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« on: January 28, 2010, 02:13:01 pm »
My apologies if this is old news, but naoto was kind enough to post a link to these over on Starship Modeler:

http://www.aoshima-bk.co.jp/scripts/shouhin/series_index.aspx?cl_id=3&ot_id=36&si_id=527

They're 1/32.  Might be useful for dioramas.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 01:35:40 pm »
HLJ have posted preview pics of various items to be shown at the Shizuoka Hobby Show next month, and part of the Aoshima line is the Hyuga DDH in 1/700:

http://www.hlj.com/product/aos04891

It's slated for a July release.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 03:17:44 pm »
<...> the Hyuga DDH in 1/700 <...>

Tempting! So very, very tempting....  :wacko:

The Pit-Road version costs a bit more. Does anybody know whether the kits are related?   :huh:
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 07:20:23 pm »
<...> the Hyuga DDH in 1/700 <...>

Tempting! So very, very tempting....  :wacko:

The Pit-Road version costs a bit more. Does anybody know whether the kits are related?   :huh:

As I understand it, they are not related.  The Pit-Road offering will come in two versions, one waterline, the other, not.  One of the two also gets a gussied up photoetch.

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 10:26:19 pm »
Still its nice to have a cheaper alternative that we can use for other projects  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 07:41:58 am »
Absolutely!  I'm just trying to be patient as I wait for the first reviews and sprue comparisons.  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010, 10:00:21 am »
Based on previous efforts by Pit Road and Aoshima, which one's likely to be more detailed?
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 10:23:06 am »
My tuppence would say that the Aoshima will go together easier, and there probably won't be any weird scale issues on the parts.  The Pit-Road may be better detailed, but you'll run the risk of something looking wildly out of scale.  Mostly the Pit Road Exocet and Phalanx I'm thinking of here.

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 11:22:18 am »
If your byilding the Hyuga in her own right then the Pitroad example is probably going to be the preferred option, i know the Murasame class JMSDF Destroyers that both do, the Pitroads one is supposed to be much nicer.

However from a whiff perspective the Aoshima kit coming in about 30% cheaper may sway the choice if only after the basic design for doing something different.

I suspect i will end up getting both during the course of the year.

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2010, 02:10:40 pm »
I suspect I will end up getting both during the course of the year.

Cheers

Geoff

Fixed that for you Geoff....  :wacko: ;D

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Thats kind of you Dunc, pre-ordering an Aoshima Hyuga for us  :bow:

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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 10:49:15 am »
Well the Aoshima 1/700 JMSDF DDH181 Hyuga has now been released, this one has a full detailed hanger deck unlike the Pitroad version.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10114635

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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 12:09:22 am »
Wish I had some money :(
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 06:12:52 am »
Wish I had some money :(
Preach it brother.  I have this on my wish list, but odds are it's not going to happen until Christmas or so.

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2010, 06:44:58 am »
Picked up the new tool 1/48 kit of Airwolf at Telford last weekend, the version without the photoetch.  I've got to admit, The Lady looks lovely.  I'll probably build her oob, if I can afford to pick up others in the future they may get the whiff treatment.

My only beef is that too pilots are identical & Dom's pot belly isn't accuartely portrayed! :lol:  The second one could pass for Caitlin I guess! ;) ;) ;)
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2010, 11:59:02 am »
Aoshima are also putting a toe into the 1/700 Whif realm, they have announced the JMSDF Ise which is the sister ship of the JMSDF Hyuga, the actual ship is nearly ready but i don't think it has entered service as yet.

The Whif aspect comes in that it appears they are issuing the kit with F-35B & Harriers  :thumbsup:

http://www.hwjapan.com/sh/ABK10121056.aspx
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