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That is very interesting news,good to see a manufacturer taking the bold step and going Royal Navy,its been a long time and they "OH" are doing a brilliant job :goodjob:

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All we have to do now is persuade them to do some more in 1/350.

I'd love to see a type 21 and even moreso a type 22 and type 42 in 1/350, however I fear a resin kit of any British post war carrier in 1/350 would be prohibitively expensive and difficult to produce, I dread to think of the amount of resin required for the main hull and flight deck, but we can but hope I guess.

I'd like to think that someone like Airfix might have a crack at HMS Victorious, after all they did it in 1/600 and whilst the level of detail is not up to modern standards, the basic shapes are all there and there's plenty of references available.

Here's hoping.

Ant

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I have to agree, it is nice to see a manufacturer taking an interest in Royal Navy warships that have been overlooked by more mainstream companies.

I think we as modellers and retailers, have a golden opportunity infront of us. If we can chip together and gather the information Orangehobby need to finish the 1958 Hermes and embark on Eagle or Ark Royal, not only will it make these kits become a reality, but would also show Orangehobby that the members here at Britmodeller, are a committed bunch, with good knowledge and reference material available to us. If we can show what we can help with and build up a level of confidence, I think it would open the door for Orangehobby to work with us again in the future on other ships and scales. Then, we might be able to work together towards the holy grail of 1:350 destroyers and frigates......but first, I think we need to offer whatever help we can for their current projects.

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Yes Dave, a carrier would be quite some lump of resin in 1:350.

I certainly hope for more 1:350 ships, just to keep you quiet !!

I swear I can hear your voice in my head at night saying " its a nice kit, but 1:350 would be better" !!!

Did santa get you a new keyboard for Christmas ?.....I am sure you must have worn out the 1, :, 3, 5 + 0 keys by now :bleh:

John

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Flyhawk have an injection moulded 1/700 SMS Derfflinger from1916 out now. It is supplied with photo-etch, and comes as a standard or special edition. The special edition has brass gun barrels and a Freidrichaven seaplane as bonus(sorry if I spelt it wrong). I seem to be unable to post links for some reason (completely tech unsavvy) but I have ordered one from an E-Bay seller who has been recommended by a few posters on Modelwarships, (dawngrocerystores) who are selling it for £29.80 post free, but I am expecting VAT and ransom Parcel Force charges. I have no affiliation with these sellers and I will let you know how things go with them.

This does seem a good time to be a WW1 Ship modeller (having just gotten HMS Monmouth and HMS Good Hope too).

Hope this is okay, sorry about the lack of link.

All the best, Ray

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On the slipway from HP Models:

1:700 Battleship HMS Royal Sovereign 1943

1:700 Aircraft repair ship HMS Unicorn 1943/45

1:700 Light Cruisers HMS Fobisher 1942, HMS Hawkins 1942, HMS Gambia 1943 and HMS Swiftsure 1944.

1:700 Anti Aircraft Cruisers HMS Naiad 1940 and HMS Argonaut 1943.

So looking forward to HMS Unicorn!

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Orangehobby are estimating a March 2014 release. We will be offering a pre-order option similar to their Type 22 over the next few days.

With regard to HP Models, if you consider the technology now available to manufacturers, it is becoming apparent that traditional techniques can not keep up with the level of detail produced by CAD, CNC machines, LASER scanners etc. I had a similar conversation with a friend the other day who is considering moving over to digital techniques for making master models. Older models can still be made into highly detailed pieces with some work by the customer but I think that customers expectations have now been raised to such a level that traditionally produced kits are starting to fall by the wayside unless they are of a subject overlooked by mainstream manufacturers.

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Just need the Sea Vixens, Scimitars and some Wessex HAS.1 now to complete Victorious, Scimitars in the Tanker role.

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Hello; I was wondering...is the HMS Hermes still available to buy, and also, I heard rumour that Orangehobby were going to do a 60's version - is that still on the books please?

I can see me seriously getting back into ships with the line up OH are producing...they are really something else. I will buy the Vicky when she comes that's for sure.

Thanks for any information regarding the above.

Graham

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Thank you very much John; payday next week, order forthcoming shortly afterwards.

Cheers,

Graham

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@ Dave Swindell,

Placing our order on Sunday, just going through our list of pre-orders as we have just found out that there are two versions of this kit.

The standard version offers 2 of each aircraft and the Premium offers the full compliment of 26 aircraft. The price difference is £30 so we just need to confirm with our customers how many want to upgrade to the Premium version.

Would expect the kits to be in the UK in 2 weeks.

John

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John...sorry to be a pain, I did order the Hermes on Monday, but is it too late to be included as a pre-ordering customer? (I'm referring to the Victorious model)

H

I don't build 1:700 but those aircraft look good enough to get as standalone models, albeit about 15mm long!

Mike

And Mike, the Buccaneers look like S Mk.2's though...perhaps just have to file away a bit to get more accurate jet intakes. Perhaps as S Mk.2's this bodes well for an R09...well it does for me as I've got all the bit's n' bobs for A Fujimi conversion. But should I wait he thinks to himself! :hmmm:

Regards,

Graham

Edit: Clarification.

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