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Posted by Nelson Ott on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:45 PM
 eatthis wrote:
 Nelson Ott wrote:

- DKM Scharhorst / Gneisenau

 

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

 Excellent, but I'd rather see Revell of Germany doing this. Their new Bismarck is first class ! Trupeter sometimes makes silly mistakes.

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 Nelson

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Posted by searat12 on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:02 PM
Not sure about the DKM Scharnhorst, but I know Trumpeter is releasing a DKM Prinz Eugen that is getting rave reviews, and come to think of it, most model manufacturers make mistakes at some time or another (not an excuse, just a reality!)..... I know Trumpeter has held up the release of HMS Repulse in order to sort out a bunch of flaws, Hasegawa screwed up it's 'Nagato' something awful with heavily molded CAD lines all over the hull, Fujimi's 'Kongo' and 'Haruna' has the wrong shape hull embrasures for the secondary armament, and Aoshima put huge ridges on the turrets of their 'Takao' class cruisers..... And that was just in the last year!
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Posted by squeakie on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:19 AM

 searat12 wrote:
Not sure about the DKM Scharnhorst, but I know Trumpeter is releasing a DKM Prinz Eugen that is getting rave reviews, and come to think of it, most model manufacturers make mistakes at some time or another (not an excuse, just a reality!)..... I know Trumpeter has held up the release of HMS Repulse in order to sort out a bunch of flaws, Hasegawa screwed up it's 'Nagato' something awful with heavily molded CAD lines all over the hull, Fujimi's 'Kongo' and 'Haruna' has the wrong shape hull embrasures for the secondary armament, and Aoshima put huge ridges on the turrets of their 'Takao' class cruisers..... And that was just in the last year!

I kinda like the 1/72 scale offerings, and they're not perfect. But still seem to have fewer errors than the others.

gary

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Posted by Nelson Ott on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:03 AM

The main prblem with Trumpeter is their inconsistency. Maybe this is related to the level of information available to the Chinese toolmakers. Each new release is a Pandora box, we can never be sure what we will find inside. It can be either an outstanding model like their Hood or, in aviation, the 1/32 Me 262, or the model has shape errors that are difficult to fix, one side of the hull is bigger than the other, etc. I've never heard Revell of Germany has made serious shape errors on their most recent kits. Even the Bismarck I mentioned before has some small detail errors, but nothing difficult to fix.

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Nelson

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Posted by 2/20 Bluemax on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 7:31 PM

I would like to see more pre-dreadnought plastic, mainly U.S. battleships and cruisers, also late 19th century coastal monitors(probably a little too esoteric for most mfgrs.) How about R/RG doing a new PT boat in 1/72 with the same quality as the S-100's?. There is a serious lack of Coast Guard ships as well, or how about late 19th/early 20th century subs? I know some of the aforementioned are addressed in resin, but I along with many others, I'm sure, can't afford to buy resin all the time.

Jim

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Posted by searat12 on Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:58 AM

I'm very fond of pre-dreadnoughts myself, and a few come immediately to mind that I would love to see in 1/350 scale styrene:

Russian 'Peresviet' battleship

Russian 'Gromoboi' Armored cruiser

Russian 'Askold' Light cruiser

Japanese Tokiwa Armored cruiser

Japanese 'Hatsuse' battleship

HMS Canopus battleship

HMS Good Hope Armored cruiser

USS Brooklyn ACR 3 (my favorite predreadnought!)

USS Charleston C 22

USS Pennsylvania ACR 4

USS Tennessee ACR 10

German SMS Yorck Armored cruiser

German SMS Blucher Armored cruiser

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Posted by Space_Moose on Saturday, December 13, 2008 12:02 AM

Definately we would like to see these ships in 1/350 injection moulded kits:

HMS Daring Type-45 Destroyer (Trumpeter I know you can do it well and the people you send to research the ship can do spy work for the Peoples Liberation Army Navy.) Even better in 1/200

HMS Hermes with an option to make it as the INS Viraat (Again a Trumpeter profit maker, maybe a million potential customers in India alone.)

HMS Astute SSN, A very exciting ship. Even better in 1/144

HMS Incomparable, A mighty ship that never was and would make a 1/350 scale battleship model that was 87cm long and beautiful in mystery since it was designed in 1915 but never ordered (a lot bigger then any 1/350 Yamato, Bismarck, Iowa or Hood)

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Posted by Pavlvs on Saturday, December 13, 2008 10:20 AM
I would like to see the current HMS Invincible (glad to hear of the Airfix announcement).

HMS Dreadnought (the origin of the species)
USS Bogue (in a kit that is less than $200.00)
Anything from the great white fleet
USS Olympia in a new tooling
HMS Nelson/Rodney
USS Montana (BB 65)
Any us destroyer from the early cold war era such as FRAM'ed WWII DD's or anything from the 1950's-60's
especially with the DASH system
IJN Fuso
IJN Kaga

Deus in minutiae est. Fr. Pavlvs

On the Bench: 1:200 Titanic; 1:16 CSA Parrott rifle and Limber

On Deck: 1/200 Arizona.

Recently Completed: 1/72 Gato (as USS Silversides)

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Posted by jazzy_jeff on Saturday, December 13, 2008 1:10 PM

Cleveland Class CL

Idependence Class CVL

Rudderow Class DE

RN WWII Carriers

Vietnam Era Essex

 

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Posted by kustommodeler1 on Sunday, December 14, 2008 5:23 AM
 chris hall 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.

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.

 

Excellent choices Chris, but Trumpeter is not the one to do it. Dragon would be the first choice, with Tamiya right behind.

Darrin

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Posted by dragonfly on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 7:48 PM

A Butler Class DE so I can build one for my Dad.

 Jerry

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Posted by n9lge on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 9:12 PM
Hi All, kits in 1/350 I'd like to see would be any of the modern support type ships.....Task forces dont just sail with the capitol ships by themselves. and dont forget the escorts....destroyers,cruisers,ffgs.  Also any of the phibs would be good too.  1960's to present... Gary P
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Posted by warshipbuilder on Thursday, December 18, 2008 6:56 AM
How about HMS Dreadnought - the one which started it all.
Can't get more historically significant than that!

Definitely need far more RN & K.M. subjects

I'm yank & Japped-out!


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Posted by searat12 on Thursday, December 18, 2008 9:14 AM

Yup, I think a British 'County' class heavy cruiser would be a good thing (HMS Dorsetshire would be a good choice), along with a British 'Tribal' class destroyer, and of course, a few WW1 ships would be very welcome indeed!

HMS Lion battlecruiser

HMS Iron Duke battleship

HMS Queen Elizabeth battleship

HMS Glasgow cruiser

SMS Derfflinger battlecruiser

SMS Scharnhost armored cruiser

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Posted by Chuck Fan on Thursday, December 18, 2008 5:07 PM

 warshipbuilder wrote:
How about HMS Dreadnought - the one which started it all.
Can't get more historically significant than that!

 

USS Monitor?   HMS Warrior?  Soviet Kashin destroyer?   

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 18, 2008 6:26 PM
Well in 350th injection molded surface ships we now have or had for Cold War subjects: Soviet; Udaloy, Sovremmeny, Slava, and Kirov- US; Nimitz,  Enterprise, New Jersey, Ticonderoga, Spruance, Kidd, Arleigh Burke, and forthcoming the Perry. All things considered, not bad. Maybe a Tarawa class would be nice for USN. For Soviet, a Kresta... and pretty much anything RN would be nice.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, December 19, 2008 11:08 AM

Put me down for:

Graf Spee

Any WWII German Raider.........Atlantis.....Kormoran....Orion

 

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Posted by dnatech on Friday, December 19, 2008 6:31 PM

I would like to see USS Midway, prefereably as she was retired.

Steve

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Posted by yeapjacky on Monday, December 22, 2008 12:03 AM
I am all in for IJN Shinano...! I am sure this fella's gonna be way bigger than the upcoming Zuikaku...or was it Shokaku?
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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 22, 2008 1:51 AM

Who's doing the Zuikaku/Shokaku?

A Taiho would be cool too...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by searat12 on Monday, December 22, 2008 8:40 AM
Fujimi
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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, December 22, 2008 9:22 PM

I'd like to see a decent, affordable kit of: the Ruben James, sunk 31 Oct 41/

                                                        Uss Enterprise, 1970 Configuration

                                                        USS Shangri-la

                                                        Tucumcari Gunboat

                                     Civil War ships

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Posted by yeapjacky on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 7:25 PM

So let's hope Fujimi will learn a thing or two from Dragon's DD-484 and put their standard there....else the Shokaku's gonna be a huge let down after all the excitement/announcement.

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Posted by styrene on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 11:08 AM

USS Aylwin (DD-355) ca. 1939-1942.

USS St. George (seaplane tender) ca. 1943-1945.

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1900: "Nietzsche is dead"--God

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Posted by searat12 on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 11:54 AM
Well, based on what I have seen of the Fujimi vs Aoshima 'Kongo,' I think the Fujimi Shokaku should be a very nice kit!  But based on some issues I have had over the past year with Hasgawa and others, I would not pre-order it, but wait until it comes out and gets reviewed....
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Posted by airdale 1 on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 9:24 PM
I would like to see a Forrest Sherman Class DD, USS Alaska, Vietnam Era Essex Class Class carrier, and I will second the votes for 1970's era Enterprise and the Midway. These I would like to see in plastic. Resin kits are nice but cost more than I can afford.
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Posted by keilau on Sunday, December 28, 2008 3:08 PM
 searat12 wrote:

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!  .......... Revell of Germany got into the act by producing a splendid update of 'Bismarck'!  ....  Finally I would like to hand out sincere thanks to Dragon for the 'Buchanan' destroyer,

My wish is very modest: An Iowa class battleship done with modern tooling technique similar to those of the Revell Bismarck or the Dragan smart kits and at the Revell Bismarck price range. They have proven that high quality kits can be produced at reasonable price using modern engineering techniques.

I don't want another $150-plus kit so Hasegawa, Tamiya or Trumpeter, please, stay out of it.  They should focus on the specialist market where customers are willing pay extra for subjects of less popular appeal.

 

 

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Posted by warshipbuilder on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:00 PM
Well finally - It appears Trumpeter is releasing their 1/350 HMS REPULSE kit in May

http://www.cybermodeler.com/news/news081231a.shtml
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Posted by searat12 on Thursday, January 1, 2009 10:20 AM
I'd love to believe that about the Repulse (I have had one on pre-order since last February!), but there has been so much false information 'released' in the past year that I won't have my hopes up until I see it on the Trumpeter website itself.....
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Posted by PhantomGhost on Thursday, January 1, 2009 10:51 PM
I'd like to see more sailing ships such as from Nelsons era, more nuclear submarines (both older and newer) and ships like supertankers.  I'm not a big fan of WW2 battleships and UBoats I'm afraid.
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