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Re: Have you heard anything about Flyhawk Releasing a County Class cruiser?
Both Dorsetshire and London (as modernized) are listed in a previous catalog. How far down the queue they are is anyone's guess.
At 1/730 scale, this Aoshima kit should fit right in with their Wasp!
Our old friend, Mitsuaki Kubota (Twitter handle: @fake_johnbull) has done a very thorough assessment of the accuracy of the Aoshima HMS Dorsetshire kit. It can be found here: https://twitter.com/fake_johnbull/status/1022462388967075840
And here: https://twitter.com/fake_johnbull/status/1023344723480608768
The verdict, in short: the kit is somewhat underscale (at about 1/730 -- like the Waveline Dorsetshire kit), the knuckle is somewhat overstated, but otherwise the outlines and proportions are generally OK. There is some discussion about the gun directors and whether they are correct, but my Bing translation function made a hash of it. Overall, the detail looks a bit soft and indistinct, but it is definitely HMS Dorsetshire. Some will be happy with this kit, and some will wait for the Flyhawk kit.
So now what we need is 1/730 scale PE and aftermarket parts for the secondary armament, LOL!!!
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