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Is anyone aware of the major model companies preparing for these vessels in 1/350 scale

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Is anyone aware of the major model companies preparing for these vessels in 1/350 scale
Posted by Jeff Head on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:57 AM

I am really surprised that cetain models have not come out in 1/350 scale by Trumpeter, Gallery, MCS, Italeri, Revell Germany, or others.

 

Specifically I mean the following:

 

Queen Elizabeth class carriers

Ford Class Carriers

Zumwalt class DDG

Russian Gorshkov class FFG

Izumo Class Carrier for the JMSDF

Type 055 CHinese DDG

Cavour class Italian carrier

Horizon class DDGs

The new Australian LPDs

German Sachsen classs DDG

German F125 class FFG

 

Does anyone know of any plan of the major companies to address these or other cllass vessels in 1/350 scale.

 

I have built a few of these smaller vessels in 3D print versions that I have then outiftitted and painted...but a good kit would realy be preferable.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:36 AM

I have not heard anything about the Queen Elizebeth yet, but as its not yet entered service, i think its a bit soon, i am sure someone is working on it. I do check the new releases on Cybermodeler often and the ships list is rather small.

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Posted by LonCray on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 2:43 PM

I would love to see 1/350 styrene of any of those, esp. the first 4.  Would also love to see some escorts, like the US Navy resupply ships.  

I'd also love to see the extra planes for the Intrepid model that we all thought Trumpeter would put out.  Also a 1/350 Forrestal and a 1/350 Midway angle-deck.  Someday!

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Posted by Jeff Head on Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:06 PM

I have purchased several of the 3D printed 1/350 models...all of them from Duct Naval Miniatures on Shaeways 3D printing.

 

They have put together a LOT of 1/350 scale models you simply cannot find anywhere alse...and for those wwho are price consicious about the 1/350 scale, they have twice as many or more done in 1/700 scale that are very reasonably priced. 

 

I will post a few pictures here...and follow that up with posting them on the thread about new models I started,  Most of them I have a thread up here on FS for:

The Russian Gorshkov class FFG - a Really good design, they just do not have the money or logistics to built them very fast.  They have now out out two in the last ten years:

 

Here's the German F125 Baden Wuettemberg class Frigate:

Chinee ype 55 Large DDG, really a cruiser and their anser to the US Navy Tico cruiser, but with fewer VLS cells 112 cells versus 128 + 8 for the Tico:

Finished model 9

Finished model 11

..and finally, the FFG(X) for the US Navy.  I will buy another of these to use in my US Navy Carrier Strike Group:

I mght add a Resin kit that most people are unware of, but, like the Resin Kit by Organe Hobby of the 1/350 Harper's Ferry, LSD-49, it is VERY well done and was a real joy to build and was the only 1/350 scale verssion of the model I could find.

That is the Akizuki DDG for the JMSDF.  As I say, it is a resin kit, but it had so many extras and so many metal, and other parts that it ame out very, very well.  The Japanese built four of them and are now following them up with two more built on the same hull, but armed more specifically for ASW where the first four or more AAW oriented.  All six are multi-purpose and the first for use the Japanese FSC-3A battle management system with their own dual APAR radars.  They call it the Japanese "AEGIS" and it will allow cooperative engageent with their other six, soon to be eight actual AEGIS destroyers.  They just launched the first of their two new advanced Atago class.

Anyhow here that Akizuki model in 1/350 scale:

 

I put it in with my Japanese carrier grou with their 1/350 Hyuga class:

 

 

I would REALLY like to see a 1/350 scale Izumo class (two arriers that diplace about 35,000 tons and can carry up to 24 aircraft.  They say they are for helos only, but I am sure that if the Japanese get too concerned about the PLANs buildup, you will see them buy 40+ F-35Bs and put them on these carriers.  If I ever find a 1/30 scale Izumo, I would load it up with 18-20 F-35Cs.

 

Anyhow...this post turned into a much bigger thing than I intended!

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Posted by LonCray on Friday, November 16, 2018 10:17 AM

I KNEW there was one missing from your list - that new Japanese 'helicopter carrying cruiser'.  The Japanese have some beautiful ships - I really hope this one comes out in 1/350 styrene.

Something else I'd like to see in 1/350 styrene:  modern barges and auxillary craft and resupply ships.  

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 3:28 PM

Lon :

 It seems that they believe that no one would be interested in a 1/350 ship like a supply or oiler type . There are some like the u.s.s. Sacramento , But they are 1:700

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Posted by LonCray on Monday, November 26, 2018 10:23 AM

Yeah, I noticed.  A Sacramento in 1/350 styrene is a Holy Grail kit for me.  Maybe someday when there are enough Bismarcks and Yamatos? 

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Posted by Jeff Head on Monday, January 28, 2019 3:58 AM

LonCray

I KNEW there was one missing from your list - that new Japanese 'helicopter carrying cruiser'.  The Japanese have some beautiful ships - I really hope this one comes out in 1/350 styrene.

Something else I'd like to see in 1/350 styrene:  modern barges and auxillary craft and resupply ships.  

 

I have the Hyuga in 1/350 scale.  Fujimi makes it.  Here is the Fine Scale Site for it, and a couple of pics:

 

1/350 Scale Hyuga Class JMSDF Helicopter Carrier/Destroyer

and the Video of the entire Japanese Carrier Strike Group:

JMSDF Hyuga Carrier Strike Group

Yjr Ixumo class is larger (32,000tons vs 22,000 tons) and there is a plan the JMSDF has for building up to four even larger, 40,000 ton such carriers specifically for the F-35B which they are now budgeting to buy.

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Posted by LonCray on Monday, January 28, 2019 12:39 PM

I also have the Fujimi Hyuga - it's a beautiful model.  I didn't realize they were going to be building something even bigger than Izumo - they're getting up around Wasp class size soon.  It would be nice if the USN could take notes on whatever succeeds Izumo for use on our successor to the Wasp/America amphibious carriers.  

And while I'm on the tangent, I'm amazed at the American amphibious carriers - they're as big as or bigger than the Essex class fleet carriers of WWII.  That's a darned big ship for the gator navy!

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Posted by Nino on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:14 AM

Jeff,

  Just wanted to thank you for the great Build/review of the F122 German FFG on your web site.  Nice job.

     Last year I read rumor of an Italian CV model.  I paid little attention so not sure if it is the Cavour class. Will keep my "Web-Eyes" open.

Trumpeter has been making strides in releasing many PLAN vessels for the Asian market. It would not surprise me that a Type 055 ddg could be in progress. Keep an eye on eBay as many of the Yellow-box Trumpeter kits show up there before any US distributer gets one.

     Nino

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Posted by surfsup on Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:32 AM

I would also love to see a 1-350 IM Charles F Adams and a 1-350 Daring Class Destroyer.....Cheers Mark

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Posted by Nino on Saturday, February 02, 2019 9:14 PM

Jeff Head

I am really surprised that cetain models have not come out in 1/350 scale by Trumpeter, Gallery, MCS, Italeri, Revell Germany, or others.

 Specifically I mean the following:

 ...

Type 055 CHinese DDG

...

Does anyone know of any plan of the major companies to address these or other cllass vessels in 1/350 scale.

 

 

Well, a type 055 ddg showed up on an eBay sale .  Made by Bronco supposedly.  If it is not fake, it looks like one of your requests may be answered.

https://www.ebay.com/p/2019-Bronco-NB5055-Models-Chinese-Navytype-055-DDG-Large-Destory-Models/23028008280?iid=264143591436&chn=ps

 The "box":

 

 Nino

 

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