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What Ship Is This?
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 9:14 AM
What ship is this?:

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/chicago2003/vis.jpg

It's from Tamiya's RCHTA (in Chicago) news release at:

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/chicago2003/broadcast.htm

Can anyone tell me the scale too. Can't read Japanese.

Thanks,

James Smile [:)]
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Posted by therriman on Friday, September 12, 2003 9:32 AM
Well it's either the Bismark or Tirpitz. My guess is Bismark but I can't read the nameplate. As for the Japanese that's J-Hulk's speciality. Hulkster where are youQuestion [?]
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 9:41 AM
Here's the English page:

http://www.tamiya.com/english/news/event/chicago2003/broadcast.htm

Bismarck, pre-built, pre-painted. Jesus! What is the world coming to!

James Smile [:)]
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Posted by therriman on Friday, September 12, 2003 10:02 AM
Yes folks you to can be a modeler with actually having to build one.

There's no fun in that!Disapprove [V]
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 2:24 PM
Sure going to make it difficult for judges at contests though. I guess the winner would be the person who broke off the least amount of pieces getting the model to the contest site.

James Smile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 10:29 PM
There goes my entry at the next IPMS. Guess I'll actually have to build one, now.
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Posted by Jeff Herne on Saturday, September 13, 2003 7:47 AM
I've actually seen one of these up close...there's not much chance they would win anything under IPMS rules. The easy way to determine if the model is pre-built are many of the fittings are one piece injection instead of the multiple parts usually needed to build the piece. I also think the price will be prohibitive, then there's the morality factor. Any modeler with a shred of integrity won't try to sneak this one past.

Jeff Herne
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  • From: Tochigi, Japan
Posted by J-Hulk on Saturday, September 13, 2003 8:55 AM
Yup, we've had the same discussion over at the armor forum about the Tamiya Tiger I and Stg. III built-ups.
I don't think it'll be much of an issue, either.
Really, it would be no different than somebody entering any work that they didn't do themselves, which could happen anytime, anywhere. Thus, I don't see Tamiya's Masterwork Collection as any particularly new threat (or threat at all, actually).

It seems like Tamiya is pretty quick with the English pages these days!
But if ya can't find one, give me a holler, and I'll come a-translating!

Unless you'd rather have a good laugh with the Babelfish program!Big Smile [:D]
~Brian
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 15, 2003 9:43 PM
That's definitely the Bismarck. Painted as she appeared between her sortie on her first mission and her arrival in the Norwegian fjord where the camouflage was painted over with overall gray.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 15, 2003 9:47 PM
That particular kit is 1:350 scale. A beautiful kit that builsa easily and lends itself to the Gold Medal Models PE kit very nicely. I'm currently doing a diorama of her as she appears today.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 4:45 AM
Yes, its the Bismarck 1:350.
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