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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 2, 2009 12:27 AM
Well Trumpeter has the Repulse on thier new release list of their site now... and a 350th scale Kilo class sub. Gotta get me that Kilo!

 

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Posted by eatthis on Friday, January 2, 2009 2:40 AM
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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 2, 2009 2:45 AM

http://www.cybermodeler.com/news/news081231a.shtmlhttp://www.cybermodeler.com/news/news081231a.shtmlhttp://www.cybermodeler.com/news/news081231a.shtml

 

 

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Posted by searat12 on Friday, January 2, 2009 9:08 AM
 stikpusher wrote:
Well Trumpeter has the Repulse on thier new release list of their site now... and a 350th scale Kilo class sub. Gotta get me that Kilo!
I don't know about that... I just went to the Trumpeter site, and while they mentioned a 1/144 Kilo, I saw nothing about HMS Repulse...... Sure wish it was true!  I did see that Stevens International is also saying Repulse will be here in May, so maybe it IS true (or just 'circular reporting!')
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Posted by torren_of_amber on Saturday, January 3, 2009 3:09 AM

Hi all,

I am new 350th builder, well new to all of it again after a 20some year absence, and I would like to get some WWII allied Subs and the big E as well as any other escorts, ok and the Ronald Reagan or a new supercarrier as they are right now. 

I decided to only do 1/350 so you could really get the size difference down.

Later all

T

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Posted by searat12 on Saturday, January 3, 2009 10:05 PM
I sure would like to see a few more US heavy cruisrs, and British heavy cruisers as well.....
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Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, January 4, 2009 8:18 AM

I still would like to see anything in the realm of the never-before-modeled range, including Italian WWII battleships and cruisers, anything from WWII, etc.

Bill Morrison

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Posted by warshipbuilder on Monday, January 12, 2009 6:22 PM
Trumpeter Repulse update

1/350 HMS Repulse WWII British Battlecruiser, 1941

It is anticipated that this kit will consist of some 662 parts on 14 sprues. It will have upper hull, lower hull, waterline plate and a display stand. Additional features will also include a deck wood pattern, 15 inch gun turrets, two Supermarine Walrus aircraft, and photo etched handrails, masts and antennas.

The completed kit is expected to measures over 27 inches long.

The suggested retail price has been estimated at US$169.95.

The expected release date for these kits is May 2009.

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Posted by woodburner on Monday, January 12, 2009 6:53 PM
World War I and earlier would be very welcome, so would anything cool and out of the ordinary.

What about RMS Aquitania, the Cunard liner? The big four stacker served as troopship in both wars, moved thousands of troops, and was a hospital ship during the Gallipoli Campaign. Wartime livery included everything from dazzle paint to ghost grey with hospital white thrown in. Plus you get two markets with the liner buffs.

Jim
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Posted by searat12 on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 8:00 AM
Why not simply Lusitania (Aquitania sistership), as this is a more historic ship?  It can easily be repainted as Aquitania....
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Posted by bryan01 on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:26 AM

 searat12 wrote:
Why not simply Lusitania (Aquitania sistership), as this is a more historic ship?  It can easily be repainted as Aquitania....

Because she wasn't her sistership, Mauretania was! Aquitania was a completely different stand-alone liner. Btw even though Lusitania and Mauretania were sisters they were quite different.

 

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Posted by searat12 on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:34 AM
Sorry!  I'm not a liner-man (they are all just targets to me!)
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Posted by warshipbuilder on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:06 AM
Who wanted a 1/350 Lusitania?

http://www.modelshipwrights.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=4225&mode=thread&order=0

I got mine last time it was released - cracking kit, and this one comes with 'extras'!

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Posted by tucchase on Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:37 AM
 Space_Moose wrote:

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)

If we are looking at phantom ships, I believe a good choice could be the REAL Battlecruisers started by the USN in 1920. Navsource has a profile view of the class. It looks like it would have been a fascinating ship to build. According to Navsource, it would have had 8 16"/45 guns and 16 6" guns, with a speed of 32 knots.  All six of the class were started, but the Washington Treaty caused four to be scrapped and CC-1 and CC-3 became CV-1 Lexington and CV-3 Saratoga.  These would have been more powerful than any other battlecruisers in the world, imo, and also most of the battleships at that time. The Alaska Class Large Cruisers would have been little sisters to these. The naval archives might still have the plans.  Maybe?  We have models available of the USS Montana (BB-65), and these were closer to completion than it was.

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Posted by arki30 on Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:21 PM
USS Indianapolis.  That would get me to actually build a ship model.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 19, 2009 10:23 AM
Zuiho...
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Posted by lolok on Monday, January 19, 2009 11:45 AM

   Merchant marine/Passenger vessels please......

      So many many many Titanics but nary a Carpathia to accompany them....Even a California would be nice but stretching it.

           Also how about a 'Wilhelm Gustloff' Both historically significant ships...but grey steel will always come first I suppose...:-(

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 26, 2009 3:42 PM

I dont know how many folks here have seen this.... Tamiya 1/350 Mogami in her late war configurtion with the rear seaplane flight deck.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=78021

 

 

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Posted by searat12 on Monday, January 26, 2009 7:29 PM
Outstanding!  But check out that price ($191.00!!!)..... Holy rolley!
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Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 1:54 PM

I have a general comment for the kit and the price . . . WOW!!!!  But, Mogami is an interesting ship. She would really complement the Ise!

Bill Morrison

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Posted by searat12 on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:39 PM
Oh yeah!  Mogami in that configuration is a perfect consort for either Ise, or maybe the new Shokaku coming out soon.... I also heard some rumors that Aoshima may be coming out with a Maya class heavy cruiser, as well as some light cruisers too... But then again, there's no telling what the current economic depression is likely to do to the model manufacturers.... I'd like to think that prices may soon come down (reduced oil price means cheaper plastics, and increased unemployment lines means cheaper workers too!), but I hope the companies themselves don't go bust....
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Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:01 PM

I guess that we now have a reason to support our favorite manufacturers . . . Make a Toast [#toast]

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Posted by ejhammer on Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:18 PM

I'd like a 1960 - 63 USS ESSEX, first of her class

 SS Lurline or any of the Matson line ships converted to troop carriers before the liberty ships came on line.

 

EJ

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Posted by sharkbait on Friday, January 30, 2009 12:55 AM

I'll vote for the Lurline and anything Matson also - my Uncle was an Officer aboard on Dec 7 - 1941. The copy of the report written about what they did as they continued to sail ( AS fast as possible being as they believed that the Japanese may have attacked Pearl Harbour while enroute to the US west coast) towards the US mainland from Honolulu is fascinating.

 Also a canadian built Fort or Park freighter as well as a couple of typical WW2 tankers ( Brit and US T-2 and would be interesting builds.

Corvette,of course, as well as a Castle class frigate would be nice.

USS Guadalcanal, a DDE and U-505 would be an interesting group.

 

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Posted by ejhammer on Friday, January 30, 2009 7:47 AM

Yup, my dad was in the 32nd Red Arrow Division and was on the first boatload of guys to be shipped out on the Lurline to Australia and on to New Guina, "The Ghost Mountain Boys".

 

EJ

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by searat12 on Friday, January 30, 2009 8:22 PM

The 1/350 scale is very heavy these days with Japanese ships, and really, there are only a few more that I would like to see from the IJN.  Currently, you can (of course!) get a Yamato or Musashi, a Ngato or Mutsu, an Ise, a Kongo, Kirishima, Haruna, and that's just the battleships.  There is an Akagi, and aa Shoakaku soon to be released for carriers, the Takao class, the Mogami (in AC mode) and rumors of the Myoko class coming too.  There is the Yukikaze destroyer from both Hasegawa and Tamiya, and Hasegawa has a limited release (at enormous cost!) Floatplane tender.  If I had my wish for remaining Japanese subjects, it would be another common class of destroyer ('Shigure?'), a light carrier of some sort ('Zuiho' would be good!), and most importantly, a couple light cruisers.

In this line, I would recommend first a 'Agano' class light cruiser, and either 'Jintsu,' or 'Kitikami.'  This last (in full torpedo mode) is a ship-type that amazingly, did little in WW2, although the Guadalcanal campaign cried out for ship of just this type!!  It is a strange thing, but I have never understood why the Japanese, after cleverly creating a class of 'light cruisers' in the Mogami class, did not design a light cruiser class to take advantage of the available 6" turrets when the 'Mogamis' traded turrets for 8"... The 'Aganos' could really have benefited from the triple 6" turrets available, and would have been better ships for it (9 x 6", vs 6 x 6")

But while I would really like to see something like 'Yamashiro,' I think it may be time to have a look at some of the US and other ships of WW2.  There is currently a wide range of US fleet carriers available (thanks to Trumpeter), and certainly the Iowas, North Carolinas and Massachusetts classes are well represented.  But there is only one US heavy cruiser class (San Francisco 'n friends), and no light cruisers (love to see a USS Brooklyn, as fine and beautiful a class of light cruiser as ever sailed!!), plus two destroyer classes (Fletcher and Gearing), and the liberty ship (Jeremiah O'Brian).

Some British light and heavy cruisers would be a very good thing!!  Some French and more Italian cruisers would be even more welcome!!  And finally, a selection of more German ships (Graf Spee!  Scharnhorst!!), and even perhaps a Russian WW2 ship or two would be most welcome!!

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Posted by kapudan_emir_effendi on Sunday, February 1, 2009 4:59 PM

Fuji class Japanese predreadnought. It also can be easily converted to the memorable "Royal Sovereign" class RN predreadnought.

Either protected cruiser Yoshino or the armored cruiser Iwate. Especially the Yoshino can be converted to a dearth of other Armstrong cruisers of South American navies so my choice would be Yoshino. But Iwate also can be converted to other South American ships.

Dreadnought HMS Royal Oak

plus, I would like to see Flagman's upcoming "30 knotter" type Yarrow built imperial russian destroyers in the market asap. To these kits, you can raise most of the contemporary navies' ensigns without any modifications.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 7, 2009 4:37 PM

Here's a shot of the upcoming Trumpeter Repulse from the Nuremberg show

http://www.kitlink.com/Images/ProductImages/salespic/toyfair09/TSM5312.jpg

 

 

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Posted by warshipbuilder on Monday, February 9, 2009 4:53 AM
Academy have announced a 1/350 Graf Spee, with possibly a Admiral Scheer & Lutzow to follow -

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Posted by searat12 on Monday, February 9, 2009 7:20 AM
Hooray!!  All that's missing now is 'Scharnhorst!!'
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