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Pontos Set for 1/200 Missouri
warreni
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 09:01 PM UTC
Greetings one and all. These photos were posted on another site by Kim from Pontos..





Crikey I have to be careful not to get drool all over the keyboard.
Now I just have to wait for it to be released... and to save up the shekels to buy it.
Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 01:44 AM UTC
Awsome ! I am speecheless Missouri OOB will be great but with add-ons from Pontos just amazing !

Cheers

Wojtek
MAKIETARIUM
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 04:54 AM UTC
Go for it Warren, its a very elegant looking set. The 20mm's will drive you nuts but it will give the OOB Mo a huge boost.
You can always moonlight selling "Roo skin steering wheel covers " online
warreni
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Go for it Warren, its a very elegant looking set. The 20mm's will drive you nuts but it will give the OOB Mo a huge boost.
You can always moonlight selling "Roo skin steering wheel covers " online



Here's a bit of trivia for you.. the sailor who steered the Missouri into her anchorage in Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceremony was, Ed Kalanta, Quartermaster 3rd Class.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 08:55 PM UTC
Looks a great set Warren,

That would be a real labour of love. If I was going for a Missouri I would find it hard to resist.

Si
warreni
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 09:16 PM UTC

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Looks a great set Warren,

That would be a real labour of love. If I was going for a Missouri I would find it hard to resist.

Si



You know you want one Simon..
Torchy
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 02:12 AM UTC
That looks stunning
I hope the instructions are better that the Bismarck set
warreni
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 06:03 AM UTC

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That looks stunning
I hope the instructions are better that the Bismarck set



Pontos have already admitted they stuffed up big time there.

I am waiting to see all the sets before committing.
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 08:14 PM UTC
Wow, that is amazing. I bet it'll be expensive set as well considering the size of the kit, but a must if you want to have a topnotch MO.
warreni
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 08:50 PM UTC
I think you may be right Mike. But I must have patience in this case.
GastonMarty
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:48 AM UTC
For those who care about accuracy, remember that the kit hull's top edge is noticeably banana-shaped, which creates havoc for defining the correct waterline, and with no change in radius pitch near the front turret (Trumpeteer's 1/700 kit is the same):




Also the lower rear hull is entirely a work of science-fiction, the post-mortem being discussed here:



http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154450&start=60

Similar issues on the other 1/200 Trumpeteer WWII ships...

I've switched to 1/350 while I wait for the current crop of 1/200 to become serious kits. Of note is that the 40 year old Nichimo destroyers are very nice and well-detailed kits, clearly a cut above the more recent batch of 1/200 subjects...

Gaston
warreni
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 12:42 PM UTC
That's easy, don't buy them then.
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:48 PM UTC

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That's easy, don't buy them then.



Amen,
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 04:49 AM UTC
Does anyone know the differences between the MK1 sets for the 1/200 Missouri and the Pontos? They are all expensive and I wanted to get the most for my money. Any advise appreciated.

P.S. Was the deck blue or teak when the surrender took place?
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 05:37 PM UTC
I think we all care about accuracy, Gaston. But I would hazard to say that most of us also enjoy building more than nitpicking.