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Fujimi: IJN Atago full-hull in 1/700
TimReynaga
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 07:20 AM GMT+7


Fujimi has announced the August 2017 release of a full hull version of the IJN Atago in 1/700 scale.

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d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 02:15 AM GMT+7
That is a lot of PE.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 03:50 AM GMT+7
That's a SERIOUS amount of PE! That looks to be about $15 - $20 worth of PE, which leaves the plastic cost less than $20! Is Fujimi competing with Flyhawk? I think their plastic quality still falls short of Flyhawk's, but they're trying to compensate with lots of PE. Is design and production of a PE fret cheaper than machining detail into a steel mold for styrene?
I notice in one of the pics the model is mounted on pylons - are these included turned brass parts, or colored styrene?
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 03:55 AM GMT+7
OIC - it's a re-release with upgraded PE. Didn't read the description carefully.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 11:11 AM GMT+7
Yes, looks too be a very nice PE up-grade.
I will get me one for sure.

Yes, PE is very economical. You would be surprised how inexpensive it really is.