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Re: What was the first REALLY accurate injected plastic model of a steel warship?
For me it was TAMIYA's range of Battleships from the early 1980's - IOWA, Yamato, Bismarck, and King George 5th classes. Could never afford to buy any of those back then, so I just drooled over them at the hobby store. Great product, and bonus superb box artwork. Also, going back even further to the 1970's and earlier Revell's Prinz Eugen and ENTERPRISE CVN in 1/720 scale as well as Monogram's BROOKE, LEAHY, ALBANY.
Lindberg got somewhat close, no cigar.
Revell's 1/426 (?) Arizona is accurate but for the "pill box" 5" casemate guns. The Yorktown isn't bad. The 1/72 PT 109 isn't too bad.
I'd give the award to Tamiya for coming out with the 1/350 battleships some years past.
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