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73north

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  1. just received a fabulous message from Show Case Models in Australia !! - as I posted a question to them last week - is this model available for pre-order ? Hi you don't need to place pre order, i will mention in our website and facebook once we have the kits. It will be around june this year. Thanks so it looks like we will have the Model available to purchase this summer !!
  2. just received a fabulous message from Show Case Models in Australia !! - as I posted a question to them last week - is this model available for pre-order ? Hi you don't need to place pre order, i will mention in our website and facebook once we have the kits. It will be around june this year. Thanks so it looks like we will have the Model available to purchase this summer !!
  3. great news for those who want a plastic injection 1/350 Scale Model of a V & W Class Destroyer just received a message today from Showcase Models of Australia !!! - " Hi you don't need to place pre order, i will mention in our website and facebook once we have the kits. It will be around june this year. Thanks "
  4. This is the Flag I was talking about
  5. well done Ken - lovely models !! I presume you have read the Profile Warship on HMS Upholder ? If you ever want a great read on WW2 British submarine warfare , Alastair Mars is excellent ( Unbroken and HMS Thule Intercepts - both Pan ) and for a general RN Sub History its the lovely Pan Books Submarines at war 1939-1945 by the same author .
  6. okay - I finally got the Fabric Flags in my hand - just now ! and they are far, far better than Decals - This is the A size that will match for your White Ensign on the decal sheet for HMS Warspite as I compared it to my Flag flying on my Model of HMS Prince of Wales I scanned it at 200dpi , and frankly when you look at them with the Naked Eye , the difference between the Kit Flag and the Fabric Flag is simply incredible - If anyone wants my advice - a Type A Flag for a Battleship or Carrier at 1/350 Scale Type AA ( length - 15mm ) for a Cruiser or Large Warship ( or Battleship at 1/450 Scale , probably ) and Type AAA ( length 10mm ) for a Destroyer , Submarine or Small Warship at 1/350 Scale ( or battleship at 1/700 / 1/600 scale ) I have compared the Kit Decal for the AAA to that on the Trumpeter Decal for my Kit of HMS Eskimo ( 1/350 ) and its an exact match I would advise anyone , that these Flags are well worth the effort of locating for your Model my scan doesn't do them justice
  7. do you think the Amusing Hobby 1/35 Conqueror will be more accurate ??
  8. just to warn you , I have discovered even with ' marking ' the scan as family friendly - that adult adverts get shown when someone clicks on the scan using imagebam ( and doesn't make me any friends on the forum ) so I have discontinued using it here ............ so you are much safer to use photobucket.com - sorry
  9. I can state for 1/48 Scale ( and above ) I used fishing line ( synthetic ) and it never let me down
  10. I have the Profile Warship for Upholder - ill scan it for you specially Spam links removed as usual the Joy of windows 10 stops me saving the rotated version ! anyway , any more questions please ask ( I have the book )
  11. only thing ever produced for this scale was the Matchbox ' Flower Class ' Corvette in the late 1970's
  12. 1/350 Art-Wox Wooden deck for the Ships Bridge for HMS Cossack ( HMS Eskimo conversion ) and above all , BECC Model Distribution for 1/350 Scale Destroyer size Fabric Flags for HMS Cossack and IJN Yukikaze - not cheap , but used them a long time ago on HMS Prince of Wales , the difference was huge !
  13. 1/350 Scale - V & W Class Destroyer - HMS Walker in 1939 1/350 Scale - HMS Eagle WW2 Royal Navy Carrier in 1942 1/350 scale - I know you specialise in Resin Kits - but how about an plastic injection kit , that is accurate for HMS Kelly - that would be a best seller ( with a shortened aft accommodation deck option - so that a modeller can Model the other ships in the Flotilla - and above you can model the J and N Class as they were identical so 3 classes of ship for 1 kit - that would be a winner sales-wise - if you need to prove to yourself , and see how popular HMS Kelly still is ? - look at ebay and the high prices that were sold for old kits from Matchbox for HMS Kelly from the 1970's .!
  14. I just had to say that you 1/48 Scale Special Hobby Models are great kits ,and for me , you have the added attraction that the Special Hobby Company makes models that others don't touch for example the lovely Fiat G.55 in 1/48 Scale , a joy to make - I was delighted to have it displayed on this Italian Aviation Website http://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArticles/FIATG55/DavidWalker/FiatG55_1a.html This is the finished result from your lovely kit and it was such a great fitting model , it reminds me of Tamiya or Hasegawa in that respect - I admit I went over board on the super detailing as your Model was so good any chance on a plastic injection kit of the Re.2005 Sagitarrio in 1/48 scale please ??
  15. These are the photos of my 2 models to show you what can be achieved with a modern kit , with photo-etch and Moskit exhausts thrown in The first is the Hasegawa Hurricane Mk 1 , then the second the Hasegawa Hurricane Mk 1 ( apologies for the pictures , I badly need to get an ultra-modern digital camera ) You can see , that my Hurricane looks like a Hurricane , and the Ki.61 Tony ( a lovely looking fighter ) is no slouch at looking ' right ' and like a Ki.61 I think the trouble with a Pilot Figure is that is obscures the view inside of the cockpit - when you spent all that time super-detailing it - so it seems dumb to put a pilot inside on your other valid points , I agree , as long as there is decent choice , then its a good thing - the great thing about a ' ultimate ' kit review from the likes of Hyperscale is that it drives the used prices down and makes modellers sell some of the stash , so you can pick up a great kit , much more cheaply