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Re: Nanomaquettes/CD Admiralen-Class
The differences in the Bromans are due to the fact that the eight ships were in two different configurations. Four had
two 75mm guns mounted between the funnels and the other four only had one. You have one of each.
The four NMQ you got represent only one of the groups.
I just received my four Admiralen class DDs from Nanomaquettes/CD. They are superb models with great detail, right down to the very nicely done tricolor national insignia on the float planes. Do be aware, however, that the models are indistinguishable except for the ship's name ID initials on the hulls. The models also have a strip of metal epoxied to the underside, presumably to suppress any tendency to "banana." The packing is very good, and all models arrived intact. However, be very careful when removing the styrofoam packing block in the box... I managed to dislodge both crossbars on the foremast of one of my models.
I have two exceptionally well-done scratch-built Admiralen's by Cy Broman. They differ from one another in AA mounts amidships, a difference not reflected in the new models. However, they are clearly from a different period in the parent ship's lives as the Bromans have the A/C stowage fittings removed and a larger ship's boat in its place. Its also interesting that the Broman's are perceptably larger than the CDs, reflecting the difference between 1/1200 and 1/1250. Move them apart by two inches, though, and the difference wouldn't register.
If you are a WWII buff and haven't gotten to know the folks at Nanomaquettes and Christian Dey, you should do so. Their models are really very nice.