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1/350 kits we all would like to see!

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Posted by warshipbuilder on Monday, February 9, 2009 1:34 PM
My only reservation is that the boxart design looks a bit like the old Heller stuff. I dearly hope that Academy haven't just rescaled the old Heller 1/400 kit.

Academy are well known for rejigging kits from other producers.

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Posted by warshipguy on Monday, February 9, 2009 2:47 PM

Searat12,

How about Gneisenau, Lutzow/Deutchland, Admiral Scheer, Blucher, and Admiral Hipper as well as Scharnhorst?

Bill Morrison

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Posted by searat12 on Monday, February 9, 2009 4:56 PM
Well, Revell has the Bismarck (and soon the Tirpitz too), Trumpeter is coming out with Prinz Eugen (which comes with a S-100 torpedo boat and it should be on my doorstep very soon!), which is the best of the three German 'heavies.' I have heard that Graf Zeppelin is due out as well. The Graf Spee and Lutzow are virtually the same (until Lutzow had her tower changed to a pole-mast affair), and i don't care about ANY of the German light cruisers (all rubbish!!), and if a Scharnhorst comes along, it can be easily modified to become Gneisenau (if the model companies don't do it first!).  The only other German WW2 ship I would like to see might be one of the German destroyers, but I won't hold my breath.  So here's to hoping that Scharnhorst will come along soon, and I also hope likewise the Academy Graf Spee doesn't turn out to be rubbish.....
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Posted by Robertone139 on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:12 AM

It seems as if te Japanese manufacturers have caught up and are now flooding the market with new incessant 1/350 IJN subjects. Only three left that I may be interested in are Fuso, Tone and Oyodo (I just happen to like this latter's lines).

The WWII US NAVY kinda' fell behind the Jap onslaught, no more cruisers? I know I would like a Canberra and this would lend itself to a post war modernization subject. Also missing from the US line-up are the all important CVLs and CVEs.

Italy's WWII Royal Navy is probably the worst represented, missing is at least a Littorio Class BB or an earlier one, but the Littorio was the most widely known. Also Italy's cruisers of the four Condottieri sub classes are not at all represented.

The Kriegsmarine has been well represented in the last few months and the WWII Hipper is due out in the next future.

The Royal Navy is missing a couple of important light cruisers that may go hand in hand with the recent releases of the Graf Spee, as well as carriers and destroyers.

The French....whatever.

As for more modern subjects, we are getting the Illustrious and the gator navy's Wasp by year's end.

So, here's my listing:

1- Roma, of course.

2- CVL or CVE

3- Fuso

4- US cruiser

5- British cruiser

 

 

 

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Posted by eatthis on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:24 AM

the graf spee prince eugen and gneisenau (sp) are all out in the uk iv had hold of the kits i bought graf spee as couldnt afford any others lol

were scharnhorst and gneisenau sister ships?

 

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Posted by bondoman on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:15 AM
 Robertone139 wrote:
Also missing from the US line-up are the all important CVLs and CVEs.
A very true observation new fellow. The French would be much better served as well.
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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:06 PM
I've been bitten by the 1/350 bug. Over the past few weeks I keep finding them on sale at a couple of the LHSs here. Today, I found a Soviet November Class sub for $10. Over the weekend it was USS Arizona for $29. Neither are "new" releases but stuff that was not available a few years back.

 

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Posted by ddp59 on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:10 PM
eatthis, yes on the sister ships.
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Posted by constructor on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:37 PM
All I want to see is a better detailed USS Missouri to replace the aging Tamiya kit with its molded on ladders.
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Posted by stenscience on Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:58 PM
I am 'on board' with EJhammer and sharkbait...I am looking for anything that I can adapt or build for the Matson liner Mariposa, used in WWII as a fast troopship. My Dad did 2 trips in the engine room, delivering troops to Libya and Oran. I will be building the Trumpeter Liberty ship and adapting it to look like the one he was on later (the McCormick, torpedoed April 1945) and the carrier Kearsarge (using the 1/700 Ticonderoga), but I would love to build the Mariposa, as it was his first ship.Since I am a recent returnee to the hobby after 35 years, any tips and advice would be appreciated

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Posted by onyxman on Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:23 PM

It's quite a stretch, but you could go this route:

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/service/liners/mariposa-380-rw/rw-index.html

 Fred

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Posted by stenscience on Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:39 PM

Thanks, Fred...I saw this page and pic.It is nice to have a much more experienced modeller confirm what I found. I agree that it is quite a stretch. I don't think I have the chops to do what that guy did, at least not for a while. On the other hand, it looks like it is a possibility.I have a couple of other projects in mind anyway...

Regards,

stenscience

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:59 PM

Wow,when this thread started awhile ago or threads like this one,there were many,but now I believe I'm pretty much set:

Akagi........check

Graf Spee.....check

Type VII or IXB U-Boat......Check

Japanese 8" Cruisers.......Check

Still waiting for a new SMS Emden by Hasegawa or Dragon,a US Assault ship like Tarawa or Saipan

otherwise I'm pretty happy for now.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:35 PM
Well we have for WWII cruisers in 1/350 from Japan, US, Germany, and Italy- But not one British... How about an HMS Ajax, veteran of the River Plate and Normandy?

 

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Posted by surfsup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:00 PM

I would still love to see one of the following......

Ark Royal

Nelson or Rodney

HMS Belfast

Suffolk of Norfolk

USS Canberra

USS Salem

HMS Cossack

or one of the Liners like Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary or the Andrea Doria.......

We can all still dream now can't we..... 

 

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Posted by bondoman on Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:35 PM
 onyxman wrote:

It's quite a stretch, but you could go this route:

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/service/liners/mariposa-380-rw/rw-index.html

 Fred

Thats amazing. The Monterey was docked just down the street from my office for many years. I think the ILWU got her in some kind of settlement, and I am a little surprised there are no models of Matsonia, Lurline, Mahalo or Monterey available. But then, I'm not.

The Matson family built the fabulous estate named Filoli on the Peninsula south of here, most famous as the setting of "Dynasty".

William Matson Roth ran unsuccessfully for Governor in maybe 1980.  Anytime anyone of you come to SF, we'll walk up and down Montgomery Street and look in on the Dollar and Matson and P&O buildings and admire their models. The good old days. We did a building that had a big basrelief of Harry Bridges on the entry.

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Posted by oceano75 on Friday, October 23, 2009 6:59 AM

An angle deck Essex boat

A USCG 210' Medium Endurance Cutter (Reliance-class)

USCGC Bear (though I would really like her in a larger scale like 1/96!)

USCGC Northland

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Posted by onyxman on Friday, October 23, 2009 8:28 AM

".....Dollar and Matson and P&O buildings and admire their models. The good old days. "

Some enterprising kit manufacturer could turn out models of the old '518' and '535' post WWI passenger designs and they would cover any number of  historic Dollar Line and President Line ships.  

Of course, I'm raving. 

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Posted by Dutchmodler on Friday, October 23, 2009 12:49 PM
Would love to see any ships from the Royal Dutch Navy during WW2 as well as any Civil War era ships.
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Posted by Medicman71 on Friday, October 23, 2009 10:01 PM
 oceano75 wrote:

An angle deck Essex boat

A USCG 210' Medium Endurance Cutter (Reliance-class)

USCGC Bear (though I would really like her in a larger scale like 1/96!)

USCGC Northland

That's what I'd like to see. USCG Boutwell. That's my wife's maiden name and i'd like to build that one. 

 

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Posted by OldOak on Sunday, October 25, 2009 4:46 PM
Has anybody seen this? And is there any substance to it?

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Posted by ps1scw on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 6:22 PM

 

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Posted by eatthis on Friday, November 6, 2009 4:38 PM

i heard a romour that airfix are developing a 1.350 scale warspite anybody know if theres any truth in it

ps dreadnaught seems to have been very overlooked considering its importance

 

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Posted by armyrn on Saturday, November 7, 2009 3:57 PM

  I  would like to see some of the resin kits now out their such as  USS Virginia, Or Uss Leahy along with a Knox class FF and of course a IWO JIMA LPH all in 1/350 as for some other would be  USS Boston with her missle upgrade and a Type 23 british FFG such as the Iron Duke.. I know 1/350 USS WASP LHD-1 is coming out soon for around 260.00.  My thought is would be to keep these babies around 50 to 60.00 if possible.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 8, 2009 3:48 PM

The only company that seems to be keeping all of their 1/350 kits in that price range is Academy. All the other major brands only have their smallest (destroyers) warships in that price range. It's too bad Revell(Monogram) step in to this area- In aircraft kits they have pulled off some great competition for a lower price.

 

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Posted by Robertone139 on Monday, November 9, 2009 10:11 PM
 armyrn wrote:

  I  would like to see some of the resin kits now out their such as  USS Virginia, Or Uss Leahy along with a Knox class FF and of course a IWO JIMA LPH all in 1/350 as for some other would be  USS Boston with her missle upgrade and a Type 23 british FFG such as the Iron Duke.. I know 1/350 USS WASP LHD-1 is coming out soon for around 260.00.  My thought is would be to keep these babies around 50 to 60.00 if possible.

 

Wasp is available for less than 175$ on preorder from a major web retailer.

I would love to see a Canberra CA with possible postwar conversion to a CG.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:12 AM
I know Revellis gonna reissue the old Monogram USS Chicago CG, I would love to see that one done in 1/350 though.

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:13 PM
How about a 350th scale Zuiho?
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Posted by Bimmer1 on Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:25 AM
I'd like to see:
1. DKM Scharnhorst (yeah Dragon!)
2. DKM Admirals Hipper and Scheer
3. USS Oriskany circa 1968
4. USS Ronald Reagan
5. USS John f. Kennedy
6. Modern Replenishment Vessels
7. USS Colorado
8. USS St. Louis
9. USS Nimitz/Eisenhauer newest fits
10. IJN Fuso/Yamashiro

What I certainly don't wanna see is the USS Portland!
I just competed turning a resin Indianapolis into the Portland
with lots of scratchbuilding! Lol
isn't there some sort of law thatstates: as soon as you
scratchbuild or modify, within six months the biggees go
ahead and release it?
Oh heck...go ahead and release it! :D
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Posted by surfsup on Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:18 AM

 

 

To add to that request for 1-350 Carriers, what about the following....

USS Langley

USS Ranger 

USS Wasp

HMS Victorious

An Independence Class Carrier

Foch 

HIJMS Shoho

HMS Illustrious

HMS Eagle (Original)

USS Midway

USS Forrestal

And that is just a few...Cheers Mark 

 

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