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Chris Hewitt

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Does anyone know what differences there will be between the Trumpeter/Merit 1:350 JFK and Kittihawk releases; or are they the same kit with different decals? Googling has shown images that make it look as they are/will be late period F-18 Hornet versions. I would prefer at least one of them to be a pre-F-18 version of the 1960s & 70's.

Mike

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Can't comment on the JFK, but I've just got the Kitty Hawk in for review and it's definitely a late version with F-18's. Haven't seen a breakdown of the JFK or the Constellation which I believe is also being released.

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That's a shame. Ah well, sounds like it won't matter which kit I go for.

Haven't seen anything on the Connie, is there anything official; box art or announcement from a producer?

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Ohh yeah, the Connie is on the left. Hull's are about the same location of the hanger openings are not. That is because of the flight deck lay out.

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Just for confirmation, is the 'Connie' the Kittihawk kit? Need to remind me again what the kit on the right is please :bangin:

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Both will be backdated to Nam area.

Is that a fairly big task to do?

I can't understand why these kits all come out as later years ('90s-2000s) and not their golden era of '60s-'70s, 'nam era flying classic warbirds F-4s, RA-5s etc. Even Tamiya's older CVN-65 did the same. All we modellers are going to want to do is back-date them (otherwise we'd just get the Nimitz class).

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Hi all OKB Grigorov has brought back his 1/700 Submarine range with a new release a soviet Echo I.

All the best Chris

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IBG Models is to release two 1/700 Hunt Type II escort destroyers:

ORP Ślązak 1943: LINK

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and

ORP Kujawiak 1942: LINK

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They do a lot of 1/35 and 1/72 vehicles and other equipment, but this is their first foray into ships. Considering how vigorous the modelling community is over there, I'm a little bit surprised that the Poles have taken this long to have a crack at the 1/700 plastic ship market.

Mike.

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Are the Hunt's waterline or full hull?

thanks

Mike

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Looks like we in for a treat in 2016/2017 from Trumpeter with the following in 1:350:-

French battleships Dunkerque and Strawboard.

Germany aircraft carriers Graf Zeppelin, Peter Strasse

Italian Cruisers Zola, Fiume, Gioriza

Plus two versions of USS Ranger

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Looks like we in for a treat in 2016/2017 from Trumpeter with the following in 1:350:-

French battleships Dunkerque and Strawboard.

Germany aircraft carriers Graf Zeppelin, Peter Strasse

Italian Cruisers Zola, Fiume, Gioriza

Plus two versions of USS Ranger

Just to clarify, which USS Ranger is it?

thanks

Mike

PS, any 1/700 news?

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1:700 Barham 1941 and Malaya 1943

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The WW2 Ranger sounds interesting, along with the Italian cruisers, hopefully they'll make them as 1/700 as well.

We've already had Barham 1941 and Malaya 1943, in fact my Malaya has been part built for ages, pending cranes, which I now finally have!

thanks

Mike

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Nice to see some Dunkerques appearing in plastic.

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Sorry Mike, I misread the catalogue, The new 1/700 releases are HMS Belfast 1942 and 1959.

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Was meant to have been released last year, I've heard the latest date is around May 2016, so around the anniversary of her sinking.

The hull plating detail looks far too deep. Especially when compared to this photograph.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/HMS_Hood_%2851%29_-_March_17%2C_1924.jpg

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Are the Hunt's waterline or full hull?

thanks

Mike

No idea, but Hannants have them listed as waterline. IBG normally release CAD shots of what they're working on, so if they do so for these two we'll be able to tell then. Hopefully! :shrug:

Mike.

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why make model of something that never got completed? when there are so many ships that served not been modelled? I mean german aircraft carriers, oh I know they will not have to be spot on or competed also would not have to make aircraft for them

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why make model of something that never got completed? when there are so many ships that served not been modelled? I mean german aircraft carriers, oh I know they will not have to be spot on or competed also would not have to make aircraft for them

Because some people might find them interesting and like to make them?

Personally I'm not that fussed, I'd rather they did Adm Scheer and Lutzow first in 1/700 but clearly Trumpeter must think there's a market for what they make and I don't recall them in 1/350 before.

thanks

Mike

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Looks like we in for a treat in 2016/2017 from Trumpeter with the following in 1:350:-

French battleships Dunkerque and Strawboard.

Germany aircraft carriers Graf Zeppelin, Peter Strasse

Italian Cruisers Zola, Fiume, Gioriza

Plus two versions of USS Ranger

O, nice. I was planning on getting the Revell Graf Zepplin, but as I am planning on getting the Revell 350 Bismarck, I would much rather have the carrier in that scale as well. Thanks Dave, i'll certainly be watching out for that.

why make model of something that never got completed? when there are so many ships that served not been modelled? I mean german aircraft carriers, oh I know they will not have to be spot on or competed also would not have to make aircraft for them

I hope they damn well make aircraft for them. I may never get a Ju 87C in 72nd, but a whole squadron in 350 will be the next best thing.

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