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Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 10:36 PM UTC
Interesting model Simon, added with the "Beaver" and the dock it should make a nice dio,
cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 08:33 AM UTC
Hi Julian,

It is, I am not sure of the scenario pf the diorama yet, but, as they say...

"Watch this sapce"

Si
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 07:38 PM UTC
Arrived from Kagero Poland yesterday:




Reviews to follow,
cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 07:34 AM UTC
In the post today was Revell's rebox of the Matchbox HMS Kelly. And its about time they got round to reissuing this one in my opinion.


First impressions are good. Optional bits are provided to do the Kelly or Kipling but I'm sure that others could be done too. A few of the smaller weapons will need replacing so I'll have a hunt about to see what I can get. I like the set of flags and I'll use some of those on other builds.


Now if only they'd see fit to reissuing the Ariadne and Exeter.

Gremlin56
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:25 PM UTC
Look what arrived:





Review to follow,
cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 05:20 AM UTC
Nice Julian,

Just scored this little lot from WEM



The quad 0.5" Vickers, two are for the Trumpeter HMS Eskimo, one of the Quad pompoms, and the etch is for the HMS Zinnia, Might even start that tomorrow.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 05:29 AM UTC
WEM produce some very nice AM sets Simon.
looks very good,
cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 05:23 AM UTC
It is a very good fret for the corvette Julian, lots of options including an enlarged bridge that can be built in early and late versions, two styles of depth charge rack, enlarged Pom pom platform. and lots of the usual stuff incl light AA.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 08:19 AM UTC
SHHHH!!!! Don't tell the missus!!

1/350 UJN Yamashiro DX edition...
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 08:58 AM UTC
Gorgeous, cant wait to see you build this one
Julian
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 09:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Gorgeous, cant wait to see you build this one
Julian



I hope we both live that long!
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2013 - 10:27 AM UTC
Another great looking oddity Warren. will look forward to seeing this built.

Dropped into my local craft and hobby store, great spot for paint, tools and other unusual stuff, but usually poor for ship kits, but this time I found this old lady.



Just need to acquire the Ponots upgrade / conversion for HMS Duke of York. Don't hold your breath may take while to get on the slipway though.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2013 - 02:20 PM UTC
I got one of those a few months ago Simon but I also got the Pontos upgrade set for it. Pontos also make a conversion set for the Duke Of York I believe...
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2013 - 06:36 AM UTC
Sounds like a good project. I'll be watching with interest.
I had a parcel containing 2 Tamiya 1/700 cruisers waiting for me when I got home from work. I picked these up on evilbay for next to nothing.

Old but still nice kits. Minimum of parts so they should build up quickly. I have a couple of sets of Tamiya's weapons and equipment packs that were freebies in a couple of ships that I can use to replace a few bits.


The Kiso even comes with a very nice polished wood display base. I'm finding I've got a bit of soft spot for these Japanese cruisers.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 08:12 PM UTC
Some very nice pickups there. Now here are some that I have Got recently.....Cheers mark







Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 - 03:26 PM UTC
Not really nautical but nice anyway:



Julian
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 - 06:56 PM UTC

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Not really nautical but nice anyway:



Julian



I suppose it has a propeller at least..
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 - 07:06 PM UTC
And a rudder..........................
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 10:44 PM UTC
Even managed to do a review of the G-6 :

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=9303

Cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 08:06 AM UTC
My Pontos set for converting and detailing the Tamiya HMS Prince of Wales as HMS Duke of York has arrived.

251 turn brass parts, 150 resin, 6 sheets of etch, wood deck.





The Turned brass includes a full set of Gun barrels, down to the 20mm, also includes masts, mushroom vents, mooring bits etc, amongst the resin is a set of the correct 5,25" directors for DOY.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 06:24 PM UTC
Nice catch Simon, that will keep you busy.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 07:49 AM UTC
My Merit 1/200 Hornet came in today: single piece hull (48 inches long x 5.5 inches wide), clear flight deck sections, 1942-era aircraft including B-25s, single piece island (just add catwalks, funnel cap, tower, and director), and four separate boxes of parts.

The hull molding appears to fall somewhere between the fineness of the classic Revell kit and the chunkiness of the Trumpeter kit. Detail moldings like portholes with 'eyebrow' scuppers and superstructure bits appear to be average in sharpness.

I have 1/200 submarine and destroyer standing by, so here comes my Yorktown at Midway diorama!

--Karl
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 10:34 AM UTC
Captain,
Let's see some Hornet pictures!!!

-Andrew
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 01:05 AM UTC
Got this in a "small" parcel from Hannants today...

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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 03:39 AM UTC

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The hull molding appears to fall somewhere between the fineness of the classic Revell kit and the chunkiness of the Trumpeter kit. Detail moldings like portholes with 'eyebrow' scuppers and superstructure bits appear to be average in sharpness.

--Karl



Hi Karl,

I believe it is designed and manufactured by Trumpeter.

Regards
Warren