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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 12:35 PM UTC
Sales = a good reason to buy some ships!

The Westminster makes up the set of Type 23s released by Trumpeter so far, and the PLA Navy FFG, it was under $25 and I needed to make up the value of an order to the free-postage limit, so I justify it all by saying I would have paid the amount in postage for what I paid for the FFG, so I got it for free..
.. And I haven't got any modern Chinese ships in the stash..
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 04:37 AM UTC
Well my reference material is here now to get the kits!

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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 07:49 AM UTC
I do it the other way around, I get the kit for the stash then worry about the reference stuff when I go to build it..

Looks like a nice book Luciano.
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 06:04 AM UTC
I got this a few days ago... Will be my first Ship build... Hope it will not be too much. . I am pretty stoked to say the least!



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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 07:30 AM UTC

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I got this a few days ago... Will be my first Ship build... Hope it will not be too much. . I am pretty stoked to say the least!



Herky



First one eh? You are in for some fun after jumping in at the deep end!

There are a few good build blogs here for you.
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 07:50 AM UTC
Would you have a better modern 1/350th Ship to reccommend? I dont want to get so frustated that it becomes one of the "never finished" builds....


Thanks in Advance.
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Would you have a better modern 1/350th Ship to reccommend? I dont want to get so frustated that it becomes one of the "never finished" builds....


Thanks in Advance.



Of course! That kit is a great kit and I think you will have no troubles with it, but for an easier introduction to modern 1/350 ships may I suggest one of Trumpeter's Type 23 Frigates, HMS Kent, Montrose or Westminster. RedDuster has just done one for the Trumpeter campaign and it has come out looking great. I have all three in the stash and would be more than happy to build one along side you to help out in any tight situations.

WEM make a nice PE set for them that I also have in the stash, but I am more than hapy to build an OOB one if you want.. after all I can always get another one..

Another option is one of Trumpeter's PLA Navy or US Navy modern ones. I have their PLA Navy Type 54 FFG in the stash as well and it looks like a beauty. As usual moulding is first rate and fit will be good as well knowing Trumpeter.

Fundly enough I also have the Wasp in the stash with the MK1 PE set...

Cheers mate
Warren
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 08:33 AM UTC
I have actually been eyeballing this one...



this one



or this one as well




Hope I didnt violate anything with the SB pics..
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 08:44 AM UTC

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I have actually been eyeballing this one...



this one



or this one as well




Hope I didnt violate anything with the SB pics..



I have spoken (well emailed with) Sprue Brothers before and they don't mind you using their pics as it is free advertising. A sensible view for once (unlike ModelWarship's where people think they own others photos).

If you are interested in the Montrose WEM also make a replacement gun turret for it in resin so you can actual model the early Type 23 and a later Type 23.

Cheers
Warren

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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 03:47 AM UTC
Well after getting the book, I had to get these:



Now for some gun barrels and pe for them all and to build the Littorio in one of her camo schemes rather than the plain grey Trumpeter offer.

Lets hope Trumpeter see sense to release an Italian destroyer or two to provide escort. Oh and Trumpeter it's RM not RN as in Regia Marina
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 11:12 PM UTC
OK following on from the three 1/700 Littorio class ships I picked up the 1/350 Roma yesterday from my LHS (Hannants - Colindale) along with a couple of U-boats.



Looking for etch, gun barrel set for the Roma - whats the opinion on the Flyhawk set?
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 07:38 AM UTC

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OK following on from the three 1/700 Littorio class ships I picked up the 1/350 Roma yesterday from my LHS (Hannants - Colindale) along with a couple of U-boats.



Looking for etch, gun barrel set for the Roma - whats the opinion on the Flyhawk set?



I have the L'Arsenal set which has rein boats etc in it.
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 06:15 PM UTC

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OK following on from the three 1/700 Littorio class ships I picked up the 1/350 Roma yesterday from my LHS (Hannants - Colindale) along with a couple of U-boats.



Looking for etch, gun barrel set for the Roma - whats the opinion on the Flyhawk set?



I have the L'Arsenal set which has rein boats etc in it.



Not seen that set Warren, I'll have a look for it, does it include the deck stored FIAT truck?
I'm looking towards the Mk.1 Detail DX pack which includes PE, brass barrels and wood deck.
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 07:39 PM UTC

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OK following on from the three 1/700 Littorio class ships I picked up the 1/350 Roma yesterday from my LHS (Hannants - Colindale) along with a couple of U-boats.



Looking for etch, gun barrel set for the Roma - whats the opinion on the Flyhawk set?



I have the L'Arsenal set which has rein boats etc in it.



Not seen that set Warren, I'll have a look for it, does it include the deck stored FIAT truck?
I'm looking towards the Mk.1 Detail DX pack which includes PE, brass barrels and wood deck.



You know Luciano, sometimes I amaze myself with my stupidity.. It is the Richelieu set I have, not the Roma.. Derrr..

I would be choosing the Mk1 Desin one as well Luciano as it comes with barrels, deck and brass.. but unfortunately no truck...

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 07:39 AM UTC
Let me share with You the marvelous look at these two boxes that arrived during the last few days. I wanted the Agano for more than a Year, ever since I finished the I-58 and was fascinated by the Japanese ship design. Its a bit expensive - 100 Euro for a 7000 ton light Cruiser, but once I opened the box I had no regrets. I also had to get the Indy. Its the best price/value kit of a ship I have seen so far.



Ok and since I had the camera out I decided to take a picture of "The Stash" aswell. I dont know if you noticed, but Im more like a "cruiser guy" Well after one year of "Shipbuilding" I have Two Subs and One Destroyer finished, one Cruiser in the dock and 5 boats in the stash, hmm, I think I have to speed things up

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:19 AM UTC

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Let me share with You the marvelous look at these two boxes that arrived during the last few days. I wanted the Agano for more than a Year, ever since I finished the I-58 and was fascinated by the Japanese ship design. Its a bit expensive - 100 Euro for a 7000 ton light Cruiser, but once I opened the box I had no regrets. I also had to get the Indy. Its the best price/value kit of a ship I have seen so far.



Ok and since I had the camera out I decided to take a picture of "The Stash" aswell. I dont know if you noticed, but Im more like a "cruiser guy" Well after one year of "Shipbuilding" I have Two Subs and One Destroyer finished, one Cruiser in the dock and 5 boats in the stash, hmm, I think I have to speed things up




Speed things up as in buy more ships (like I do) or build them faster??

While I am here while I was away in Adelaide yesterday a package arrived from the USA..





















Scaledecks was kind enough to send all these decks for use in build reviews of the 1/100 Heller HMS Victory, Revell's 1/96 Cutty Sark and Confederate Models 1/32 Diorama of a 7" Blakeley Rifle.

Look for full reviews of these awesome looking wooden decks in the near future.

Regards
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 07:51 AM UTC
Any indication of the retail price of the HMS Victory deck Warren?
That is a model that would benefit from a wooden deck.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 09:42 AM UTC

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Any indication of the retail price of the HMS Victory deck Warren?
That is a model that would benefit from a wooden deck.



Approximately USD96 for that one Julian.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:17 PM UTC
A visit to my LHS, and these came home with me.

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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 09:43 PM UTC
Another visit to the LHS for a collection of an order brought home these:





That's the Mk.1 Design Roma set, a G-model Roma screw set and a WEM set for the Mirage Flower class corvette.
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 11:02 PM UTC
now that's my kind of shopping trip, Luciano

This arrived in the post yesterday. Not a model but a fantastic book on RN carriers of all sorts. I'd put this in the same league as RA Burts Battleships series as a must have.

It'll come in handy for the day when Mr Model manufacturer releases some RN carriers in 1/350

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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 04:50 PM UTC
OK, I can't resist: bought this at LHS the other day (Christmas gift card!):
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:41 PM UTC
Wow, some juicy catches there mates! Unfortunately my worbench (and kitmaker) time is close to zero currently due to RL...

Luciano, any chance for a review or a peek in the box of the 1/700 Roma? Does it include any PE?

Has anyone heard whether a special edition Academy Indianapolis is on the way?

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 02:36 AM UTC

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Luciano, any chance for a review or a peek in the box of the 1/700 Roma? Does it include any PE?

Cheers!
Stefan



Stefan, I'll try a side by side review of all three Littorio's, may be a little while though as I'm snowed under with builds on the bench and work.
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:50 AM UTC
Got three very nice surprised f0r my Birthday! From Mrs Duster, and Duster Jnr.



Big thanks to both of them.

Si