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WWII IJN Shipboard Catapult Set
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 12:06 AM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

MSW Crewmember Julian Sallows [Gremlin65] share his thoughts with us on Alliance Model Works WWII IJN Shipboard Catapult Set.

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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 06:36 PM UTC
What type of castapult is represented... like, is it a Kure Type 2 Model 3 or 5 ? What ships of the IJN carried this type of catapult?
Also, I tried Alliance Modelworks website a while back and found it not functioning properly. I checked jut now and nothing changed.
Any other seller of their Items in Europe?
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 06:52 PM UTC

I am in the USA.
All the 1/350 items are available on my site.


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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 07:31 PM UTC
Good morning Darius,
try this link:
Cove Models ltd. in the UK is listed as European distributor.
I really couldn't tell you if it is the mod 3 or mod 5 catapult; it would appear to be identical to the catapult supplied by Fujimi for the IJN Haruna but the quality of the Alliance Model Works PE set is much better.
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 05:59 AM UTC
Hi Brian,
Thanks for the information I was sure it was a Kure 2 but the finesses of which model it was elude me There isn't a lot of photo material of Japanese WW II shipborne catapults online.
There is also a review of the Alliance Model Works ladders and accommodation ladders in the pipeline
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 06:43 AM UTC
This is a great review, however, in 1-350 this can also make a great looking diorama, the below photo is in 1-72 and for sale on ebay, also which jogged my memory with this review, its also avalable in 1-350.
I guess while highly detailed parts are much sort after for surface shipping, some tend to forget these also make really good looking dioramas, all being a little on the small side.