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1/350 IJN Carriers?
Posted by gjek on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 12:09 AM

Are there any rumors of any 1/350 IJN carriers comming out in the future?

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Posted by subfixer on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 8:38 AM
You just might have started one,  heh, heh, heh.....

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:07 AM

A report J_Aircraft of an overheard conversation at the Shizuoka Toy Show mentions that the some kit designers are having trouble locating sufficiently detailed plans to produce a kit of the Soryu

http://www.j-aircraft.org/smf/index.php?topic=3531.0

They are learning.   If they don't get it right they will get blasted and sales will not be up to expectations. 

 

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Posted by yunos-jp on Friday, May 25, 2007 9:08 AM

In last Sunday shizuoka hobby show has held in Japan.

By the news of it, Tamiya will produce 1/350 IJN I-400 submarine on July. 

Not carriers but sub carriersBow [bow]

And aoshima will produce IJN heavy curiser Chokai and Takao 1/350 scale.

(I dont take permission this site web master,so plz put "h" with ueach url.  

 

ttp://www.kks.jp/~kks-library/neta-data3/2007shizuoka-hobby/kigyo/2007shizuoka-hobby-tamiya-a01.jpg

ttp://www.kks.jp/~kks-library/neta-data3/2007shizuoka-hobby/kigyo/2007shizuoka-hobby-tamiya-a03.jpg

ttp://www.kks.jp/~kks-library/neta-data3/2007shizuoka-hobby/kigyo/2007shizuoka-hobby-tamiya-a04.jpg

ttp://www.kks.jp/~kks-library/neta-data3/2007shizuoka-hobby/kigyo/2007shizuoka-hobby-tamiya-a05.jpg

  

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Posted by gjek on Friday, May 25, 2007 10:40 AM
I am still holding on to my fantisy of a 1/350 Akagi or Kaga Tongue [:P].
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Posted by alumni72 on Friday, May 25, 2007 1:46 PM

Oh, I can definitely see myself in one of those 1/350 cruisers - but a carrier would be nirvana.  A Kongo, even!

"Umm - honey, I just traded in your car."

"Really?  What did you get me?"

"Well, have you heard much about the new Takao model?"

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Posted by David Harris on Friday, May 25, 2007 1:54 PM

Put me down for a Takao & I would love to see a 1/350th IJN Carrier. Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu....would be happy with any of these.

Plese don't be heartless to the wife by trading her car. Let her keep it, just don't give her any money for petrol until you have funded the shipSmile [:)]

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Posted by modelbuilder on Friday, May 25, 2007 1:55 PM
 gjek wrote:

Are there any rumors of any 1/350 IJN carriers comming out in the future?

 

Back before Christmas while shopping I saw a 1/400 Akagi at a local hobby shop. I do ont remember the manufacturer though

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Posted by gjek on Friday, May 25, 2007 2:01 PM
I really like it all in the same scale. I know that is asking a lot.Wink [;)] Maybe a compromise, an ISE?
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Posted by alumni72 on Friday, May 25, 2007 2:03 PM

modelbuilder,

That's probably the 1/450 Akagi from Hasegawa.  It's relatively old (I got mine in the late 1980's and it had been around for a while even then), but it's not a bad looking kit.  Haven't built it yet, of course, but I look in the box occasionally and dream - the aircraft are pretty good quality (you get a handful of Vals, Zekes and Kates - 6 each, I think) and the quality seems to me to be pretty good overall. (Gold Medal Models makes a PE set for this kit too, I think.)

And gjek, Nichimo made a 1/500 (or thereabouts) Ise (or Hyuga) with flight deck aft - the quality is far from great, but it's big and it exists, so it at least can provide raw material for an ambitious modeler.

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Posted by Chuck Fan on Friday, May 25, 2007 2:27 PM

How about the Zuikaku sisters?   Was present at Pearl Harbor and Coral sea, missed the holocaust at Midway, but was around for sinking in Lyete Gulf.

A more modern and in many ways better carrier than Hiuyu, and lasted longer and offer more configuration possibilities than Akagi or Kaga.

I don't like either Akagi or Kaga.  They can't hold a candle to their contemporay and equivalent Lexington and Saratoga in either looks or design.

 

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Posted by IronCross1939 on Saturday, May 26, 2007 1:52 AM
It would be interesting to see a kit from the converted Yamato hull into the Carrier named Shinano.
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Posted by Jeff Head on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:02 AM

IronCross1939
It would be interesting to see a kit from the converted Yamato hull into the Carrier named Shinano.
 

Very old post to reply to here...but Hasegawa does have a 1/450 scale shinano kit.  Here's a link:

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10343419

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:10 AM

Hasegawa

Junyo came out in the last decade

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, July 31, 2017 7:01 AM

There is a 1/450 scale model by Hasegawa of the Shinano out there. 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, July 31, 2017 8:21 PM

gjek
1/350 Akagi

Given what the a/m PE costs for the 1/700 kit . . .

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 31, 2017 10:10 PM

Well, 10 years after this was originally posted there are currently 5 available IJN carrier kits in 1/350 plastic. I think one more coming soon. And one not currently available easily...

 

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