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  1. Hello Fuzzoli, Sorry for this late answer. I'd to check before. Well: yes, the l'Arsenal kit is rectangular and the real hangar isn't. This has a slight narrowing forward. The kit designer (not me) opted for a rectangular shape to adapt the hangar to the Tamiya kit, the hull of which is wrong in this area. Here is an extract of a (official ?) plan of the real Enterprise, which shows clearly the two forward elevators aren't aligned: elevator #1 on the right follows the hull shape, making an angle with #2. Here are pictures of two Tamiya Enterprise kits (not mine !), which clearly show those two elevators are parallel. This implies the hull lines below are wrong. For the hangar kit designer the choice was: 1- Stick to the reality, implying the #1 elevator hangar opening would have had non-parallel external and internal sides and this would have been very visible. 2- Adapt to the kit and design a rectangular shape, keeping the opening bulkhead parallel. For the rivet counters it is still possible and rather easy to "angle" the port side of hangar, starting about at #1 elevator door level: one has just to angle saw the deck plate and shorten the forward bulkhead by 3-4mm on its port side. Note, however, on the finished hangar the angle is so small it will be faintly visible and both starboard and forward bulkheads aren't visible too. This issue is another illustration of the difficulties in sticking a kit to a model which is wrong. BTW this old Tamiya kit has many other issues. Hope this helps _Bruno
  2. New this month : 1:400 : Detail set for the Heller kits of French Navy Escorteur Rapide type E-52b Resin, PE, decals. http://www.larsenal.com/set-details-escorteur-rapide-e-52b-heller-1-400-c2x30551375 This set is for L’ALSACIEN F776 (1960-1982), LE PROVENCAL F777 (1959-1980) and LE VENDEEN F778 (1960-1981). Following the 1:48 version : 1:72 RAF airfield tractor MF-40 Resin. http://www.larsenal.com/tracteur-de-piste-anglais-1-72-c2x30653954 _Bruno
  3. Following the 1:350 USS Enterprise hangar detail set announced last month I obtained pictures of what is included in the kit. The hangar parts: The deck vehicles and ordnance: These last are also available as separate accessories kits as follows: P16 Firefighting and rescue trucks, set of 6 (resin, PE and decals): http://www.larsenal.com/p16-firefighting-and-rescue-truck-1-350-x6-c2x30261744 NC-2 Electric power plant, set of 6 (resin, PE and decals): http://www.larsenal.com/nc-2-electric-power-plant-1-350-x6-c2x30261746 MD-3 Fire tractor, set of 4 (resin, PE and decals): http://www.larsenal.com/md-3-fire-tractor-1-350-x4-c2x30261748 MD-3 tractor Short type, set of 5 (resin, PE and decals): http://www.larsenal.com/md-3-short-version-1-350-x5-c2x30261758 MD-3 tractor Long type (resin, PE and decals): http://www.larsenal.com/md-3-long-version-1-350-x5-c2x30261760 Tennant Deck Scrubber, set of 5 (resin, PE and decals): http://www.larsenal.com/tennant-deck-scrubber-1-350-x5-c2x30261763 AM27T-5 Hydraulic Portable Power Unit, set of 5 (resin and PE): http://www.larsenal.com/am27t-5-hydraulic-portable-power-unit-1-350-x5-c2x30261765 Hyster 250 Large Forklift, set of 5 (resin and PE): http://www.larsenal.com/hyster-250-large-forklift-1-350-x5-c2x30261767 Hyster 550B Forklift, set of 5 (resin and PE): http://www.larsenal.com/hyster-s50b-forklift-1-350-x4-c2x30261769 NAN-4 Nitrogen cart, set of 8 (resin and PE): http://www.larsenal.com/nan-4-nitrogen-cart-1-350-x8-c2x30261771 NS-60 Tilly Deck Crane, set of one (resin and PE): http://www.larsenal.com/ns-60-tilly-deck-crane-1-350-x1-c2x30261782 SD-1 Spotting Dolly, set of 5 (resin and PE): http://www.larsenal.com/sd-1-spotting-dolly-1-350-x5-c2x30261786 More accessories to correct the Trumpeter 1:350 kit of French battleship RICHELIEU: Twin 100mm turrets, set of 6 (resin): Brest type rafts, set of 24 (12 single, 6 double, 6 quadruples) in resin and PE: At last an announcement for those who will attend the TELFORD, UK, model show next month: L'ARSENAL 2.0 will be there on November 9 and 10th. Every pre-order passed on the website or Fb page until November 6th and retired at l'Arsenal stand will get a 10% refund _Bruno
  4. Dear customers, L'Arsenal will be closed from 7th to 20th October 2019, for the Affligem show in Belgien. There will be no shipping during this period. But, in return, shipping cost will be free until 20th October 2019 (without tracking or insurance). Regards, Mélaine
  5. At last: our new 1:350 scale super detail set for Tamiya USS Enterprise (CVN-65) HANGAR is out! This sets allows to fully build and detail the hangar for a 1970 time period. It includes 150 resin and 150 PE parts, along with a large decal sheet and a 23 page assembly leaflet. The hangar. Provision is made into the ceiling plates to custom add a glass fiber or LED lighting : In addition 12 different types of deck and hangar vehicles are supplied in number (4 to six each)in resin and PE, including, of course, a Tilly. A number of aircraft spare tanks (3 sizes) and missiles (three types) are also in the box. The vehicles: The decals: Each part is cast in PU resin from a 3D designed and printed master. Available here: http://www.larsenal.com/1-350-ss-enterprise-cvn-65-tamiya-hangar-detail-set-c2x29738723 _Bruno
  6. Dear customers, L'Arsenal 2.0 will be closed from June 23th to July 7th 2019. There will be no shipping during this period. But, in return, shipping cost will be free until 7th July 2019 (without tracking or insurance). Regards, Mélaine
  7. New this month... a space launcher set This is a resin set which includes the six main members of NASA Scout small launcher of 1961-1990 and starts a new range of 1:144 space kits from L'Arsenal Spacio. Available from l'Arsenal 2.0 here for euro 39.95 for the complete, six launchers with optional fairings set : http://www.larsenal.com/1-144-nasa-scout-small-launcher-family-1961-1994-c2x28927036 Some pictures and renderings: More space launcher kits are to follow in 2019-2021. _Bruno
  8. New products for April : 1:48 Aircraft accessories Pod de Désignation Laser CT 1 This version was used first, then replaced with CTS (see below). Shipped aboard Mirage 2000D. http://www.larsenal.com/pdl-ct-1-48-c2x28742166 Pod de Désignation Laser CTS 1 Later version used on Mirage 2000D. http://www.larsenal.com/pdl-cts-1-48-c2x28742197 GBU-58 CBEMS 250 Set of 2 bombs GBU-58 in resin in use by l'Armée de l'Air http://www.larsenal.com/gbu-58-cbems-125-1-48-x2-c2x28742229 Missile AS AS37 Martel/ LM 746 Used with Jaguar. http://www.larsenal.com/as-37-martel-lm-746-j-1-48-x1-c2x28742502 Alcan LC-531 Set of two in resin. Used with Jaguar. http://www.larsenal.com/alkan-lc-531-1-48-x2-c2x28742545 Missile AS 30L et LM 765 Set of one missile AS 30L et LM-765 for Mirage 2000D, resin http://www.larsenal.com/missile-as-30l-et-lm-765-1-48-c2x28742661
  9. New products for March-April : NAVAL 1:350 Kriegsmarine FlakVierling 20mm C30 1:350 x 2 Resin, PE and brass First in a new series about KM AA armament. More to follow. http://www.larsenal.com/kriegsmarine-flakvierling-20mm-c30-1-350-x2-c2x28460210 Marine Nationale 13.2mm quad Hotchkis 1:350 x 6 http://www.larsenal.com/canons-132mm-quadruple-1-350-x6-c2x28026822 CLARKTOR 6 1:350 x 5 WW2 carrier decl tractor Resin and PE. http://www.larsenal.com/clarktor-6-1-350-x5-c2x28460373 French Marine Nationale : 10.80m launch 1:350 x 5 As shipped aboard French battleships(Dunkerque, Strasbourg, Richelieu) Resin and PE. http://www.larsenal.com/vedette-de-1080m-1-350-x5-c2x28517235 French Marine Nationale : 9m launch 1:350 x 5 As shipped aboard French battleships(Dunkerque, Strasbourg, Richelieu) Includes two 2 porthole launches and three 3 portholes launches. Resin and PE. http://www.larsenal.com/vedette-de-9m-1-350-x5-c2x28517313 French Marine Nationale : 11m launch 1:350 x 5 As shipped aboard French battleships(Dunkerque, Strasbourg, Richelieu) Resin and PE. http://www.larsenal.com/vedette-de-11m-1-350-x5-c2x28517352 French Marine Nationale : 1200mm searchlight 1:350 x 5 As shipped aboard French battleships(Dunkerque, Strasbourg, Richelieu) Resin and PE. http://www.larsenal.com/projecteur-de-120mm-1-350-x6-c2x28517451 AFV 1:700 Italy. Fiat 626 1:700 x10 Resin. 5 uncovered et 5 covered. http://www.larsenal.com/fiat-626-1-700-x10-c2x27707146 Japan. Kurogane command car 1:700 x10 Resin. 5 covered and 5 uncovered vehicles. http://www.larsenal.com/jeep-japonaise-kurogane-1-700-x10-c2x28607044 AIRCRAFT 1:700 Fleet Air Arm. Fairey Barracuda 1/700 x 10 Resin and PE. http://www.larsenal.com/fairey-barracuda-1-700-c2x28606737
  10. Dear customers, L'Arsenal will be closed from December 24th 2018 to January 6th 2019 for Year's End celebrations. There will be no shipping during this period. But, in return, shipping cost will be free until 6 January 2019 (without tracking or insurance). Regards,
  11. New this month: 1:350 Supermarine Walrus Set of two, resin and PE http://www.larsenal.com/walrus-1-350-x2-c2x27691562 1:700 Douglas A4 Skyhawk Set of five, resin and PE http://www.larsenal.com/douglas-a-4-skyhawk-au-1-700-x5-c2x27691520 1:700 Set of 20 standard containers - 5 x 40' containers - 5 x 20' containers - 5 x 10' containers - 5 x 20' reefer containers http://www.larsenal.com/containers-au-1-700-x20-c2x27691515 1:700 FIAT 626 Set of 10 trucks, resin. 5 covered and 5 uncovered. http://www.larsenal.com/fiat-626-1-700-x10-c2x27707146
  12. Hello! AT LAST! Two new ship kits are available from l'Arsenal 2.0 of France: 1:400 scale French frigate Georges Leygues Resin, PE, turned brass, 3D prints http://www.larsenal.com/fregate-georges-leygues-1-400-c2x16420205 Leading ship of a series of seven ASW frigates, the Georges Leygues stood in service in the French Navy ranks for about thirty years and was decommissioned in 2014. The upcoming 1/400 model from L'Arsenal has been CAD designed, with prototype parts printed with the best 3D printers on the market. The kit includes many resin and PE parts, it will be possible to put the stern sonar in either stored or deployed position, and a very realistic Lynx helicopter is provided. The kit represents the frigate as commissioned, it is scheduled to release the other versions in the months to come. The kit comes with a full 3D printed forward mast and radar: 1:350 scale Hunt Typ III class British destroyer escort. Resin, turned bras, PE http://www.larsenal.com/hunt-type-iii-1-350-c2x27476632 From early 1942 the Hunt formed the backbone of Royal Navy escort destroyers.This kit can be assembled to model any of the 28 units of the "Typ III", including ships transferred to Free France, Greece and Norway Royal Navy : - Albrighton 1943 - Aldenham 1943 - Belvoir 1942 - Blehan 1942 - Bleasdale 1945 - Derwent 1942 - Eggesford 1943 - Catterick 1942 - Easton 1943 - Goathland 1942 - Haydon 1942 - Holcombe 1943 - Melbreak 1942 - Penylan 1942 - Stevenstone 1942 - Tanatside 1942 - Wensleydale 1942 France : - La Combattante 1944 Greece : - Adrias - Miaoulis 1944 Norway : - Eskdale 1942 - Glaisdale 1942 Both kits will be available on l'Arsenal 2.0 in Telford next week-end _Bruno
  13. HARK HARK! From the headquarter: Excellent news, for you! Do not believe that I forgot you, but after many setbacks with the French Georges Leygues preparation, the 1:400 frigate is now at the production stage! Still no definite date, but a certainty, it should be under your Christmas tree by the end of this year :). To help you wait a little more, here are some pictures of this Jewel! And for the first time aboard a kit from l'Arsenal 2.0, complete mast and radar in direct 3D printing: One more thing to all happy modelers who will attend the Telford Scale Model Show. Right now every order passed on our site AND taken at Telford will be given a 10% discount. More big news to come very soon.
  14. Dear customers, L'Arsenal 2.0 will be closed from 26 September to 10 October because we are on Milan, Italy and Affligem, Belgien shows. There will be no shipping during this period. But, in return, shipping cost will be free until 10 October (without tracking or insurance). Regards, Mélaine
  15. Dear customers, Following two months with jammed phone line at l'Arsenal 2.0 trouble is at last solved! Phone: +33 546 528 395 To apology for this trouble I'm offering a 10% discount on every products: just include the code PHONE in your order. This offer ends on Sept 4th Happy modelling Mélaine, l'Arsenal 2.0 owner http://www.larsenal.com/
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