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Re: Aircraft taking part?
Or the Fulmars searching from Victorious
, or the PRU Spitfire that opened the ball?
They just dropped in a sprue for lagniappe.
The Catalina found the Bismark, but was far from the only plane taking part in the chase. Coastal Command was heavily involved with many more aircraft - though I'm unsure about the Wellington at this stage. I think that they all played a role.
Then we have the Walrus that was carried on many of the British warships, and although the last type is not clearly identifiable from the photo it does rather look like a Swordfish...
Not much of a role?
This is all we've got on the Bismarck version. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10554188
It's the same, but with two U-boats and some resin.
Of course, none of the planes included plaid that much of a role in the chase; the Catalina that did isn't there.
Good Morning, Rich,
Is that kit the "Indian Ocean Raid" edition? Aren't they coming out with a Bismarck version as well?
This kit arrived on my doorstep the other day and tonight I opened it up to give it a glance. Lots of airplanes! A Sunderland, a Wellington and lots of IJN aircraft! The kit seems OK in the box.
The main complaint others have noted here is that it is too short. My measurements confirm this unfortunate fact. It should be 10.8 inches long and it is 10.5. This scales to 1/720 but not the 1/730 figure sometimes thrown out there. Curiosity got me, however, and I pulled out my other Counties and measured them as well. I have the Combrig Australia, the B-Resina Suffolk, the Waveline Sussex and the White Ensign Sussex. I don't have any of the HP County class releases. None of them were the required 10.8 inches long! Combrig came closest at about 10.75. The others were between 10.5 and 10.7 inches long. These are all resin kits, of course and resin shrinks while cooling so perhaps they have a better excuse than Aoshima. Flyhawk has announced Dorsetshire as a future release and if they do release such a kit, I'm sure it will excellent like their other kits - (probably 1/700 scale exactly!) Truthfully, I'd rather they work on some of their other projects - like the "K" class cruisers. Maybe they'll do their other announced County, Kent, first.
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