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some ships for a change
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 03:55 AM UTC
Aoshima 1/700 IJN Hosho:





Flyhawk 1/700 USS Ward:





Trumpeter 1/700 HMS Eskimo and Flyhawk 1/700 HMS Penelope in 1940 off the Norwegian coast:





phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 10:21 AM UTC

Nicely done! I need to get back to my ships that have been staring at me from my hobby table....

Tell me about the Flyhawk kits. Fit, ease of assembly, accuracy. One wants to know everything.
russamotto
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Utah, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 10:59 AM UTC
Those are really nice builds. I wish there was a larger version of the Ward available, both in her original configuration and as a fast attack transport. Please post more builds if you have them.

Phil, Flyhawk kits are really nice. Having built one and about to start another, the detail is amazing. Lots of tiny parts but very good.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:33 AM UTC
Revell makes a weird-scale (1/240) of the Ward. Being an older Revell it will need a LOT of TLC; I don't know if there is a dedicated PE set, or AM parts (ie. Shapeways)...you'll have to search. As for Flyhawk ships (and 1/72 armor), they are the finest kits currently available being a combination of simplification and difficult; simplification being a lot of the structures are slide-molded - so one piece instead of multiple pieces to align REALLY perfectly, and sharp detail all around; difficult in that there are LOTS of small pieces, ie; separate ammo lockers for AA guns, etc., etc. But, with patience and a good pair of Mk 1 eyeballs, an incredibly well-detailed model can be built. Deluxe kits come with dedicated PE, and brass barrels, and are modestly priced in US dollars (as long as you buy from Chinese vendors).
Red_Tory
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Canada
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 01:44 PM UTC

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I wish there was a larger version of the Ward available, both in her original configuration and as a fast attack transport.



Russ, Mirage made a series of 1/400-scale four-stackers not so long ago. I think they're all OOP but turn up on eBay. USS Ward was one, as was HMS Cambpeltown, HMCS Montgomery and USS Noa.
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2020 - 02:35 AM UTC
Cool ships and nice dios... A joy to behold!