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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 10:15 AM UTC
Apparently the IMG lines wiped out the caption to my other set of images, so I'll repeat...the other pics are from the Yankee USS South Dakota conversion set in 1:350.

--Karl
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 11:08 AM UTC
Karl.... nice pick up, can the sub be built waterline?

Rui.... thanks to you, I now have the Isles Class Trawler on order.

Frank
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 11:15 AM UTC

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Karl.... nice pick up, can the sub be built waterline?

Rui.... thanks to you, I now have the Isles Class Trawler on order.

Frank



Well, any full hull could be built into a waterline if one is daring enough, I suppose. But, the problem with 1:72 submarine kits is that in most instances, producing a waterline model requires throwing away about 2/3's of the kit.

In this instance, my Type II project will be a cube-of-the-sea diorama, so I can keep the model intact.

--Karl
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 11:29 AM UTC

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Rui.... thanks to you, I now have the Isles Class Trawler on order.

Frank



Hi Frank,

Did you go for the Canadian Navy new one (on pre-order) or ordered the RN Isles Class?
My guess is that they different, even the price on the canadian ones are more expensive (could be a Hill Class??? I wish so, this way I can turn them into Portuguese Navy ones)
No need to thank


Rui
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 11:38 AM UTC

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Rui.... thanks to you, I now have the Isles Class Trawler on order.

Frank



Hi Frank,

Did you go for the Canadian Navy new one (on pre-order) or ordered the RN Isles Class?
My guess is that they different, even the price on the canadian ones are more expensive (could be a Hill Class??? I wish so, this way I can turn them into Portuguese Navy ones)
No need to thank


Rui




Hi Rui,

Canadian navy version, placed in my first order with HMJ,.... can't wait!!!

Frank
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 02:09 PM UTC
Some of my orders showed up this week. Some of these are going to be in a dio idea for the Waterline Campaign.



















While putting things in order I figured I would use one of the wooden cigar boxes I have collected over the years.


I have had this one for a few weeks.

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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 08:31 AM UTC
That promises to be one heck of scene, Jim!

--Karl
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 10:40 AM UTC

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That promises to be one heck of scene, Jim!

--Karl



I am thinking of doing some of the subs nestled up against a tender. Or maybe the DD's at anchor in some isloated Pacific cove. Who knows.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 08:58 AM UTC
Great pick up Jim, the sub tender idea is one I've often though about too, just a matter of a little research to get the sub/tender time lines correct.

Frank
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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 09:08 AM UTC
Two shipments came through my door late last week from HLJ.

The first shipment contained new 350th releases from Trumpeter and Pit-Road and issue 30 of Model Art...







... and the second with a few dedicated PE sets for the 700th Akagi 3 decker and an air wing, not for my Akagi, but for Fujimi's Hosho...



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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 11:04 AM UTC

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Great pick up Jim, the sub tender idea is one I've often though about too, just a matter of a little research to get the sub/tender time lines correct.

Frank



Well, if you trace out the TROM's for submarines on the Combinedfleet.com website, you can triangulate which subs were together where.

--Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 12:04 PM UTC
Frank,
Nice looking shipment!

I ran into a problem with my tender plan, out of stock! But, never fail, I shall keep up the search. (I am just being cheap also)

Already been doing some home work on Combined Fleet.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 02:47 PM UTC
DragonUSAOnline is having a sale that includes some good (I think?) new references:

Water Line Model Special #30 - "Genealogy of Japanese Destroyers"
List Price: $28.95
Your Price: $25.99
PRE-ORDER

Water Line Model Special # 31 - "Bismarck"
List Price: $28.95
Your Price: $25.99
PRE-ORDER

Super Illustration "Japanese Battleship Nagato" with English
List Price: $39.95
Your Price: $35.99
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 09:16 AM UTC
The last thing I got in was the "A" and "B" PE sets for the Akagi. Next on the list is the wooden deck and PE set for the Ise. No Pix as I am still haivng difficulty figuring stuff out on this verdamnt VISTA O/S. Joined that eharmony thing and I am getting swamped with emails . We'll see how that goes. Mainly just waiting for the Repulse and Graf Spee to show up.
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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 07:48 AM UTC
I have managed to buy no less than 4 submarines at one time .....



And some etch for my 1:72 Revell VII C

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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 09:06 AM UTC
My Preiser Z-gauge figures finally arrived, so now I can man the Iowa and Oregon for my Santiago scene for the Predred Campaign!

--Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 12:06 PM UTC
A few more shipments made their way to my doorstep...

The fine folks at WEM wasted no time in shipping me a few 700th scale gems...

My 13.5" guns for the Royal Sovereign.


A collection of tapered brass masts (two sets per size).


...and 4 sets of PE for my growing Combrig collection, while these are made specifically for the HMS Tiger, there's enough in them to be used as a generic PE set.


From my LHS's I picked up a very welcomed 700th scale kit.



...and a set of WEM British DD photo etch, again not made for the Tribal Class, but still of use.


Lastly, from a used on-line bookstore ( edconroybooks.com ) a very interesting read on one of my favourite ships, the HMS Agincourt

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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 12:20 PM UTC
Here's the latest for my stash...



Top:
Hasegawa 1/350 Limited 500 Edition IJN Akitsushima. Resin with white metal and PE. Excellent instructions and includes the Emily from the Yukikaze (now I have two). This kit is beautiful. I'll have an extensive in-box review up sometime next week. A build log will start up after the community build ends. Thanks to my dad for footing the bill on this as a semi Christmas/ birthday present.

Center:
Nichimo 1/200 IJN I-19. After watching some of Jan's work in larger scale subs and knowing about the excellent quality of this oldie but goody, I decided to grab one.

Bottom L-R:
Some books from the used book store: The Lore of Ships contains fantastic diagrams and schematics of various mechanicals from sailing ships to modern ships. Oars, Sails, And Steam was only $2 and had nice illustrations, so I happily snagged it. Tall Ships of The World is one of those charming old books in a handwriting font with nice ink drawings scattered throughout. Lots of nice little info tidbits.

The Maru Specials mostly concentrate on the Fuso class (I'm always a sucker for those ships), with the third having more of an overview of all IJN battleships (some nice shots of the awesome Ise before conversion).

Revell 1/225 HMS Victory. I have it on very good authority that this kit is one of the best Victory kits out there. This is basically a dress rehearsal for the Heller 1/100 kit, which itself will be a dress rehearsal for Mantua's 1/78 wood plank on bulkhead monster... Thanks to my Jaclyn for getting this for me as a gift.

That's all for a bit!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 12:28 PM UTC
Hi Dade,

I'd love to see a review on the Nichimo kit, looks very intriguing, are they readily available?

Frank
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 03:32 PM UTC
It's been a good month for me, I received;
1/350 trump USS Hornet- from e-bay
WEM USS Hornet hanger deck detail PE- fromfree time hobbies
PE bender-from The Small Shop

Still waiting on;
USS Hornet resin Hanger deck detail- from The Resin Shipyard

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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 07:07 PM UTC

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I'd love to see a review on the Nichimo kit, looks very intriguing, are they readily available?



Howdy Frank, sure I can do a little in-box review in a week or so (after the Akitsushima). It is a really great kit. While Nichimo's 1/500 cruisers and battleships, and 30cm (box scale) items were a little spotty, their 1/200 subs, destroyers, and 1/500 carriers were pretty nice and still look good nowadays.

I got mine from HWJapan HERE... There's a short back order, but nothing too bad.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 09:21 PM UTC
Nice additions to your stash“s gents, Dade I“m looking forward seeing your work on that I-19, is it a waterline or full hull kit ?

Cheers/jan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 10:49 PM UTC
hello all,
got these from Great models on sale.they cost between $19.00 to $28.00 each.

i am not sure about the HMS Victorious Kit.it seems to have some flaws in it.i need to do some research before i judge the kit.

this is the Dragon Premium kit,it has all the PE for it and white metal main guns.got it for $19.80 goes for $34+.i am not sure how accurate the model is and i am sure Mark will want a review for this kit.

there is a good sale over at Great Models,alot of good models that are about 10% to 25% off.just so you know.i ordered on line Friday and they arrived Tuesday,fast service.
cheers,
Bruce
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 11:05 PM UTC
I got this a couple of week ago,from HLJ.I think Monochrome is another alias for Trumpeter.Due to the weakness of the pound,total cost was £66.00!All in all it looks a good kit,although,I`m no expert on IJN ships, cheers Phil









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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 12:50 AM UTC
Frank:

Is that Model Art 31 dedicated to one class of DD? I am thinking of getting that one.


Nice catches fellas.

I have a few to show as well, just need to take pictures. I like the stores in Japan, I just wish shipping wasn't so bad. I got two kits and shipping was more thant the kits. You could only use EMS and not SAL with those. SAL is much cheaper, but slow....

Looking forward to more eye candy.