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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
Si,

Build the Chinese ship next, I always wanted to see how one of those look.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:24 AM UTC

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Si,

Build the Chinese ship next, I always wanted to see how one of those look.

Mark



Oh yes Si I also would love to see this ship done next! Are there photoetched parts within the kit?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC

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...not ship, but flown by a naval ace, and includes an excellent resin figure.

And it was a present from Mrs Duster

Cheers

Si




I'd say do this one first - a happy Mrs Duster means we will not miss out on Si's builds when he is in the doghouse...!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC

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Si,

Build the Chinese ship next, I always wanted to see how one of those look.

Mark



Hi Mark,

That one might be a little while down the line. but not too far, it is a really nice kit.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC

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Si,

Build the Chinese ship next, I always wanted to see how one of those look.

Mark



Oh yes Si I also would love to see this ship done next! Are there photoetched parts within the kit?



Hi Thomas,

Yes there are, not many, but include ratlines, and small stuff, most of the railings are injection moulded and quite fine.

It will be quite soon, not the next one ne but am hoping later this year.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC

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...not ship, but flown by a naval ace, and includes an excellent resin figure.

And it was a present from Mrs Duster

Cheers

Si




I'd say do this one first - a happy Mrs Duster means we will not miss out on Si's builds when he is in the doghouse...!





I wouldn't worry, Mrs Duster is happy at the moment I am working on the ship's camel she bought me for Christmas 2017., and I have promised the IMPS (UK) Fleet Air Arm Sig a 1/48th F4K Phantom for Telford.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
Dear Gentlemen,

this is my newest catch of the season: I got this shiny Italian heavy cruiser ZARA together with Wood Hunter´s wooden deck and three turned barrel sets from MASTER for unresistable 65,-- € at EBAY:





Out of a lucky coincidence I found an update set from the chinese manufacturer SHIPYARD WORKS especially for this specific ship. I was instantly in love with it and ordered it for another 79,-- € at a german dealer. It will arrive next monday or tuesday at my harbor





I think this will be my next build

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:05 PM UTC
Very Elegant Ship Thomas,

Nice haul of extras too. Looking forward to see her going together.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:13 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice choice and a nice price for all of those goodies. Italy built some mighty fine looking warships before and during the war.

Better sharpen your PE tools you will need it by the looks of that upgrade kit.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:41 AM UTC
Thomas,

I built the Tauro 1/400 version of the Zara many years ago... this looks to be a superior kit to that one. With the aftermarket goodies and your demonstrated skills, I know it is gonna be cool. I will be watching this build with great interest!
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 12:12 AM UTC
Hello there,

got me two new kits:

One is AOSHIMA´s Kaiwo Maru in 1:350. I got it for about 25 € from a sale. This one is a former sailing ship, confiscated by the IJN and used as a postal ship between the japanese northern main islands and as a resupply ship for lighthouses. She survived the war and is a museum ship now. The kit is with some etched parts and I fished out an appropriate ARTWOX wooden deck for this specific ship, too. Will be a comfortable small build between two major kits


And I was always lurking for a flower class Corvette together with white ensign etched set; recently there was finally my time coming and I got both together for about 25 € from Ebay. This is my first kit at all from MIRAGE and, at the first look, the parts look very nice inside the box. I got me the appropriate colors for it from HATAKA and a useful book which someone recommended me for it and I also can recommend that book, too!




Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 12:17 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice choices for your next builds. I have the Zinna kit and the book also. Really found the book informative on ship layouts as the war progressed.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:54 PM UTC

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Hello there,

got me two new kits:

One is AOSHIMA´s Kaiwo Maru in 1:350. I got it for about 25 € from a sale. This one is a former sailing ship, confiscated by the IJN and used as a postal ship between the japanese northern main islands and as a resupply ship for lighthouses. She survived the war and is a museum ship now. The kit is with some etched parts and I fished out an appropriate ARTWOX wooden deck for this specific ship, too. Will be a comfortable small build between two major kits


And I was always lurking for a flower class Corvette together with white ensign etched set; recently there was finally my time coming and I got both together for about 25 € from Ebay. This is my first kit at all from MIRAGE and, at the first look, the parts look very nice inside the box. I got me the appropriate colors for it from HATAKA and a useful book which someone recommended me for it and I also can recommend that book, too!




Cheers



Very nice pick ups. I especially like the Sailing Vessel.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
I recently went to a swap meet and was lucky enough to acquire these Two. Very happy.....Cheers Mark



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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 02:23 PM UTC
Nice acquisitions!
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:30 PM UTC
Nice haul Mark...

Interesting that no 1/350 kit exists of the South Dakota, only of the the North Carolina, Alabama and Massachusetts... Maybe one day I will follow through on my threat to CAD model a Dakota conversion set and get it tooled up... one day