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    I'm slowly getting back into ship modeling, something I did a lot when I was younger to emulate my grandfather who was an expert large-scale model maker and now has his 5ftL x 4ftH model of the USS Constitution onboard the ship in Boston. Just before I moved away from the hobby in my early teens, I did some work with 1/700 waterline models from Tamiya.

    Though tiny (about 1& 1/2 ft for a Carrier), they are highly detailed for plastic kit models. Has anybody else worked with these?
    You know JJ, Him could do it....

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    Recently finished my first ship model. A 1/350 scale Fletcher class DD.

    Had lots of small parts, cannot imagine modeling something half the size

    But, there is a much wider selection in 1/700. Try finding amphibs in 1/350:(
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gun Grape View Post
      Recently finished my first ship model. A 1/350 scale Fletcher class DD.

      Had lots of small parts, cannot imagine modeling something half the size

      But, there is a much wider selection in 1/700. Try finding amphibs in 1/350:(
      *USS Wasp amphib at 1/350.:)
      1/350 Gallery Models Wasp LHD1 Amphibious Assault Ship

      The 1/350 scale page. You choose the manufacturer.
      Free Time Hobbies - 1/350 Scale
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      • #4
        And thats the only one. At around $200-250.

        For that price I could buy a 1/350 North Carolina and Missouri (WW2 outfit). Along with PE for both

        Look up the 1/700 stuff. I could get a model of just about every ship class that I've been on. Never going to see a 1/350 Auston or Anchorage class.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gun Grape View Post
          Recently finished my first ship model. A 1/350 scale Fletcher class DD.

          Had lots of small parts, cannot imagine modeling something half the size

          But, there is a much wider selection in 1/700. Try finding amphibs in 1/350:(
          Yea I figure I might as well fool around with the small stuff while i can still see and work with it. Later on I'll upsize to the bigguns. Ebay has a ton of US 1/700 waterline ships, mostly modern, but at least they are out there. The 1/700's are good for diorama's though since an entire port scene can be made on a tabletop.
          You know JJ, Him could do it....

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          • #6
            If you want to do a port scene in 1/700, Here is a little inspiration.

            It's from another forum,ship building specific, hope the mods don't have a problem posting the link here.

            The Ship Model Forum • View topic - A 1:700 scale 1944 Mare Island Navy Yard
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gun Grape View Post
              If you want to do a port scene in 1/700, Here is a little inspiration.

              It's from another forum,ship building specific, hope the mods don't have a problem posting the link here.

              The Ship Model Forum • View topic - A 1:700 scale 1944 Mare Island Navy Yard
              Holy crap. Thats impressive stuff.
              You know JJ, Him could do it....

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              • #8
                Wow, what a project! I just built a Revell 720 scale Blucher, I like this scale, they are easier to fit on a bookshelf.
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                • #9
                  Blucher 1:720

                  here is my latest
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