclads???

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Posted by searat12 on Sunday, November 16, 2008 10:24 PM
Well, the Koenig is available in 1/350 NOW (originally by ICM, but now made by Aoshima), so it is worthwhile asking for others in the same scale.  I heard a rumor that Aoshima has hired a couple ship design guys fro ICM to help produce a number of additional WW1 kits in future, with SMS Scharnhorst, SMS Lutzow, and others mentioned as possible kits in 1/350.....
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Posted by constructor on Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:18 PM
The only wish I have is a new Iowa class battleship. The Tamiya USS Missouri was ok but technology has overtaken it and a more accurate version is my only wish. Other wishes has been granted thanks to Trumpeter and Hasegawa.
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Posted by eatthis on Monday, November 17, 2008 2:14 AM

 warshipbuilder wrote:
Anyone want a 1/350 RN Invincible Class Thru-deck Cruiser?

Airfix/Hornby announced one for 2009 this morning at IPMS 2008 at Telford.

HMS Illustrious 1:350 A12202 newly tooled for 2009, no release date specified.

 

no but id love a hermes my father in law was on her in the late 70s 

 

snow + 4wd + escessive hp = :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7egUIS70YM

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Posted by Nelson Ott on Monday, November 17, 2008 5:23 AM

Hi all,

In my opinion the Kaiserliche marine and the Kriegsmarine produced the best looking battleships, battle cruisers and cruisers ever. So my list for new 1:350 kits is:

- SMS Von der Tann

- SMS Seydlitz

- SMS Moltke

- SMS Lützow

- SMS Derfflinger

- SMS Baden

- DKM Scharhorst / Gneisenau

- DKM Graf Spee

And any British ship that fought at Jutland too.

 Regards,

 Nelson

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Posted by eatthis on Monday, November 17, 2008 8:03 AM
 Nelson Ott wrote:

Hi all,

In my opinion the Kaiserliche marine and the Kriegsmarine produced the best looking battleships, battle cruisers and cruisers ever. So my list for new 1:350 kits is:

- SMS Von der Tann

- SMS Seydlitz

- SMS Moltke

- SMS Lützow

- SMS Derfflinger

- SMS Baden

- DKM Scharhorst / Gneisenau

- DKM Graf Spee

And any British ship that fought at Jutland too.

 Regards,

 Nelson

 

i beleive trumpeter are gonna be doin a scharnhorst along with repulse but i dont know when

 

snow + 4wd + escessive hp = :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7egUIS70YM

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Posted by archelon on Monday, November 17, 2008 8:39 AM

I would ask for some Soviet Cold War-era subjects, but seeing that Trumpeter's just released a Kirov makes that request seem purely greedy. 

So, how about a Vitenam-era Essex class carrier? Say the Oriskany, BonHomme Richard or Intrepid?

And well,I'll second the call for a Forrestal or at least a Kitty Hawk/Constellation as well.

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Posted by sfcmac on Monday, November 17, 2008 9:52 AM

 I would like to see some WWII British Carriers like the Ark Royal or Eagle.

Remember the old Pine Island sea plane tender? It would be cool in 350 with new tech as well.

Maybe then something diff like an Italian Battleship Like the Roma or something.

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Posted by davros on Monday, November 17, 2008 10:00 AM
 eatthis wrote:

 warshipbuilder wrote:
Anyone want a 1/350 RN Invincible Class Thru-deck Cruiser?

Airfix/Hornby announced one for 2009 this morning at IPMS 2008 at Telford.

HMS Illustrious 1:350 A12202 newly tooled for 2009, no release date specified.

 

no but id love a hermes my father in law was on her in the late 70s 

The last time I was on Hermes was when I was about eighteen months old in 1959. It was on an open day for the families of the workers who built her and my dad took me; or so I'm told. I, obviously, don't remember any of it.

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Posted by eatthis on Monday, November 17, 2008 12:06 PM
 davros wrote:
 eatthis wrote:

 warshipbuilder wrote:
Anyone want a 1/350 RN Invincible Class Thru-deck Cruiser?

Airfix/Hornby announced one for 2009 this morning at IPMS 2008 at Telford.

HMS Illustrious 1:350 A12202 newly tooled for 2009, no release date specified.

 

no but id love a hermes my father in law was on her in the late 70s 

The last time I was on Hermes was when I was about eighteen months old in 1959. It was on an open day for the families of the workers who built her and my dad took me; or so I'm told. I, obviously, don't remember any of it.

 

hedve been about the same age lol

 

snow + 4wd + escessive hp = :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7egUIS70YM

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Posted by diggeraone on Monday, November 17, 2008 12:19 PM
As for me any Baltimore heavy class cruiser and one battleship the Texas.Digger
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Posted by searat12 on Monday, November 17, 2008 3:25 PM

Might be nice to see an HMS Malaya as well, since these QE's and the R battleships did so much in the Med.....

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