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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC

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Mark,

Really nice haul you got there. The 3D book on the North Carolina does it mention anything about her sister ship USS Washington. I have the North Carolina kit but I want to turn her into the Washington in the configuration during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Mark



Mark unfortunately the Book is just about the NC and not the W.....Cheers Mark



Mark,

Thank you for the reply.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC

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Mark,

Really nice haul you got there. The 3D book on the North Carolina does it mention anything about her sister ship USS Washington. I have the North Carolina kit but I want to turn her into the Washington in the configuration during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Mark



Mark unfortunately the Book is just about the NC and not the W.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 07:05 PM UTC

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Whow thats quite a mouthful Mark! You won´t get bored the next few month then, eh?

Kombrig offers some interesting ships in 1:350 but the prices are painful.

Cheers

Thomas



Thanks Thomas and I will be busy. Was lucky enough to pick up the 3 Combrig 700 Scale Kits for a total of $95 Aussie.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Mark,

Really nice haul you got there. The 3D book on the North Carolina does it mention anything about her sister ship USS Washington. I have the North Carolina kit but I want to turn her into the Washington in the configuration during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:12 PM UTC
Whow thats quite a mouthful Mark! You won´t get bored the next few month then, eh?

Kombrig offers some interesting ships in 1:350 but the prices are painful.

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:09 PM UTC
We just recently had our State Show and was able to pick up some new and old Kits. Lots of fun to come.....Cheers mark









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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:43 PM UTC
Thomas,

Looks like a nice fun project for the future, nice choice.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:20 PM UTC
"This is really the last one - I promise" I said to the wife as I hauled These two in my basket. Lets see if her remembrance is good...

Its a modern PLAN Navy Type 052C Luyang II guided missile destroyer in 1:350 scale. Parts inside are clean and crisp, some PE also included. The painting instructions are bogus though as they ask you to paint the upper part of the superstructure in plain white but looking at the pics of the real ship it is surely some kind of light grey. But I am still not sure until now if the ship shows to kinds of grey at their side superstructures or if this is just a trick of light because the different angled side structures and it have just a plain grey livery.



And, of course, there is a very interesting upgrade set for this vessel from Five star. I ordered my limited SUPER UPGRADE kit. For those who are interested: The difference between the standart version and the limited super upgrade set is that in the standart set are 5 x turned brass parts (main gun and and four communications antennas) and 132 resin parts. For the special version there are 65 brass parts and 84 resin parts. Most turned parts here are the shafts for vertical missile launcher hatches. So If you want to invest about 20 € less you can surely also choose the "standart" edition. The manual is included in a folded colored big DINA4 format. There is also a DVD with the instruction manual again and pictures of the single building steps included - a nice idea I think. Just a good rigging plan like HASEGAWA is doing is still missing in both kits. This would have been the icing on top of the cake.



Cheers
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC
Showcase Model's HMS/HMAS Vendetta and AJM's WW1 HMS Scott Destroyer Leader. Vendetta is nice. The HMS Scott kit excellent, very complete.

Kip
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
Nice catch Thomas,

That infini set looks very tasty.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 05:03 AM UTC
According to my naval arms buildup Programme this is my catch of the day: The brandnew AFV-Club LST-1 together with the even more brandnewer Infinity upgrade set



The Infinity set was not really cheap but you get three fully loaded PE frets, a burnished chain and a lot turned parts (masts, vents, winches, Barrels etc.) some of them ridiculous small. I guess I am one of the very first lucky guys to hold this set in his happy hands. Thought it would be a nice "small" build but when I saw whats inside the upgrade set

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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 04:33 AM UTC

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Rory,

That is a nice haul. The GMM PE is worth that if not more just on it's own.

Mark



Honestly, I am not sure what I am going to do with it. Definitely keeping the New Jersey but I may sell the KGV since I already have POW. The PE is good for both sets so I can use that on the POW.
Same goes for Tirpitz. I understand the Academy kit isn't the best and the PE will work on the Tamiya Bismark/Tirpitz. May get rid of the ship and buy a Tamiya Bismarck instead.

Decisions, decisions.
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:27 PM UTC
Rory,

That is a nice haul. The GMM PE is worth that if not more just on it's own.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:13 PM UTC

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You know, I had told myself "NO MORE CAPITAL SHIPS" until the stash was reduced.

But sometimes you see a deal you cannot ignore. While perusing the facebook market place I came across a listing for an astonishing deal.

All this for $45....I couldn't pass it up. Now just to find some space in my stash.



Nice haul Rory!!!
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019 - 11:28 AM UTC
You know, I had told myself "NO MORE CAPITAL SHIPS" until the stash was reduced.

But sometimes you see a deal you cannot ignore. While perusing the facebook market place I came across a listing for an astonishing deal.



All this for $45....I couldn't pass it up. Now just to find some space in my stash.
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC

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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



With all the action and damage the South Dakota seen and taken you would think there should be one.

Mark



That's always bugged me too Mark. As much as my area of interest lies more in the Battle of the Atlantic, I always wondered why it was that Washington and SoDak were not available as 1/350 IM kits. However looking at what ships are preserved as museums and what's been released as kit and it follows that Trumpy have released what they can walk on...

But with the ready availability of plans.... hmmmm


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Yankee Modelworks did a conversion for the Alabama and Massachusetts kits. I build one and it turned out great!

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/bb/bb-57/350-ymk/SouthDakota.html



I think the conversion's out of production now Greg.

But what if there was an injection molded conversion set available....????
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 04:14 PM UTC
Yankee Modelworks did a conversion for the Alabama and Massachusetts kits. I build one and it turned out great!

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/ships/bb/bb-57/350-ymk/SouthDakota.html
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC

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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



With all the action and damage the South Dakota seen and taken you would think there should be one.

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