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Monday, July 04, 2016 - 01:26 AM UTC
Meng Model has just announced a new line of kits to their ever growing line of models. The New Plesiosaurous Series offers 1/700 scale ship, HSM Rodney and the USS Lexington.
Just in direct from Meng is the announcement of the all new Plesiosaurous Series of kits. The first two kits to arrive will be the Royal Navy Battleship HMS Rodney (29) and US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington (CV-2).

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Rodney (29)
Model No. PS-001
Scale - 1/700
Snap-fit design
Pre-colored parts
Full hull and Waterline versions included

The Washington Naval Treaty, signed by the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France and Italy in 1922, declared the start of the Navy Holiday and also led to the birth of the Royal Navy Battleship H.M.S. Rodney.
H.M.S. Rodney was the second ship of the Nelson class battleships of the Royal Navy. Among British battleships in modern history, the Nelson class was the first to use a flush deck hull. Three triple 16-inch gun turrets were grouped together like a pyramid forward of the superstructure. Designed under the guidance of the “all or nothing” principle, the Nelson class battleships had the best armor protection among the battleships in the world. Rodney and another 6 battleships which had large caliber guns were called “Big Seven” during the Navy Holiday.
Designed based on the exclusive reference materials from the National Maritime Museum in the UK, MENG now offers the first product of the PS series, the PS-001 1/700 Royal Navy Battleship H.M.S. Rodney (29).

US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington (CV-2)
Model No. PS-002
Scale - 1/700
Snap-fit design
Pre-colored parts
Full hull and Waterline versions included

The second kit of the PS series is the 1/700 U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Lexington (CV-2). The large fleet aircraft carrier Lexington was converted from a battleship under construction after the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty in 1920s. Lexington was commissioned in 1927. Lexington was used to develop and refine carrier-based aircraft combat tactics in a series of fleet exercises before World War II. She’s a pioneer of the U.S. Navy air combat. At the most dangerous time during the Pacific War, Lexington successfully stopped the raging IJN Combined Fleet.
MENG’s Lexington aircraft carrier kit is designed based on the original drawings and a lot of authoritative reference materials. This delicately designed kit accurately replicates the Lexington aircraft carrier during the war in March 1942.

Pricing for these models has not been released as of yet.
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Being pre-colored and snap-together, I hope they are not toy-ish, and at least better than Tamiya Rodney.
JUL 04, 2016 - 04:02 AM
They do not appear to be toy-like.
JUL 04, 2016 - 09:08 AM
I'll wait to see the plastic. Beautiful detail in a CAD may translate into clunky and toy like compared to other 1/700 offerings, even a kit as venerable as Tamiya's Rodney.
JUL 04, 2016 - 11:43 AM
well I have a few Meng kits, tanks and trucks, some of them already built, and they are all very well engineered, well detailed kits.
JUL 05, 2016 - 11:58 AM
So do I, and I agree, but none of them are snap-together and pre-colored. I don't think they would have sold quite so well if they were.
JUL 07, 2016 - 07:15 PM
Shame they haven't done the Rodney in WW2 guise, I would like one of the companies to do a Rodney, circa May 41....
AUG 10, 2016 - 06:32 PM
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